friDAY 174 27 november, 2020 Casualties in the 26/11 attack by Pak-sponsored terrorists in 2008 epaper.morningstandard.in 12th anniversary of the attack on mumbai facebook.com/TheMorningStandard twitter.com/TheMornStandard TRUST crisis Oxford vaccine faces questions India to get custody of Tahawwur Rana soon Two entities admitted to conducting faulty trials with two different doses The extradition process of the co-conspirator of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks will begin in January, US told India A CAPITAL VIEW OF NEWS Page 7 l New Delhi l J8.00 l NON-ENGLISH PUSH Heavy deployment of forces on Delhi border IIT, NIT courses in mother tongue E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Starting next year, Indian Institutes of Technology and National Institutes of Technology will offer engineering courses in mother tongue. A few IITs and NITs are being short-listed for this purpose, the Union education ministry said on Thursday . Offering technical education in mother tongue is part of Centre’s the National Education Policy . In a review meeting of various schemes by the ministry, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank also directed the University Grants Commission to ensure all scholarships and fellowships are disbursed in time and to start a helpline for the same. He also directed that all the grievances of the students be redressed immediately . GUARD ‘courts have vital role in overseeing Democratic Values’ Nishank said preparations are in full swing and officials are working to ensure proper implementation of the National Education Policy which , seeks to achieve holistic development of students and transformation of the education system. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which conducts the JEE (Main) and NEETUG among others, will come out with the syllabus for competitive examinations. A campaign would seek views from students, parents and teachers on how and when to conduct the exams next year. in October, the NTA had said that the JEE (Main) would be conducted in nine regional languages, apart from Hindi and English, from 2021. However, the IITs are yet to decide whether the JEE (Advanced) will also be offered in regional language. SC has not just the power but also the mandate to interfere in cases involving deprivation of Constitutional rights, says Justice Chandrachud | P7 PAGES 12 Rana’s extradition was conveyed to India on the 12th anniversary of the attack. The 59-year-old PakistaniCandadian doctor is serving a 14-year prison sentence in a Los Angeles prison in connection with another terror plot. It was on November 26, 2008 that 10 members of Lashkar-e-Toiba carried out 12 coordinated attacks in Mumbai. At least 174 died and 300 were wounded | P7 Haryana’s police and paramilitary forces have also been heavily deployed at the Singhu border with Delhi. Deployment of forces is equally heavy at the interstate border cities of Faridabad and Gurugram in NCR Farmers from Punjab find a heavy police build-up at Shambu border during their Delhi Chalo protest march against the three new farm laws | PTI Haryana’s barricades fail to stop Delhi Chalo march Water cannons no match for Punjab farmers’ resolve to reach the Capital to register their protest against the Centre’s new farm laws E XPR E SS N E WS S E RVIC E @ Chandigarh/New Delhi There was plenty of action on the Punjab-Haryana interstate border on Thursday with Punjab farmers beginning their two-day Delhi Chalo agitation, as they broke through barricades on the Haryana side and pushed ahead despite the police using water cannons and tear gas to stop their onward march. The face-off at all entry points along the interstate border was anticipated, as Haryana has a BJP-led coalition government, and the Delhi Chalo agitation is against a bunch of farm laws the Modi government at the Centre steamrolled in Parliament. To start with, farmers broke the barricading at the Shambhu interstate border near Ambala on the Amritsar-Delhi National Highway after the police fired tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse them, but to no effect. The agitators threw some barricades into the Ghaggar river and made their way into Ambala, pushing trucks aside despite heavy deployment of security personnel, including the RAF. After crossing Ambala, they broke police barricades near Tyora village in Kurukshetra, again making water cannons look like toy pistols. At multiple points on the inter- state border, Haryana had placed boulders, heavy barricades and even parked trucks bang in the middle of highways to prevent the farmers’ march. Similarly at the Tukar border , of Pehowa in Kurukshetra, Punjab farmers broke open the barricades, throwing some of them into the Markanda river, to enter Haryana though the water cannons were firing away. As the farmers moved forward, they were involved in a face-off with the police. A few of them on both sides were injured in the scuffle and were taken to a nearby hospital. The scene was similar in Kaithal in Haryana. CONTINUED ON P8 AMAZON to face stir globally on nov 27 E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Activists around the world, including India, will come together on Black Friday (November 27) to protest against e-tailing behemoth Amazon’s anti-union practices. Protests will be held across the world, including in New Delhi and Hyderabad, under the #MakeAmazonPay banner. Some of the organisations that have lent their support to the protests include Progressive International, Hawkers Joint Action Committee, UNI Global Union, 350. org and Greenpeace. The global movement, endorsed by American social critics Noam Chomsky and Cornel West and other eminent activists, workers and supporters around the world, will embark on a day of action with protests to demand that Amazon pays its workers fairly and respects their right to join unions, pays its fair share of taxes, respects small businesses and commits to real environment CONTINUED ON P8 sustainability .
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