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Politicians should
keep off other
fields: Gadkari
Coining glory SC judge opts out of IN BRIEF

Mumbai, January 13
Union Minister Nitin Gad-
kari on Sunday advised fel-
post-retirement post
low politicians not to inter-
fere in “other fields”.
Justice Sikri says no amidst row over decision on CBI chief
The senior BJP leader was Tribune News Service Verma’s ouster was wrong.
speaking at the valedictory They said though Justice
function of an annual New Delhi, January 13 Sikri had given his consent Pope to parents: It’s OK to
Marathi literary meet at Amid the controversy over for the London assignment, fight, just not in front of kids
Yavatmal, which has been his possible nomination to he was not aware of the gov- Vatican City: Pope Francis offered
embroiled in a controversy the London-based Common- ernment’s decision, adding new parents a bit of advice on
after an invitation to noted wealth Secretariat Arbitral that he had also conveyed Sunday, telling them it’s perfect-
writer Nayantara Sahgal was Tribunal (CSAT) by the that he was not looking for ly normal to fight, but just not in
withdrawn by the organisers. Narendra Modi government, any post-retirement job. He front of the children. “You have
Gadkari said, “Politicians Supreme Court Judge AK is due to retire from the no idea of children’s anguish
should learn not to interfere in Sikri today withdrew his con- Supreme Court on March 6. when they see their parents
other fields. The people in uni- sent for the assignment. Justice AK Sikri Government sources fight.” One of his favourite
versities, educational institu- Sources said Justice Sikri admitted that a process was axioms is that couples should
tions, literature and poetry has conveyed to the govern- PM Modi, Congress leader initiated to take the consent make a habit of saying “Please,
should be dealing with their ment his decision. Mallikarjun Kharge and Jus- of Justice Sikri for the CSAT thank you and sorry”, and
(respective) areas.” Justice Sikri’s consent for tice Sikri had removed Verma appointment, but remained should never go to bed mad. AP
“When I say there should the CSAT assignment, it is from the post of CBI Director tightlipped about the with-
not be any interference, it learnt, was taken in the first by a majority 2:1 verdict, as drawal. They said it required Amending Constitution for
does not mean there should week of December, a month Kharge gave a dissent note. a long drawn process to com- quota ‘harmful’: Pawar
not be any contact between before a Bench headed by Justice Sikri was nominat- plete formalities and the Kolhapur: Experts feel that
the people from the field of lit- Chief Justice of India Ranjan ed to the panel by CJI Gogoi, judge was also not immedi- amending the Constitution to
erature and politicians,” he Gogoi reinstated former CBI who headed the Bench which ately available for the post. increase the reservation limit is
added. “During Emergency, Director Alok Verma to the delivered the ruling on Ver- Interestingly, in a Twitter “harmful” to its basic principles,
the speeches of (Marathi) post, as the latter had chal- ma’s reinstatement. post, former SC Judge NCP chief Sharad Pawar said on
writers like Durga Bhagwat lenged the government’s Government sources said Markandey Katju countered Sunday, days after Parliament
and PL Deshpande drew big- decision to send him on the insinuation linking the the media reports as “fake cleared a Bill to provide 10 per
ger crowds than rallies. Both, His predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh by his side, Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases forced leave in October. CSAT assignment with Jus- news”. He said, “I have spo- cent quota to economically
however, returned to litera- a commemorative coin to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh in New Delhi On January 10, the high- tice Sikri’s participation in ken with Justice Sikri, and backward sections among the
ture after the election.” — PTI on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO REPORT ON BACK PAGE powered selection panel of the panel which decided on will publish true facts.” General Category. PTI

After alliance snub, Cong Punjab loan waiver Al-Badr commander, aide
to contest all 80 UP seats to farmhands likely killed in Kulgam gunfight
Azad: Only grand old party can challenge, defeat BJP Meeting today, beneficiary list in works But for Naikoo and Musa, all top ultras eliminated: Police
Shahira Naim Chandigarh, January 13 Suhail A Shah & launched a search operation. a few months ago. Thousands
Tribune News Service ‘RESULTS WILL BE SURPRISING’ In an election mode, a crucial Majid Jahangir Initially, the police said two of mourners today attended
Lucknow, January 13 meeting of the Punjab Gov- militants had been killed. It Zeenat’s funeral in his
Virtually rejecting the BSP-
SP offer of two seats in Uttar
❝ Congress has its presence from
the north to south and east to west...
ernment on extending its flag-
ship crop loan waiver scheme
Anantnag/Srinagar, January13
Wanted Al-Badr commander
was midnight when the
deceased were identified as
native village Sugan in
Shopian. His father Ghulam
Pradesh, the Congress today results would be surprising. We would to 3.7 lakh farmhands in the Zeenat-ul-Islam (29), a key Zeenat and his aide Shakeel Hassan Shah called his
announced its decision to double if not triple the 2009 tally in UP state is to be held tomorrow. recruiter who escaped several Ahmad Dar. killing a “proud moment”.
contest all 80 Lok Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, CONGRESS INCHARGE, UP With the Punjab Khet Maz- times by breaking the securi- The police said apart from Clashes erupted when the
seats in the state, making it a door Union claiming that 85 ~600-CRORE RELIEF ty cordon, ran out of luck late being an IED expert, Zeenat forces restricted the move-
three-cornered contest. per cent of farm labourers are ■ ~600-crore loans of up to Saturday. He was killed along was a key recruiter. “It was ment of mourners. More
Senior Congress leader and seats of Amethi and Rae with full preparation and con- under debt, the exercise to ~50,000 taken by farm with his aide in south Kash- often at funerals of militants, than 10 persons were
incharge of the state, Ghulam Bareli. As a matter of fact, fidence under the leadership identify potential beneficiar- workers from agricultural mir’s Kulgam district. when emotions run high, that injured as the forces fired
Nabi Azad, told reporters that Mayawati described Con- of Rahul Gandhi. “The ies as per the laid down crite- societies may be waived The operational chief of Al- he would pick recruits,” a bullets and pellets. A
this was not an Assembly poll gress and BJP as two sides of results would be surprising. ria has already begun. ■ Pressure is building to extend Badr was one of the few sur- police official said. woman suffered injuries
but a national election in a coin and claimed that there We would double if not triple Officials say loans worth Rs benefit to families of farmers viving militants on the list of when she was allegedly hit
which only the Congress was no benefit in allying with the 2009 results,” said Azad. 600 crore of up to Rs 50,000 who committed suicide the Army’s “22 most wanted” 10 injured in clashes by a security vehicle.
could challenge and defeat the Congress as its votes were In 2009, the Congress had taken by farm workers from released in June last year. His Former Jammu and Kash-
the BJP. There was, however, not transferable. won 21 seats in UP and one agricultural societies are farmers who had taken loans elimination is believed to at time of funeral mir Chief Minister Mehboo-
enough flexibility to accom- Commenting on the BSP- more later in a bypoll, taking expected to be waived. A pro- from cooperative and com- have further weakened the ba Mufti termed the security
modate any capable person SP alliance, Azad said, “We the total number of MPs forma, detailing the profile of mercial banks. militant ranks in Kashmir. Active since 2006, Zeenat forces’ action unfortunate
or secular-minded party on did not break the alliance. from UP to 22. the intended beneficiaries, has The process to cover small Since November, more than was arrested in 2009 in north and disturbing. “Reports of
these 80 seats, he added. During the last six months I Without naming Mayawati, been circulated to the depart- farmers is underway. As six top commanders have Kashmir’s Sopore and jailed aerial firing to stop the crowd
The decision to go it alone gave at least 15 bytes that Azad said those who blamed ment concerned. many as 2.15 lakh small farm- been killed by the forces. for at least four years. In 2015, from participating in the
in the politically significant any party which wanted to the Congress for not doing The Congress had promised ers who had taken loan from “Except for Riyaz Naikoo and he joined the Lashkar-e-Toiba funeral of a local militant are
state of Uttar Pradesh comes defeat the BJP was welcome enough for the marginalised during the Assembly elections cooperative banks will be cov- Zakir Musa, the top militant and then Hizbul Mujahideen. very unfortunate and dis-
a day after BSP’s Mayawati to join the alliance. What can overlook the party’s history that its loan waiver scheme ered in the third phase, while leadership has been eliminat- He was allegedly involved in turbing. Such interference in
and SP’s Akhilesh Yadav we do if some parties do not and constant endeavour to would cover landless farm 50,752 small farmers who had ed,” said police sources. an ambush in February 2017 the religious affairs is unde-
announced their alliance, want to join?” work for the mainstreaming labourers, SCs and Backward taken loan from commercial The gunfight at Kathpora that left three Army jawans sirable and may backfire,
deciding not to field candi- He said the Congress would of the deprived. Classes. So far, the govern- banks will be covered in the Yaripora on Saturday erupted dead and five wounded. He leading to further anger and
dates from the Congress-held contest the 80 seats in UP case of fait accompli page 7 ment has covered marginal next phase. — TNS after dusk when the forces became Al-Badr commander alienation,” she tweeted.

Punjab lad Shubman gets India call Pak civil society livid over ‘Manto’ ban
Prolific 19-yr-old batsman selected for New Zealand tour that begins on Jan 23 Plan protests in cities of Lahore, Karachi, Multan and Peshawar today
Sunny Kaul a young guy whose batting I Smita Sharma exhibitor who applied for
like to watch. He is very
❝ CBFC clearance chose not to
Tribune News Service Tribune news service
Manto is under
Chandigarh, January 13 exciting,” Yuvi had said New Delhi, January 13 respond to a notice and argue
Sixteen years of dreaming about his state-mate. Amid cross-border shelling the worst attack by the their case,” he said.
and working to play for Interestingly, in the nine and animosity, a rare India- state machinery and “Manto is under the worst
India seem to have borne first-class matches he has Pakistan solidarity is on dis- the censor board has attack by the state machinery
fruit for Shubman Gill — played so far, he has not play. Pakistan’s civil society taken the liberty to and the censor board has tak-
the 19-year-old has been aggregated less than 50 groups, journalists and snub and kill sanity in en the liberty to snub and kill
selected in the India team even once. artistes have joined hands to sanity in my country. This is
for the ODI and T20I tour of Gill also had a great role in demand that the Imran Khan
my country. This is an an attack on common sense
New Zealand, which begins India’s success at the ICC government lifts its ban on attack on common and good sense of the peo-
on January 23. U-19 World Cup in New Indian film ‘Manto’. sense and good sense ple,” remarked a livid Ahmed.
The Fazilka boy, who Zealand early last year. The The critically acclaimed of the people. On the support across the
moved to Mohali to hone dashing top-order batsman movie by Nandita Das is a Saeed Ahmed, PAK PLAYWRIGHT border for her film in which
skills, has been in excellent smashed a timely 102 to help celebration of the legendary Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays
form in the Ranji Trophy, India beat Pakistan in the Urdu writer who chose to the protagonist, Nandita Das
with two 100s and five 50s. He An ecstatic Shubman Gill with his father Lakhwinder Singh, who semis and was named the move to Pakistan post-Parti- ing of the movie in Pakistan. Pakistan’. Would the same wrote on Facebook, “It is very
was included in the squad is also his coach, in Mohali on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR Player of the Tournament. tion in January 1948 after Saeed Ahmed, a playwright, dreadful fate befall the writ- moving to see that so many
after KL Rahul and Hardik Rated highly by the likes having lived in Bombay since who was also a key consultant ers, particularly Manto, in have taken it upon them-
Pandya were suspended. and all with his batting Hyderabad. The second of Rahul Dravid and WV 1936. Having faced nearly six for the movie, started an ‘Naya Pakistan’?” selves to fight the battle. My
“After the 2019 World Cup, prowess and a staggering knock at Hyderabad helped Raman, Gill has the belief trials for his frank and con- online petition on Speaking from Lahore, team and I can take zero cred-
he can make it to the (Indi- average of 77.78 since he Punjab nearly pull off an that he can deliver at the troversial writings, his legacy and has called for protests in Ahmed said while the film was it. I hope the distributor will
an) side,” Yuvraj Singh made his first-class debut improbable chase on the big stage. “When these is much respected by the peo- collaboration with Manto cleared by the Sindh branch of also join the efforts.”
recently predicted about in November 2017 is a testi- last day of their Ranji Tro- guys hold you in good ple of the sub-continent. Memorial Society. the censor board, objections Last week, the Lahore Arts
Gill, hailing him as a “spe- mony to his talent. phy match in December. esteem, you know that you People are coming together In an open letter to PM were raised by the board in Council had reportedly can-
cial talent”. Gill’s selection He has put up two very Chasing 338 for victory, are moving in the right at 4 pm (local time) on Mon- Imran Khan, he wrote,“Saa- Lahore, citing obscenity and celled the Manto festival
in the Indian team only significant scores in the last Punjab, powered by Gill, direction and just need to day to protest in Lahore, dat Hassan Manto faced per- opposition to Partition por- scheduled for January 14-16.
affirmed that belief. one month: 268 against finished at 324/8. carry on,” said Gill. Karachi, Peshawar and Mul- secution, torture and years of trayed in the movie. “Unfortu- This too had triggered
Gill has impressed one Tamil Nadu and 148 against “After a long time there is MORE on PAGE 14 tan, demanding the screen- court trials during ‘Purana nately, the distributor and protests.
Today’s issue is of 26 pages, including six-page Chandigarh Tribune and four-page Life+Style.

Cleanliness is next to godliness

Listen to
Cong MLAs
on drug issue:
BJP fetes Phoolka, says
AAP to Capt
Tribune News Service
itsdoors open for him
Chandigarh, January 13 Won’t join any party, former AAP leader reiterates
The Aam Aadmi Party on New Delhi, January 13
Sunday slammed Chief Former AAP leader HS
Minister Capt Amarinder Phoolka was felicitated on
Singh for allegedly turning Sunday for his legal battle for
a deaf ear to the drug issue anti-Sikh riot victims at an
in the state. event hosted by Union Min-
Sangrur MP Bhagwant ister Vijay Goel, who said the
Mann said: “If Capt doors of the BJP were open
Amarinder doesn’t listen to for all “good” people.
the issues raised by the Oppo- Phoolka, though accepted
sition, he should at least listen his “closeness” with several
to those raised by his own par- BJP leaders, ruled out join-
ty MLAs.” In a press state- ing any political party.
ment, Mann said the issue of “The BJP has always sup-
police and civil officers shield- ported us in our fight for
ing the liquor mafia raised by anti-Sikh riots victims. I
Zira MLA Kulbir Singh Zira met Law Minister Ravi Union Ministers Radha Mohan Singh (R) and Vijay Goel (L) honour
A sewadar takes out kites as he cleans the sarovar at the Golden Temple on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. PTI was shocking and needed to Shankar Prasad and Home HS Phoolka in New Delhi on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANAS RANJAN BHUI
be taken seriously. Mann said Minister Rajnath Singh and
before Zira, Congress MLA they supported my stand on PARTY SUPPORTIVE, SAYS SENIOR LAWYER

Stage set for Maghi Mela: Cong,

Surjeet Dhiman had raised
the issue of drugs being sold
by influential people.
it,” Phoolka said.
He, however, denied spec-
ulations that he might join
❝ The BJP has always supported us in our
fight for anti-Sikh riots victims. I met Law
Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Home
AAP, meanwhile, demand- the BJP. “I am not joining
ed the arrest of Akali leader any political party,” he said. Minister Rajnath Singh and they supported
AAP won’t hold meet for 2nd yr Virsa Singh Valtoha for his
alleged involvement in a
1983 murder case. Party
Goel lauded Phoolka as a
“good man” and his friend
who fought to give justice to
my stand on the issue.
me, if he will join my party.

giving any reason behind

Akali Dal makes arrangements for 55,000 people for its conference MLA Meet Hayer and pres-
ident of youth wing Man-
the victims of the 1984 anti-
Sikh riots. “He is a good
The BJP wants all good peo-
ple should join it,” he said.
the move. He had met Goel
to greet him on his birthday
Archit Watts CAPT’S APPEAL ‘IGNORED’ inaugurate the construction of jinder Singh Sidhu person who did a good Phoolka had resigned ear- on January 4, amid specula-
Tribune News Service town’s maiden railway over demanded Valtoha;s imme- thing. That is why we are lier this month from the tions that he might join the
■ CM Capt Amarinder Singh had appealed to all parties on
Muktsar, January 13 bridge at the helipad,” said diate arrest. felicitating him. People ask Aam Aadmi Party without BJP. — PTI
As the Congress and AAP January 4 not to hold any political conference during the Harcharan Singh ‘Sotha’,
have decided against holding Maghi to maintain the sanctity of the occasion Muktsar Congress chief.
political conferences on Maghi ■ SAD is likely to target Congress on its unfulfilled poll The SAD has erected a tent
(January 14) during the annu-
al Maghi Mela, the annual reli-
gious event is likely to remain
announcements, farmer suicides, drugs, unemployment
and ‘rise’ of radicals in state
■ SAD (Amritsar) is likely to raise issue of Khalistan and Insaaf
at the SGPC ground on Mal-
out road. Kanwarjit Singh
‘Rozy Barkandi’, SAD’s
Cong notice to Zira for public outburst
free of political slugfest.
However, the SAD (Badal), .
Team may raise the demand of poppy cultivation in state Muktsar chief, said: “The sen-
ior leadership of SAD-BJP
MLA says will meet DGP with evidence on cops’ connivance with mafia
SAD (Amritsar) and Insaaf will address the public. The Our Correspondent The matter should have along with the evidence
Team (a group of some young-
sters) are holding the confer-
ences. All gurdwaras have
“The patrolling has been
increased, CCTV cameras
installed. The town has been
including Rural Development
Minister Tript Rajinder Singh
Bajwa, Revenue Minister
sitting arrangement for nearly
55,000 people has been made.
Besides, the parking lots have
Ferozepur, January 13
The Congress leadership
❝ We don’t approve such
a conduct by any party
functionary. The matter
been raised at the party lev-
el,” said Jakhar, adding that
the further course of discipli-
regarding the registration
of false cases against his
men and letting the liquor
been decked up and langars divided into seven sectors for Sukhbinder Sarkaria and been made in over 25 acres.” has issued a show-cause should have been raised at nary action would be decid- mafia off the hook by the
started at many places for the better co-ordination of staff. PCC chief Sunil Jakhar. The SAD (Amritsar), led by notice to its Zira MLA Kul- the party level... Further ed after receiving a written police after withdrawing
occasion. A cattle market has Besides, the digital map of “Two Cabinet ministers and Simranjit Singh Mann, will hold bir Singh Zira for his out- course of disciplinary action response from the MLA. “We cases against them.
also been set up near the town. the town has been released PCC chief are likely to come a conference at the Bhai Mas- burst in public over govern- will be decided after a will also examine the veraci- Meanwhile, several lead-
Nearly 5,500 cops have been for the ease of devotees. tomorrow. The ministers will taan Singh Road. Lok Insaaf ment’s claims on written response from ty of allegations levelled by ers opposed to Kulbir have
deployed to keep a watch on Some traffic diversions too come from Chandigarh in a Party founder MLA Simarjit eradication of drugs and the MLA. Sunil Jakhar, PPCC CHIEF him,” Jakhar added. become vocal against his
every minute development have been made and sign chopper and state party unit Singh Bains and his supporters corruption during an offi- When contacted, Kulbir move and questioned his
and manage traffic in and boards put up,” said Muktsar chief will come from Delhi. today cleaned the road from cial function yesterday. been asked to give an expla- said he was not aware of any credentials. They alleged
around the town. The SSPs of SSP Manjit Singh Dhesi. They will pay obeisance at the Kotkapura road bypass to the Confirming the develop- nation on the matter. “We do such action being taken by that he too was involved in
Muktsar, Bathinda and Mansa The Congress has decided to gurdwara and take part in lan- gurdwara. Bains said he had ment, PPCC chief Sunil not approve such a conduct the party. He said he would sand mining and other such
are monitoring the situation. send a delegation of ministers, gar. Besides, they will digitally come as a devotee, not a leader. Jakhar said Kulbir had by any party functionary. meet the DGP tomorrow practices.

New advt policy fetches Picking Jalandhar candidate Won’t shift seat
~27.54 cr for Ludhiana a daunting task for Akali Dal to Sikar: Jakhar
LS POLL Party has won seat only twice in 16 polls Constituency in Rajasthan is

Chandigarh, January 13
The ambitious Outdoor Adver- After the new policy, the
tisement Policy of the Local
Government has started bear-
annual income of the Moga MC
has increased from ~30 lakh to
Deepkamal Kaur
Tribune News Service
PPCC chief’s family stronghold
ing fruit and fetched ~27.54 ~1 crore and the revenue of the Jalandhar, January 13 ■ Theconstituency is a Congress stronghold and the SAD
Ravi Dhaliwal
crore for Ludhiana alone for Pathankot MC has increased The Shiromani Akali Dal will Tribune News Service
has been experimenting by changing its candidate from
the first year in the online auc- face a Herculean task to find Gurdaspur, January 13
tion that concluded yesterday.
from ~20 lakh to ~67 lakh. a suitable face for the Jaland-
the seat each time, but losing dismally
Gurdaspur MP and PPCC
The total revenue from all Navjot Singh Sidhu, LOCAL GOVERNMENT MINISTER har Lok Sabha seat this time.
■ Now when the SAD is lying politically low in the state, no president Sunil Jakhar
the 168 local governments The constituency is a Con- sitting SC MLA in Doaba is ready to contest the Lok Sab- today said he would recon-
last financial year was about of the Pathankot MC had Ludhiana richer by ~289 crore gress stronghold. The SAD, ha polls, be it Tinu from Adampur, Baldev Khaira from test the Gurdaspur seat,

Phillaur or Sukhwinder Sukhi from Banga
~18 crore only. After the new increased from ~20 lakh to after nine years, based on cal- which has won only twice putting to rest rumours I have no intention to
■ The
Congress is likely to repeat its candidate Chaudhary
policy, this year the expect- ~67 lakh. The annual income culations at the current price, from this seat in the last 16 that he wanted to shift to contest from any other
ed revenue was likely to be targets for Amritsar and which would mean an increase elections, has been experi- Santokh Singh from Jalandhar, although sitting MLA Sikar in Rajasthan — the constituency. I am working
between ~150 and ~175 Mohali had been set at ~20 of 800 per cent revenue. The menting by changing its can- Sushil Rinku too is said to be a claimant seat represented by his hard for the people of
crore, said Local Govern- crore each. The minimum tender had gone to Leaf Berry didate from the seat each father, the late Balram Gurdaspur who voted for
ment Minister Navjot Singh base price for Jalandhar had Advertisement Private Limit- time, but losing dismally. Baldev Khaira from Phillaur or Jalandhar, although sitting Jakhar, from 1984 to 1991. me. I have sought a revival
Sidhu, while addressing a been fixed at ~18.15 crore. ed. The average annual While it fielded former PM’s Sukhwinder Sukhi from Ban- MLA Sushil Rinku too is said to For the past few weeks, package for the 150-year-
press conference here today. In case of Ludhiana, the earn- income, in Ludhiana alone, son Naresh Kumar Gujral in ga. As of now, the names of a few be a claimant. The party, how- there had been speculation old Dhariwal Woollen Mills
Sidhu said after the new ings last year were only ~1.75 would be ~32 crore, he said. 2004, it projected Sufi singer leaders are doing the rounds, ever, is delving on choosing that Jakhar, who won the and have received a
policy, the annual income of crore. The total earning, here He said the department had and Valmiki leader Hans Raj including former Speaker Cha- between former MP Santosh Gurdaspur seat in the 2017 positive response from the
the Moga Municipal Corpora- during the past 10 years was decided not to allow any adver- Hans in 2009, when the seat ranjit Atwal, his son Inder Iqbal Chaudhary and sitting MP Raj byelection by a whopping Textiles Ministry.
tion had increased from ~30 only ~31 crore approximately. tisement on building wraps got reserved. In 2014, the Atwal and former minister Kumar Chabbewal from 1.90 lakh votes, may shift to Sunil Jakhar, GURDASPUR MP
lakh to ~1 crore. The revenue The new tender would have and also rooftops. — TNS Akali Dal picked its MLA and Sohan Singh Thandal. Hoshiarpur. Sampla had won his family borough Sikar.
Ravidassia leader Pawan Since Atwals are Valmikis and the seat with a margin of 13,582 “I have no intention to “I have obtained clear-
Tinu. While Gujral had lost to Jalandhar is dominated by Ravi- against former Jalandhar MP contest from any other ance from the Railways for
Congress’ Rana Gurjeet dassias, there can be a problem MS Kaypee. Having lost elec- constituency. I am working an overbridge in Dinanagar
Singh by 33,464 votes, Hans for consensus on their name. tions thrice, he could face a hard for the people of Gur- and an underbridge on the
got defeated by 36,445 votes The proposed seat swapping denial this time. Party sources, daspur who voted for me. I Tibri (Gurdaspur) crossing.
against MS Kaypee. Even in between the SAD and the BJP however, shared that he had have sought a revival pack- The Surface Transport Min-
2019, when the NDA won tri- for Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur been lobbying hard. age for the 150-year-old istry has cleared a sum of
umphantly, Tinu got trounced also seems quite unlikely. For- AAP has already declared Dhariwal Woollen Mills Rs 26-crore for bridges in
with 70,989 votes from Chaud- mer BJP state president Vijay its Doaba president Dr and have received a posi- Mastpur and Faridnagar
hary Santokh Singh. Sampla yesterday said: “There Ravjot Singh as candidate tive response from the Tex- villages in the Bhoa Assem-
Now when the SAD is lying will be no seat swapping. I will be from Hoshiarpur. BSP is tiles Ministry,” the MP told bly seat. The crushing
politically low in the state, no sit- re-contesting from Hoshiarpur.” seeking three seats from the The Tribune. capacity of the Paniyar and
ting SC MLA in Doaba is ready The Congress is likely to proposed Punjab Democrat- To dispel rumours, Jakhar Batala sugar mills is being
to contest the Lok Sabha polls, repeat its candidate Chaud- ic Alliance, including has visited the constituen- raised with the backing of
be it Tinu from Adampur, hary Santokh Singh from Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur. cy five times in the last one Co-operation Minister
week. A trip to Gurdaspur Sukhjinder Singh Rand-
was by followed by one to hawa,” Jakhar said.
Batala, Dinanagar and then Sources say the MP has

Khaira’s 1st office in Bathinda Pathankot. Significantly,

he also attended the oath-
taking by newly elected
shown a keen interest in
finding a solution to
Pathankot’s six rail cross-
Tribune News Service decision would be taken had formed an alliance sarpanches in Gurdaspur ings on the Joginder Nagar
after discussion within the comprising Punjab Manch on Saturday. narrow gauge track. “He is
Bathinda, January 13 party and alliance mem- of MP Dharamvira Gandhi, Sources claim the MP will aware it is a vote-spinning
Bholath MLA Sukhpal bers, he said. Lok Insaaf Party and Pun- move to a new house in issue. That is why he visits
Singh Khaira today opened Talking to the media, jabi Ekta Party. He said he Pathankot by the month- Railway Minister Piyush
his Punjabi Ekta Party’s Khaira said AAP MP Bhag- was hopeful that SAD (Tak- end, having finalised a Goyal at least twice a week.
first office in the city. want Mann should publicly sali) would also join them. house deal. “The city has an Had Jakhar not been inter-
Khaira said on the request slam party convener Arvind Khaira said he had also airport and it will be easier ested in contesting from
of his supporters, he was Kejriwal for seeking apolo- talked to veteran CPI leader for the MP to fly to his con- Gurdaspur, he would not
contemplating to contest gy from Akali leader Joginder Dyal over the stituency from Delhi. This have taken up the matter
the Lok Sabha election Bikram Majithia. phone inviting them to join clearly means he is here to with the ministry officials,”
from Bathinda. But a final Khaira claimed that they the alliance. stay,” observed a minister. explained a senior leader.
Abohar resident
dies of swine flu
Abohar: A resident of Khub-
Protesting teachers clash with
cops in Patiala, stage dharna
ban village died of swine flu in
a first such case reported
from the sub division this year.
The deceased has been iden-
tified as Buta Singh (34). His
family members said Buta Allege govt not paying salary to them for rejecting regular job offer
had high fever on Monday and Karam Prakash
was taken to the Guru Gobind Tribune News Service

Singh Medical College and Patiala, January 13

Hospital at Faridkot. Buta suc- A scuffle broke out between
cumbed to deadly H1N1 virus protesting teachers and cops
on Saturday. Senior Medical near YPS roundabout here
Officer Dr Ravi Bansal said today. The police were trying
there were no reports of any to stop teachers from march-
other patient with symptoms ing towards CM’s residence.
of influenza. He said the When the protesters tried to
affected family would be scale the barricades, the cops
examined on Monday and a managed to stop them for a
survey would also be conduct- while, but a clash broke out.
ed in the village. OC The police had to use mild
force on the protesters num-
bering around 300.
One held with 2,000 Hardeep Toderpur, state
co-convener, Sanjha Adhya-
habit-forming pills pak Morcha, alleged that
Sangrur: The Cheema police the policemen roughed
on Saturday night arrested a them up. “The police misbe-
man and confiscated 2,000
habit-forming tablets. The
accused has been identified
haved and used force
against us. The response of
the police was uncalled for
Members of the Sanjha Adhyapak Morcha clash with cops in Patiala on Sunday. PHOTO: RAJESH SACHAR
Govt staff hold
protest in UT Clear scholarship
as Sukhdev Singh. "We arrest-
ed Sukhdev Singh from
Cheema-Jharon link road. He
since it was a peaceful
protest on the occasion of
Lohri,” he said.
to the SSA/RMSA teachers
for not accepting their (gov-
ernment) offer. As per the
5,178 to be given regular Tribune News Service dues, say colleges
was on a motorcycle and
recovered 2,000 habit-form-
ing tablets from his posses-
The teachers somehow
managed to break into the
security cover and reached
tradition of Lohri, we are
asking our salaries in Lohri
from the CM.”
jobs with full pay: Soni Chandigarh, January 13
Punjab and UT employees
under the banner of Sanjha
Chandigarh, January 13
Nearly 1,600 unaided colleges
today sought immediate
to non-submission of audit
reports even as the state gov-
ernment is requesting it to at
sion. We have registered a near the CM’s residence. Dur- Amritsar, January 13 been ordered to join at their Mulazam Manch held a intervention of the Centre least disburse some amount
case and started further ing their protest, hundreds of Meeting with CM promised Education Minister OP parent station," he added. protest against non-imple- and the state government to from the total outstanding,”
investigations," said Assistant SSA/RMSA teachers, who Late in the evening, the Soni on Sunday announced Soni also asked teachers to mentation of their demands bail them out the crisis that said Anshu kataria, chair-
Sub-Inspector Jagtar Singh. have been without salaries for teachers were assured of a to regularise 5,178 teachers revise the syllabus with stu- and celebrated Lohri with- has arisen out of non-disbur- man of the association.
The police have registered a the last eight months, asked meeting with Chief Minis- with effect from next dents in view of the upcom- out lighting the bonfire. sal of post matric scholar- “Both students and unaid-
case under the NDPS Act. TNS for Lohri from Chief Minister ter Capt Amarinder Singh. month with full pay scale. ing board examination. The employees along with ships amounting to Rs 1,286 ed colleges are facing hard-
Capt Amarinder Singh. In the Balwinder Attri, an official Besides, various sikhiya "I am sure that we are their families gathered at crore. Raising concern at a ships. Last year, just Rs 323
presence of a heavy police deputed at the CM’s resi- providers and volunteer going to get better results Sector 17 to give message meeting of the Punjab crore was released,” he said.
Drug officials survey force, they lit a bonfire and dence, said: “By Monday teachers will be given a pay this year. We have been con- that the government had Unaided Colleges Associa- The Centre is supposed to
staged a dharna near the afternoon, I will inform you hike of Rs 1,500. tinuously working hard. failed to give their pending tion (PUCA), the members pay Rs 719 crore for 2016-17
pharma companies CM’s residence. about the meeting sched- Soni said: "The govern- During examination, prop- dues, as a result they were said over three lakh stu- and Rs 567 crore for 2017-18
Abohar: A team of drug offi- Female teachers sang tra- ule. If possible, the CM will ment has been putting sin- er checks shall be conduct- not celebrating Lohri. dents were directly affected. to the state. Besides, anoth-
cials inspected pharmaceuti- ditional Lohri songs and meet you tomorrow.” cere efforts to lift the stan- ed by the officials to check Morcha leaders “The Centre is not releas- er Rs 500 crore is due for
cal firms, transport compa- raised slogans against Edu- In Sangrur, teachers dard of education in the copying," he said. Sukhchain Singh Khehra, ing the pending amount due 2018-19. — TNS
nies and courier services and cation Minister OP Soni for protested near the residence state. Regular jobs to teach- Mangal Singh Tanda, con- Gurmail Sidhu and
checked their records. The “victimising the SSA/RMSA of Cabinet Minister Vijay ers with full pay scale is a vener, Government Teachers Sukhwinder Singh said
move followed reports sug- teachers, who didn’t opt for Inder Singla on Sunday. step in this direction. " Union, said: "Regularisation they doubted the intention
gesting that medicines from regularisation at a monthly Agitating teachers burnt "Sikhiya providers and vol- is a good move, if it is imple- of the state government
other states were being mar- salary of Rs 15,300”. the effigy of the Punjab unteer teachers will get a pay mented in its true spirit." about implementing the 6th
keted in Punjab without valid Atinder Pal, a teacher, government against its hike of Rs 1,500 from next Ashwani Awasthi, Amrit- Pay Commission by Febru-
drug licence and invoices. The said, “Like Dussehra, alleged tactics to pressurise month. Teachers, who faced sar president, Democratic ary, as the required informa-
officials told the firms to Diwali and New year, we teachers to accept regular suspension during protests, Teachers Front, said: "We tion to be compiled was volu-
ensure that each parcel carry- couldn’t celebrate Lohri jobs on basic salary. BKU have been reinstated and will have to wait for the minous. The government
ing medicines was supported since the state government Ugrahan leaders also partic- those who were temporarily notification. It has to be in was playing vote politics
by valid documents. TNS has stopped paying salaries ipated in the protest. sent to distant places have writing." — TNS with them, they alleged.

ASI beats up sadhu to death WALK-IN TEST

Tribune News Service ROAD RAGE CASE chief Parampal Singh said the
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The police have arrested an pay obeisance at a temple in According to the informa- Kashmir. With a strong lineage of more than 137 years, The Tribune offers a work environment and
ASI for allegedly beating a Ajnala, reportedly came in tion, sadhus from all over opportunities that foster steady growth for committed professionals.
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sadhu to death in Ajnala on the country came to pay
through a written selection test as per the details mentioned.
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Singh, was heavily drunk Eligibility criteria: Graduate in any discipline preferably with a degree/diploma in journalism or mass
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Singh. He was posted at and badly beat up the sad- liminary probe indicated sound editing and reporting skills and the ability to make pages is a must. Knowledge of the region is
Mohkampura police station. hu, calling him a spy. The that the victim came in important. Candidates having published articles in print media shall be given due consideration.
The police rushed the vic- victim later succumbed to front of the ASI’s car. The Age less than 27 years as on 01.01.2019.
his injuries.
tim to the Civil Hospital cop was heavily drunk and Details of walk-in (written) test:
from where he was referred started beating sadhu who Date- 20.01.2019
to the Guru Nanak Dev a case under Section 304 sustained injuries on his Time- 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
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sees record visitors
Enters Limca Book of Records
Tribune News Service

Ropar, January 13
“Virasat-e-Khalsa,” a muse-
um which highlights the
Sikh history has made it to
Limca Book of Records. Till
now, over 9.7 million visi-
tors, including Canadian Over 9.7 million visitors visited
Prime Minister, President the museum in seven years.
of Mauritius and ambassa-
dors of various nations, showcases subsequent
among others, have visited epochs, including times of
the museum since its first Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
phase comprising 14 gal- and Maharaja Ranjit Singh
leries opened on November through 3-D technology.
25, 2011. The second phase The museum has also
of the museum comprising boosted the economy of
13 galleries was opened on Anandpur Sahib. Ever since
November 25, 2016. the first phase was thrown
Tourism and Cultural open to public, the Shiro-
Affairs Minister Navjot Singh mani Gurdwara Parbandhak
Sidhu said as per validation Committee’s (SGPC) rev-
by Limca Book of Records, enue from shops has
“Virasat-e-Khalsa” conceived increased five times and 300
to commemorate 550 years of people have been employed
history and culture of Punjab at “Virasat-e -Khalsa.”
has become a top ranked Similarly, offerings at
museum in the country. Takht Keshgarh Sahib have
While the first phase gone up to ~60 crore and
depicts Sikh history from deposits in banks stood at
Guru Nanak Dev’s era to the ~712.15 crore on March 31,
installation of Guru Granth 2018 against ~377.39 crore
Sahib, the second phase on March 31, 2012.

Full body truck scanner Punjab Diary

at ICP misses 3 deadlines CM in firing line, aides fail to defend
Moga: It would have
been just another func-
Several shades of grey
Muktsar: Shiny black
hair seems to be a
Rijiju had announced the project at Attari on March 22, 2017 tion where a leader of an
opposition party hit out
passe in Punjab poli-
tics, as several senior
GS Paul was allotted to Punj Lyod at Chief Minister Capt leaders have made
Tribune News Service STORY SO FAR PROJECT’S EFFICACY Infrastructure Ltd. The onus Amarinder Singh. But grey hair their style
Amritsar, January 13 ■ The work on the project ■ At present, trucks at the of liability lies with it. The the one in the district’s statement. The notable
Call it lack of efficiency or started on March 15, ICP are manually inspect- project should have been
Kokri Phoola Singh vil- Capt Amarinder Harsimrat Kaur ones are state Con- Sunil Jakhar Rana KP Singh
2018 and was slated to ed with help of sniffer lage on Friday caught gress chief Sunil
political will, there has been completed by now. However, people’s attention, for Jakhar, Assembly
no headway in installation of be completed by Sep- dogs. Several incidents there is no communication
tember 15. The deadline related to smuggling of the opposition leader fired salvos in the presence of ruling Speaker Rana KP Singh, Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh
much sought-after full body from their end. Equipment Congress leaders who chose to stay mum. Union Minister Bhatti, and former ministers Surjit Kumar Jyani and Rana
truck scanning system was pushed to October gold, narcotics and source has already been
31, followed by Decem- weapons have been Harsimrat Kaur Badal took potshots at the Chief Minister Gurjit Singh. But there are a few who like to look younger
(FBTSS) at the Integrated imported from the USA but is on farmer suicides and “mismanagement” of the state and colour their hair. One of them is Chief Minister Capt
ber 31. However, offi- reported since the trade
Check-Post (ICP), Attari. cials are still in dark between India and Pak- still lying at Gwalior for test- affairs. Among the audience were Congress MLA Kaka Amarinder Singh. Only a few politicians like the salt and
Costing around ~23 crore, about its completion. istan began in 2008. ing,” he said. Sukhjit Singh Lohgarh and Zila Parishad member Jagroop pepper look, which include Cabinet Ministers Manpreet
the project of setting up a Rajya Sabha member Singh Takhtuwala. To the surprise of everyone present, Singh Badal, Vijay Inder Singla and Brahm Mohindra. All
■ Amritsar MP Gurjeet ■ Once the project is com- Kaka Lohgarh, a confidant of Capt Amarinder, presented a one can say is to each his own.
full body 22-wheel truck Shwait Malik, who raised in
scanner was announced at Singh Aujla says the plete, the scanners can the Parliament the issue of vote of thanks to Harmsimrat at the end of the function.
Home Ministry must easily detect any material, Celebrating Lohri with lepers
the ICP, Attari, by Union
Minister of State for Home
inquire into the matter including narcotics,
installing the FBTSS, too He loses polls, but not motive
and take action. weapons and gold. was answerless on the Ludhiana: Politicians often make promises before elections.
Affairs Kiran Rijiju on delay, but assured to expe- But in Jagraon, a candidate who lost an election to the post
March 22, 2017. With nuclear dite it on priority. of a sarpanch set an example by offering a shagun of
emission technology, these ICP are manually inspected Since the foundation stone Demanding an inquiry, ~11,000 to newly married women of needy families in his
scanners can easily detect with help of sniffer dogs. of the ICP at Attari was laid MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla native village Kothe Rahlan. After the results were declared,
any material, including nar- Several incidents related to by the former Union Home said he has already brought Bikkar Singh, who belongs to an NRI family, organised a
cotics, weapons and gold. smuggling of gold, narcotics Minister P Chidambaram in it to the notice of the Home function to thank voters for supporting him and promised to
Work on the project com- and weapons have been 2010, there has been a Department. continue making efforts to raise the living standards of
menced on March 15, 2018 reported since the trade demand for the installation “It is shameful that Pak- Kothe Rahlan villagers. Bikkar Singh’s decision to offer aid to
and was slated to be complet- between India and Pakistan of the FBTSS. istan set up the FBTSS from needy families has been hailed by one and all. But it
ed by September 15, 2018. began in 2008. LPAI manager Sukhdev the very day of setting up a remains to be seen whether or not he keeps his promise.
The deadline was pushed to On December 6, 32-kg gold Singh said the civil work of check post on their side. Science, politics go hand in hand
October 31, followed by worth around ~10 crore con- the project has been complet- What has been compelling us Phagwara: At the Indian Science Congress that culminated
December 31. However, offi- cealed in an apple consign- ed but requisite equipment to compromise on national on January 7, scientists were an unhappy lot because of the
cials concerned were still in ment from Afghanistan was yet to arrive. “The ball is security? The Home Ministry presence of too many politicians. As per tradition of the sci- Social activists celebrate Lohri at a temple in Abohar. TRIBUNE PHOTO
dark about its completion. loaded in a Pakistani truck in court of Atomic Energy must conduct an inquiry and ence congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurat-
At present, trucks at the was seized. Research Board. The work initiate action.” ed the event. On subsequent days, Union Ministers kept Abohar: Social activists invited leprosy-affected families from
pouring in daily but they arrived late because of foggy condi- Kusht Seva Ashram, Malout, and spent the day with them at
tions. This made scientists’ hackles rise as sessions got Geeta Mandir here. They distributed sweets, clothes, blan-
delayed. One infuriated scientist decided to vent his anger. kets, rice and other eatables among lepers. One of the social

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On the fourth day, he walked out of a session in protest. activists, Sunil Chawla, said leprosy care must be integrated
with other areas of healthcare so that perception about lep-
Khaira gets out of solitude rosy being a dreadful disease that has to be treated separate-
Jalandhar: As an AAP MLA, Sukhpal Khaira used to address ly changes. These social activists have been celebrating Lohri

in 5 pvt medical
his press conferences here all by himself. But at his last with lepers for the past three decades.
press meet on Thursday, he was accompanied by his sup-
porters. This time, he was addressing the media as the pres- DC turns Good Samaritan
ident of the newly formed Punjabi Ekta Party. So, he could Fatehgarh Sahib: On a chilly Friday night, Deputy Commis-

colleges vacant
not afford to come alone. He was required to put up a show sioner Shiv Dular Singh Dhillon stepped out of his house
of strength, giving out the message that he has the numbers with several blankets to find people sleeping in the open.
for making a change in the state politics that he has been He visited the railway station, Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib
claiming. Some of his supporters present at the press meet and public parks, and put blankets over people sleeping
were aligned with AAP, but now decided come his way. Will there without waking them up. The novel gesture by the
Varinder Singh
Tribune News Service Poor salaries, the numbers translate into votes? Only time will tell. DC has set an example for others to help the needy.
Jalandhar, January 13
A poor pay package and an
age bar at 70 in Punjab’s five
private medical colleges has
blame; experts at least instal doors, but their demand has fallen on deaf ears.

triggered an exodus of senior

doctors. These colleges —
Punjab Institute of Medical
seek remedy
cine), PIMS, wants the age
Civil Surgeon’s office Special tests for ‘weak’ Class X, XII
Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar,
Adesh Medical College and
Hospital, Bathinda, Sri Guru
limit fixed at 75. “The drift to
private practise could be
halted by removing the pay
in Ropar raises stink students ahead of board exams
Ram Das Medical College, disparity. It will also help Arun Sharma the past couple of years.
Amritsar, and Christian Med-
ical College and Dayanand
improve the student-teacher
ratio in these colleges and
Tribune News Service

Ropar, January 13
Besides, there are cracks in
the double-storey building.
Separate papers for those who scored above 80% in mid-term too
Medical College in Ludhiana subsequently raise the stan- Prime Minister Narendra An official said the MC did Sanjeev Singh Bariana and there will be separate professional courses. They
— are facing an acute short- dard of medical education,” Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mis- not have funds for the repair Tribune News Service tests for those who scored will be given special papers.”
age of teaching faculty. he told The Tribune. sion seems to have made no work, claiming it was respon- Chandigarh, January 13 above 80 per cent. Singh said: “We have not
The faculty in private med- Dr OP Aggrawal of Mullana impact on the office of the Civ- sible for the upkeep of hospi- The Education Department Nearly 1.12 lakh students prepared any separate mer-
ical colleges is paid far less College, Ambala, pointed out il Surgeon here. tals and had nothing to do is conducting a special exam- who failed in mathematics it list for Class XII students
than those in government col- that till 2004 there were seven The stench emanating from with the Civil Surgeon’s ination for academically during their mid-term exams because there are different
leges. For example, a senior or eight teachers for a batch choked drains in toilets have office. As for the PWD, it want- weak students of Classes X are on the academically weak combinations. Our district
faculty member in a private of 150 students. “The made it difficult for the staff to ed funds from the Directorate and XII in government students’ list for Class X, teams are coordinating the
medical college is paid ~1.5 downslide came after that.” work. To make matters worse, of Health Services (DHS), schools to prepare them for which also comprises 98,000 examination for this class
lakh per month whereas Health Minister Brahm the toilets do not have doors. before taking up the work and annual examination of the
POOR SHOW students who flunked in Eng- at their level.”
his/her counterpart in govern- Mohindra said: “The faculty The staff have asked the the DHS, on its part, had not Punjab School Education The list shows the number of lish, 87,000 in science, 85,000 He said: “A sizable number
ment colleges on an average in private as well as govern- authorities to repair the bath- made any provision in the Board (PSEB) in March. Class X students who flunked in social studies, 63,000 in of parents are involved in the
draws a salary of ~2.5 lakh. ment medical colleges will rooms or at least instal doors, Budget for it, he said. The exams will begin on the mid-term examinations. Hindi and 44,000 in Punjabi. exercise of preparing their
The authorities concerned be strengthened. The gov- but their demand has fallen Officiating Civil Surgeon Dr January 22 and will also be Subject No. of students Special programme coordi- wards for the board examina-
are well aware of the faculty ernment medical colleges in on deaf ears. Avtar Singh said: “Since July conducted in February. Mathematics 1.12 lakh nator Jarnail Singh told The tion through WhatsApp
crunch but have made little Amritsar and Patiala too are The dilapidated toilets are 2016, several letters have been Based on the merit list English 98,000 Tribune, “We are conducting groups handled by district
effort to address the issue. facing a shortage of teach- not the only area of concern. written to the authorities, prepared on the basis of separate classes for students coordinators. Let us see the
Science 87,000
Some experts suggest rais- ers. More than 50 per cent of Employees say the electrical demanding repair of the build- mid-term examination who scored more than 80 per impact of the first set of pre-
ing the age bar to 72, if not the total 628 faculty posi- wiring needs to be replaced, ing. But nothing has been done. results, there will be a set of Social studies 85,000 cent in their mid-term exam- board examination. Later, it
75. Dr Mandip Singh Sethi, tions in these two colleges as there have been several I will try to arrange funds for papers for students who Hindi 63,000 ination to give them a feel of can be made a part of a regu-
Associate Professor (Medi- are lying vacant.” instances of short-circuit in repairing at least the toilets.” scored less than 40 per cent Punjabi 44,000 competitive entrance tests to lar academic calendar.”

‘Dhiyan Di Lohri’ breaks taboo in Jalandhar

For 10 years, govt teacher has been visiting newborn girls’ families with gifts
Aparna Banerji
Tribune News Service STEP FORWARD
Jalandhar, January 13 ■ When Ajmer Singh Aulakh
For years, a girl’s birth has took charge 11 years ago,
been considered a curse in Government Primary
the district’s Nathewal vil- School had 45 students
lage. But, a government — 15 girls and 30 boys
school teacher is trying ■ Today, the school has a total
hard to change this. strength of 50 students with
Celebrating “Dhiyan Di 32 girls and 18 boys
Lohri”, as he calls it, Ajmer
Singh Aulakh plays a Santa
Claus for newborn girls.
He visits the homes of all
villagers where a girl is
❝ There is a change in
people’s attitude. Now, if
we miss visiting a family
born along with his school where a girl is born, the
students who queue up
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays obeisance at Takht Sri Patna Sahib on the occasion of birth behind him, greets them
members approach us
anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. Addressing a gathering, the CM said preparations were on in Patna with mungfalis, gacchak, themselves, which is a
to celebrate the 550th Gurpurb in a befitting manner. PTI rewari, milk bottles and Government teacher Ajmer Singh Aulakh (extreme right, second row) with school students at positive change.
teethers — gifts the school his native village Nathewal in Jalandhar district on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO Ajmer Singh Aulakh, GOVT TEACHER
■ Washington:
expense — to celebrate the
Year-long chalked out a calendar music on Saturday. birth of the girl child. Girls at the school were also way, we have been celebrat- 15 girls and 30 boys. Today, iting them now, there’s no
celebrations of Guru of activities, said India’s ■ “Guru Nanak was one of “Things were different few. I wanted to change the ing ‘Dhiyan Di Lohri’ for the school has a total escaping. There is a
Nanak’s 550th birth new Ambassador Harsh
greatest philosophers when I joined the school 11 villagers’ thinking. So, we the past 10 years. This has strength of 50 students with change in people’s atti-
anniversary have kicked V Shringla.
and social reformers. His years ago. There was time thought of distributing gifts brought a major change, 32 girls and 18 boys. tude. Now, if we miss visit-
off in the US to spread ■ He was addressing peo- voice was an empower- when families did not even to girls when they were which is visible at the “We had begun celebrat- ing a family where a girl is
his message of brother-
ple gathered to cele- ing call to unshackle the accept congratulatory mes- born. We started collecting school,” Aulkah said. ing ‘Dhiyan Di Lohri’ by born, the members
hood and sharing.
brate the occasion; human mind of centuries
■ The
sages when a girl was born. information about all girls When Aulkah took charge, inviting the entire village. approach us themselves,
Indian Embassy and artiste Bhai Baldeep of religious and political
Consulates have Singh played devotional tyranny,” he said. PTI Boys’ birth was celebrated born in the year and began the Government Primary But some families would- which is a positive
but girls brought mourning. visiting them on Lohri. This School had 45 students — n’t come. But with us vis- change,” he added.
Rewari’s copper vessels find EPF/ ESI PAYMENT
Police stop 15-year-old
market in Allahabad Kumbh Drive to end exploitation Y’nagar girl’s cremation
Over one lakh vessels supplied for the event in three months
Ravinder Saini
of contractual employees Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, January 13
and informing the police.
Rakesh Kumar Rana said

Tribune News Service Pradeep Sharma The DDOs concerned recently following which the A 15-year-old girl died in a police team was sent
Rewari, January 13 Tribune News Service ❝
will be personally authorities concerned were Malikpur Khadar village to Malikpur Khadar vil-
Though brass utensils are Chandigarh, January 13
responsible for the asked to ensure “statutory of Yamunanagar district lage. The team stopped
losing their lustre in Rewari Chief Minister Manohar Lal deposit of EPF/ESI in the compliance” of the orders in under mysterious circum- the cremation and took
district, which is also known Khattar has stepped in to end accounts of the time. “In case of negligence, stances on Saturday night. the body to the civil hospi-
as the ‘City of Brass’, its exploitation of the contractu- contractual employees. the DDOs concerned will be Following a tip off, the tal in Jagadhri.
copper vessels are in al employees of the Haryana In case of negligence, the held personally liable and police reached the village He said members of the
demand for ‘Gangapujan’ Government employed DDOs will be held amount equivalent to the on Sunday and took the deceased’s family told the
at Ardh Kumbh scheduled through contractors and out- personally liable and amount of EPF and ESI con- body to the civil hospital police that the girl had
to commence in Allahabad sourcing agencies regarding amount equivalent to the tribution will be deducted in Jagadhri for post- been suffering from some
on January 15. depositing of their employ- amount of EPF and ESI from the salary of such mortem examination. disease for a long time.
More than one lakh copper An artisan shows a copper vessel in Rewari. TRIBUNE PHOTO ees’ provident fund (EPF) contribution will be DDOs,” the directive warned. According to informa- He said the family told
vessels have been supplied to and employees’ state insur- deducted from the salary Meanwhile, a certificate tion, the 15-year-old girl, them that when her condi-
Allahabad from Rewari in the ❝ Past three months have gone well for all those ance (ESI) contribution. of such DDOs.❞ regarding strict compliance who matriculated last tion deteriorated on
past three months. Copper associated with copper utensils business. They On the directions of the —A government directive of the orders will be obtained year, died on Saturday Saturday night, they took
manufacturers are still hope- worked round the clock to meet the massive demand Chief Minister, the Labour by the authorities concerned night. Members of her her to a private hospital in
ful for more orders in coming for vessels in Ardh Kumbh. A huge consignment Department has cracked outsourcing agencies they from the field offices and family were making the area.
days. As per manufacturers, weighing 15 tonnes and carrying items worth Rs 80 the whip on the Drawing have deposited the contribu- uploaded on the website of arrangements for her cre- He said the family told
over 10 per cent increase in lakh has been supplied to Allahabad in three and Disbursing Officers tion of EPF and ESI in respect the Labour Department up to mation on Sunday morn- them that a doctor at the
the supply of copper vessels months.❞ — Rajender, A COPPER MANUFACTURER (DDOs) making them “per- of every employee engaged 10th of every month for mon- ing. private hospital advised
has been witnessed this time sonally responsible” for the through that agency,” read a itoring by the department. Someone informed the them to take her to the civ-
as compared to the last fair. been supplied to Allahabad in much higher, but many deposit of the EPF/ESI in directive from the Principal Sources said the latest Chhachhrauli police that a il hospital, but she died on
“Past three months have three months,” said Rajender, artisans have shifted to oth- the accounts of the contrac- Secretary, Labour Depart- directions were offshoot of a girl committed suicide by the way.
gone well for all those associ- a copper manufacturer. er places, he said. tual employees. ment, to all heads of the number of complaints consuming some poisons “No complaint has been
ated with copper utensils He said there were “Rewari is the only city in “It has been directed by the departments, managing against the contractors and substance in Malikpur lodged. Statements of the
business. They worked round around 100 shops of brass, North India where maximum Chief Minister that the DDOs directors of the public sector outsourcing agencies not Khadar village. family members will be
the clock to meet the massive steel and copper utensils in varieties of copper vessels are concerned should be made undertakings and DCs. depositing the EPF and ESI The police were told that recorded under Section
demand for vessels in Ardh Rewari. These utensils are available. ‘Kumkuma’, personally responsible for In fact, after CM’s direc- contributions of the contrac- her family members were 174 of the CrPC. After
Kumbh. A huge consignment made at over 50 units being ‘shikari’, ‘rajshahi’ and compliance of the orders and tions, a meeting under the tual employees allegedly in making arrangements for postmortem, the body has
weighing 15 tonnes and carry- run by artisans. Earlier, the ‘ganga sagar’ varieties are in must ensure that prior to the Principal Secretary, Labour connivance with field staff, cremation without getting been handed over to the
ing items worth Rs 80 lakh has number of such units was demand,” said Rajender. release of payments to the Department, was held here including the DDOs. postmortem conducted kin,” he said.

Fake certificate: Ex-teacher booked Police alert in dera case Rohtak, January 13 in Rohtak, where he is cur-
Tribune News Service station on Saturday. Raj Rani deposited a photo- Haryana DGP BS Sandhu rently lodged.
The complainant said that copy of the certificate of has stated that the state “Paramilitary forces may
Yamunanagar, January 13 Raj Rani had joined the Occupational Therapy (OT) police was alert regarding also be called as and when
The police have booked a for- school as Punjabi teacher Punjabi, instead of deposit- the sentencing of Dera Sacha required,” the DGP said.
mer teacher of a government- on regular post on April 1, ing the original certificate. Sauda head Gurmeet Ram The state government was
aided private school at 1990. He said that the “She was asked to deposit Rahim by a Special CBI likely to file an appeal before
Saraswati Nagar in the district Haryana Government had the original certificate sev- Court in the case pertaining the Punjab and Haryana High
for allegedly getting the job of started the process of tak- eral times, but she failed to to the murder of journalist Court for holding the court’s
Punjabi teacher on the basis ing over regular staff of the do so,” he said. He said that Ram Chander Chhatrapati proceedings on January 17 on
of fake educational certificate. government-aided private she applied for voluntary slated for January 17. the premises of the Sunaria
On the complaint of schools in November 2013. retirement from the service Talking to reporters after prison complex, he main-
Devender Singh, president, He said that the school on January 1, 2017. “The chairing a meeting of the tained. The DGP reviewed the
managing committee, Janta ordered the regular teach- photocopy of her certificate local police authorities here security arrangements in and
High School, Saraswati ing and non-teaching staff was verified by the office of today, the DGP stated that around the jail and directed
Nagar, a case was registered to submit their original edu- the Director General, Sec- the quantum of punish- the officials concerned to
against Raj Rani under Sec- cational certificates with ondary Education, Haryana, ment for the dera head ensure the maintenance of
tions 420, 467, 468 and 471 of the management. and it was found to be fake,” could be announced on the law and order in view of the
the IPC at Chhappar police The complainant said that said Devender Singh. premises of the Sunaria jail sentencing. — TNS
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From a no-fight to fight: Khap leader’s banner

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hereby extended up to 31.01.2019 and the date of draw of lots
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CEO-cum-Secretary, of revolt against BJP
Surjewala factor in Jind
DPR/HP/75 HIMUDA, Shimla-2.
Vishal Joshi
Tribune News Service


S.U.S. Govt. College, Sunam (Sangrur) Ahead of the crucial Jind
bypoll, the ruling BJP is fac-
Walk-in Interview on 22.01.2019 at 10.00 a.m. in the Aditi Tandon Gandhi clinched the issue. As of today, a section of the ing a voice of dissent from
office of the undersigned for the empanelment of Guest Tribune News Service Current scenario Gandhi’s argument behind Congress is hopeful of Sur- party leaders.
Faculty for two post in English for session 2018-19. New Delhi, January 13 A victory (and even loss) fielding Surjewala was – the jewala pulling off a miracle Tek Ram Kandela, a khap
Qualification, Reservation as per UGC/Punjabi Congress President Rahul of Randeep Singh Surje- Congress must put its best in Jind which has a substan- leader and a BJP member,
University/Punjab Govt. Norms. Honorarium will be Gandhi’s decision to field wala can alter the politi- foot forward. Surjewala tial Dalit and Jat population. disapproved the candida-
paid as per Punjab Government/P.T.A. Funds rules. the party’s sitting Haryana cal landscape of state eventually agreed in defer- Among around 1.70 lakh ture of the party nominee
Only N.E.T./Ph.D. Qualified need to apply. No TA/DA legislator Randeep Singh politics as well as inter- ence to his leader. voters here, around 35,000 Krishan Middha.
will be paid. Surjewala from Jind can nal Congress equations Even so, the 51-year-old are SCs, 45,000 Jats and the Kandela said he joined
Sd/- President (PTA)-cum-Principal, potentially alter the politi- AICC media in charge has rest non-Jats. The calcula- the BJP in November after
S.U.S. Govt. Colleges, Sunam. cal landscape of Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tan- nothing to lose in this game. tion of BJP, which has field- he was assured by the state
besides recasting state Con- war says Surjewala is If he loses, he would still ed a non Jat, is simple – Jat leadership that he would Tek Ram Kandela
gress equations. beyond caste and will continue to have Kaithal vote will get divided between be a preferred choice for
Surjewala has emerged as appeal to all sections. and Congress President’s Surjewala and the two Chau- the Jind bypoll. BJP president and other sen-
Í≥‹≈Ï Ó≥‚Δ ÏØ‚ the X factor in the Jind “Randeep Singh Surjew- trust by agreeing to enter a talas and non Jat vote will Kandela said that he would ior functionaries behaved.
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‡À∫‚ ÈØ«‡√ Èß.-B (B@AI), «ÓÂΔ AA.@A.B@AI call until January 10 with appeal cuts across sections,” few days left to canvas. “But that may not happen candidate as he had felt an explanation from the par-
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developments now admit arithmetic with his pan the state, presenting an tionary said. The fact that of the Sarvjatiya Sarv Khap Kandela, a Jat leader,is the
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that Surjewala’s arrival on caste appeal which is why alternative to former state state Congress president Panchayat, said he had been head of the Kandela khap
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the scene has changed the Rahul Gandhi agreed to Chief Minister Bhupinder Ashok Tanwar, a Dalit, is approached by the Congress, that have influence in more
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complexion of the fight. field him when all top Singh Hooda. campaigning aggressively the INLD and the JJP con- than 25 villages in the Jind
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“It’s no longer a one-sided Haryana Congress leaders The buzz in Congress is for Surjewala, will help. testants for electoral support. Assembly segment.
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affair. Surjewala’s presence suggested his candidature. that Surjewala is lucky in At the end of the day, Ran- Today, JJP patron Ajay Chau- In the last Assembly elec-
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∂ Δ Âª ’∂ÚÒ ÚÀµÏ√≈¬Δ‡ ”Â∂ ‘Δ ‹≈Δ ’ΔÂΔ ‹≈Ú∂◊ΔÕ has converted a no-fight How Surjewala entered politics. In the past when deep Surjewala may actual- tala visited Kandela’s resi- tions, Kandela had contested
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DPR/Pb/C-3973 Í≥‹≈Ï Ó≥‚Δ ÏØ‚, ◊πÁ≈√ÍπÕ said today. secret in the Congress now. had scuttled the proposals to Jind contest than what his “I have called a meeting of from Jind and he had got
While the BJP is taking Top sources confirmed he appoint him Haryana Youth Haryana Congress adver- my supporters at Kandela vil- 11,223 votes. He finished
heart from the fact that was not willing as he was Congress president, Surjew- saries had imagined. His lage on Wednesday to take sixth in the electoral race and
GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB Jind has never been won already a sitting MLA. But a ala had gone on to head the strongest point in this battle further decision. I have a secured 9.22 per cent of the
TENDER NOTICE REFERENCE NO. 14 by a Jat in the past, state phone call from Rahul Indian Youth Congress. is – he has nothing to lose. strong objection the way the total votes.
The department of Public Works (Building & Roads) invites online bids
for following:-
Sr. Item Quantity

10,500 ‘power thieves’ 28% Jat votes crucial in bypoll

1. Providing & Fixing Rumble Strips, Sign Boards and road 1
marking on various link roads in Market Committee

face arrest in Faridabad

Gurdaspur, Dhariwal and Kalanaur for the year 2018-19
App. Cost Rs. 43.49 Lacs
Earnest Money Rs. 87,000/-
Time Limit:- 4 Months Non-Jats have won this Assembly segment for the past 42 years
Tender Fees:- Rs. 5000/- each
Closing date & Time :- 23.01.2019 up to 5.00 p.m.
Owe ~188 crore as penalty Deepender Deswal
Tribune News Service
Caste matters
Year MLA Caste
Political experts say that
the Assembly segment has
For details logon to :- Bijendra Ahlawat been booked during the past Hisar, January 13 about 28 per cent Jat voters,
Note:- Any corrigendum(s) to the Tender Notice shall be published on Tribune News Service two years, it is learnt. The results of the elections 1977 Mange Ram Gupta Bania around 9 per cent Brahman
the above website only. 1982 Brij Mohan Singla Bania
Faridabad, January 13 “We have identified a large to the Jind Assembly seat and Punjabi each, 8 per
Sd/- (Er. Harjot Singh), As many as 10,500 power con- number of consumers who has been circumventing cent Bania, besides Other
1987 Parmanand Kumhar
Executive Engineer,
Provincial Division, PWD B&R, Br., Gurdaspur.
sumers in the operation circle had been booked by the police caste demography for the 1991 Mange Ram Gupta Bania Backward Castes and of Faridabad may face arrest under the relevant section of last 42 years. Though the Scheduled Castes.
1996 Brij Mohan Singla Bania
DPR/Pb/D3570 80545-00008 soon, if they fail to pay the the Act and who have failed to constituency comprising “With the biggest vote
penalty imposed by the respond to the notices served Jind town and 35 villages is 2000 Mange Ram Gupta Bania share, Jats apparently are
department concerned for to them so far,” said Jitesh considered a Jat strong- 2005 Mange Ram Gupta Bania the deciding factor in Jind.
the power theft committed. Malhotra, DSP, vigilance cell hold, non-Jat candidates 2009 Hari Chand Middha Punjabi However, the regional Jat
The offenders had been of the DHBVN, here. had won the seat consecu- 2014 Hari Chand Middha Punjabi leadership could not
booked under Section 135 of He said such offenders tively since 1972. emerge after Chaudhary
the Electricity Act, 2003, dur- would be arrested if they The high-stake poll battle Total votes (Jind Assembly segment) 169,210 Dal Singh. In such a sce-
ing the past few years. failed to clear the penalty is witnessing a keen con- Jat 47,156 Khati 6,867 nario, Jats opted to go with
“The vigilance section of imposed on them within a test among mainly the rul- Brahmin 14,986 Bairagi 2,951 non-Jat leaders election
the Dakshin Haryana Bijli prescribed time. While the ing BJP, Congress, INLD, after election, which is evi-
Punjabi 14,879 Lohar 2,781
Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has first such offence was com- Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) dent from the poll out-
chalked out a plan to nab poundable, the accused face and fledgling Loktantra Saini 14,488 Nai 2,526 come,” says Pawan Kumar
such culprits for which sever- serious action in case of sub- Suraksha Party (LSP) can- Bania 14,143 Sunar 1,637 Bansal, a political expert.
al teams have been formed,” sequent offence, it is added. didates. Of these, the BJP Chamar 13,998 Badi 1,265 “However, this time, the
sources in the department The department realised and the LSP have fielded Balmiki 8,897 Khtik 1,178 Congress has fielded a
revealed. penalty of Rs 21.07 crore from non-Jat candidates Kris- prominent Jat leader in a
While some of the arrests 7,314 cases of theft booked han Lal Middha and Vinod Kumhar 6,848 Sainsi 1,167 hope to polarise Jat voters
were possible before January between 2013 and 2018. Asri, respectively, while the Dhanak 5,212 Jatiya 11,231 in its favour. But Digvijay
end, the department has Claiming that around 10,500 candidates of the Congress Chautala and Umed Redhu
sought assistance from the consumers have failed to (Randeep Surjewala), hary Dal Singh. He won the non-Jat candidates won the fighting the byelection has
officials of the DHBVN to deposit the penalty amount INLD (Umed Redhu) and seat in the 1972 Assembly seat. Significantly, the can- put Jat voters in a dilem-
seek detailed information of imposed after the case of the JJP (Digvijay Chautala) election as the Congress (S) didates belonging to the ma,” says Bansal, adding
the accused. A large number theft was registered, a senior are Jat. A total of 35 candi- candidate. A four-time Bania caste have won the that the BJP nominee
of theft cases have been DHBVN official said these dates are in the fray. Jats MLA, Dal Singh, won the seat six times, Punjabi twice stands a chance in the
booked in zones of NIT, Bal- cases were now dealt with by comprising around 28 per seat on the Congress ticket and Kumhar (Backward byelection in case Jat votes
labgarh and old Faridabad. the Vigilance department for cent voters is a crucial vote in 1952, 1954, and 1962 and Caste) once, since 1977. get split in favour three Jat
PUNJAB AGRI EXPORT CORPORATION LIMITED Though several cases had further action. An amount of bank in the byelection. as the Congress (S) candi- The Jind seat has around leaders and LSP candidate
2-A, Sector 28-A, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh — 160002 been pending since 2013, a Rs 188 crore was due as The last time a Jat leader date in 1972. 169,210 voters in Jind town Asri (a Brahman) fails to
Ph: 0172-2656242, 5074210, Fax: 0172-2656270 majority of the FIRs had penalty to such consumers. won from Jind was Chaud- However, 1977 onward, and adjoining rural areas. put up a fight.
CIN: U51909CH1997SGC019321

Construction Skill Academy SIT to probe bogus billing

Notice Inviting Expression of Interest (EoI)
Punjab Agri Export Corporation Limited (PAGREXCO) invites Expression
of Interest (EoI) in sealed form on the prescribed proforma from
manufacturer/suppliers of PUF Panels for setting up of fabricated PUF CM compares
panel Cabin Hut/Outlet along with its design and required civil work at
6 districts namely Ropar, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Sangrur &
Amritsar of Punjab.
Modi with inaugurated at Palwal varsity in ~470-crore GST scam
The EoI form along with detailed terms & conditions and required
technical specifications can be obtained from our website Ambedkar Tribune News Service
Mukesh Tandon
Tribune News Service Companies under lens for which the cost of Rs. 5000/- (Rupees Five
thousand only) non-refundable, should be deposited along with the Hisar, January 13 Panipat, January 13 The firms identified in
offer. The participating parties need to submit design of hut also. The Describing Prime Minister Palwal, January 13 A nine-member special issuance of fake bills are
offer should reach this office on or before 21.01.2019. For any Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister Manohar Lal investigation team (SIT)
clarifications, difficulties regarding EoI process, please contact General
Super Trading Company,
Manager, PAGREXCO over phone No. 0172-5074210, e-mail: Ambedkar of 21st Century, Khattar on Sunday inaugu- under the supervision of a Aman Enterprises, Chief Minister Manohar Lal rated the Construction Skill DSP-level officer will inves- Ashoka Traders, RK
Managing Director, PAGREXCO reserves the right to reject any or all Khattar said that the Prime Academy at Shri Vishwakar- tigate the bogus billing Traders, Abhishek Enter-
proposals/offers without assigning any reason thereof. Minister’s decision to pro- ma Skill University in Dud- GST scam of Rs 470 crore. prises, M/S Hanuman
Corrigendum, if any, will be issued on website only. vide 10 per cent reservation hola village of the district. The Central GST teams Enterprises, VL Enterpris-
DPR/Pb/C3984 Managing Director. to economically weaker sec- This is the first of its kind and state Excise and Taxa- es, Mahadev Enterpris-
tions of society is aimed at academy aimed at impart- tion Department es, Milan Mega Mart Pri-
vate Limited, JR Trading
uplift of poor people. ing specialised training in unearthed Rs 920 crore (Rs
Addressing a function of the field of building con- 450 crore by Central team Company, Shree Sai
NOTICE INVITING E-TENDERS Odh community here on struction in the state. and Rs 470 crore by state Overseas, Shree Balaji
The Commandant, 51st Bn. ITB Police Force invites on behalf Sunday, the CM said that Speaking on the occasion, team) scam in Panipat Overseas, Kumar Enter-
of the President of India online item rate bids on two bid system the Central and the state the CM said that the courses Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates the eight days ago.
for following works:-
prises, Dev Traders, Sak-
governments had launched run by the university would Construction Skill Academy at Vishwakarma Skill University in The state Excise and Tax- sham Enterprises, Zen-
NIT No. ITBP/51 BN/ENGR/Renovation/2018 – 10
a string of schemes for the usher in a new era in provid- Dudhola village of Palwal district on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO ation Department had sar Enterprises, Dhan
Dtd. 04.01.19
welfare of the Scheduled ing and honing the skills of identified 21 non-existent Lakshmi Trading Compa-
Name of Work:- Renovation of Qtrs. (Type-IV/08 Nos. Type-III/10 ny, Vee-Vee Trading Com-
Castes and other poor sec- unemployed youths. He months. As students would to offer diploma, bachelor and firms in the city, which had
Nos. Type-II/30 Nos. and Type-I/30 Nos. at 51st Bn. ITB Police, pany, Shyam Trading
Patiala (PB). tions of society. “BR said it would also open a be trained in IT sectors also, masters degree in vocational issued fake bills of Rs 470
Ambedkar has worked for plethora of opportunities for the aspirants would be able courses for the first time. crore and evaded Rs 49 Company and Vinayak
Estimated Cost : Rs. 1,08,42,313.00 Industries.
Earnest Money : Rs. 2,16,850.00 the uplift of the poor sec- thousands of youths as to get hand on experience “The programmes are crore as tax.
Period of Completion : 09 Months tions of societies in 20th demand of skilled employ- in the related field. The lab- aimed at providing struc- On the complaint of the
Last Date and time of Submission of bid : 23.01.2019 (1500 Hrs) Century, and now Prime ees would never recede. oratory set up in the acade- tured skill qualifications to department, the Chandni- investigate the GST scam.”
Minister Narendra Modi is Stating that Vishwakarma my would support the con- meet the existing and emerg- bagh police registered 21 The SIT comprised
NIT No. ITBP/51 BN/ENGR/Renovation/2018 – 100-03
Dtd. 05.01.19 doing the same in 21st Cen- Skill University was unique struction workers to get ing job demands of the separate cases against the two inspector-level offi-
tury,” he said. in running job-oriented certified in the field for bet- industry,” said Raj Nehru, owners of these non-exis- cers, two sub-inspectors
Name of Work:- Renovation of SO’s Mess and dormitory at
51st Bn. ITB Police, Patiala (PB). Recognising the contribu- courses, he said starting a ter placement and job Vice-Chancellor of the uni- tent firms on January 6. and four assistant sub-
Estimated Cost : Rs. 19,32,801.00 tion of Odh community in Construction Skill Academy opportunities, he added. versity. “These will be The police also sought inspectors, which would
Earnest Money : Rs. 38,660.00 the construction of buildings (CSA) was a milestone. The university had signed aligned to the National Occu- the support of Excise and work under his supervi-
Period of Completion : 04 Months and highways, the Chief The academy would train MoUs with various industrial pational Standards and Taxation Department offi- sion, he added.
Last Date and time of Submission of bid : 22.01.2019 (1500 Hrs) Minister said that the BJP 250-500 youths annually units for running courses National Skill Qualification cers in the investigation. The SIT started investiga-
Note:- The tender form and other details can be obtained from government had launched and the first batch of work- having a term from 15 days Framework (NSQF) to facili- Satish Gautam, DSP, City, tion into the matter and
the website ( & several schemes for the bet- ers trained in masonry and to three months, said a tate progression of trainees said, “Sumit Kumar, SP sought detailed records of
terment of the construction bar bending course would spokesperson. from certificate to doctoral has constituted a special the 21 firms from the
Sd/- Manmohan Singh Guleria,
workers. — TNS be ready in the next few The varsity has also decided level,” he said. investigation team to department, he further said.
davp 19112/11/0375/1819 51st Bn. ITB Police, Patiala.
8-time MLA Kataria
Wanted Naxalite killed in
encounter in Jharkhand
Cong wants CVC out over CBI row elected R’sthan LoP
Dumka: A wanted Naxalite, car-
rying a reward of Rs 10 lakh, was
Accuses him of being collaborator with govt in violating Constitution by removing Verma Our Correspondent form the government.
killed by security forces in an Tribune News Service ‘BID TO HIDE RAFALE TRUTH’ gested if this is changed, important person in the gov- Expressing his gratitude to
encounter in Jharkhand's Dum- everything will be okay. The ernment.” Jaipur, January 13 the party high command and
ka district on Sunday, police
said. Shahdeo Rai alias Talada
New Delhi, January 13
The Congress today demand-
ed the sacking of the Chief
❝ Till now, we had been told that only the CBI was a
caged parrot. Now, we see the CVC as a vigilant slave of
CVC met Verma to suggest
that all would remain well if
Verma did what he was
The Congress also recalled
that on October 23, the CVC
abruptly cancelled his visit in
The BJP Legislature Party on
Sunday unanimously elected
Gulab Chand Kataria as its
Raje, Kataria said he would
leave no stone unturned to
win all 25 seats in the upcom-
was killed in the jungles of the government. (He is) the “Collaborator for Violating
Shikaripara. He was the prime Vigilance Commissioner the Constitution” (CVC). The question arises why was he being asked to do. This is the night to Denmark. leader in the Rajasthan ing Lok Sabha elections from
accused in the killing of then SP accusing him of being a col- recorded in writing by Ver- “On the same day from 8 Assembly. Kataria, an eight- Rajasthan. Besides, the party
of Pakur district Amarjeet Balihar laborator with the govern-
acting so… at whose behest? The answers are evident. ma, so where is the denial?” pm to 12.30 am, he sat draft- time party MLA and Home would raise public demands
in July 2013, the police said. PTI ment in violating the Consti- None except the top two people in this country can claim asked Singhvi, accusing the ing the order of Verma’s Minister in the previous against the ruling Congress
tution by removing former the power to make the CVC a puppet. And they did this CVC of acting as an advocate removal. At 12.30 am or 1 am, Vasundhara Raje government, government, “which came to
2 Nigerians arrested with CBI chief Alok Verma. to hide the truth of Rafale. Abhishek Singhvi, CONG for Asthana, the other CBI the CVC order was taken to would be the Leader of Opposi- power with a meagre 0.5 per
cocaine worth ~6.3 crore “The CVC must go. It’s . officer to be sent on leave by the government and the con- tion in the House. RS Rathore cent more votes”, he said.
Mumbai: The Mumbai police on clear he is acting as an for the high-powered com- October 6 last year. “The the government along with spiracy completed. The would be the Deputy Leader. Earlier, the BJP high com-
Saturday arrested two Nigerians ambassador for disgraced mittee’s decision to remove purpose was to improve Verma on October 23. Supreme Court set it aside on Raje proposed Kataria’s mand had shifted Raje to the
with 1 kg of high-quality cocaine CBI officer Rakesh Verma,” Congress Asthana’s appraisal report. The Congress also men- grounds that only the com- name and Rathore seconded party fold as its vice-presi-
worth Rs 6.3 crore in illicit mar- Asthana… acting as an agent spokesman Abhishek This is directly recorded. tions Verma’s recorded dis- mittee can decide not the it. In the 2018 Assembly elec- dent along with former Chief
ket. The police said Daniel for the government... It is Singhvi said today. It’s also recorded that the sent where the former CBI CVC, but the same report was tions, the BJP won 73 seats. Ministers of Madhya
Ezieke (38) and John Fransis clear that after lobbying for The Congress questioned existing report of Asthana chief says, “I could see the again used by the committee The Congress won 99 seats Pradesh and Chhattisgarh,
(35) were members of an inter- Asthana, the CVC is writing a as to why the CVC met Ver- was of doubtful integrity CVC was batting entirely for to sack Verma,” Singhvi said, and got the support of an MLA Shivraj Singh Chauhan and
national drug syndicate. PTI report that is the entire basis ma for more than an hour on and the CVC simply sug- Asthana as if he was the most alleging collusion. of RLD, Dr Subhash Garg, to Raman Singh, respectively.

BJP strategy: No alternative Going solo a case of fait accompli Ordinance on

triple talaq
to Modi, Congress ‘corrupt’ NEWS ANALYSIS re-promulgated
Vibha Sharma KV Prasad Tribune News Service
Tribune News Service KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM CONVENTION Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 13 ■ Play up TINA factor: there is no alternative to Modi New Delhi, January 13 New Delhi, January 13
As the Bharatiya Janata Par- ■ Project Congress, Opposition alliances as corrupt
The decision of the Congress With President Ramnath
ty wrapped up its two-day to go it alone in Uttar Pradesh Kovind giving his assent, the
■ Put the blame on Ram temple delay on the Congress
national convention yester- is a case of fait accompli for the government has re-promul-
day, three key takeaways are ONE TROUNCING US NOT BORN YET: UDDHAV Grand Old Party after the two gated the “Muslim Women
expected to form the saffron UP majors, the BSP and SP, (Protection of Rights on Mar-
plank for the 2019 General
Mumbai: Hitting out at BJP if an alliance happened, the announced an electoral riage) Ordinance, 2019”,
chief Amit Shah for his BJP will ensure victory for its
Election and be the centre- remarks that the saffron par- allies, but if it did not, the alliance, offering concession to which bans the practice of
piece of Prime Minister ty will thrash former party will thrash its the Congress on just two seats instant triple talaq, making it
Narendra Modi’s poll rally allies if a pre-poll former allies in the — Amethi and Rae Bareli. a penal offence, attracting a
blitzkrieg. alliance did not upcoming Lok Sabha It was not a case of the Con- jail term of three years.
First is playing up the materialise ahead polls. Thackeray, gress having been caught off A Bill to convert the earli-
‘there is no alternative’ or of the Lok Sabha whose party is an ally guard on Saturday. The er ordinance in this regard,
the TINA factor. In other polls, Shiv Sena of the ruling BJP at denouement to the negotia- issued in September 2018,
words, aggressively building chief Uddhav the Centre and in tions was known much earlier Senior Congress leader and party general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad speaks as UP Congress was cleared by the Lok Sab-
the perception that there is Thackeray on Sun- Maharashtra, said, “I and no sooner had BSP chief chief Raj Babbar looks on at a press conference in Lucknow on Sunday. PTI ha in December but was
day said one who have heard words
no alternative to the “strong, Mayawati and SP leader pending in the Rajya Sab-
will trounce the like ‘patak denge’
decisive and corruption-free” Sena was yet to be born. In a from someone. One who will Akhilesh Yadav spelt out the Narasimha Rao entered into entered into an agreement The other view is that the ha. Since the Bill could not
Modi government. veiled warning to the Sena, trounce Shiv Sena is yet to contours of the pact, than Con- an electoral pact with the for the 2017 UP Assembly dynamics and chemistry of a get parliamentary
The choice is “between sta- Shah had recently said that be born.” PTI gress president Rahul Gandhi BSP, giving away the lion’s polls. That was her reason for General Election are differ- approval, a fresh ordinance
bility and instability, an hon- said he was not disappointed share of 300 seats of then keeping the Congress away. ent. It is certainly an uphill has been issued.
est and courageous leader ment”, that will be “corrupt”. hya title dispute, who wanted at being overlooked. undivided 425 UP Assembly The opinion within the task given that the last time Seeking to allay fears that
and a leaderless opportunis- Third, and perhaps the key the court to hold off hearing “They have taken a decision and going in as junior part- Congress appears divided. the Congress gave a decent the proposed law could be
tic alliance, a ‘mazboot’ gov- takeaway, is the subtle the case until after the 2019 in Uttar Pradesh, and we will ner contesting 125 seats, par- One view is that the move to account of itself was in the misused, the government
ernment and a ‘majboor’ attempt to shift the Ram tem- elections. have to take our own decision ty leaders and workers were contest all 80 Lok Sabha 2009 Lok Sabha polls, garner- has included certain safe-
government”, the BJP politi- ple narrative by pushing the Given that Ram Mandir is a too. The Congress has lots to aghast at the deal. seats should provide impetus ing 23 seats, a massive uptick guards, such as bail for the
cal resolution said. blame on the Congress. highly emotive issue for its offer to the people of Uttar Remembering the two- to the party’s move to revive from the nine it won in 2004. accused before trial and an
Second, projecting the Con- Leader after leader at the core Hindu voters, the BJP is Pradesh… it is on us to strength- decade-old pact, Mayawati its moribund organisation. Certainly, pact with the FIR only by the victim (wife)
gress party as “corrupt”, pre-election meeting told the satisfied with letting the en the Congress in Uttar reminded that the BSP did Ever since the 1996 decision, Congress in the BSP-SP tent and her relatives.
along with the other “dis- audience that it was Congress Sangh and its combatant Pradesh, and we will fight to our not benefit from it since the the downslide continues would have consolidated the The Ordinance is applica-
parate” groups trying to build leader Kapil Sibal, a senior affiliates — primarily the full capacity,” Gandhi said. Congress could not transfer with dejected “karyakartas” Opposition and the move by ble to the whole of India but
a coalition “with the sole aim advocate in the Supreme Vishwa Hindu Parishad — do Interestingly, way back in its votes to the BSP just as either remaining inactive or the Congress should be slic- is not extended to the state of
of ousting Modi and giving a Court who represents one of the hard talk while it awaits 1996 when the Congress the SP experienced when crossing over to other parties ing away some votes that Jammu and Kashmir which
weak, ‘majboor’ govern- the petitioners in the Ayod- the Supreme Court verdict. under then president PV Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav in search of greener pastures. might go the BJP way. enjoys a special status.

Filmmaker Hirani
draggedin#MeToo, General Category EWS quota Interest on NRE account not taxable
he denies charge
Mumbai, January 13
Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani
has to pass basic structure test Q. A senior citizen is still working
and getting an annual salary of Rs
1,08,000 and is entitled to avail
on NRE account is not tax-
able. The income of an NRI,
which is earned in India is
Q. My son is an NRI and is doing a
job in Muscat since 2000. He is liv-
ing there with his family.
has been accused of sexual incapacity to compete with the Constitution as well. income tax exemption limit up to Rs required to be deposited in He does not have Aadhaar
assault by a woman who economically more privi- Ultimately, the Supreme 3.5 lakh. Is he eligible to add Non-Resident Ordinary card/PAN so far and has never filed
worked with him on his film leged sections of society. Also, Court will have to judge income from others sources up to account. Such an income an income tax return as an NRI. He
“Sanju”. Hirani has categori- the benefits of existing reser- whether breaching of the 50% Rs 2 lakh into his individual salary would be taxable in India. The purchased an LIC Market Plus poli-
cally denied the allegations. vations under clauses (4) and ceiling on reservations amount- income? Will income from other minimum taxable limit for cy for Rs 5 lakh from his NRE
His lawyer Anand Desai (5) of Article 15 and clause (4) ed to violation of basic structure sources be taxable? If so, how NRI is same as applicable to Account on August 3, 2010 for a
termed the allegations as of Article 16 are generally of the Constitution or not. much income from other sources an assessee who is not an NRI. term of 21 years. At present, its sur-
“false, mischievous, scan- OBITER DICTA unavailable to them. Further, imposing reserva- he can add to avail the exempt limit render value stands at Rs 9,28,000.
dalous, motivated and BY SATYA PRAKASH It’s for this reason that the tions on unaided institutions of Rs 3.5 lakh? Q. I had invested Rs 3,78,908 (sum He took another policy from HDFC
defamatory”. Act amends Articles 15 and 16 has also raised questions on 2. How much amount one can get taxable as “income from oth- assured Rs 3,80,000) in LIC one- Standard Insurance under the

In an article in HuffPost HE Constitution 103rd of the Constitution and adds the State passing on its bur- as help/gift from his er source”. However, such a time premium policy in 12/2012 HDFC Children Benefits Plan for Rs
India, the woman, who calls Amendment Act, 2019, an additional clause i.e. clause den on the private sector. It’s relatives/blood-related persons liv- receipt, if received from the and was paid a maturity amount of 5 lakh on March 10, 2004 for 15
herself as “an assistant”, providing for up to 10% 6 to each of the two Articles. being seen as an arbitrary ing abroad during a year? Is following relatives, is not tax- Rs 5,11,400 in 12/2018 and TDS of years by paying Rs 33,115 as annu-
alleged that Hirani sexually reservation to economically But EWS quota law is likely to move as it goes against amount received from relatives liv- able. 1% (Rs 5,116 ) was deducted from al premium.
abused her more than once weaker sections (EWS) of hit legal hurdles for more Supreme Court’s Constitu- ing aboard taxable or not? If so, “Relative” means: this amount. In form 26AS, the He is having an NRE account with
between March and Septem- General Category in educa- than one reason. An NGO has tion Bench verdicts in TMA how much tax would be applicable? (i) in case of an individual – whole maturity amount has been SBI and NRE account inclusive of
ber 2018. She detailed her tion and public employment already filed a petition in the Pai Foundation (2002) and PA 3. Is it compulsory that amount (a) spouse of the individual; shown as amount paid/credited. At NRO account with ICICI Bank .
allegations in an email dated over and above the existing Supreme Court challenging Inamdar (2005), which said shown in the savings account of an (b) brother or sister of the the time of investing, the LIC agent Please advise how his tax liabili-
November 3, 2018, to Hirani’s quota for SCs, STs and OBCs the validity of the Constitu- the State’s reservation policy individual during 2017-18 account- individual; didn’t tell me that the maturity ties will be assessed. LIC and
long-time collaborator and has triggered a fresh debate tion 103rd Amendment Act, cannot be imposed on unaid- ing year be the same in the return (c) brother or sister of the amount is taxable. My queries are HDFC officials have different opin-
“Sanju” co-producer Vidhu on the divisive issue. 2019, on the grounds that it ed educational institutions. while filing income tax return for spouse of the individual; as under: ions about the tax deductions.
Vinod Chopra. Passed by Parliament in violates the basic structure of There have been demands 2018-19 (assessment year)? (d) brother or sister of either 1. Is my LIC maturity amount They seem to be not well conver-
The woman said on April 9, two just days and assented to the Constitution. from various quarters, 4. If a person living abroad trans- of the parents of the individ- taxable? sant with rules in force.
2018, the director first passed by the President on Saturday, The new quota law exceeds including some political lead- fers amount in his savings account ual; 2. In case taxable, what amount is — Yogesh Sehdev
a sexually suggestive remark it takes total reservation to the 50% ceiling fixed by the ers, that reservation should or an NRI account, how would he (e) any lineal ascendant or to be considered as income from A. Interest earned by your
and later sexually assaulted 59%, much beyond the 50% Supreme Court in Indra be extended to private sector fill up his income tax return and on descendant of the individual; other sources? son on NRE account is not
her at his home office. “My ceiling fixed by the Supreme Shawney case. There is spec- as very few jobs are available which form? Would that income be (f) any lineal ascendant or 3. Whereas LIC has deducted 1% of taxable. However, interest
mind, body and heart were Court in the Indra Shawney ulation regarding placing the in the government sector. It taxable or not if it exceeds the lim- descendant of the spouse of maturity amount as income tax, I, earned on NRO account
grossly violated that night case (1992), popularly known Constitution 103rd Amend- appears the government is it of exemption limit? the individual; who fall in the slab of 30% tax with ICICI Bank would be
and for the next 6 months,” as Mandal Case. It also ment Act in the Ninth Sched- testing waters. If the amend- — Apma (g) spouse of the person bracket, will have to cough up 29% taxable if the amount of
the email read, which was extends reservation to pri- ule of the Constitution to ment, which provides for A.Your queries are replied referred to in terms (b) to (f); more as tax. Will it be on maturity such interest exceeds Rs
also marked to Chopra’s vate aided and unaided edu- shield it from possible judicial quota in private aided and hereunder: and amount or on maturity amount 2,50,000 being the limit up to
wife, film critic Anupama, cational institutions. scrutiny. But the top court has unaided educational institu- (a) A senior citizen who is less (ii) In case of a Hindu Undi- minus the amount I invested? which income tax is not
who is a director at Vinod Various social groups (not already ruled in IR Coelho's tions, is upheld by the than 80 years of age is not vided Family, any member Please clarify. payable by an assessee who
Chopra Films Pvt Ltd, “San- covered under the existing case in 2007 that there is no Supreme Court, the demand required to pay tax up to an thereof. — OP Kapoor is below the age of 60 years.
ju” scriptwriter Abhijat Joshi quota benefits) in Gujarat, blanket immunity from judi- to extend quota in private income of Rs 3,00,000 for (c) The provisions as stated A. Your queries are replied The amount received on the
and filmmaker Shelly Rajasthan, Maharashtra, cial review available to a law sector jobs will gain further assessment year 2019-20. above are equally applicable hereunder: expiry of the maturity peri-
Chopra, Vidhu Vinod’s sister. Haryana and certain other placed in the Ninth Schedule. momentum. Your present income being to an amount received from (a) According to my opinion, od shall not be taxable in
The complainant later told parts of the country have Placing of a law in the Ninth Caste-based quota has been Rs 1,08,000 and another sum outside India. It is necessary the entire amount received respect of LIC Master Poli-
HuffPost India that she was been demanding reservation, Schedule after the IR Coelho very divisive and runs count- of Rs 1,92,000 earned by you that the amount shown in by you from LIC should not cy in case the premium paid
“intimidated by Hirani “and often by resorting to violent verdict only changes the lev- er to the objective of achiev- as income from other savings account of an indi- be taxable but the amount by him does not exceed 20%
that said she maintained a agitation. But coming barely el of judicial scrutiny as a ing a casteless society as sources. vidual as on 31.3.2018 should received by you in excess of of the capital sum assured.
facade of normalcy as she few months before the Lok two-fold test would be envisaged by Dr BR Ambed- (b) Currently, the provisions be same while filing the the sum paid to the LIC The present surrender val-
needed to hold on to her job Sabha elections, the political applied to test its validity. kar. For the first time, caste of Gift Tax Act, 1958, are not return for assessment year should be taxable. ue is not taxable as the poli-
as her father was ill. “I had no motive behind the move is First, it would be examined will not be a criterion for quo- applicable. However, Section 2018-19. (b) As stated in (a) above, the cy is still being continued.
choice but to be polite to him. bound to be questioned. whether the law violates a ta in India under this law. The 56 of the Act provides that (d) NRI has an option to excess amount of Rs 1,32,292 The policy with HDFC
It was unbearable but the rea- The EWS among the Gen- provision in Part-III of the Supreme Court may or may any sum of money received deposit in NRE account should be taxable. Standard Insurance having
son I endured it all, until I eral Category have largely Constitution (Fundamental not uphold the new quota law. by an assessee during the amounts sent to India in for- (c) The amount of Rs been taken before March
couldn’t, was because I did- remained excluded from Rights) or not. If, yes, then it But the fact is that scope for financial year in excess of Rs eign exchange. Such an 1,32,492 would be taxable as 31, 2012 would also
n’t want my job to be taken higher educational institu- would be further examined if merit in the system is getting 50,000 from any person account can be a savings income from other sources be covered in the same cat-
away from me, and work to tions and public employment the violation also amounts to restricted in India is some- except relatives and other account or fixed deposit and shall be includible in egory as the master policy
be questioned. Ever.” — PTI on account of their financial violation of basic structure of thing to worry about. specified persons shall be account. The interest earned your total income. taken from LIC.

The battle for the skies

THE TRIBUNE established in 1881
US snub to Moscow will hit collaboration in exploring the ‘last frontier’
back on Roscosmos, Russia may have
to turn to China or India for partner-
ship. Recently, Rogozin openly hinted

Potential of UP arithmetic at this. In his words, ‘China is offer-

ing many initiatives for cooperation,
is asking us to help them develop,
A toss-up between mazboot sarkar and social justice though they have already achieved a

good level of development. They are
QUARTER of a century is a long time to stay estranged. And MK BHADRAKUMAR
suggesting creating a joint station.’
any rapprochement without a closure, as is the case with the SP FORMER AMBASSADOR Rogozin even floated the idea of a
and BSP in UP, speaks of more than a hint of desperation. Till ‘BRICS station’. Of course, Russia is

the run-up to the 2017 Assembly polls, Mayawati was in no mood to S space agency NASA has technologically capable of building a
‘forgive or forget’ the 1993 VIP Guest House incident in Lucknow. abruptly called off a planned lone Russian lunar station. But then,
But the BSP has been locked out of the power centre in UP for six visit to the US in February as the director of the Institute of
years and its vote share has steadily declined. The political banish- by the head of the Russian Space Policy in Moscow, Ivan M Moi-
ment from Lucknow will last another three years. Such a long period state space corporation, Roscosmos seyev, told the New York Times
on the bench precludes any division of spoils between Mayawati and Dmitry Rogozin. NASA made the recently, ‘The technical capability
Akhilesh: a role in Delhi for one and another for Lucknow. announcement on January 4 following exists, but the finances don’t.’
The dumping of the Congress makes for an interesting reading of criticism by the US media and law- MISSION SPACE: Russia can build a lone lunar station, but funds are a challenge. Quite obviously, considering that
tea leaves. Past experience has shown, according to Mayawati, that makers who demanded cancellation of space efforts are inextricably connect-
the visit. The snub to Moscow presages ed to military plans, Russia needs to
the Congress cannot transfer its votes. Nothing can be said if the
sudden death of the historic Russian-
The waning of NASA-Roscosmos synergy can be to India’s take a leap of faith to form an alliance
alliance will finally be a big tent that will accommodate the entire sec-
ular line-up or the non-Congress part. But the outline of the bi-party
American collaboration in exploring advantage. New Delhi should seize the opportunity. with China. On the one hand, the scien-
the ‘last frontier’ for mankind. It tific space-related endeavours have
pact indicates their game plan of preventing the Congress from becomes an inflection point. immense commercial potentials, while
becoming the ringmaster by aggregating enough seats from various Rogozin is a close political associate particular, following the cancellation of tect space assets (satellites, etc.) with on the other, they signify the ultimate
states to be the largest party. The Congress is welcome to contest all of President Vladimir Putin. He has the US Space Shuttle Program in 2011, space-based weapons. Suffice to say, ‘eye in the sky’ through a combination
seats where it is BJP’s principal opponent, but the SP-BSP alliance been subjected to the Western sanc- the US began relying on Russia’s the scope for sharing sensitive tech- of satellites and unmanned aerial
will aim at maximising its pickings from UP to be in a position for bet- tions over Moscow’s annexation of Soyuz capsules for transport to the ISS. nology or capabilities in space part- reconnaissance vehicles that would
ter bargaining if secular parties manage to best the BJP in 2019. Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in Russia receives an average of $81 mil- nerships has dramatically shrunk give unmatched insight into positions
The Congress’ exclusion also buries the talk of a nationwide 2014. US Senator Jeanne Shaheen, lion per seat on the Soyuz. In a joint due to the growing hostility between of enemies (as well as allies). They will
maha-gathbandhan. The electoral canvas may now be dotted by who is a leading critic of Russia’s statement in 2017, the two countries the US and Russia. phenomenally improve military logis-
state-level alliances against the BJP with the leftouts in the secular alleged meddling in the 2016 US pres- even projected the idea of collaborating Secondly, a private sector space tics, facilitate ‘orbital strikes’ at enemy
camp providing a rump alternative. On paper, simple arithmetic idential election, threatened that the on deep space exploration, including industry has appeared in the US and it targets as well as open up new lucrative
Congress will be ‘forced to act’ the construction of the Lunar Orbital has spawned commercial interests. trade and travel routes.
gives three-fourths of the 80 UP Lok Sabha seats to the SP-BSP. But
unless NASA withdrew the invitation Platform-Gateway, a research-focused The development of advanced tech- India is far better placed than China
the postulation sidesteps the likelihood of more cards up the BJP’s
to Rogozin. Shaheen called Rogozin space station orbiting the moon. nologies by private companies means can ever be to align with Russia’s
sleeve: quota within the SC\OBC quota and, of course, the Ram tem- ‘one of the leading architects of the (Rogozin’s visit aimed at fleshing out NASA has new options to choose from space programme, as there are no con-
ple case. What remains to be seen is whether the desperation of the Kremlin’s campaign of aggression the tantalising idea.) Both countries and to reduce the dependence on Rus- tradictions in the relations between
vanquished can match the creativity of the saffron corner. towards its neighbours’ and said the saw clear benefits, given the high price sia. In fact, NASA is already in a posi- the two countries. China is a competi-
invitation ‘undercuts our message tag for solo space exploration. tion to use Boeing and SpaceX cap- tor for Russia — as much as for the US
and undermines the US’ core nation- However, times have changed. Rus- sules for human spaceflight beginning — in space. Commenting on the
al security objectives’. sia and the US are flaunting today in 2020 and even has the option to recent landing of a Chinese scientific

Punjab’s pay push The big question is whether the cur-

tain is coming down on the space coop-
eration between the US and Russia. It
their capability to destroy each other
in a thermonuclear war, something
unheard of even at the height of the
phase out the procurement of Russian
RD-180 rocket engines by 2022. With
President Trump ordering the estab-
probe on the far side of the moon,
Mary Dejevsky at the Guardian news-
paper, a veteran Russia hand, wrote,
Pre-election cheer for govt employees is a poignant moment since the two Cold War. Space has become a new lishment of a sixth branch of the mili- ‘The response in political and military

countries have had a long history of domain of warfare. If the 2018 US tary (‘Space Force’), the dominant quarters in Washington, as in
OMETH the elections, cometh the revised pay scales. With working together in space ever since National Defense Strategy charac- aerospace companies in the US — Moscow… is likely to reflect trepida-
barely three months to go for the Lok Sabha polls, the cash- the joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975, terised ‘space and cyberspace as war- Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop tion.’ It cannot be otherwise in New
strapped Punjab Government has decided to bite the bullet and more so, in the past two decades. fighting domains’, Russia’s 2010 mil- Grumman, Raytheon and BAE Sys- Delhi also. All factors taken into con-
and finally implement the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Com- Within the ambit of cooperation, the itary doctrine explicitly stated that tems — are eyeing the new frontier. sideration, therefore, a tapering off in
mission. This is a last-ditch attempt to win over lakhs of disgruntled two countries have shared training, ensuring superiority in space would Russia’s preference has always the NASA-Roscosmos cooperation,
government employees, who have been holding protests in recent communications, operational capabili- be a ‘decisive factor’ in achieving its been to press on with a space pro- which is on cards in a near-term sce-
months in support of their demands, primarily a salary hike and ties and expenses in support of the strategic goals. In this tense security gramme entwined with the US’s. But nario, can be to India’s advantage.
payment of dearness allowance arrears. International Space Station (ISS). In environment, the need arises to pro- in a scenario where NASA turns its Delhi should seize the opportunity.
The Commission was set up in February 2016 when the Akali-
BJP alliance was in charge, but things moved at a snail’s pace,

Not loose change, it’s about change

apparently because the government, facing strong anti-incumben-
cy, already knew that it was on its way out. The change of guard in
the state further delayed the proceedings. Former Chief Secretary
RS Mann, who had been appointed chairman of the pay panel dur-
ing the SAD rule, quit shortly after the Congress came to power. His Satish Arya aside. I did, and waited. Ten minutes because he was a government official Then he cowered. He looked at me
successor, Jai Singh Gill, has had his hands full over the past year passed. He looked at me furtively. — it did not matter how petty he was tentatively. Finding fire in my eyes,

and a half, receiving hundreds of representations from employees’ OW much?’ I asked a clerk at Perhaps, he wanted me to vanish, but in the hierarchy — and the elderly he made a quick decision to douse it
unions. It has been a tightrope walk for him as the government the post office. Rupees 41, he I was not in a mood to oblige. Anoth- man outside the counter an aam aad- with exceptional sweetness, dipping
hardly has any financial elbow room. replied. I gave him Rs 40 and a er five minutes passed. I asked him mi. I did not like this evaluation of his hand in the cashbox. He fished
Accounting for about half of its total earnings, the state’s annual Rs-5 coin. He looked at the coin and for the balance. Again he mumbled, myself. It was unacceptable to me. out a Rs-5 coin and gave it to me.
salary and pension bill is a major drain on the exchequer. Punjab’s frowned, ‘Give me change,’ he said. ‘ Let change come. I will give you Raising my tone, I said, ‘Char rupay Sheepishly, he said, ‘Ok, Sir, you take
government employees, particularly those who have spent several ‘This is change,’ I retorted. ‘You will your Rs 4. Main kahin bhaga thode ja ke liye kitni wait karni chahiye?’ ‘A it and go.’ I said the situation had not
years in service, are relatively well paid compared to their counter- have to wait for the change,’ he replied. raha hoon.’ His tone was weak this few minutes more, maybe,’ he said. I changed. ‘I don’t have a rupee coin.’
parts in other states, but the picture is far from rosy for the fresh It was around 3 pm. I had gone to time as I had seen him accept small told him angrily that he reminded me He asked me not to bother.
speed-post a letter. Though the queue coins over 15 minutes. I told him that of bus conductors of the bad old days I came back with my Rs 4 clinking
recruits. The latter find themselves in a ‘take it or leave it’ situation.
was not long, the young clerk was though he was not running away, I who would never return change to in my pocket. Besides, I had a rupee
The ruling party needs to do a lot to make sarkari naukri alluring for
taking an inordinate time in dispos- was a busy man and had other things helpless passengers on one pretext or interest too! I had won a small but
these young employees. The protracted unrest among government ing of the customers. It had taken me to do. ‘Please wait,’ he insisted. the other. ‘Even conductors have righteous battle against an official
teachers, who are seeking regularisation of services at decent over half an hour to reach the book- Another five minutes passed. The stopped doing this. Check your cash- who had the potential to misappropri-
salaries, shows that the powers that be have made a mess of things. ing window. And now the wait, for Rs wait was becoming painful. I was box. There is enough change there.’ ate public money at some stage, when
Punjab also has plenty of catching up to do with neighbour Haryana, 4! I took a stealthy look into the cash- tired and felt weak-kneed. My temper The clerk had not expected this. He he would be in a senior position. It
which had taken the lead last year in implementing recommenda- box and sighted a few glistening was rising, but I realised that the glared at me. I glared back. The peo- wasn’t about Rs 4; it was about the
tions of the Seventh Pay Commission. coins. I understood. young man behind the counter was ple around backed me. They had been dignity of the common man and the
‘I will wait,’ I said, and stood my taking me either to be a fool or a weak watching the whole drama and knew propriety on the part of public ser-
ground. The clerk asked me to stand man who could be browbeaten simply who was at fault. vants while discharging their duties.

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thought for the day letters to the editor
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense
Better late than never An enlightened being Air Force to achieve integrated com- process by middlemen, clinics and
to you. — Neil deGrasse Tyson The verdict in a 1984 riot case, convict- The article ‘Vivekananda’s practical mand in sync with modern times. Vio- doctors, and the use of women as ‘sell-
ing Sajjan Kumar, is a precedent that Vedanta’ (Jan 12) precisely explains lence in Kashmir is declining and his ers’ of babies is certainly acknowl-
must be followed in other pending the great message he conveyed to the message to terrorists to join the edged by the surrogacy Bill. But a
criminal cases for decades. Otherwise, nation and the whole humanity. The national mainstream should have a complete ban is not what is required. It
on this day...100 years ago those cases are likely to be thrown Swami said, ‘There cannot be any positive effect. Kashmiri separatists is not feasible to ban commercial sur-
away on the ground of delays. The lat- antagonism amongst the religions of should also stop toeing the line of the rogacy altogether, when it is worth $2.3
est example is the second conviction the world. I wish there were as many ISI and work for the prosperity of the billion. The ban would lead to more
against Dera Sacha Sauda chief religions in the world as people, shed- people of Kashmir. violations and misuse, and will also
Gurmeet Ram Rahim and his three ding more light on spirituality.’ When SUBHASH VAID, NEW DELHI lead to the exploitation of surrogates.
aides, who have been pronounced he talked of being fearless and strong, DIVYA SINGLA, PATIALA
lahore,tuesday, january 14, 1919
guilty by the special CBI court in the he meant only love not hate. Love is
Chhatrapati murder case. Now a vic- strength. He identified every human ‘Poor’ taxpayer
The Civil Service Opposition. tim may be hopeful that justice may being as an embodiment of divine Ambedkar had proposed reservation Principals on probe panels
WE have in our leading article referred to the organised opposition which certain be delivered, even though there may presence. I salute him with the same for only 10 years, for the poor of socie- Refer to ‘PSEB exam centres outside
members of the Indian Civil Service in the Madras Presidency are endeavouring be delay in its delivery. reverence as he felt for Ramakrishna ty. After decades, our politicians have schools again, in 3-km radius’ (Jan
to offer to the Montagu-Chelmsford scheme of Reforms. In the interests of that SHADI LAL, BY MAIL Paramhans when he said, ‘Whatever I failed to end reservation. Now, the 12); I am a retired lecturer from the
Service itself, on the cause of good government in India, and of that mutual have said and written belongs to my issue has become a strong tool to Punjab education department. It is
understanding between Englishmen and Indians on which so much depends, Master and the mistakes that have attract voters. The recent quota for said that only seniormost principals
we appeal to the Government to nip this movement in the bud, if it has not Faith in judiciary occurred in doing so belong to me.’ upper caste people was passed by both have been included in probe panels. I
outgrown that stage. Anybody can see that it can only do harm. That it cannot Apropos ‘Comeuppance for dera RUP SINGH, BY MAIL Houses. No political party dared to contest this claim. In most districts
and ought not to succeed goes without saying. It is intolerable that a body of men, chief’ (Jan 12), the verdict should refuse it, because they know the value principals promoted in 2014 and 2016
who are paid out of Indian revenue for the single purpose of administering the bring respite to the family of the vic- of upper caste vote. People who pay have been adjusted on the panels
affairs of India, according to the law and the constitution in vogue for the time tims. The determination with which Task cut out for Chief taxes will get reservation in govern- whereas those promoted in 2009 and
being, should claim the right to determine what that law and constitution should they pursued the legal battle has The editorial ‘Sorting wheat from ment jobs and educational institu- 2010 have been ignored. This puts a
be, and should make it a grievance when that right was denied to them. borne fruit. The message is clear: no chaff’ (Jan 12) has good advice for the tions. But this is not a permanent solu- question mark on the functioning of
miscreant can go scot-free, despite Army Chief. The matters of interna- tion. As a patriot and an active citizen the panels. Also, another report says
Disapproval of the Scheme. having enormous wealth and strong tional relations should be left to politi- of this nation, I want only a single that there will be no self-exam centre,
THAT the scheme is not approved by some members of the Service is, of course, political connections. The verdict cians and diplomats. Let them chart reservation system implemented. but in many parts of the state, stu-
neither new nor surprising. No one who has exercised ruling authority can like to will go a long way in reinforcing the way forward for matters in KARAM SINGH THAKUR, MANDI dents of school ‘A’ go for exam to
be told that his true business is not to rule but to serve. Our objection is to the people’s faith in the judicial Afghanistan. Our jawans are deputed school ‘B’ and vice versa, and in this
members of the Service giving organised expression to their disapproval of the process, despite it being long and for peace missions only under the UN process, they help one another and
scheme and, indeed, to their expressing any opinion with regard to it at all, unless cumbersome. Hopefully, more peo- flag. The Chief has huge responsibili- Surrogacy Bill flout the bar of 3-km distance. To
they were officially called upon to do so. This, however, is precisely what the ple will be emboldened to fight ty on two fronts and to deal with inter- Refer to ‘Surrogates victims of abuse, curb copying, there should be no
Madras Association does. “We do not intend now,” it says “to criticise the proposals injustice fearlessly and doggedly. nal security. Close coordination must exploitation’ (Jan 12); commercialisa- vice-versa centres.
regarded merely as a scheme for administering British India, but as a reference to VIMAL SETHI, KAPURTHALA be forged among the Army, Navy and tion of motherhood and misuse of the GURBACHAN SINGH, BY MAIL
the subject in the British Press suggests that the I.C.S. as a whole approves and
welcomes the scheme, we think it desirable to say that it is not so.” Letters to the Editor, typed in double space, should not exceed the 200-word limit. These should be cogently written and can be sent by e-mail to:

Protocol and politics of state funerals

ities, including Rajesh Khanna, ex-crick- Fifth Pay Commission recommenda-
eter Ajit Wadekar, journalist Muzaffar tion in 1997, the government had noti-
Hussain, Mother Teresa, Sathya Sai Baba, fied that a public holiday would be
singer Gangubai Hangal, BJP leader declared only in the event of the death
Pramod Mahajan, who held no ministeri- of the incumbent President and Prime
al position when he lost his life, and Dada Minister. It is now recommended that
JP Vaswani. It is strange that Bollywood this practice be abolished in totality.
star Shashi Kapoor was also given a ‘State funerals’ should be reserved for
state funeral, complete with a three-gun former Vice Presidents and Prime Minis-
FORMER GOC-IN-C, WESTERN COMMAND salute by the police, while legendary ters, sitting Cabinet ministers, Governors,
thespian Raj Kapoor had been accorded Lieutenant Governors, Speaker of the

AMAKANT Achrekar, a cricket none of these honours. Lok Sabha, Chief Justice of the Supreme
coach known for having nur- However, nothing can be as glaring as Court, Chief Ministers and Bharat Ratna
tured Sachin Tendulkar and the difference in the treatment meted awardees. The Honour Guard at such
Vinod Kambli, passed away out to two giants of the Armed Forces. funerals should be drawn from the state
recently. However, even before the In September 2017, Marshal of the police or the Central Armed Police
embers had cooled, a controversy flared Indian Air Force Arjan Singh was cre- Forces, which would fire three volleys by
up about a ‘state funeral’ not being mated in Delhi with full state honours. seven riflemen. Bodies would be draped
accorded to him. The Maharashtra Gov- The Tricolour was flown at half mast in the Tricolour, but there would be no
ernment had to go into overdrive and and both the President and the Prime HOMAGE: State funerals with full military honours, including the 17-gun salute, should be accorded to Field Marshals/Marshals lowering of the National Flag.
apologise for the ‘omission’. Minister paid tributes at his residence, of the Air Force/Admirals of the Seas and all Param Vir Chakra/Ashok Chakra awardees. State funerals with full military hon-
Such controversies have erupted where the body lay in state. The funer- ours, including the 17-gun salute,
several times. In 2017, the Karnataka al was attended by top political leaders, constitutional and central political reserved only for the President, Prime should be accorded to Field Mar-
Government was slammed for accord- including Manmohan Singh and LK
Whims and fancies of leadership, including the Defence Minister and former Presidents, while shals/Marshals of the Air Force/Admi-
ing a state funeral with a 21-gun salute Advani, the Raksha Mantri (Defence people in power, vote-bank Minister, found time to attend his cre- Governors were added to the list for rals of the Seas and all Param Vir
to Gauri Lankesh, a journalist known Minister) and the three Service Chiefs. mation. Nor did the Governor or Chief ‘state funerals’. However, this came Chakra/Ashok Chakra awardees.
for her support to Naxals and views on A 17-gun salute, a fly-past by three pressures and a loose Minister of Tamil Nadu. The sole rep- with a clause that in the case of other All other prominent citizens of great
right-wing Hindu extremism. The
administration claimed that the gun
Sukhoi fighters and helicopters carry-
ing the IAF colours were part of the
‘discretionary’ clause resentative of the government was the
Minister of State for Defence. Even the
dignitaries, the Centre could issue spe-
cial instructions or order a state funeral.
stature could be accorded a ‘ceremonial
funeral’ at the discretion of the Central
salute was given as “a mark of respect honours accorded to the ‘Air Warrior’. can imbalance Air Force and Navy Chiefs did not Thus, over the years, rules have been or state governments. A ceremonial
for her selfless service and not for ide- Compare this with the shocking attend the funeral and instead chose to relaxed or overlooked on several occa- funeral should also be authorised for for-
ological reasons”. Another recent case treatment meted out to India’s most protocol-based events, send two-star-ranked officers. sions to accommodate some personali- mer Union Cabinet ministers or equiva-
was that of Sridevi, who was given full
state honours at her funeral under the
iconic soldier, Field Marshal SHFJ
Manekshaw, the Chief of the Indian
resulting in controversies All these cases exemplify how poli-
tics, whims and fancies of people in
ties. There is, therefore, a need to review
existing instructions and streamline and
lent former government dignitaries.
Such a funeral would basically entail
Chief Minister’s discretionary powers Army which liberated Bangladesh in and debates. While honours power, vote-bank pressures and a standardise these to ensure uniformity logistical and security arrangements
for being an “eminent personality who 1971 and captured over 90,000 Pak- loose ‘discretionary’ clause can and transparency across the country. by the government, provision of a
has done public service”. A third case istani prisoners of war. Sam passed accorded to well-known imbalance such protocol-based Some recommendations are: police escort and attendance by appro-
is that of Sarabjit Singh, convicted of
spying and subsequently killed in a
away in June 2008 at Wellington, Tamil
Nadu. However, for reasons unknown,
personalities have generally events, resulting in avoidable contro-
versies and debates. While honours
‘National mourning’ and a ‘national
funeral’ should be authorised only for
priate elected/government dignitaries.
Bodies of such departed citizens would
Pakistani jail in 2013, for whom the the Indian Government appeared to not been objected accorded to well-known personalities the President, Vice President, Prime neither be draped in the Tricolour nor
Punjab Government ordered three- deliberately downplay the state hon- have generally not been objected to, Minister and former Presidents. would rifle volleys be fired.
day mourning and a state funeral. ours that this great soldier so richly to, what has vexed people the two main issues that have, howev- These dignitaries would be entitled to National mourning with flags low-
It is these powers of discretion that give
rise to controversies and hype among the
deserved. In any other country, such a
funeral would have been attended by
is the draping of Tricolour er, vexed the people are the draping of
the Tricolour over the bodies of some
most of the existing protocols, includ-
ing a 21-gun salute by the military and
ered to half mast throughout the
country should be proclaimed if the
public. Over the past several years, state the highest officials of the nation. over bodies of some of of the departed and the rendering of a recommended four-day period of nation goes through any major
funerals under the discretionary powers However, here no national mourning gun salutes to them. mourning during which the Tricolour calamity or natural disaster resulting
have been given to several other personal- was declared and not one among our the departed. A ‘state mourning’ was initially would fly at half mast. Based on a in large-scale loss of lives.

World Bank upbeat about India’s economy

HE latest World Bank report on viewed the measure from the aspect of which occurred paradoxically owing
global economic prospects for helping the shift from the informal to to successive bountiful harvests. The
2019 makes ominous predic- the formal economy, as it points out presence of huge food surpluses, in
tions for the short- and medi- that workers in the latter sector earn 19 turn, led to agrarian distress in
um-term future. Speaking of storm per cent more than those in the former. many states. Hence, containing
clouds on the horizon, it describes grow- The introduction of GST is viewed inflation needs to be accompanied
ing international trade tensions that through the same prism, though this by reformative policies in key sec-
could impact investments in both devel- too has been criticised for being tors of the economy.
SUSHMA RAMACHANDRAN oped and emerging economies. A possi- launched without adequate prepara- Similarly, the issue of the central
SENIOR FINANCIAL JOURNALIST ble deceleration of growth in many tion, leading to considerable hardship bank independence, highlighted in
economies is on the cards, says the for small businesses. One must point the World Bank’s report, has become
report, despite the fact that the world out, however, that GST was a reform a key issue of discourse in recent
economy was literally firing on all cylin- whose time had come and no amount months. The abrupt resignation of
A possible deceleration of ders at the beginning of 2018. Now, it of preparation would have enabled a Urjit Patel as RBI Governor follow-
growth in many economies predicts a growth of 2.9 per cent for the
entire world in 2019 as against 3 per cent
smooth rollout. First, states were hold-
ing on jealously to their individual rev-
ing disagreements with the Central
Government appeared to show that
is on the cards, says the in the previous year. It does mention enue flows without taking a macro- all was not well on this front. As far
exceptions to the bleak prospects, which economic view; second, small traders as independence is concerned, it is
World Bank report, despite include India. But it warns that and businesses would not have shifted clear this cannot be stretched
the fact that the world economies relying on commodities may
face a setback and even the current spell
to much-needed digitisation before it beyond a point, though tensions
was actually launched. The initial between the RBI and the govern-
economy was literally firing of low inflation could alter in case central glitches are being ironed out. ment have been of a healthy nature
bank independence is eroded in the face DRASTIC STEP: The World Bank has pointed out that demonetisation led to slower The Bank has commended the con- in the past. Even a former RBI Gov-
on all cylinders at the of pressure to finance governments. growth in 2017, but encouraged a shift from the informal to the formal economy. tainment of inflation in emerging ernor is now saying the central bank
beginning of 2018. It does The Bank’s report resonates in this economies to 3.5 per cent, saying that is accountable to the government
country, rocked as it has been recently now seems to have shifted to South informal sector is often associated it is linked to greater output, higher and needs to work within the frame-
mention exceptions to the by controversies over the central Asia. Only Pakistan lags with an with lower productivity, reduced tax growth and better development. Its work laid down by it.
bank’s independence and the expected slowing to 3.7 per cent. revenues and greater poverty and comments on low inflation are signif- The World Bank’s latest report is
bleak prospects, which achievement of low inflation being On India, the Bank makes some inequality. In other words, while both icant as one of the big achievements thus not only timely, but also high-
include India. The region of marred by farmers’ distress due to interesting observations about demonetisation and GST had led to of this government has been curtail- lights many issues that have come to
low agricultural prices. At the same demonetisation and the launch of the lower growth, these also had a positive ing price rise. This is despite harden- the fore here in recent months. The
fast growth now seems to time, the bank is upbeat as far as India Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. impact by way of reducing the infor- ing of world crude oil prices in the aspect of higher growth remains
is concerned. It expects growth to rise It notes that both developments led to mal economy. past two years that led to enhanced paramount, however, as the Bank
have shifted to South Asia. to 7.3 per cent during 2018-19, making slower growth in 2017. It also contends Demonetisation, which caused retail prices of petroleum products. notes that higher consumption and
it the fastest growing economy on the that these encouraged a shift from the extreme hardships to the weaker sec- Even so, it was possible to keep infla- investment have been the drivers for
planet. It goes on to add that the pace informal to the formal economy. In tions of society, especially in rural tion within the parameters laid down acceleration this year. It can only be
will pick up to 7.5 per cent in the fol- this context, the Bank highlights the areas, has also been decried due to the by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). hoped that the brighter skies on the
lowing two years. China, on the other need to reduce the element of the fact that most of the currency was One of the reasons for attaining horizon translate into a consistently
hand, is projected to slow down to 6.3 informal sector in emerging returned to the central bank. The these goals, however, was the stagna- high growth path for the economy
per cent. The region of fast growth economies. It maintains that a large Bank, on the other hand, has only tion in agricultural product prices over the next few years.

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Soldier injured State submits report on Shah Faesal: From

sensation in 2010 to
in Pak sniper fire
Tribune News Service 36th ceasefire
violation in 13 days
simultaneous polls to EC ‘politician’ in 2019
Jammu, January 13 Dinesh Manhotra HAH Faesal was a
In yet another ceasefire vio- The Pakistan army violated Tribune News Service Centre’s take phenomenon in 2010
lation, an Army jawan was the ceasefire for the 36th Jammu, January 13 ■ During a debate on the when every Kashmiri
injured in a sniper fire from time in the last 13 days. On The state election depart- looked up to him for inspira-
imposition of President’s
Pakistan on Sunday near Sunday, it resorted to unpro- ment has submitted its tion. The young man had
rule in J&K, Union Home
the Line of Control (LoC) in
voked firing from across the report to the Election Com- propelled the Valley into the
Minister Rajnath Singh
LoC, injuring a soldier deput-
Rajouri district. It was the mission of India (ECI) told Parliament on Janu- national consciousness as a
ed at a forward post. The ON THE FRONTLINE
36th ceasefire violation by regarding preparations for ary 3 that the Centre had place where good things too
soldier has been identified
Pakistan in the last 13 days. the Lok Sabha and Assem- no objection if the Assem- happen. That marvel has ARUN JOSHI
as Rifleman Gurpreet Singh,
An Army official said Pak- bly elections in the state. bly and Lok Sabha elec- crash-landed into the mun-
who reportedly received
istani troops violated cease- serious bullet injuries on The ECI will take the final tions in J&K were held
simultaneously. He had
dane world of politics. In 2010, Shah Faesal
fire on Sunday by resorting the shoulder. decision on holding the It is a steep decline from the made youth in Kashmir
said the Centre would pro-
to unprovoked firing from elections in the state. vide all security arrange- sublime to ridiculous. This
across the LoC, injuring a Since the beginning of “We have submitted our ments required for decline is not because the IAS compete and excel. But
soldier deputed at a forward 2019, a Major and two oth- report. Our job is to inform holding the elections topper of 2009, who had now, he has created a
post. Apparently, he was hit ers, including a soldier, the commission about our become a household name in
by a bullet fired by a Pak- have been killed in cease- preparations. The final deci-
■ On January 11, Governor 2010 for his stupendous and doubt in their minds
Satya Pal Malik said the
istani sniper in the Keri fire violations by Pakistan. sion on holding the elec- administration was ready inspiring success, has decid- that if politics is the final
sector of Rajouri district. “It has become a routine tions will be taken by the ed to join politics. It is his per-
Indian troops retaliated affair with the Pakistan army ECI,” Shalinder Kumar,
for the Assembly elec-
tions in the state and a sonal decision and there destination, why route it
effectively, the official said, to provoke the Indian Army chief electoral officer (CEO), call in this direction should be no quarrel with that through the IAS?
adding that the soldier by resorting to truce viola- J&K, told, The Tribune. should be taken by the but two points are quite mys-
was taken to a hospital. tions two or three times a day. He was in New Delhi for a People line up to cast their vote in Jammu. TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO ECI and New Delhi terious, if not outright intrigu- clear as to whose side he
The soldier has been iden- Though we give them a two-day meeting of all CEOs ing, about his proposal to tra- stands, when he said he had
tified as Rifleman Gurpreet befitting reply and inflicting of the country to review CEO in December on the al and Assembly polls simul- after having been kept in verse the political terrain of decided to quit the IAS job to
Singh, who reportedly damage, the provocation con- preparations for the forth- directions of the CEO. taneously. The election suspended animation for Kashmir. It is unclear as to protest the “unabated
received serious bullet tinues,” said an Army officer. coming Lok Sabha elections. In the last week of Decem- department has also com- nearly five months following where does he stand: on the killings” of Kashmiris and
injuries on the shoulder. The deceased include All deputy commissioners ber, the state government pleted the process of special the collapse of the PDP-BJP side of the militants who the failure of the Union Gov-
After providing immedi- Major Shashi Dharan V Nair of J&K had already submit- had constituted panels at summary revision of the on June 19. After six months killed his father and forced ernment to reach out to Kash-
ate medical help, he was air- of Pune, Rifleman Jiwan ted details of the returning the divisional and district electoral rolls in the state. of Governor’s rule, Presi- his family to run from Lolab miris. It has all the ring of half-
lifted to the Army’s Com- Gurung of West Bengal and officers and assistant levels to explore the possi- The J&K Assembly was dent’s rule was imposed in in Kupwara to Srinagar truth because he is silent on
mand Hospital. Army porter Hem Raj. returning officers to the bilities of holding the gener- dissolved on November 21 J&K on December 20. for safety and security. the killing of civilians, police-
The militants are also men in their homes and the
responsible for many atroci- worst human crimes of slitting
ties that have inflicted untold of throats by militants.

Snow spell ends in Kashmir Two ultras held in Shopian pain to thousands of people.
Worse, what they have done
is to create a situation where
This makes his political
plans selective, ignoring the
other side completely.
Tribune News Service Air, road traffic resumes Our Correspondent Joint operation A case has been registered militancy, conferred with a Second, he made observa-
at the Shopian police station. dignified term of resistance, tions about the instances
The surface connectivity as well as air traffic, which was disrupt- The militants were arrested
Srinagar, January 13 Anantnag, January 13 One pistol and 14 live car- made the country respond that have plagued the coun-
ed by the snowfall in the state, was restored and vehicles strand- from a ‘naka’ put up by a joint
The sun shone over most The Delhi Police on Sunday team of the Delhi Police and tridges were recovered from with equally ruthless count- try in recent years, high-
parts of the Valley for the ed along the Jammu-Srinagar highway were allowed to move claimed to have arrested two the possession of the duo. er-terrorism operations. The lighting the Muslim victimi-
J&K Police at Narwaw village
first time in recent weeks on militants, including a juve- of Shopian. The arrested mili- The Delhi Police said there familiarity of the armed sation. That is a squinted
Sunday as the latest spell of The latest snowfall ended Srinagar national highway nile, from a ‘naka’ in Shopi- tants were in touch with were specific inputs regard- forces to the soil of Kashmir view. India has that tolerance
snowfall, which continued by Saturday evening at most were allowed to move. an district. The ‘naka’ Naveed Babu, a policeman- ing a Hizbul Mujahideen has brought in many and it gives the freedom of
intermittently for three places in the Valley and was In Kashmir, where the res- (checkpoint) had been put turned-Hizb commander. module, which visited the changes on the landscape, speech and expression that
days, ended in the region. the fifth such spell since the idents are struggling with up by a joint team of the Del- . NCR for procurement of and today all Kashmiris are he said was being sup-
The rare sunny day came snowfall in November’s first freezing climatic conditions, hi Police and J&K Police. atullah Bukhari, a resident of sophisticated small weapons. living a split life — their pressed in the country.
as a respite in the region week, which had marked the temperatures overnight In a press release, the Delhi Nowpora in Shopian district. “A special team was sent to love for what they believe In 2010, Faesal made youth
which has been battling one the early arrival of winter. remained comparatively Police said two militants were The second militant has only Jammu and Kashmir. The is “a pious revolution” and in Kashmir compete and
of its severe winters in the The surface connectivity warm. The minimum tem- arrested from Narwaw village been identified as a “juve- information was shared desperate search for a excel. But now, he has creat-
past decade with back-to- as well as air traffic, which perature in Srinagar, the of Shopian. However, the nile in conflict with law”. with the counterparts in peaceful life for themselves ed doubt in their minds that
back snowfalls causing traf- was disrupted by the snow- state’s summer capital, press release did not men- “The militants were in Shopian following which a and their children. if politics is the final destina-
fic disruptions and triggering fall in the region, was dropped to a low of -0.4°C, tion the date of the arrest. touch with Naveed Babu, a trap was laid and the two The would-be politician in tion, why route it through the
threats of avalanches in restored and the vehicles making it the warmest One of the arrested persons policeman-turned-Hizb com- militants were arrested,” Faesal has looked at one side of IAS and leave your own
remote mountainous areas. stranded along the Jammu- night of the month. has been identified as Kifay- mander,” the statement read. the statement said. the problem, thus making it people disillusioned.

Fresh snow in Queen of Hills

Virbhadra blackmails party
before every election: Sukhu
Tribune News Service The former HPCC presi-
dent said in his over six-
Shimla, January 13
There seems to be no let-up
❝ For the former CM,
personal interest
year stint as president, he
had worked hard to ensure
in the acrimony between always matters the that there was a strong
Virbhadra Singh and for- most.Virbhadra has organisational set-up.
mer state Congress presi- insulted party leaders and “I tried to ensure that the
dent Sukhwinder Singh MLAs in the HPCC by party reached up to the
Sukhu with the latter hit- referring to them as ‘junk’ booth level, activated
ting out at the former Chief which is not acceptable. various cells and frontal
Minister for always black- Are leaders like Gangu organisations and, above
mailing the party in the Ram Musafir, Harsh all, gave opportunities to
run-up to any election. Mahajan, Chander Kumar, the youth by entrusting
Sukhu today retaliated by Ajay Mahajan and Ravi with them important
saying that Virbhadra only Thakur, all former MLAs responsibilities,” he said.
encouraged personality cult
and for the former CM, per-
and ministers junk? ❞
Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu, HPCC CHIEF
Sukhu said Virbhadra had
made people chairmen and
sonal interest always mat- vice-chairmen who contested
tered the most. “He has elections against the party’s
insulted party leaders and was nothing less than junk. career, Virbhadra had official nominees. “What is
MLAs in the HPCC by refer- The former CM had been always opposed good lead- even more amusing is that
ring to them as ‘junk’ seeking Sukhu’s ouster the ers whether it was Sat the Congress fared badly in
which is not acceptable. Are day he was given the reins Mahajan, Vidya Stokes, the home booths of most of
leaders like Gangu Ram of the party after the 2012 Kaul Singh or Viplove these appointees,” he said.
Musafir, Harsh Mahajan, Assembly polls. Sukhu vir- Thakur. “Virbhadra thinks Virbhadra had never worked
Chander Kumar, Ajay tually put a question mark that he is the Congress and in the party’s interests but
■ Shimla, Kufri and upper areas ■ Tourist vehicles going towards Kufri,
Mahajan and Ravi Thakur, on Virbhadra’s political the party cannot win with- always furthered his own was restored on the Shimla-Kufri-
all former MLAs and minis- clout by stating that the out him. I would like to personal interests. received another spell of snowfall Fagu-Theog-Narkanda road which recorded 3 to 4 inches of snow
on Sunday. The HRTC bus service in the afternoon. in the morning, got stuck on the
ters junk ?” he retorted. Congress had never been remind him that times have With Virbhadra being very
remained suspended on the Dhalli-Chharabra-Kufru-Fagu
Virbhadra at a function in able to repeat the govern- changed and now the party critical of Sukhu even after routes leading to Narkanda, ■ In Kalpa and Keylong, Lahaul-Spiti, stretch. But chaos and chill did not
Hamirpur yesterday said ment whenever he had has a strong organisational his removal, it appears that Chopal, Rohru und Jubbal. Mean- normal life has been out of gear deter revellers, who celebrated
Sukhu had caused damage been the Chief Minister. set-up in every nook and the verbal duel between the while, the movement of vehicles for the past three days. Lohri on the way to Kufri. — TNS
to the party and his team Sukhu said in his political corner,” he said. two will only get worse.

CUHP not to set up medical, engg colleges 2 killed as U’khand-bound

VC writes to Centre, says will focus on humanities, other professional courses
Lalit Mohan grammes would be started the college authorities to sub- ical and engineering col-
bus collides with truck
Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, January 13
at the Dharamsala complex,
medical and engineering
❝ Himachal already has
six medical colleges that
mit a specified number of
courses that could be started
leges could be set up by the
CUHP in later stages.
At least two persons were
critical as she was admitted to
the ICU of the hospital.
aged, killing driver of the
truck at the spot.
Central University colleges would come up at are in various stages of in the initial phase, he said. The CUHP was estab- killed and about three dozen The bus was on way to Confirming two deaths in
Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) Dehra. Vice-Chancellor, development. It won’t be Agnihotri said the state lished in 2010. On the rec- injured after an Uttarak- Uttarakhand via Gaya dis- the fatal road accident,
has dropped the proposal CUHP, Kuldeep Agnihotri wise to start another had enough engineering ommendations of the then hand-bound tourist bus trict as it was returning from Muzaffarpur district Magis-
for setting up medical and said he had written to the medical college at this colleges in both govern- government, led by PK collided with a truck on the Janakpur Dham of Nepal trate Mohammad Suhail
engineering colleges. Centre in this regard. He said stage. The state has ment and private sectors. In Dhumal, a committee was NH-77 near the Runnisaid- where Uttarakhand tourists said: “The injured were taken
The university had pro- initially, the university had enough engineering the initial phase, the CUHP set up for the selection of pur locality of Sitamarhi dis- had gone to offer prayers to the SKMCH where they
posed to set up these col- no intention to start medical colleges in both would now only concentrate sites for the university in trict of Bihar on Sunday. before they met with a fatal were getting proper treat-
leges in its vision docu- and engineering colleges. government and on sciences, humanities Kangra. It was on the basis The injured were rushed to accident in Sitamarhi’s Run- ment. Except a few, the condi-
ment. As per initial In the initial “vision docu- private sectors. The and other professional of the recommendation that Sri Krishna Medical College nisaidpur police station area. tion of other tourists was said
proposal of the CUHP, it was ment”, the university had focus will be on other courses, he said. the then Centre decided to and Hospital (SKMCH) in Since collision of bus and to be out of danger”. One
planned that while human-
ities and basic sciences pro-
proposed to start 130 courses.
The ministry had now asked
courses now. ❞
Kuldeep Agnihotri, VC, CUHP
The Vice-Chancellor, how-
ever, made it clear that med-
have two complexes — at
Dehra and Dharamsala.
Muzaffarpur. The condition
of one patient is said to be
truck was head-on, both bus
and truck were badly dam-
woman who died was identi-
fied as Rukmini Devi. — TNS
(U/O 5 Rule 20 CPC)
In the Court of
In the Court of
(U/O 5 Rule 20 CPC)
In the Court of
(U/o 5 Rule 20 CPC)
jawan shares
Ms Priya Sood Ms Mamta Kakkar, In the Court of
Shatin Goyal Sh. Manav
SITUATION VACANT PUBLIC NOTICES Additional District & Sessions Judge,
PCS, Judicial Magistrate Addl. District and Additional Civil Judge,
1st Class, Batala Sessions Judge-XI, (Senior Division),
Requires boys/girls spoken fluent I, Naresh Kumar S/o Dev Raj Ranjit Singh s/o Dalip Singh r/o
English for famous company Mohali. R/o Bathinda, have changed Village Khablan, Tehsil and District CNR No. Jalandhar. Hoshiarpur.

Arjun tank info

Good salary. Contact 97810-25025. my name to Naresh Kumar Hoshiarpur and others. ... Appellants PBGDA1-0011232017 Manpreet Singh son of Kundan CNR No.:
Singla S/o Dev Raj Singla. Versus Singh r/o VPO Gakhal, Tehsil and PBHO02-000105-2018
Swaran Singh (deceased) r/o Village
Next Date: 30.01.2019 District Jalandhar.
Requires Visa Filling Officer for NA8-64046B
The Gsp. Central Co-op Next Date: 31.01.2019
Khablan, Tehsil and District Hoshiarpur Vs.
famous company Mohali. Good salary. I, Dazy D/o Sukhdev Kumar Dhian Singh son of Hari Singh,
Contact Mobile: 89689-37302. R/o Bathinda, have changed and others. Bank Ltd. Jeevan Rani wife of Manpreet resident of Village Harkhowal,
... Defendants/Respondents Yash Goyal
NA8-63916B my name to Daisy Singla
Application under Section 5 of the
Versus Singh d/o Birbal Sharma r/o Village Tehsil and Distt. Hoshiarpur.
D/o Sukhdev Kumar Mittal Ghuman (K.C. Sudhar) Distt.
Required Graphic Designer well Limitation Act for Condonation of Sunil Kumar ...Plaintiff
conversant to AI & Photoshop.
NA8-64047B Ludhiana at present r/o 1/101, Versus Jaipur, January13
Delay. Notice to: Sunil Kumar s/o Melville Road, Bruns Wick West
Handsome salary. Experienced I, Jasvinder Kaur Bains CNR No. PBHO01-002383-2018 Amarjit Singh son of Dhian An Army jawan, posted with
preferred. Contact: 99887-42020, w/o Malwinder Singh r/o VPO Manohar Lal Suri, r/o Hindu (VIC) Melbourne 3055 Australia. Singh, resident of Village
Next Date: 01.02.2019 an armoured unit in A8-69832 Pur Hiran District Hoshiarpur Publication issued to: Mohalla, Qadian, Tehsil CNR No.: PBJL01-012776-2018 Harkhowal, Tehsil and Distt.
Punjab, have changed my Next Date: 01.02.2019 Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer dis-
Urgent requirement of HR 1. Swaran Singh deceased through his Batala, District Gurdaspur. Hoshiarpur and Others.
Executive at Chandigarh freshers will
name from Jasvinder Kaur Bains to
LRs C. Jaspal Singh s/o Swaran Singh Purpose: Appearance ....Defendants trict, has been arrested for
Jasvinder Kaur as per Pan Card/ In above titled case
be preferred. Jaeco Rebuilding
Aadhar Card, Matriculation
r/o Village Khablan, Tehsil and District Publication issued to: Suit for declaration that the allegedly sharing sensitive
Systems Pvt. Ltd., 81466-56416 Hoshiarpur. 2. Nirmal Singh s/o Bhagat accused(s) could not be Jeevan Rani plaintiff is owner in possession information with a Pakistan
Certificate for future reference. Singh deceased through his LRs ii. Somveer Singh
(Gavinder Chanji). Email: ID
NA8-64026 Neelam (Daughter) iii. Meena
served. It is ordered that Spouse: Manpreet Singh d/o Birbal Publication issued to: Gurmukh agent after being honey- NA8-63962
(Daughter). Both r/o Village Khablan, accused(s) should appear in Sharma, Village Ghuman (K.C Singh son of Dhian Singh, trapped. A special court has
Wanted Lady BAMS Doctor,
morning duty salary 15000 p.m. and
COURT NOTICES Tehsil and District Hoshiarpur. 5. Usha person or through counsel Sudhar) Distt. Ludhiana at present
r/o 1/101, Melville Road, Bruns
resident of Village Harkhowal,
remanded him in police cus-
Posted with armoured
Rani d/o Ram Parkash r/o Village Tehsil and Distt. Hoshiarpur.
furhter negotiable, interview before (U/O 5 Rule 20 CPC) Khablan, Tehsil and District on 30.01.2019 at 10.00 a.m. Wick West (VIC) Melbourne 3055 tody for seven days. unit, was lured on FB,
In above titled case, the
20.01.2019, Preet Hospital, Badali In the Court of Hoshiarpur. 6. Sudesh Rani d/o Ram For details logon to Australia. The jawan, Somveer Singh,
(Fatehgarh Sahib). 99152-33393.
Ms. Ekta Uppal Parkash r/o Village Khablan, Tehsil and
District Hoshiarpur. In above titled case, the
defendant(s) could not be served.
It is ordered that Defendant(s) hailing from Haryana and
now in police remand
Additional Civil Judge defendant/respondent could not be
Wanted Lecturer in English, Senior Division, In above titled Civil Miscellaneous, trs=district_notice&district should appear in person or
posted with 75 Armoured
the defendant(s)/respondent(s) could served. It is ordered that defendant/ through counsel on 31.01.2019 at
UGC qualified salary as per UGC Faridkot. =gurdaspur respondent should appear in person Regiment, was allegedly hon- ascertain the kind of informa-
scales. Post is likely to be confirmed. not be served. It is ordered that 10.00 a.m.
Apply to Chairman Baba Farid
1. Sunil Kumar Arora son of Smt. defendant(s)/respondent(s) should Given under my hand and or through counsel on 01.02.2019 at For details logon to ey-trapped by the agent by tion sent across the border.
Saraswati Devi and Sh. Chaman appear in person or through counsel on the seal of the court this
Law College, Kotkapura Lal Arora son of Sh. Amir Chand 10:00 a.m. posing as “Anika Chopra”, “The accused has confessed
01.02.2019 at 10.00 a.m.
Road, Faridkot (Pb.). Email:
Arora, r/o H.No. B-V/254, opp. For details logon to
20.11.2018. For details logon to: trs=district_notice&district= “Captain” in the Military to having shared crucial infor- Contact: 01639- hoshiarpur
251300. NA8-63999
Sri Ram Hospital, Old Jail Road, Sd/-
Nursing Corps, on the Face- mation with the Pakistan
Faridkot. district_notice&district=jalandhar Dated, this day of 08.01.2019.
Walk in interview at British district_notice&district=hoshiarpur Ms Mamta Kakkar, PCS Sd/- book. Somveer Singh was agent,” the official said.
2. Sneh @ Kamlesh Rani d/o Smt. Dated, this day of 24.12.2018.
International School on 18.01.2019
Saraswati Devi and Sh. Chaman
Dated, this day of 10.01.2019. Judicial Magistrate, Sd/- Addl. District and Additional Civil Judge, arrested under various sec- Asked about the possibility of
between 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sd/-
Require English, SST, Geography, Lal Arora son of Sh. Amir Chand Additional District & Sessions Judge,
1st Class, Sessions Judge-XI, (Senior Division), tions of the Official Secrets other Army personnel being
Arora, r/o H.No. B-V/254, opp. CN8-3337 Batala. CN8-3347 Jalandhar. CN8-3319 Hoshiarpur.
DP, all other subjects CN8-3317 Hoshiarpur. Act, 1923, by the Intelligence honey-trapped by the Pak-
also welcome. 82838-16075. Sri Ram Hospital, Old Jail Road, (U/o 5 Rule 20 CPC) In the Court of In the Court of Faridkot now w/o Gulshan Kumar
(U/o 5 Rule 20 CPC) Wing of the Rajasthan Police istan operative on the Face-
In the Court of Sh. Ranjeev Pal Singh Cheema, Sh. Harpreet Singh,
NA8-64006 Bhutani r/o H.No. 102, Dayal PCS, Addl. Civil Judge (S.D.),
In the Court of Civil Judge Junior Division, and produced before the Spe- book, the official said: “The
Singh Colony Karnal (Haryana). Shri Ankit Airi, Ms. Rupinderjit Chahal cial Criminal Court on Satur- matter is being investigated.”
Baba Bakala Amritsar.
Vs. Civil Judge District Judge
CNR No. CNR No. PBAS02-00260-2016 day, said a senior official of the “It is not just a case of hon-
General Public (Junior Division), PBASB0-000281-2016 Next Date: 30.1.2019
CNR No.: PBFD02-001136-2018 Ludhiana.
Family Court, state police today. eytrap, but that of spying too
Next Date:- 02.02.2019 State Bank of India a body
Next Date: 11.02.2019 M/s Shankar Mill Store Hardev Kaur D/o Najar Singh W/o Moga. Corporate Constituted Under the The accused, who allegedly as this jawan was paid Rs
The plaintiff prays for declaration Versus Jatinder Singh Resident of Village Gurpreet Kaur State Bank Of India Act, 23 of received Rs 5,000 for spying, 5,000 through another
Publication issued to: Gadarzada, Tehsil Baba Bakala Sahib, Versus 1995 carrying on the business of was currently lodged at the account to avoid suspicion.
General Public:- M/s H S Panesar Industries
Distt. Amritsar, Now residing at Banking and having its branches at
General Public CNR No. Village Udhowali Kalan, Tehsil Dera
Jaswinder Singh Central Police Station here He transferred the money
Different places including one at
In above titled case, the PBLD02-007464-2017 Baba Bakala Nanak, Distt. Gurdaspur. CNR No.: Mohan Nagar, I.A Amritsar and was being interrogated, into his account, probably an
defendant(s)/respondent(s) could Next Date:- 29.01.2019 Versus PBMO01-006201-2018 Versus he said. A unit of Military e-wallet,” the official said.
not be served. It is ordered that Publication issued to: Harjit Kaur Widow of Ranjit Singh Next Date: 07.02.2019
defendant(s)/ respondent(s) should
Jaswinder Kaur W/o Sukhdev Intelligence had found the “Eight months ago, the oper-
M/s H S Panesar Industries S/o Najar Singh Resident of Village Singh R/o H.No. 1509, Gali
appear in person or through Gadarzada, Tehsil Baba Bakala Sahib,
Publication issued to: jawan allegedly sending pic- ative posing as ‘Anika
Add:- 536/45, Sua Road, Pashorian Chownk Baba Sahib
counsel on 11.02.2019 at 10:00 Distt. Amritsar. Jaswinder Singh s/o Dayal Amritsar & others. tures, locations of exercises Chopra’ befriended him on
a.m. Industrial Area-C, Near Singh, Village Manak Rai,
Notice to Defendant No. 4 Notice to: and sensitive information, the social networking platform
For details logon to: Eastman Chowk, Dhandari Balbir Kaur@Nirmal Kaur W/o
Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab
Tehsil Bhogpur, District 1) Jaswinder Kaur W/o Sukhdev including that on Arjun tank, by sending lewd messages. Paramjit Singh all resident of village Singh R/o H.No. 1509, Gali
=district_notice&district=faridkot through its partners S/Sh. Gadarzada, Tehsil Baba Bakala Sahib, Jalandhar. to the Pakistan agent. In a During online chats, intimate
Pashorian Chownk Baba Sahib
Dated, this day of 09.01.2019. Mukhtiar Singh & Hardev Distt. Amritsar. In above titled case, the Amritsar joint surveillance, the Mili- pictures and videos, besides
Sd/- Singh. Whereas it has been proved to the defendant(s)/respondent(s) 2) S.Sukhdev Singh S/o S. tary Intelligence and state sensitive information, were
Additional Civil Judge satisfaction of the court that the could not be served. It is Harbajan Singh R/o H.No. police’s Intelligence Wing shared on the smartphone,” he
In above titled case, the defendant above noted cannot be
Medical Marketing Representative Senior Division, 1509, Gali Parshorian,
A8-69730 Faridkot. defendant(s)/respondent(s) served in the ordinary way of service. ordered that defendant(s)/ headed by DG-Intelligence said. “The fake account origi-
required for Human Terce Chownk Baba Sahib Amritsar.
Pharma for Patiala, Sangrur, In the Court of could not be served. It is Hence this publication under Order 5 respondent(s) should appear arrested Somveer. nating in Karachi, Pakistan,
In the above noted petition the
Moga-HQ. Education: Bachelor Shri Abhishek Phutela, ordered that defendant(s)/ Rule 20 CPC is hereby issued against in person or through counsel respondent could not be served. It Gadgets, including a smart was closed after the Military
with fluency in English, Exp.: respondent(s) should appear in her/them and she/they should appear
Civil Judge (Sr. Division), personally or through her/their counsel
on 07.02.2019 at 10.00 a.m. is ordered that the respondent phone, were seized from his Intelligence spotted Somveer
1-2 yrs. Contact: 82840-40361, person or through counsel on Chandigarh. on 02.02.2019 at 10.00 a.m. failing For details logon to should appear in person or through possession. His call details sharing sensitive informa-
NA8-64048 CNR No. 29.01.2019 at 10:00 a.m. which exparte proceedings shall be counsel on 30.1.2019 at 10:00 a.m. were being examined to tion,” the official said.
CHCH02-005053-2018 For details logon to taken against her/them. For details logon to
RRMK Arya Mahila Mahavidyalaya ?trs=district_notice&district
Pathankot. Applications are invited Madhu Walia widow of late Given under my hand and the seal of
Prabhjit Singh Walia, aged 54 the court.
=moga strict_notice&district= amritsar
for lady Assistant Professor having =district_notice&district=
Dated, this day of
India, 5 Central Asian
Ph.D. qualification one in each years, resident of H.No. 4, For details logon to: Given under my hand and the
ludhiana. seal of the Court, this 10.12.2018.
subject Commerce, Political Science Notified Area Committee, Dated, this day of 14.12.2018. 03.01.2019.
and Punjabi on 2 years contract district_notice&district=amritsar Sd/-
basis. Qualifications and grade
Manimajra, Chandigarh. Sd/- Civil Judge Sd/- District Judge
...Petitioner Sd/- Addl. Civil Judge Harpreet Singh,

nations agree on joint

as per UGC/Pb. Govt./GNDU (Junior Division), (Sr. Divn.),
Family Court, Civil Judge Junior Division,
Amritsar. Punjabi up to Matric Versus
CN8-3327 Ludhiana. CN8-3341 Baba Bakala Sahib. CN8-3349 Moga. CN8-3333 Amritsar.
must. Reservation exists as per 1. General Public,
norms. Apply within 21 days 2. Canara Bank through its In the Court of (U/o 5 Rule 20 CPC) (U/O 5 Rule 20 CPC) In the Court of

fight against terrorism

through registered post. Principal. Sh. Ravinderjit Singh Bajwa In the Court of (Under Guardian and Ward Act) Sh. Ranjeev Pal Singh Cheema,
Branch Manager, SCO No. 836, In the Court of
Additional Civil Judge Harveen Bhardwaj, PCS,
Manimajra, U.T., Chandigarh. Amita Singh Addl. Civil Judge (SD),
(Senior Division), Amritsar. Addl. District and
ADMISSION GUIDANCE 3. Harminder Pal Singh Walia s/o
late Joginder Singh Walia, r/o CNR No.: Sessions Judge-I,
Civil Judge
(Senior Division)-N.R.I. Court,
Baba Bakala.
CNR No. Samarkand (Uzbekistan), Jan 13
Admission Guidance (2019-2020) H.No. 4, Notified Area PBAS020008532018 Jalandhar. Jalandhar.
MD, MS, MDS, PG Diplomas, Palwinder Singh 1) Ashok Hans, Address: VPO
PBASBO-000195-2018 India and five Central Asian
Committee, Manimajra, Next Date: 29.01.2019 Hearing Date: 18.02.2019
MBBS, BAMS, etc. Punjab/other Versus Dhogri, PS Adampur, Teh. and Distt. countries along with
states. Contact: 084374-86283, Chandigarh. Pal Singh s/o Sh. Amarjit Jalandhar at present r/o Via Mazzini Narinder Kaur d/o Dalbir Singh r/o
4. Harinder Jeet Kaur Walia w/o Singhr /o Mohalla Bajigaran, Sapna House No. 217A, Partap Nagar, Afghanistan on Sunday con-
097791-83933. NA8-62778 No. 1, Cessapalombo (MC) Italy
Shri Daljit Singh r/o H.No. Ward No. 10, Ajnala, CNR No. through special power of attorney Amritsar at present Brunner St. demned terrorism in all its
IMMIGRATION CONSULTANCY 1198, First Floor, Sector 34-A, Distt. Amritsar & Others. PBJL01-007598-2018 Neetu w/o Raju r/o W.D. 132, Ali 17B, 39112, Magdeburg Germany forms and manifestations
Chandigarh. Versus Next Date:- 31.01.2019 Mohalla, Distt. Jalandhar. through her attorney Sukhwinder
and agreed to cooperate in
Australia PR/Canada PR with ...Respondent Purpose: Appearance Vs. Singh s/o Chanchal Singh r/o
family, Fastest visa in 70 days. Mandeep Kaur w/o Pal Singh 1) General Public Village Bhorsi Rajputan, Tehsil countering the menace that
Petition for Succession d/o Gian Chand r/o Mohalla Petition U/S 13 of Hindu
Study Visa, Tourist Visa, IELTS/
Certificate under Section 372 of Marriage Act for Dissolution of Address: General Public Baba Bakala Sahib, District poses a threat to people Sushma Swaraj held talks with
PTE. Visit CAAN Wings at Awakha, Near Baba Nau 2) Tarsem Lal, Village Dhogri, Tehsil Amritsar.
across the world.
Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Indian Succession Act of the estate Marriage by a Decree of and Distt. Jalandhar. ...Plaintiff her counterparts in Uzbekistan
Gajja, Dina Nagar, Distt. Divorce. This was part of a joint
Kapurthala, Delhi or call: 78498- of late Joginder Singh Walia s/o 3) Piari, Village Dhogri, Tehsil and Versus
Gurdaspur & Others Publication issued to:
78498. LIC No. 301/MC-I/MA Bachittar Singh Walia-deceased. Distt. Jalandhar. 1. Santokh Singh s/o Harnam Singh statement issued at the end to cooperate in countering
Suit for Declaration Sapna 4) Panna Lal, Sangra Mohalla,
A8-66697 Notice to:- r/o Village Thothlan, Tehsil Baba of the first-ever meeting of terrorism, which posed a
1. General Public
Notice to: General Public Spouse:- Palwinder Singh R/o Balmiki Gate, Jalandhar. Bakala Sahib, Distt. Amritsar.
PROPERTY FOR SALE Notice is issued in the name 5) Asha Rani, Sangra Mohalla, the India-Central Asia Dia- threat to the people and
In above tied petition the H.No. 5, Gali No. 4, Guru Balmiki Gate, Jalandhar.
logue that also saw the partic- economies of the world,” the
respondent No. 1 could not be of General Public that in case Nanak Nagar, Gulab Devi road, Notice to: 3. Sarwan Singh s/o
CHANDIGARH served. It is ordered that the anybody has any objection for
Nagra, Jalandhar. CNR No.: PBJL02-005853-2018 Kashmir Singh s/o Harnam Singh, ipation of Afghanistan at the statement said.
respondent no. 1 should appear in the grant of succession In above titled case, the Next Date: 31.01.2019 5. Kanwalpreet Singh s/o Kashmir ministerial level in It referred to the ancient
One kanal newly built (lift) certificate, he/she can file Singh s/o Harnam Singh both
floorwise, B-Road, huge parking 30A, person or through counsel on defendant(s)/respondent(s) Purpose: Appearance
residents of Village Thothian, Tehsil
Samarkand. External Affairs civilisational, cultural, trade
Chd. Owner 99883-68351, 80549- 16.02.2019 at 9.30 a.m. objections to the same on or could not be served. It is Notice to: General Public:- Minister Sushma Swaraj and people-to-people links
General Public Baba Bakala Sahib, Distt. Amritsar.
08612. NA8-63986 Sd/- Shri Abhishek Phutela, before 29.01.2019 at 10.00 ordered that defendant(s)/ In the above titled Civil case the along with the foreign minis- between India and central
a.m. failing which the petition In above titled case, the
Civil Judge (Senior Division), respondent(s) should appear in defendant(s)/respondent(s) could not defendants could not be served. It is ters of Afghanistan, Kaza- Asia and expressed commit-
ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE CN8-3315 Chandigarh. shall be decided in accordance person or through counsel on be served. It is ordered that ordered that the defendants should
khstan, Kyrgyz Republic, ment to dynamic and fruit-
Commercial furnished second with law. 31.01.2019 at 10:00 a.m. defendant(s)/respondent(s) should appear in person or through counsel
floor 1000 sqft. in SCO 269, For detail logon to For details logon to appear in person or through counsel on 18.02.2019. Tajikistan, Turkmenistan ful friendly relations and
Sector 32-D, Chandigarh. 98151- on 31.01.2019 at 10:00 a.m. Given under my hand and the sale and Uzbekistan took part in mutually beneficial cooper-
of the Court.
09277. NA8-63011 trs=district_notice&district= ?trs=district_notice&district= For details logon to: the meeting. ation between India and the For details logon to
Cabins 220’/500’ main road amritsar. jalandhar “All sides condemned ter- central Asian countries at
facing, 22-C/171’ furnished, district_notice&district=jalandhar
Sd/- Ravinderjit Singh Bajwa Dated, this day of 20.12.2018. Dated, this day of 08.01.2019. district_notice& district=amritsar rorism in all its forms and bilateral and multilateral
2nd floor, Chandigarh. Contact:
Jeet Associates 96468-09090. Addl. Civil Judge Sd/- Addl. District and Sd/- Civil Judge Sd/- Addl. Civil Judge manifestations and agreed formats. — PTI
NA8-63282 Senior Division), Sessions Judge-I, (Senior Division)-N.R.I. Court, (Senior Division),
Showroom ground, basement, CN8-3331 Amritsar. CN8-3343 Jalandhar. CN8-3351 Jalandhar. CN8-3357 Baba Bakala Sahib.
first, scond, Sector 26, Chandigarh. (U/o 5 Rule 20 CPC) (U/O 5 Rule 20 CPC) District and Sessions Courts, (U/o 5 Rule 20 CPC)

C’garh residents duped

For corporate office/restaurant. In the Court of In the Court of Ludhiana.
Contact: 98141-06044. NA8-63285 Shatin Goyal Shatin Goyal, In the Court of In the Court of
Sh. Gurbir Singh
Addl. District and Additional District and
District & Sessions Judge,
Sh. Kushal Singla
PUBLIC NOTICES Sessions Judge-XI, Sessions Judge-XI,
Civil Judge Jr. Divn.,
under PMAY pretext
Jalandhar Ludhiana.
Jalandhar. Publication Notice
I, Gurpreet Kaur w/o Kuldeep Sukhanjit Kaur w/o Ranjit CNR No.
Under Order 5 Rule 20 CPC Chandigarh.
Kumar resident 196, Tarkhana PBJL01-014118-2018
Wali Gali, Singh KA Mohalla
Singh d/o Mohan Singh r/o 54,
Next Date: 31.01.2019
CNR No.: Amrit Kaur
Gobind Nagar, Sodal Road, PBLD01-029093-2018
van Mahant and Chaitan
BOH, Ambala Cantt, have changed
Purpose: Appearance Peshi: 08.02.2019 Versus Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), Jan 13
my name to Gurpreet. Concerned note.
Sandhya w/o Bhajan Singh Toor d/o Gurbir Singh General Public Four persons were arrested Yadav. On January 5, two of
C8-74788B Surinder Pal r/o H. No. ES 286, Gali Versus
Ranjit Singh son of Lakhwant No. 2, Mohalla Abadpura, Jalandhar at General Public CNR No.: in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh the accused posed as Janpad
I, Sohan Lal s/o Krishan Chander Singh r/o Sodal Road, Pret Nagar, district for allegedly duping Panchayat officials and took
present r/o 8/36, Champbell, Street, Petition U/S 34 of The Indian Trusts
r/o # 265, Sector 19-B, Mohalla Gobindgarh, Distt. CHCH02-002352-2017
Street No.-2, Preet Nagar, Jalandhar at present C Pobla De
Wollongong, NSW-2500, Australia Act, 1882, for Sanction Opinion, Advice people in the name of Prad- away the complainants’
Mandi Gobindgarh Distt. Fatehgarh
through attorney Surinder Pal s/o and Approval of the “Amended Trust Next Date: 15.02.2019 han Mantri Awaas Yojana, a Aadhaar numbers, mobile
Farnals 56 PO24/Spain Amar Chand r/o H. No. ES 286, Gali Deed” Annexure P-1 of Guru Nanak
Sahib, have changed my name CNR No.: No. 2, Mohalla Abadpura, Jalandhar. Education Trust Model Town Ludhiana Publication issued to: flagship Central Govern- numbers and thumb
to Sohan Lal Kaushal. All note.
PBJL01-010603-2018 Versus and Directions if any which this
honorable court may Deem Fit. Original
General Public ment housing scheme, the impression through a digital
Next Date: 31.01.2019 Bhajan Singh Toor son of Sher Singh
In above titled case, the
Purpose: Appearance Toor r/o Patti Sand Ki, VPO Bhinder suit filed by Sh Gurbir Singh s/o Justice police said today. device on the pretext of a
Gurnam Singh Trustee of Guru Nanak
Publication issued to: Ranjit Kalan, District Moga at present r/o 11 Education Trust, Model Town, Ludhiana.
defendant(s)/respondent(s) The accused, allegedly pos- PMAY survey, the SP said.
DISCLAIMER Singh, Father Lakhwant Singh, Greystanes Way, Carnes Hill, NSW, Publication issued to: could not be served. It is ing as government officials, Later, the complainants
Sodal Road, Pret Nagar, Mohalla 2171, Australia.
“The Tribune Trust does Gobindgarh, Distt. Jalandhar at Publication issued to: Bhajan Singh
General Public
Whereas it has been proved to the ordered that defendant(s)/ siphoned off money from the found that money had been
not take responsibility present C Pobla De Farnals 56 Toor, father: Sher Singh Toor Patti satisfaction of the court that the respondent(s) should accounts of the people by col- withdrawn from their bank
PO24/Spain. Sand Ki, VPO Bhinder Kalan, District defendant(s)/respondent(s) above named lecting their bank and identi- accounts following which
for the contents In above titled case, the Moga at present r/o 11 Greystanes cannot be served in the ordinary way of appear in person or
ty details on the pretext of they informed the police.
of the advertisements defendant(s)/respondent(s) could Way, Carnes Hill, NSW, 2171, service. Hence, this proclamation under through counsel on
not be served. It is ordered that
Australia. Order 5 Rule 20 CPC is hereby issued providing them houses under As many as 15 ATM cards,
(Display/ Classified) In above titled case the against him/them and should appear 15.02.2019 at 10.00 a.m. the scheme, an official said. five mobile phones and a
defendant(s)/respondent(s) personally or through their counsel on
carried in this should appear in person or
defendant(s)/respondent(s) could not
be served. It is ordered that 08.02.2019 at 10.00 a.m. For details logon to The four were arrested computer set were recovered
newspaper. The paper through counsel on 31.01.2019 at defendant(s)/respondent(s) should Take notice that, in default of his/their from Lailunga area here on from the accused who report-
10.00 a.m. appearance on the day before mentioned,
does not endorse the For details logon to
appear in person or through counsel on the above said case will be heard and /?trs=district_notice& the complaint of Kharsia edly admitted to having
31.01.2019 at 10.00 a.m.
same. Readers are For details logon to
determined in his/their absence. district=chandigarh residents, Raigarh SP duped people in four districts
trs=district_notice&district= Given under my hand and the seal of
requested to verify the the court, this 05.01.2019. Dated, this day of Rajesh Agrawal said. He — Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh,
jalandhar =district_notice& district=jalandhar identified them as Lailunga Jashpur and Balrampur — on
contents on their Dated, this day of 10.12.2018. Dated, this day of 10.12.2018.
For details logon to 20.12.2018.
Sd/- Civil Judge residents Dharmendra the pretext of providing hous-
own before acting Additional District &
Addl. District and
Mahant, Sanjay Tirky, Shra- es under PMAY. — PTI
there upon.” Sessions Judge-XI, Sessions Judge-XI,
Sd/- (Sh. Gurbir Singh) Jr. Divn.
District & Sessions Judge,
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Eco-friendly coating of fruits and vegetables can
prolong their shelf life and help in minimising
post-harvest losses, besides increasing

export opportunities, says BVC Mahajan

FTER China, India is the fungicidal residue, and proliferation of FSSAI’S 10 RULES shield and provides protection against tion and about 100 such automatic lines
largest producer of fruits resistance in the pathogen populations. pathogens and minor mechanical have been installed by progressive
and vegetables in the world.
The country produced about
Nowadays, consumers are highly
health-conscious and demand fresh
1 Keep vending premises/carts
clean and pest-free
damage to fruits and vegetables. The
application of wax coating not only
farmers and traders in the kinnow-
growing areas of Abohar, Fazilka, Muk-
300 million metric tonnes of
fruits and vegetables, as per the 2016-17
fruits and vegetables, which has spurred
researchers to develop eco-friendly coat- 2 Use potable water for washing
fruits and vegetables
reduces water loss through transpira-
tion, but also minimises the respira-
tsar, Bathinda and Hoshiarpur . In Pun-
jab, kinnow growers are commercially

data of the National Horticulture Board. ings and packaging that prolong the Keep sliced fruits and tion rate, thus slowing the biological using citrashine wax (shellac) for
However, due to lack of post-harvest shelf life of the products. However, there vegetables covered and system of perishable produce which improving the shelf life and quality of
infrastructure and cold chain facilities, are widespread misconceptions about at a low temperature are dependent on oxygen. kinnow fruits during marketing. The
about one-third of the produce goes fruit waxing among consumers. Certain With a slower respiration rate, the application of citrashine wax on kinnow
waste. Such losses adversely affect Indi-
an economy, even as the intercontinental
types of waxes are permitted to be
applied on fruits, in accordance with
4 Wash chopping board, knives
etc. with clean water before
and after use
ripening process is delayed and thus,
the fruit remains firm, fresh and nutri-
has been recommended by Punjab Agri-
cultural University (PAU), Ludhiana.
trade in fresh fruits and vegetables is Good Manufacturing Practices or within tious for a longer period with a better The citrashine-treated fruit can main-
increasing rapidly.
Indian markets are flooded with exot-
the specified levels in countries such as
Australia, New Zealand, the US and
5 Keep garbage bins covered
to keep pests away
shelf life. The wax coating, when
applied on fruits and vegetables, forms
tain its quality for up to two weeks
under ambient conditions.
ic fruits with wax coatings. Waxing of
fruit is an emerging technology which
those under the European Union.
The Food Safety and Standards 6 Wear clean clothes or uniform
while plying the trade
an odourless, tasteless membrane
which creates a modified atmosphere LUBRICANTS UNSAFE
can minimise post-harvest losses and
increase opportunities for distant and
export marketing. Other techniques
Authority of India (FSSAI), under Regu-
lation 2.3.6 of the Food Safety and Stan-
dards (Prohibition and Restriction on
7 Wash hands before, after
handling items; after using toilet
around each fruit. Resultantly, the
freshness and quality of the produce is
preserved for a longer period com-
It has been noticed that many fruit
retailers rub fruits and vegetables with a
piece of cloth soaked with oils or lubri-
such as right methods of harvesting,
packaging, storage systems etc. are
Sales) Regulations, 2011, has approved
three wax coatings — shellac, carnauba
8 Use water-proof bandage
to cover cuts or burns pared to the unwaxed ones.
It can be done in several ways, ranging
cants to improve glossiness and appear-
ance. This practice by small vendors or
equally significant in curtailing losses of
perishable produce.
and beeswax — for application on fruits
and vegetables. Shellac is a resin secret- 9 Do not handle food items
when unwell
from manual rubbing of the product sur-
face gently with a soft cloth or cushioning
traders should be strictly checked as
food safety regulations do not permit the

Fruits and vegetables are a rich source
ed by the female lac bug on trees. Car-
nauba wax is obtained from the leaves of
the carnauba palm. Beeswax is the natu-
10 Use clean and separate
dusters to clean surfaces
and wipe utensils
material drenched with wax, or submer-
gence in wax, to automated roller brush
application. During the process, only a
use of non-edible chemical compounds.
The waxing technique is commonly used
in developed countries; in some coun-
of dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals ral wax produced by the honeybee. All tiny amount of wax is required to provide tries, it is mandatory as quality assur-
and form an important part of a healthy these waxes are processed as dry flakes FSSAI (Food Safety & Standards Authority of India) a microscopic coating around the crop. In ance treatment for export marketing.
diet. However, these commodities are and dissolved in organic solvents to is the country’s food safety regulator general, each piece of waxed produce has Wax coatings used on fruits must
highly perishable because they contain make a liquid form for application on only a drop or two of wax. Nonetheless, meet the FSSAI regulations for safety.
80-90 per cent water. Once these are har- the horticultural produce. waxing does not improve the quality of Produce shippers, traders and super-
vested, water quickly evaporates, lead- inferior fruits. Heavy application of wax markets are required to label fresh
ing to loss of cosmetic appearance, MOISTURE SHIELD may, on the contrary, adversely affect the fruits and vegetables that have been
nutrients and resulting in poor shelf life Fruits and vegetables have a natural quality of fruits by blocking the fruit gas waxed. Fruits coated with food-grade
of the produce. Thus, fresh fruits and wax coating which develops during exchange, leading to the development of waxes approved by the FSSAI are gen-
vegetables require protective treatment. the maturation and ripening process. off-flavours. Some of the fruits which can erally safe to eat. However, if people
Chemical fungicides provide the pri- However, the natural shield is be coated are apple, kinnow, lemon, don’t want to consume wax, they can
mary means for controlling post-harvest destroyed during harvesting and post- orange, pear and mango. simply wash and rub the fruits under
fungal decay. However, continuous use harvest operations such as washing, In Punjab, about six commercial auto- lukewarm water.
of fungicides has faced two major obsta- grading, packaging, transportation mated mechanical waxing and grading Director, Punjab Horticultural
cles: increasing public concern regard- etc., leading to bruising and decay of lines for kinnow have been established Post-harvest Technology
ing contamination of these crops with the produce. Waxing acts as a moisture by the Punjab Agro Industrial Corpora- Centre, PAU, Ludhiana

KS Pannu
Watch out for artificial ripeners
fruits and 0.2 ppm for vegetables. The EXPORT SCENARIO 65 to 68 per cent. The TSS is a measure

MRL fixed for pesticide dicofol is 5 ppm of the amount of material that is solu-
RUITS are the best natural
food as these are the richest
for fruits and vegetables.

~9,411 crore ~4,229 crore Fruits
ble in water. The correct sugar content
is critical for proper preservation of

~5,182 crore
source of nutrition. The con- Export of fruits and vegetables the product. If the final TSS of the jam
sumption of fruits has Acids are added to fruit juice to bring the from India during 2017-18 Vegetables is lower than 65-68 per cent, the shelf
increased considerably in pH within the range 3-3.3, which is nec- life will be reduced.
recent years due to improved financial essary for product-making (pH is a ■ Mangoes, walnuts, grapes, bananas and pomegranates

standards, awareness about their bene-

fits and their availability round the
year, thanks to cross-border trading.
measure of acidity, a lower value means
greater acidity). Acidity levels vary in
different types of fruits and also in dif-
India’s share
account for the lion’s share of fruits exported from India.
Onion, okra, bitter gourd, green chilli, mushroom and potato
contribute largely to the vegetable export basket.
The FSSAI has issued an advisory that
stickers should not be pasted on the
in global ■ Major destinations for Indian fruits and vegetables are
The fruit trade involves transportation ferent samples of the same fruit. Limes fruits as these contain non-edible
to distant places. Highly perishable are very acidic and have a pH lower than market UAE, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Bangladesh, Malaysia, glues. As per the advisory, if the stick-
Nepal, UK, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
ones such as mango, papaya and 3.3. Sodium bicarbonate is added to the ers are to be pasted, the same should be
banana cannot be stored and transport- fruit juice to reduce the acidity. The only done on the wrapper of paper or plastic
ed to long distances after ripening as acids that are allowed to be added to NEW PACKAGING NORMS around the fruits. Further, the con-
they tend to get spoiled. Therefore, jams are citric acid, tartaric acid and mal- sumers have been advised to properly
■ Food businesses need to comply by ■ Primary objective of packaging is to
traders generally harvest raw fruits and ic acid. In practice, citric acid (found in clean the spot of the stickers or cut the
ripen these artificially at the destina- lemon juice) is mainly used; it is widely July 1 with new packaging regula- protect food from micro-biological, portion of the fruits containing the
tions that bar use of recycled plas- chemical, physical and atmospheric
tion market before sale. available with chemists or pharmacies. If sticker, so as to avoid eating any
tics and newspapers to wrap food contamination and preserve it.
Considering the importance of artifi- citric acid is not available, lemon juice is articles, according to Food Safety residue of harmful glue. Stickers most-
■ Good packaging ensures there is
cial ripening in the supply chain of cer- often used as an alternative. & Standards Authority of India. ly don’t contain valuable information
no change in sensory properties or
tain fruits, the Food Safety & Standards ■ Regulations prohibit material made composition of food when packed. regarding the fruit quality; these are
Authority of India (FSSAI) permits the USE OF COLOUR of recycled plastic, including carry pasted only to falsely enhance its value.
use of ethylene for the purpose. Due to During boiling, fruit pulps and juices get bags, for packaging, storing, carry-
the high cost of the gas and the require- darker in colour. In the case of some ing or dispensing articles of food. Commissioner, Food & Drug
ment of sophisticated infrastructure fruits, the change of colour is only mar- ■ Taking cognisance of carcinogenic Administration, Punjab
(gas chambers), traders often use unsafe ginal and hence these are still acceptable effect of inks and dyes, norms also
and banned ripeners such as calcium for product-making. Other fruits get prohibit use of newspaper and such
carbide sachets or gas which can be darkened too much and become unattrac- other materials for packing or wrap-
harmful to our health. tive to consumers. Processors, therefore, ping of food articles and includes
Artificial ripening of fruits by acety- add some artificial colour to these prod- respective Indian standards for print-
lene gas, commonly known as carbide ucts to improve their appearance. Natur- ing inks for use on food packages.
■ The new norms will replace all
gas or calcium carbide, is prohibited as al fruit colours can also be used to
per the provisions in sub-regulation improve the shade of products, for exam- provisions with respect to pack-
2.3.5 of the Food Safety and Standards ple, adding dark red fruits or berries can aging requirements prescribed
(Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) give a more attractive and natural colour
in the Food Safety and Standards
(Packaging and Labelling)
Regulations, 2011. It permits the use to jams. Most consumers prefer to eat pre- Regulations, 2011.
of ethylene at a concentration up to serves that are free from artificial colour-
100 ppm (100 microgram/litre) depend- ing. The processors are required to
ing upon the crop, variety and maturi- ensure that they add only those colours
ty for artificial ripening of fruits. Of to fruit products which are allowed by
late, the FSSAI has approved the use the regulatory body, and that too within
of ethephone. the permitted limit.


The FSSAI has prescribed maximum The aim of boiling a fruit product is to
residual limits (MRL) of pesticides for reduce the water content of the mix-
different foods under the Food Safety ture and concentrate the fruit
and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins, and sugar in as short a time
and Residues) Regulations, 2011. The as possible. As per Food
MRL for insecticides has been pre- Product Standards and Food
scribed for fruits and vegetables also. For Additives Regulations, 2011,
example, the maximum residual limit the final total soluble solids
for pesticide chlordane is 0.1 ppm for (TSS) content of a jam should be

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Ahead of vote, PM May says Trump denies hiding

details of Putin talks
catastrophic to halt Brexit Washington, January 13
US President
Trump has denied reports
Warns MPs against ‘breach of trust’ | House to decide on deal tomorrow that he did not share details
of some his meetings with
■ A House of Representa-
tives panel will look into a
London, January 13 his Russian counterpart newspaper report that the
British Prime Minister There- ‘DEXIT’ ON CARDS? Vladimir Putin, saying that
FBI investigated whether
President rump has been
sa May warned lawmakers on Riesa: German far-right party he would not mind releas- working on behalf of Rus-
Sunday that failing to deliver AfD on Sunday voted to cam- ing those details. sia, against US interests,
Brexit would be catastrophic paign for Berlin's exit from "Well, I would (release the panel’s Democratic
for democracy, in a plea for the EU in the upcoming Euro- details of the conversations chairman said.
support two days before Par- pean Parliament elections if with Putin)… I am not keep- ■ The NY Times reported
liament is expected to reject its demand for reforms within ing anything under wraps,"
the bloc is not met. The deci- that the probe began in
her deal with Brussels. Trump told Fox news in an the days after Trump fired
With the clock ticking down sion marks the first time any interview following a report
party has called for “Dexit” -- James Comey as FBI
to its March 29 exit from the by The Washington Post that director in 2017 and said
a German departure from the
European Union and Parlia- EU in the mould of Brexit. If claimed he has concealed the agency’s counterintel-
ment deadlocked, Britain the EU is not reshaped in line details of his face-to-face ligence investigators had
faces a hugely uncertain path with the party's ideas “in an encounters with Russian to consider whether
that could lead to a disorderly appropriate timeframe”, Ger- Prsident Putin from senior Trump's actions constitut-
exit or even remaining in the many must leave the bloc, officials in administration. ed a possible threat to
bloc. May, who postponed a according to the draft mani- "I don't care. I mean I had a national security. Trump
British PM Theresa May leaves after attending a church service rejected the Times piece.
vote in Parliament on her deal near Maidenhead constituency, west of London, on Sunday. AFP festo agreed by delegates. conversation like every Pres-
in December after admitting ident does, you sit with the
she was set to lose it, said law- Britain has now. The vexed was rejected, he suspected ners had been sent into sev- President of various coun- almost as bad as probably as
SOLDIER BEAR: The story of Wojtek, the bear who helped makers must not let down the Brexit issue represents Parliament would ultimately eral government depart- tries. We had a great conversa- bad as The New York Times. I
Polish soldiers win one of the most brutal battles of the people who backed Brexit in a Britain's biggest shift in for- support something “along ments to help with prepara- tion. We were talking about have a one-on-one meeting
Second World War, is now being turned into an animated June 2016 referendum. eign and trade policy in more the lines of this deal”. tions for a no deal Brexit. Israel and securing Israel and with Putin like I do with
film. After the war, the bear lived in Scotland at Hutton in “Doing so would be a cata- than 40 years. May's deal has Opposition Labour Party After a week in which Parlia- lots of other things and it was every other leader and I had
Berwickshire, before ending his days in Edinburgh Zoo. AFP strophic and unforgivable come under fire from all sides leader Jeremy Corbyn said ment forced the government a great conversation. I'm not many one-on-ones. Nobody
breach of trust in our democ- — with opponents of the EU leaving the EU without a deal to promise to come back with keeping anything under ever says anything about it,”
Pak varsity to observe Sisters’ Day on Feb 14 racy,” she wrote in the Sun- seeking a cleaner break and would be catastrophic and his a ‘plan B’ within days if wraps. I couldn't care less," he he said. “I meet with every
LAHORE: A Pakistani university will celebrate Sisters' Day on day Express. “So my mes- many pro-Europeans press- party would do everything it May’s deal is rejected, Bar- said. "Why not release the leader…individually. I meet
February 14 to promote “Islamic traditions”, according to sage to Parliament this ing for a second referendum. could to prevent that out- clay said the risk of Parlia- conversation that you had with (PM Narendra) Modi. I
the vice chancellor. Girl students can be gifted scarves and weekend is simple: it is time May is expected to suffer a come. However, Corbyn's pri- ment acting in a way that frus- with President Putin in meet with (Shinzo) Abe (of
Abayahs (clothes) as decided by Vice Chancellor Zafar to forget the games and do big defeat when Parliament ority is to force a national trates Brexit had increased. Helsinki along with some oth- Japan), I meet with them.
Iqbal Randhawa of the University of Agriculture in Faisal- what is right for our country.” votes on Tuesday. election and he said he would The report said rebel MPs er stuff?" he was asked by Fox Nobody says anything. But, I
abad and other decision makers, Dawn news reported. The May has so far refused to Brexit minister Stephen propose a vote of confidence were planning to wrest control News following the damaging meet with Putin, they make a
VC believes it was “compatible with Pakistan's culture and retreat from her unpopular Barclay said persuading in the government "soon" if of the legislative agenda away report by The Washington big deal. Anybody could
Islam”, the report said. February 14 is celebrated as Valen- deal, which envisages close enough lawmakers to sup- May loses on Tuesday. from May next week with a Post. Trump described the have listened to that meet-
tine’s Day across the world. On the day, people express trading ties with the EU, but port the deal would be "chal- The Observer newspaper view to suspending or delay- news report as "ridiculous". ing. That meeting is open for
their love and affection with greetings and gifts. PTI without any say on policy as lenging" but that even if it reported that military plan- ing Brexit. — Reuters “The Washington Post is grabs,” Trump said. — PTI

Elliott to be 1st woman rapper to enter Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES: Missy Elliot will script history as she gears up to
become the first woman rapper to be inducted into the
Songwriters Hall of Fame. According to EW, the recording
artiste will be honoured at a
3 skiers killed
in Austrian All Hezbollah cross-border
June 13 ceremony at the Mar-
riott Marquis Hotel in New
York City. Elliott has album
Vienna, January13
tunnels uncovered: Israel
such as “Under Construc- Three German skiers were Jerusalem, January 13
tion”(2002), “This Is Not a Test” found dead overnight and a Israel has uncovered all cross-
(2003), and “The Cookbook” fourth is missing after they border attack tunnels dug by
(2005) to her credit. “I want to were swept away in an ava- Hezbollah from Lebanon and
congratulate all the amazing lanche near the Austrian ski now plans to bring its opera-
songwriters who have been resort of Lech am Arlberg, tion to find and destroy them
inducted into the 2019 ‘Song the police said on Sunday. to an end, a military
Writers Hall of Fame’. “Also those who were nominated The group of four had been spokesman said on Sunday.
because their body of work is amazing I am so humbly using touring skis, which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) and Qatar Deputy PM “We have found yet another
grateful to now be inducted also I (love) you all,” she tweet- enable skiers to climb as well Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani in Doha. AFP Hezbollah cross-border
ed of the honour on Saturday. PTI as ski down slopes and attack tunnel from Lebanon

China rover to record lunar freezing night temperature

BEIJING: China’s Chang'e-4 lunar rover, which is explor-
explore off-piste, the police
in the western province of
Vorarlberg said.
In Doha, Pompeo urges to Israel,” Lt Col Jonathan
Conricus told reporters of the
operation that began on
ing the dark side of the moon, will measure the freezing
night temperature, scientists said on Sunday. Chang'e-
The three dead men, from
the Upper Swabia area of
Gulf nations to heal rift December 4. “According to
our intelligence and our
An Israeli soldier attempts to intercept a tunnel which reportedly
connects Lebanon and Israel near Metula. AFP FILE PHOTO
4, named after a Chinese moon goddess and compris- southwestern Germany, Doha, January 13 IRAN SUMMONS POLISH assessment of the situation,
ing a lander and a rover, touched down on the dark side were found around 11 pm US Secretary of State Mike
there are no longer any cross- ‘ATTACKED IRANIAN TARGETS IN SYRIA’
of the moon on January 3, the first-ever soft landing on after one of their wives Pompeo on Sunday said a rift border attack tunnels from
the far side of the moon by any country. It was a giant
leap for cosmic exploration and a major boost to the
Communist nation's quest to become a space super-
declared them missing. They
were aged 57, 36 and 32. The
fourth person, who is 28 and
between Qatar and its Arab
Gulf neighbours had gone on
for too long.
Iran's Foreign Ministry sum-
moned a senior Polish
diplomat to protest at
Lebanon into Israel.”
The latest tunnel, found on
Saturday, began in the
❝ Just in the last 36 hours, the air force attacked
Iranian warehouses containing Iranian weapons in
Damascus. The recent attacks show that we're
power. Scientists estimate that the highest temperature also from southern Germany, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Poland jointly hosting a Lebanese village of Ramyeh,
during the day might reach 127°C, while the lowest at was still missing, a police Bahrain and non-Gulf Coopera- summit with the US some 800 metres away from more determined than ever to act against Iran in
night could fall to minus 183°C. PTI statement said. tion Council (GCC) member focused on the Middle East, Israel, the army said. It Syria, just as we promised. Benjamin Netanyahu, ISRAELI PM
Heavy snow has hit the Egypt cut diplomatic, transport particularly Iran. A ministry reached a few dozen metres
official told Poland’s charge
Actor Sizemore arrested for drug possession Austrian Alps in the past and trade ties with Qatar in
d’affaires in Tehran that into Israel, and at 55 metres Israel holds the Lebanese any hostilities. It has said,
LOS ANGELES: Actor Tom Sizemore was arrested by Bur- week, raising avalanche June 2017, accusing it of sup- under the ground was the government accountable “for however, that they were not
Iran saw the decision to
bank Police on the charges of drug possession. Accord- warning levels and cutting porting terrorism and their host the meeting as a “hos- deepest as well as “the any act of violence or viola- yet operational. A month-
ing to January 5 arrest logs of the police department, off local roads. The warning regional foe Shi'ite Muslim Iran tile act against Iran” and longest and most detailed” of tion of 1701”, the UN resolu- long war in 2006 between
the 57-year-old actor was pulled over by the police near level in the area above 2,000 — something Doha denies. warned that Tehran could all the tunnels the army tion that ended the 2006 war Israel and Hezbollah killed
the intersection of Riverside Drive and Evergreen m on Saturday was 3 on a The US, an ally of the six- reciprocate, IRNA reported. exposed, Conricus said. between Israel and Hezbol- more than 1,200 Lebanese,
Street. During the consented search of the actor's vehi- scale that goes up to 5. nation Sunni Muslim GCC, The latest tunnel was the lah. UNIFIL, the UN peace- mostly civilians, and more
cle, the police found "various illegal nar- The avalanche deaths bring sees the rift as a threat to efforts permit you to have as robust a sixth revealed to the public keeping force in Lebanon, than 160 Israelis. The highly
cotics”. They arrested Sizemore and to 24 the number of weather- to contain Iran. “When we response to common adver- and the army said its discov- was informed of the latest publicised Israeli operation to
another passenger for misde- related deaths reported in have a common challenge, saries or common challenges ery marked the end of the tunnel, Conricus said. expose and destroy the tun-
meanour possession and both posted parts of Europe this month. disputes between countries as you might,” he said. “We're operation dubbed by the Israel alleges Hezbollah had nels has gone ahead without
a $1,000 bail before being released lat- On Saturday, authorities used with shared objectives are hoping that the unity of GCC army “Northern Shield”. The planned to use the tunnels to drawing a military response
er that day. A spokesperson for the a break in the weather to clear never helpful,” he said at a will increase in the days and last tunnel will be destroyed kidnap or kill its civilians or from Hezbollah. Israel says all
actor has not yet commented on heavy loads of snow from press conference in the Qatari weeks and months ahead," in the coming days. soldiers, and to seize a slice of operations have taken place
his arrest. PTI roofs and roads. — Agencies capital Doha. “They never Pompeo said. — Reuters He also reiterated that Israeli territory in the event of within its territory. — AFP

21 workers die
in China coal Amid US shutdown,LOVE Act comes to couples’ rescue Nobel-winning scientist
mine collapse Washington, January 13
There doesn’t seem to be
who was preparing to wed
fiance Sam Bockenhauer,
Walters, who plans to wed
Kirk Kasa on February 2 on
stripped ofhonorary titles
Beijing, January 13 much love in the air in Wash- said. “So we were going to the campus of Catholic Uni- Washington, January 13 intelligence. However, in the
Twenty-one workers were ington these days, as a long have a wonderful party, of versity, the shutdown was Nobel laureate James Wat- new PBS documentary titled
killed after a roof collapsed and bitter government shut- course, but couldn’t be legal- simply “a small speed bump son, co-discoverer of the "American Masters: Decoding
at a coal mine in northwest- down drags on with no end in ly married in DC until we got in the road”. “We knew about DNA helix and father of the Watson", when asked about
ern China, state media sight. But couples whose mar- our marriage licence.” the shutdown, but we didn’t Human Genome Project, has his views on race in the
reported on Sunday. riage plans were thwarted by Some couples, like Dan Pol- know that it would directly been stripped of honours by decade since his departure
Eighty-seven persons were the partial shutdown have lock and Danielle Geana- affect our ability to get mar- his laboratory following “rep- from the lab, Watson said he
working underground in the gotten a break, thanks to the copoulos, had no time to spare. ried in DC legally,” said Wal- rehensible” remarks on race stood by his former remarks,
Lijiagou coal mine in the action of Mayor Muriel Bows- They managed to get their ters, a New York resident who and ethnicity. citing the difference in IQ
Shaanxi Province at the time er and city council. wedding licence on December was determined to get mar- The Cold Spring Har- tests results to suggest
of the accident on Saturday The city’s Marriage Bureau, 27, just two days before their ried in the nation’s capital. bor Laboratory black inferiority. While
afternoon, state-run Xinhua part of the US capital’s feder- scheduled wedding. “By the But while some have taken (CSHL), the New York he expressed his hope
news agency reported. ally funded court system, had
The DC Council passed fast-track legislation, time we figured out we could- the shutdown in stride, it has facility where Watson for everyone to be
Initial reports said that 19 been deemed “nonessential” Let Our Vows Endure Emergency n’t get a licence, we were run- brought “chaos” to those in worked for nearly four equal, he said: “People
persons were killed while 66 and shuttered as part of the Amendment Act, or LOVE Act, empowering ning out of time before friends the wedding business. “It’s a decades and which
James Watson
who have to deal with
others airlifted to safety. thorny standoff between and family were coming to lot of chaos, it’s a lot of has a school named black employees
Rescuers found two more President Donald Trump and
the mayor's office to validate marriages Washington to celebrate with uncertainty,” said Rachel after him, said it was acting found this is not true.”
bodies of trapped miners on congressional Democrats. us,” Geanacopoulos said. Rice, a wedding planner who in response to his remarks “Watson's statements are
Sunday, the report said. The But on Friday, Bowser but they cannot shut down will spare future brides like “So we focused on the really recently had to shift a wed- made in a television docu- reprehensible, unsupported
cause of the accident at the signed an emergency meas- love in the District of Colum- Claire O’Rourke from find- important thing — celebrat- ding ceremony from Wash- mentary aired this month, by science and in no way rep-
site, run by Baiji Mining, is ure authorising city officials bia,” City Council member ing themselves in ing — and decided to figure ington to nearby Virginia. Xinhua reported on Sunday. resent the views of CSHL,”
under investigation. Though to validate marriages in the Brandon Todd said when he Kafkaesque situations. out the rest later.” Her Even if the shutdown were to The 90-year-old geneticist the laboratory said before
the number of deaths has absence of the Marriage introduced the measure. “Practically, we couldn’t mother, Daphne, said she was end next month, Rice said, resigned under fire from his revoking three titles — chan-
reduced at mines in recent Bureau, which closed when Titled the Let Our Vows sign all legal certificates dur- “delighted”. “We had a really “some might say, ‘I can’t laboratory in 2007 after cellor emeritus, Oliver R
years, mining accidents are the budget standoff began on Endure Emergency Amend- ing the shutdown without great big wedding two weeks wait to book my venue; I telling a British newspaper Grace Professor Emeritus
common in China, the world’s December 22. “They can shut ment Act, or LOVE Act, the having a marriage licence,” ago... (but) it feels wonderful have to book my catering, my that people of African and honorary trustee soon
largest coal producer. — PTI down the US government, law is valid for 90 days and O’Rourke, a Washingtonian to have it official.” For Caitlin photographer.’ — AFP descent tend to have lower afterwards. — IANS

BRIEFLY One year after making his First-Class debut, 19-year-old Shubman Gill ready to don India colours Gill ready for


1956 Olympian footballer Tribune News Service

Zulfiqar passes away chandigarh, january 13

cricket: Prasad
Former India footballer Nothing surprises Shubman
Mohammed Zulfiqaruddin, Gill when he is out there in ■ New Delhi: All-rounder Vijay new delhi, january 13
who was a part of the fourth- the middle with a bat in his DREAM YEAR: THE Shankar, who has so far played Rishabh Pant is a “cham-
place finishing team in the hand, smashing the ball and five T20Is for India, is confident pion cricketer in the mak-
1956 Olympics in Melbourne, piling on the runs. But when
KNOCKS THAT GOT for his second stint with the ing”, who is very much in
has passed away. He was 83 the 19-year-old batting star SHUBMAN INTO Indian team. The 27-year-old the mix for India's 2019
and survived by three sons got the news of his selection THE INDIAN TEAM Tamil Nadu captain will be join- World Cup campaign for
and two daughters. As a 17- in the Indian team for the ing the team in Australia and his ability to seamlessly
After his exploits in the New Zealand as a replacement
year old, Zulfiqaruddin was a forthcoming tour of New U-19 World Cup, his switch formats, says chair-
of Hardik Pandya. In February
part of the Indian squad Zealand well past midnight, form in the Ranji Trophy man of selectors MSK
last year, Shankar's big match
which had finished fourth in he was definitely taken by for Punjab has been temperament was put to test Prasad. After being “rest-
the 1956 Melbourne surprise. simply phenomenal against a quality Bangladesh ed” for the ODI series
Olympics but he did not play Gill had a great 2018, help- attack but Shankar has come a against Australia and New
any match. Zulfiqaruddin
made his international debut
ing India win the ICC U-19
World Cup in New Zealand at
The crunch game, India vs
long way since then. “I think I
have become mentally
Zealand, there have been
conjectures about his
in 1959 at the Merdeka Cup the start of the year, and clos- stronger now and I have full place in the England-
against Singapore. He repre- ing the year with an impres- Pakistan, in the U-19 confidence that I can finish bound squad but Prasad
World Cup in January, saw close matches. The India A tour
sented India in three interna- sive show in the Ranji Trophy set the record straight
Gill score his first signifi- of New Zealand has helped me
tional matches and scored in which he scored 728 runs cant 100 of the year, a 94- about the selection com-
one goal. He was also a part in nine innings at an average understand my game much mittee's plans about tal-
ball 102 that took his better,” Shankar said.
of the Indian team in the of 104 for Punjab. In between, team to a huge win over ents such as Pant and
1958 Tokyo Asian Games. He the youngster also bagged a the arch-rivals Shubman Gill.
was the captain of Andhra Rs 1.8 crore IPL contract “Rishabh Pant played
Pradesh in various editions of
the Santosh Trophy and won
from Kolkata Knight Riders.
Gill knew he was on the
In the game vs
three T20Is and four Test
matches in Australia and
it thrice — in 1956, 1957 and verge of achieving something it had an impact on his
Bangladesh in the U-19
1965. He scored 15 goals big, but the latest good news World Cup, Gill anchored body. He needed complete
overall, including one goal in definitely surprised him. “It the Indian innings with a rest for two weeks. We will
the final of the 1965 edition wasn’t like I would have fine 86 off 94 balls. India take a call on how many
held in Quilon. been shocked, but I was kind reached 265 and then matches he will play
of surprised that it came at bowled out Bangladesh against England Lions.
PANAJI 1am in the night,” said Gill for 134 does his fitness,” said Gill. Let me put it straight, he
Former Goa Ranji player when asked if he was expect- is very much in our World
collapses during match, dies
Former Goa Ranji player
ing an India call-up.
“I actually got it from a
As Punjab chased 338
Managing pressure
Gill’s selection comes in
Cup plans,” Prasad said.
The head of the selection
Rajesh Ghodge (44) died news portal... I checked one for a win in Hyderabad in the backdrop of the suspen- committee is equally
after collapsing during a of the messages and it read December, Gill rose to sion of Hardik Pandya and excited about Shubman
local-level match in Margao that Vijay (Shankar) and I the challenge with a KL Rahul from the team, so Gill as he feels that the
on Sunday afternoon. “He will be replacing KL (Rahul) 154-ball 148, with 16 has the sudden call-up put enormously talented Pun-
was at the non-striker end and Hardik (Pandya). And fours and four sixers. any pressure on him? jab batsman is now ready
when he collapsed. He was soon my inbox was flooded The team nearly pulled “Obliviously, there is pres- for international cricket.
immediately shifted to a with congratulatory mes- off an incredible win sure. If you are playing for “Shubman is comfortable
hospital,” a senior member
of the Margao Cricket Club
said. The incident took
sages. My parents were sleep-
ing in the other room and
when I broke the news to
Playing in Mohali
your country the pressure
will always be there, but it is
important to deal with it
with both, opening the
innings as well as playing
in the middle-order. For
place at the Rajendra them, they were very happy,” against Tamil Nadu in and get through it,” Gill New Zealand series, we
Prasad Stadium around said Gill. December, Gill smashed said. “This is the moment are looking at him as the
2.30 pm. The cricketer was 268 off 328 balls, help- for which you spend hours reserve opener behind
declared dead upon arrival World Cup in sight ing his team to a lead of and hours in the nets and if Shikhar Dhawan and
at the hospital. Ghodge was Gill is aware of the responsi- 264. The next best score you have the right kind of Rohit Sharma. I won' t
part of the Goa Ranji squad bility that the opportunity in the Punjab innings preparation it always helps comment if he will make it
in 1999-2000. — AGENCIES has brought with it. Howev- was merely 50! you overcome the nerves.” to the World Cup but he

er, he feels it has come at
the right time and might
help him fulfil his dream of
56, 54
In his first Ranji Trophy
In the recent past, a num-
ber of Punjab players —
including the likes of Man-
was phenomenal as an
opener for India A in New
Zealand. We have dis-
CHENNAI VS EAST BENGAL playing for India in the match of the season, Gill deep Singh, Gurkeerat cussed with India A caoch
World Cup and helping the was in fine form in Mann and Barinder Sran — Rahul Dravid and he has
STAR SPORTS 7:30PM November, kicking off his
team win the quadrennial made it to the Indian team said that Gill is ready for
ASIAN CUP showpiece. The 12th edition campaign with two 50s. but were unable to keep up international cricket. The
INDIA VS BAHRAIN (9:30PM) of the 50-over World Cup He has added 3 more to the rigours of internation- best part is the clutch of A
UAE VS THAILAND (9:30PM) will be played in England Shubman Gill gets throwdowns from his father Lakhwinder Singh at their own training facility in 50s, apart from 2 100s, in al cricket. Gill doesn’t want tours which has made all
STAR SPORTS the ongoing season
and Wales in May-July. Mohali on Sunday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: RAVI KUMAR to think about that right now. these players battle-ready
PWL “It is a great opportunity “I don’t want to see myself for the biggest challenge,”
PUNJAB VS MUMBAI for me and it has come at Asked how he would learnt in these years.” played there. The pitches, Virat Kohli. “I am a great fan in that position because it Prasad said.
SONY SIX 7PM the right time… If I do well, approach the New Zealand “I have visited New the atmosphere… I am of Virat. I love the way he would put added pressure on The likes of Hanuma
I have a great chance of tour, Gill said: “I will go Zealand twice in the last familiar with those condi- conducts himself on and off me. I just want to go there Vihari, Mayank Agarwal,
making it to the World Cup there and just express one year, so of course that tions, so I believe it will be a the field. Whether I am and play my natural game Prithvi Shaw, Khaleel
squad. Everything is in my myself, whether I am bat- will be of great help,” he good tour.” picked in the playing XI or and utilise whatever cricket- Ahmed have all been
favour and I really want to ting or I am in the field. I added. “I know most of the Gill is also excited about not, it will be a great learning ing knowledge I have gath- impressive in internation-
TENNIS make this count,” said the want to go out there and pitches where India is sharing the dressing room curve to see him prepare for ered in my short career so al cricket and that makes
AUSTRALIAN OPEN promising cricketer. exhibit whatever I have scheduled to play. I have with his idol, India skipper the match and the way he far,” he concluded. Prasad very happy. — PTI

SA 7 wkts away from sweep Mithali banks on new coach Raman

mumbai, January 13 him a couple of times, and if
Johannesburg, January 13 THIRD TEST adjudged to have got a Her differences with ousted you see his credentials, he
South Africa need seven slight inside edge to coach Ramesh Powar and has played at the highest
more wickets to win the another difficult delivery. CoA member Diana Edulji level and coached various
third Test at the Wanderers Africa: 262 and 303 (de Kock Olivier then claimed the are a thing of past and teams at various levels. You
and sweep the series after 129, Amla 71); Pakistan: 185 wicket of the out-of-form Mithali Raj is gearing up to only have to stay positive
and 153/3 (Shafiq 48*,
Pakistan were 153/3 at the Azhar Ali as wicketkeeper make a “fresh start” under that the coach will make a
Babar 17*; Steyn 2/37)
close of play on Day 3, still Quinton de Kock took his new coach WV Raman with big difference to the team,”
228 runs short of a daunting unbeaten on 48 and Babar third catch of the innings. the upcoming tour of New the star batter exuded con-
winning target. Azam on 17. De Kock hit the highest Zealand. fidence.
Dale Steyn claimed two Imam-ul-Haq and Shan score of the series on Sun- The women's team was at Mithali also acknowledged
wickets and Duane Olivier Masood made a positive day to help South Africa the centre of a huge contro- that all the coaches have
the other for his 22nd of the start to Pakistan's second into pole position for a third AMBATI RAYUDU versy after their semifinal played a part in shaping up
series as South Africa innings, attacking the successive Test win. exit in the T20 World Cup in the team. “I honestly believe
removed the top-order after
Pakistan had made a solid
South African pace attack
before Steyn made a quick
He scored 129 off 138 balls
for only the second century
Rayudu the West Indies as Mithali
accused previous coach
every coach brings a very dif-
ferent perspective to the
start with a 67-run opening double breakthrough. of the series, following Faf reported for Powar of bias and CoA table. The team, what it is
wicket partnership.
Pakistan had been set a
target of 381 to win after
Imam-ul-Haq got a faint
edge as Steyn moved the
ball across the left-hander
du Plessis' 103 in the sec-
ond Test in Cape Town last
week. Hashim Amla added
suspect action
member Edulji of trying to
finish her career. “I think
it's a fresh start. Coming
❝ At this level, every player understands what it takes to
reach at this level and what it takes as a team to play, go on
today, is because of all those
various coaches. The team
has come so far and his
bowling their hosts out for and was out for 35 and 71 after South Africa had DUBAI, january 13 into the new year, this is the
an overseas tour, aim to win the series and gain those (ICC (Raman) knowledge will only
303 before tea on the third Shan soon followed back resumed Day 3 on 135/5 Ambati Rayudu has been first series. Yes, we have ranking) points — Mithali Raj, ODI CAPTAIN benefit the team to go fur-
day. They will resume on to the pavilion after a tele- with 21 from Kagiso Raba- reported for a suspect bowl- moved on from that contro- ther,” she added. Mithali also
Day 4 with Asad Shafiq vision review, da. — Reuters ing action during the first versy,” ODI skipper Mithali mer India opener. “When a page, because that's very stressed that as the ODI captain
ODI against Australia in said during the team's pre- coach comes in the national important,” she said. she will bring the team togeth-
Sydney, the International departure press conference. side, we as a team are very While this will be her first er. “At this level, every player
Cricket Council (ICC) said. Mithali is confident that vocal and expressive as to stint under Raman, she is understands what it takes to
Rayudu must now have Raman's experience as a what is required for the confident that it will be reach at this level and what it
Quinton de Kock his bowling action tested coach would make a differ- benefit of the team. The onwards and upwards from takes as a team to play, go on an
celebrates his within 14 days but can ence and she will be on the coach and the players will here on. “I have not trained overseas tour, aim to win the
century during continue to bowl at the “same page” with the for- have to be on the same under him (Raman) but met series,” the skipper said. — PTI
the third day of international level until
the third Test. AFP the test results are out.
“The match officials'
report, which was handed
over to the Indian team
management, cited con-
Lahiri tied-63rd, Kuchar maintains lead
cerns about the legality of Honolulu, January 13 by winning the Mayakoba two-putt for a bogey. His only
the 33-year-old off-spin- Anirban Lahiri ended with a Classic in Mexico last fall. birdie of the day came on the
ner's bowling action,” the 1-over 71 in the third round In his third round, Lahiri ninth, when he landed his
ICC said in a statement. that saw him drop to a 3- found seven of the 14 fair- third shot for a birdie.
Rayudu bowled two under 207 for a tied-63rd spot ways and 14 of 18 greens in Kuchar has made only one
overs for 13 runs against at the Sony Open. regulation but left no misses bogey through 54 holes at
Australia at the Sydney The lead stayed with Matt on putts within 10 feet. Waialae Country Club, and
Cricket Ground on Satur- Kuchar, who kept another At the par-4 13th, Lahiri's his 18-under 192 was the low-
day as India lost the first clean card and shot a 4-under tee shot went 269 yards to the est 54-hole score of his career.

Wickets required by ODI by 34 runs. 66 to take a two-shot lead into right rough, his second shot Andrew Putnam was two
Duanne Olivier to equal
The series resumes in Ade- the final round as he goes for went 180 yards to the right shots behind after a 67. Keith
South Africa’s 117-year-
old record for the most laide on Tuesday with the his second victory this season front greenside bunker, and Mitchell had a 63 and was
wickets in a three-Test series final match in Melbourne on on the PGA Tour. Kuchar his sand shot went 29 yards four shots behind, along with
Friday. —Reuters ended a three-year drought ANIRBAN LAHIRI to the green where he had a Chez Reavie (66). — PTI
Bahrain stand in way of India’s knockout dream
Sharjah, January 13 ment was played in a
Despite their loss to UAE,
India will still be fired up by
the prospect of reaching the
round-robin format com-
prising four countries.
Even a defeat on Monday
❝ About India’s record against Bahrain
I don’t believe in records. There are a lot of
factors that come into play. When was the last time
knockouts for the first time may still see India through we played them? Was it the same team? What were
when they take on Bahrain in to the knockouts as one of the circumstances? Everything’s always changing.
their final Asian Cup group the four third-placed teams Not do-or-die
match here on Monday. if hosts United Arab Emi- If we win, we don’t have to worry about anyone
A draw against world No. rates beat Thailand in the else. So we’ll focus on ourselves. I’m
113 Bahrain will be enough other Group A match on the not sure whether we can call it do-or-
for world No. 97 India to qual- same day. Along with the die. That’s a bit too dramatic.
ify for the Round of 16 for the top two countries, four
first time after failed third-placed sides from the Will score
attempts in 1984 and 2011. six groups will also advance They defend very well and are very well North Korean fans watch their team’s match against Qatar. AFP
The match, which may to the knockouts. But organised. I’m sure that it will be
turn out to be the biggest Stephen Constantine’s side difficult. But we have shown that we can QATAR HIT NORTH KOREA FOR SIX
night for Indian football after cannot lose to Bahrain by a score against good teams. I’m AL-AIN: Qatar’s Almoez Ali scored four goals in a 6-0 Asian Cup
its achievements during the big margin as goal differ- sure we can score tomorrow as rout of North Korea on Sunday in the eery atmosphere of a
golden era (1951 to 64), is ence will be crucial. India Under Constantine, India’s defence has improved significantly. AFP well. — Stephen Constantine, INDIA COACH near-empty Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in the United Arab
also significant as skipper had lost 5-2 to Bahrain in the Emirates. Ali hit two in the first half and two more in the sec-
Sunil Chhetri will equal for- 2011 Asian Cup. The team largely maintained deploy a defensive approach land, who defended deep in matches. The 2-0 win had
ond to go top of the goalscorers’ charts with five altogether,
as the 2022 World Cup hosts safely reached the Round of
mer captain Bhaichung But India have shown that its shape and intensity in the and hit on the counter the first half and hit on the come in an international 16. However, there was little excitement at any of Qatar’s
Bhutia’s record of 107 they are no longer an also-ran first two matches. against a physical Bahrain counter. India would take friendly in Bahrain in goals as a long-running Gulf blockade of the resource-rich
international appearances. side. Constantine has built However, the lack of cre- as they need just a draw confidence from that result. October 1979. Bahrain state prevented any fans from attending the game in Al Ain.
India had finished run- India into a compact and ativity in the midfield was while it is a must-win game Historically, India have have won on five occasions The tiny attendance of roughly 300 in the 16,000-capacity
ners-up in the 1964 edition largely defensive unit which evident and a lot will depend for the West Asian side. won just one match win while one match had venue was dominated by two small groups of North Korean
in Israel but that tourna- tries to score on the counter. on Chhetri. India may again Bahrain lost 1-0 to Thai- against Bahrain in seven ended in a draw. — PTI fans who sporadically cheered and waved flags. AFP

Federer, Djokovic going for record seventh title | Andy’s last Major?
Melbourne, January 13
While Wimbledon (established in 1877) is
Mom on a mission
Serena seeks 24th Grand Slam singles
In search of
Roger Federer and Novak the oldest of the four Grand Slams, the Aus-
Djokovic are both gunning tralian Open is the youngest. It started in 1905 and was
for a record seventh Aus- named the Australasian Championship in the beginning. title to equal Court’s all-time record
tralian Open crown from

7th heaven
Monday, but Andy Murray
will make his last appearance The tournament is set dur- bines air temperature and
ing peak summer in Aus- humidity, will be replaced
in Melbourne as the era of the
tralia. Temperatures can by a heat stress scale. Air
“Big Four” draws to a close. reach up to 40°C, while temperature, radiant heat,
World No. 1 Djokovic and high humidity adds to the humidity and wind speed
third seed Federer face a players’ difficulties. The will be taken into account
stern challenge from the Extreme Heat Policy was under the new system. A
likes of youthful force introduced in 1988, under score of 1 on the 5-point
Alexander Zverev, seeded which the referees stopped scale is regarded as tem-
four, who is still looking for play if the temperature perate playing conditions.
a first Major to cement his reached 40°C. But last Players will get a longer
place as torch-bearer for year, the policy was criti- break at 4. Play will be sus-
the next generation. cised by several players. pended on the outside
But Murray dropped a Alize Cornet and Simona courts and the roof shut on
Halep needed treatment. the main courts at 5. A 10-
pre-Grand Slam bombshell,
So, the organsiers have minute break between the
breaking down during a made changes to the heat third and fourth sets will be Serena Williams during a practice session. AFP
tear-filled press conference policy. The Wet Bulb Globe introduced in the men’s
as he revealed chronic hip Temperature, which com- singles matches. MELBOURNE, January 13 ❝ I think it’s possible for
pain means he will retire Serena Williams was eight Serena to equal me but I
after Wimbledon — if he FIFTH-SET TIE-BREAKS weeks pregnant during her don’t think there’s a clear-
can carry on that long. And The 2019 edition will see final-set tie-breaks for the first 2017 Australian Open tri- cut favourite. I think it’s a
question marks remain time in the Australian Open history. The US Open was the umph and while she has pretty open tournament
over the fitness of world No. first Grand Slam to introduce final-set tie-breaks. While failed to add to her tally of and I think an outsider
2 Rafa Nadal who pulled out the US Open has a standard first-to-seven-points system, 23 Grand Slam titles, the can win it❞ Margaret Court
of his Brisbane warm-up at the Australian Open, winner will be decided by a first- American is still regarded as
but arrived in Melbourne to-10-points tie-break. Wimbledon also announced a the dominant force in has had a fractured lead-up
professing he was “fully fit” switch to final-set tie-breaks from the 2019 edition, but women’s tennis on her to the tournament, with a
and promising to unleash a the British Major will have a first-to-seven-points tie- return to Melbourne. back injury cutting short
remodelled serve.
break when the scores reach 12-12 in the final set. The 37-year-old took a year her 2018 season in Septem-
It all means the era of the DEFENDING CHAMPIONS off after the birth of her ber. She will be without a
“Big Four” is almost over daughter Alexis Olympia in coach for the first few
after a season in which Feder- Roger Federer September of that year, months of the season after
er — who opens his title before returning to action Darren Cahill left for “fami-
defence against Denis last season, when she ly reasons” and if that set-
Caroline Wozniacki
Istomin on Monday — rolled reached the finals at Wim- back was not enough, she
back the years on Rod Laver Roger Federer hits a volley during a practice session on Sunday. AFP MEN’S DOUBLES bledon and the US Open. was outplayed by unseeded
Arena to win an emotional
Oliver Marach & Her quest for another Major Australian Ashleigh Barty
Mate Pavic
20th Grand Slam. It put him fell at the final hurdle on in the second round of the
on a par with other six-time WOMEN’S DOUBLES both occasions, however, Sydney International. The
Australian Open winners Timea Babos & with defeats to Germany’s Romanian, who lost the
Kristina Mladenovic
Djokovic and Roy Emerson Angelique Kerber in London 2018 Australian Open final
— although the Australian MIXED DOUBLES and rising Japanese star to Caroline Wozniacki, could
great’s victories all came Gabriela Dabrowski Naomi Osaka in New York. rue her lack of competitive
before the Open era. & Mate Pavic Caroline Wozniacki practises. AFP
The losses left Williams still matches but remained
By contrast, the 31-year-old MONDAY’S MAIN MATCHES seeking a 24th Grand Slam upbeat, while saying she
Djokovic endured a miser- singles title to equal Mar- had low expectations for the
WOMEN: 30-Maria Sharapova (Russia) vs Harriet Dart
able early Melbourne exit in Novak Djokovic serves during a practice (Britain); Polona Hercog (Slovenia) vs 2-Angelique Kerber garet Court’s all-time record year’s first Grand Slam.
2018, followed by elbow sur- session; (right) Rafa Nadal greets compatriot (Germany); Alison Van Uytvanck (Belgium) vs 3-Caroline and she will have another tilt A second Australian Open
gery and a string of disap- Garbine Muguruza. REUTERS, AP/PTI Wozniacki (Denmark); 5-Sloane Stephens (US) vs Taylor at that milestone during the title for Kerber, who denied
pointing results that saw him Townsend (US); 8-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) vs Mag- January 14-27 event, despite Williams in the 2016 final,
drop outside the top-20. greatness all began in 2008 Sunday. “I’m playing good If I am not feeling good, I will dalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) entering the tournament will be a perfect birthday gift
But since winning a fourth with his first Grand Slam tennis. I’m confident that I not be here,” he said before MEN: James Duckworth (Australia) vs 2-Rafa Nadal (Spain); ranked 16th in the world. for the world No. 2, who
Wimbledon in July, the Serb win. “It was my first Major think it needs a good per- revealing he had remodelled Denis Istomin (Uzbekistan) vs 3-Roger Federer (Switzer- While Williams achieved turns 31 during the first
rose inexorably back to num- trophy, that obviously served formance by my opponent his serve. “There are always land); 6-Marin Cilic (Croatia) vs Bernard Tomic (Australia); her win over sister Venus in week of the tournament.
ber one by losing only three as a great springboard for probably to beat me,” said the things to improve,” said the 22-Roberto Bautista Agut (Spain) vs Andy Murray (Britain) the final two years ago, the She looked sharp at the
further matches — one of my career,” Djokovic said as Swiss, who warmed for Mel- Spaniard, who faces Aus- challenge this year is expect- Hopman Cup, maintaining a
which was to Zverev at the he prepared to open his bourne with victory in tralian wildcard James INDIA NO. 1 IN ACTION ed to come from a vast array 100 percent singles record,
ATP Finals. Djokovic won his assault on a seventh crown Perth’s Hopman Cup. Duckworth on Monday. Prajnesh Gunneswaran is the lone Indian in the singles of players. Chris Evert has even though Germany lost
third US Open in September against American Mitchell Second-ranked Nadal, 32, Djokovic picked young main draw and the 29-year-old will meet American 20-year- described trying to pick a to Switzerland in the final.
to put him on 14 Grand Krueger on Tuesday. pulled out of Brisbane with a guns Zverev of Germany, old Frances Tiafoe, ranked 39, in his opening round on women’s singles champion Defending champion Woz-
Monday. Gunneswaran, India’s highest-ranked singles play-
Slams — three behind Nadal thigh strain although he Borna Coric of Croatia, in Melbourne as a “crap- niacki has been battling
er at 112, did not have much idea about Tiafoe. “I don’t
and six behind Federer. Nadal ‘feels good’ returned for an exhibition in Karen Khachanov of Russia know too much about him. I have seen him on TV,” shoot”, with the last eight rheumatoid arthritis but the
And Djokovic said that he Federer, now 37, remains the Sydney and insisted at the and Greece’s Stefano Tsit- Gunneswaran said. “I will have to play well to beat him. I Major titles having been won 28-year-old Dane will remain
was delighted to be back in chief threat to the Serb and weekend his fitness woes sipas as key threats to the will come up with a game plan and give it all I have got.” by different players. a contender, as will 21-year-
Melbourne where his rise to he sounded a warning on were behind him. “I feel good. top-three. — AFP World No. 1 Simona Halep old Osaka. — Reuters

Bengaluru win maiden PBL title Man United win Juventus ease into Coppa Italia quarterfinals Messi scores
at Tottenham MILAN: Juventus took the first step towards a
record fifth consecutive Coppa Italia triumph
comfortable win. The Turin club have won the 400th goal
league and cup double in Italy for the last
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur’s BARCELONA: Barcelona for-
with a 2-0 win over Bologna on Saturday that four years and are aiming to become the first
Premier League title ambi- ensured the defending champions will join team from Europe’s top five leagues to win ward Lionel Messi further
tions suffered a major blow AC Milan and Lazio in the quarterfinals. five national cup titles in a row, although etched his name into Span-
as Marcus Rashford’s goal Goals from Federico Bernardeschi and Moise Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are chas- ish football history by
gave Manchester United a 1- Kean either side of the break gave Juve a ing the same objective this season. REUTERS becoming the first player to
0 victory at Wembley on Sun- score 400 goals in La Liga
day to maintain caretaker when he netted against
manager Ole Gunnar Solsk- Eibar on Sunday. The Argen-
jaer’s perfect start. Rashford tine, who has been the com-
beat Tottenham keeper Hugo petition’s all-time top scorer
Lloris from a tight angle in since 2014, calmly slotted
the 44th minute as rejuve- in a pass from Luis Suarez
nated United claimed a sixth from close range to strike
win from six matches since the league leaders’ second
former striker Solskjaer goal against the Basque
Bengaluru Raptors beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 Shreyanshi Pardeshi and she lived up to the stepped in. United’s Spanish side. Messi was making his
to win their maiden Premier Badminton expectations, notching up a 15-8 15-9 win. keeper David De Gea pro- 435th La Liga appearance
League title. World No. 18 Anders Antonsen Earlier, Mumbai trump Pia Zebadiah and Kim duced a series of superb for the club, having made
lost narrowly to Bengaluru skipper Kidambi Gi Jung gave a fabulous start to their team by saves to deny Dele Alli, Harry his league debut in 2004.
Srikanth 15-7 15-10. Hendra Setiawan and beating Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith 15-8 Kane and Toby Alderweireld Barca won 3-0 to go five
Mohammad Ahsan beat Mumbai’s Lee Yong 15-14. World No. 12 Sameer Verma bounced after the break as United points clear of Atletico
hung on for a first away Madrid at the top of the
Dae and Kim GI Jung 15-13 15-10. World No. back from a poor start to avenge his league
league win against Totten- standings. Earlier, Atletico
59 Vu Thi Trang had the responsibility of stage defeat to Bengaluru’s Sai Praneeth, ham since 2012. REUTERS Bologna’s goalkeeper Da Costa gets the ball before Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP beat Levante 1-0. REUTERS
playing the trump match for Bengaluru against winning 7-15 15-12 15-3. PTI

PM attacks Congress on Kumbh pledge Kargil veteran says

intel failure led to war
Kartarpur Sahib, ’84 riots Bhopal, January 13
The 1999 Kargil intrusion
was the fallout of the failure
of the military intelligence as
when 3 Infantry Division
received information of an
intrusion in the Batalik sec-
tor. Later on, it was detected
Says corridor atonement for mistake committed in 1947 well as other intelligence
agencies, Lt Gen (retd)
that the intrusion had taken
place over a very wide front,”
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, January 13

❝ A mistake took place in August 1947. It (Kartarpur
corridor) is an atonement for the mistake. An important
tion commemorative silver
coin to mark the 350th birth
anniversary of Guru Gobind
Mohinder Puri said on Sun-
day while speaking at the
Bhopal Litfest here.
the Lt Gen said.
“Pakistan also wanted to
interdict a road from Srina-
Prime Minister Narendra place of our Guru was only a few kilometres away. But it Singh. He described the Recalling the intrusion, Lt gar to Leh, thus isolating
Modi today attacked the pre- could not be made part (of India during Partition)... the founder of the Khalsa sect as Gen Puri said Pakistan’s aim Siachen. It also wanted to
vious Congress government corridor is an effort to reduce the damage. Narendra Modi, PM a warrior and a poet who had was to internationalise the launch a fresh launch pad
for its inability to bring Kar- immense knowledge of reli- Kashmir issue and change for militants from the cap-
tarpur Sabib under India gious scriptures. Modi said the alignment of the Line of tured area to intrude into
during Partition. be made part (of India during by them, the Central govern- the government now plans to Control in the Kargil sector Himachal Pradesh,” the Lt
Releasing a commemora- partition) ... the corridor is an ment is trying to get justice celebrate the 550th birth by opening the conflict Gen said. He recalled that
tive coin as part of the 350th effort to reduce the damage,” for the people who suffered anniversary of Guru Nanak against India. He had headed he was tasked with restor-
birth anniversary celebra- he said in a veiled attack on during the 1984 anti-Sikh across the country. the 8 Mountain Division dur- ing the sanctity of the LoC
tions of Guru Gobind Singh, the then Congress govern- riots, Modi said. Modi said while the event ing “Operation Vijay”. and clear the national high-
Modi also came down on the ment. Guru Nanak Dev “The Central government will be held in various states “The Kargil War happened way 1D in the Dras-
Congress for the 1984 riots. passed away in Kartarpur on is making efforts to get jus- and Union Territories, Indian due to the failure of intelli- Mushkoh Sector.
Referring to the Kartapur September 22, 1539. tice for the period of injus- embassies abroad will also gence agencies, including Lt Gen Puri further said the
Sahib corridor, he said now Former Prime Minister tice which started in 1984. organise programmes as part military intelligence,” the main credit of the Kargil vic-
devotees do not have to look Manmohan Singh, former For decades, mothers, sis- of the celebrations. decorated officer said during tory went to the young offi-
at the shrine in Pakistan Chief Justice of India JS ters, daughters and sons Modi said, for the past four an interaction on the second cers who fought bravely.
using binoculars and they Khehar and several Sikh have shed tears, the law years, his government has day of the Bhopal literature “This is the hallmark of the
could visit the place without leaders were present at the will deliver justice, wipe been making comprehen- and art festival at Bharat Indian Army,” he added.
visa using the corridor. Prime Minister’s residence (their) tears,” he said, refer- sive efforts to bring the cul- Bhavan here. About the regimental cul-
“A mistake took place in to participate in the event. ring to the riots that took tural and knowledge her- The 8 Mountain Battalion ture of the Army, the Lt Gen
August, 1947. It (the corridor) Modi said be it Guru Nanak place following the assassi- itage of India to the world. headed by him was tasked to said a regiment is a small
is an atonement for the mis- or Guru Gobind Singh, they nation of then Prime Minis- “From Yoga to Ayurveda, the evict the enemy from the family of around 900 soldiers,
take. An important place of have taught us to be on the ter Indira Gandhi. country has succeeded in re- Security personnel take oath to execute their duties honestly Drass-Mushkoh Sector dur- and a soldier’s first commit-
our guru was only a few kilo- side of justice. The Prime Minister establishing its status. This after offering prayers at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga ing “Operation Vijay”. “It was ment is towards the unit and
meters away. But it could not Following the path shown released a Rs 350 denomina- work continues,” he said. and the Yamuna, ahead of the Kumbh festival in Allahabad. PTI in the first week of May (1999) then for the country. — PTI

CSIO develops pilot display unit for IAF’s Hawk 44 strategic roads to be
Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 13
built along China border
project to CSIO and the first
prototype has been fabricat-
ed. It is expected to take to
■ The display unit will be
artificial horizon, take off
and landing data as well as
weapon aiming and delivery
with head-up displays.
“The PDU can be operated
in different modes that can
An indigenous pilot display the skies in a few weeks. installed above the cock- cues. Since the pilot does not be selected from a multi- New Delhi, January13 area. The standoff ended fol-
unit (PDU) has been devel- The British Hawk entered pit’s instrument panel with have to change his line of function up-front control The government will con- NEW 2,100-KM ROADS lowing a mutual agreement
oped for the IAF’s indige- IAF service in 2008, with 24 its screen at the pilot’s eye sight or visual accommoda- panel. In the ‘raster’ mode struct 44 strategic roads along ALONG PAKISTAN under which China stopped
nously upgraded Hawk-i aircraft received in fly-away level to ensure there’s no tion by peering repeatedly at it displays the real time the border with China and the construction of the road
advanced jet trainer by the condition and 42 being change in line of sight his instrument panel inside infrared camera video to the over 2,100 km of axial and lat- Lateral and axial roads and India withdrew its troops.
measuring over 2,100 km
Central Scientific Instru- assembled by HAL. Another ■ It will reduce reaction time, the cockpit, the PDU pilot for target seeking, eral roads in Punjab and The report stated that these
will be built at a cost of
ments Organisation (CSIO) 57 Hawks, with some enabling pilot to take split- reduces his workload and while in the mixed mode, Rajasthan, abutting Pakistan, around ~5,400 crore in 44 roads along the India-China
here. The instrument, akin going to the Navy, second decisions reaction time, while raster video is combined a CPWD document shows. Rajasthan and Punjab border will be constructed at a
to a head-up display unit, is were to be licence- enabling him to take split- with other information for According to an annual along the Pakistan border cost of nearly Rs 21,000 crore.
installed above the cockpit’s produced by HAL second decisions and weapon aiming and target report (2018-19) prepared and “The CPWD has been
instrument panel with its along with upgrade of enhancing his weapon locking along with other released earlier this month by touches areas from Jammu entrusted with construction
screen at the pilot’s eye lev- the fleet and incorpo- aiming capability. flight critical information to the Central Public Works and Kashmir to Arunachal of 44 strategically important
el and superimposes vital ration of some Indian It is smaller and the pilot,” Vipan Kumar, Department, the agency has Pradesh. The report comes at roads along the India-China
flight and mission parame- made components lighter than earlier principal scientist oversee- been asked to construct 44 a time when China is giving a border spanning J&K,
ters on the pilot’s line of and sub-systems. The head-up displays ing the project, said. “strategically important” roads priority to projects along its Himachal, Uttarakhand,
vision of the outside world. upgraded aircraft have developed by CSIO for “In the eventuality of mis- along the India-China border India borders. In 2017, Indian Sikkim and Arunachal
The Mission Combat Sys- been christened as Hawk-i. the light combat aircraft, sion computer failure, PDU to ensure quick mobilisation of and Chinese troops were Pradesh,” the report stated.
tems Research and Design The PDU provides a com- HAL trainer aircraft and has dedicated information troops in case of a conflict. engaged in a face-off at the It said the process of approval
Centre of Hindustan Aero- prehensive flight-symbology conditions. It displays navi- Jaguar. All modern combat which can be displayed to the The nearly 4,000-km-long Doklam tri-junction after the of detailed project reports by
nautics Limited (HAL), Ban- display along with ambient gation inputs like altitude, aircraft as well as some trans- pilot in stand-by-sight Line of Actual Control neighbouring country had the Cabinet Committee on
galore, had awarded this vision under all-weather airspeed, angle of attack and port aircraft are equipped mode,” he said. between India and China begun building a road in the Security is underway. — PTI

Move to stop composition Allow hijab, kirpan EDarrestsMaha

co-op society
dealers from charging GST during tests: Panel ex-manager
New Delhi, January 13
In a consumer-friendly meas- SUSHIL MODI TO HEAD New Delhi, January13
for laundering
ure, the Revenue Depart- GROUP OF MINISTERS The Delhi Minorities Com-
Asks Delhi principal Tribune News Service
ment is planning to make it ■ Bihar Deputy CM Sushil mission has asked city gov-
mandatory for composition Modi will head the seven- ernment departments to secretaries and heads New Delhi, January13
dealers and service providers member committee to allow candidates to wear of departments for The Enforcement Directorate
to declare their GST registra- look into revenue shortfall dresses and carry articles as on Sunday said it had arrest-
tion status in invoices to being faced by the states per their religious beliefs
‘appropriate action’ ed a former manager of a
ensure that they do not after the GST rollout, and when appearing in recruit- on the dress code Maharashtra-based coopera-
charge any tax from buyers. suggest steps for aug- ment and academic tests. for minority students tive society for his alleged
The measure, once imple- menting collections Acting on the commis- involvement in laundering
mented, would check the ■ Several states, including sion’s order, the General money worth several crores
widespread practice of com- Punjab, Himachal, Chattis- Administration Department harm the interests of stu- through hawala route.
position dealers of charging garh, Uttarakhand, J&K, (GAD) has issued a circular to dents and candidates. The ED said Machindra
GST from purchasers and Odisha, Goa, Bihar, Gujarat all principal secretaries and The commission has direct- Khade was arrested under the
not depositing it with the and Delhi, are facing rev- heads of department asking ed all the government Prevention of Money Launder-
exchequer, an official said. enue shortfall following the for “appropriate action” on departments and education- ing Act for his involvement in
implementation of GST Family members of Major Shashi Dharan V Nair mourn during his funeral ceremony in Pune. PTI
The Revenue Department is the dress code for minority al institutions to “meticu- facilitating illegal cash deposits
also planning to launch a cam- ■ These states are facing students and candidates lously observe” its dress code in various bank accounts of the
paign to educate consumers
that the dealers opting for
composition scheme are not
revenue shortfall in the
range of 14-37 pc in the
April-November period
Emotional adieu to Major Nair appearing in examinations.
Minority commission
chairman Zafarul Islam
order, saying failure to do so
will invite legal action. Khan
said that compliance reports
society, which were subse-
quently layered and then
fraudulently remitted to
required to charge the goods Pune, January 13 The mortal remains were mother, sister and other Khan said the order was on the order have been Hong Kong by submission of
and services tax (GST) from tral Board of Indirect Taxes Major Shashi Dharan V Nair, taken for the last rites on friends and relatives bid him issued in view of complaints received by the commission fake import documents in the
purchasers, the official said. and Customs, businesses will who was killed in an IED Sunday morning in a mas- a emotional adieu. from members of minority from various departments. guise of import of diamond. It
Under the GST composition have to mandatorily mention explosion in Rajouri district sive procession from his resi- Officials from the Southern communities that they faced The commission had last further said the accused was
scheme, traders and manufac- in the invoice generated by of Jammu and Kashmir, was dence in Khadakwasla area Command and police depart- difficulties when appearing month also issued a notice to former manager of Renuka-
turers are required to pay only them that they are composi- cremated with full military on the outskirts of Pune. ment were also present. in such examinations and the University Grants Com- mata Multi-State Cooperative
1% GST on goods which other- tion dealers and, hence, are honours here in Maharashtra Major Nair's well-wishers District Guardian Minister were forced to take off their mission (UGC), taking up the Urban Credit Society.
wise attract a higher levy of 5, not required to charge GST. on Sunday. raised slogans in his praise Girish Bapat, BJP Lok Sabha articles of faith. case of a Jamia Millia Islamia The agency had begun
12 or 18%. Such dealers are “Simultaneously, we will The body was brought to throughout the procession. member from Pune Anil Shi- The order noted that while student being allegedly not probing the cooperative soci-
also not permitted to charge educate consumers that they the National War Memorial in The last rites were performed role and leaders from various the security precautions are allowed to appear in the UGC- ety on the basis of an FIR
GST from the purchaser. should not pay GST while Pune on Saturday evening at the city-based Vaikunth other political parties also very much required during NET examination for wearing filed by the state police.
Of the 1.17 crore businesses buying goods from composi- where wreaths were laid. crematorium where his wife, attended the funeral. — PTI examinations, it should not a hijab (headscarf). — PTI The ED said its probe found
registered under GST, about tion scheme dealers,” the that Khade “opened and
20 lakh have opted for compo- official said. To ease compli- operated” multiple bank
sition scheme. “It has come to ance burden for small busi- accounts in the name of per-
the notice of the government
that a large number of compo-
sition dealers are levying
nesses, the GST law provides
for composition scheme
under which traders and
Fewer farmers sow winter crops, food prices to surge sons/company, which were
used for depositing huge
cash in the society's account.
GST at higher rates and not manufacturers with an annu- Shiv Kumar Output of onions is expect- worst hit with prices falling to “The beneficiaries’ trans-
depositing it with the govern- al turnover of up to Rs 1 crore Tribune News Service RIOTS AS SUGAR FACTORIES DELAY PAYMENT ed to be badly affected as only less than a rupee per kg in the actions were successfully
ment,” the official said. can pay 1% GST. This thresh- Mumbai, January 13 ■ Protests by sugarcane farmers across western Maharash- around 90,000 hectares of wholesale markets recently. camouflaged as the
According to the proposal old will increase to Rs 1.5 Food prices are set to surge tra over delayed payment have turned violent with offices farm land in the onion belt “Apart from severe losses, RTGS/NEFT transactions
being considered by the Cen- crore from April 1. — PTI later this summer as farmers of at least eight sugar factories in the districts of Kolhapur, around Nashik and Marath- onion farmers also have to would invariably reflect the
reeling under falling prices of Sangli and Satara attacked by protesting farmers wada have been brought grapple with lack of water as name of the cooperative soci-
agricultural produce and ■ Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana has demanded that sug- under the crop this year. Usu- the rainfall was poor this ety. Khade was instrumental
Printed and published by Rajesh Ramachandran for The Tribune Trust poor rainfall have reduced ar factories clear pending dues of farmers by Wednesday ally, 2.55 lakh hectares of year,” says Annasaheb in pursuing people in open-
Printed at The Tribune Press, Sector 29-C, Chandigarh. sowing the winter crop, farmland are brought under Donge, a wholesale dealer of ing bank accounts for mone-
Published at The Tribune, Sector 29-C, Chandigarh. according to Agriculture for the winter crop is almost around 30 lakh hectares so the onion crop. In the Nashik onions at the Lasalgaon mar- tary consideration,” it
RNI No. 15/57. Department officials. complete in Maharashtra. far,” an official said. area alone, only around 18,000 ket near Nashik. alleged. The agency claimed
Copyright © The Tribune Trust. All rights reserved. Available information sug- “Unlike last year when 56.9 Apart from onions, vegeta- hectares, compared to 80,000 Traders feel that onion prices Khade obtained the signa-
Telephones: 0172-2655066-72 Fax: 0172-2657149 gests only around half the lakh hectares were brought bles and pulses like tuvar are hectares, have been brought would go through the roof and tures of account holders on
Circulation: 0172-3050419, Advertisement: 0172-3050256, 257 area under the rabi crop has under the rabi crop, sowing grown as part of the rabi crop under the onion crop. stay high till the kharif crop blank RTGS slips that he
Editor: Rajesh Ramachandran* been sown this year. Sowing has been carried out only on in Maharashtra. Onion farmers were the comes in next year. kept in his custody.”
*Editor for purpose of PRB Act, 1867