30052020-TT-01.qxd 29-05-2020 23:05 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.4 no.149 | 14 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 UK PM JOHNSON EASES LOCKDOWN WORLD /thetribunechd SINGAPORE SC DISMISSES SINGH BROS’ APPEAL AGAINST HC ORDER BUSINESS UP GOVT SIGNS PACTS FOR JOBS TO MIGRANT WORKERS BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Shah briefs Modi on talks with CMs NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and briefed him on views of the chief ministers of all states on the future course of lockdown as its fourth edition comes to an end on May 31. The Union Government is expected to announce its decision on the issue within next two days. — TNS FREE POWER STAYS No plan to withdraw free power to agriculture in Punjab. I am cognizant of your economic condition and appreciate the hard work put in by you to grow foodgrain. Free power will continue! saturday, may 30,2020 GDP growth slides to3.1pc Chaos at Delhi-Gurugram border New Delhi, May 29 The country’s economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019-20 slowed to 3.1 per cent as against a rise of 5.7 per cent in the same period last year. The output in eight core sectors is estimated to have contracted 38.1 per cent in April, suggesting much bleaker days ahead. The growth during the full 2019-20 financial year was slow too.The GDP grew by 4.2 per cent as compared to 6.1 per cent in 2018-19 — the slowest in 11 years. The slide in the GDP growth during the JanuaryMarch quarter, a partially Covidimpacted period, was due to a crash in most core sector indicators, except coal, according to the National Statistical Office. There was a jam at the Delhi-Gurugram border Even those with daily travel passes, including on Friday. Hundreds of commuters staged doctors, were turned back. The border has been protests and argued with cops on duty. sealed on the orders of Haryana Home Minister. P4 Slowest in 11 years | Core sectors’ output shrinks 38.1% in April TELLING COMMENT We had forecast that the GDP for Q4 would slip below 4%. It has turned out to be worse. The govt should remember that this data was pre-lockdown. ❝ P Chidambaram, CONG GST COUNCIL MEET The Finance Ministry is not in favour of increasing GST rates on non-essential items at next MGNREGA workers cover their heads with pans used to carry soil month’s meeting of GST Council, despite depressed collections. on a scorching Friday on the outskirts of Beawar, Rajasthan. PTI The drop was especially precipitated by a fall in cement production (- 4.9 per cent), steel (- 3.9 per cent) and crude oil (5.7 per cent). The NSO said India would attain a per capi- ta income of “Rs 94,954 during 2019-20 as against Rs 92,085 in 2018-19.” — TNS Amarinder Singh, CM REPORT PAGE 3 Monkeys run away with Covid samples LUCKNOW: Some monkeys snatched away test samples of three Covid patients from a laboratory technician inside Meerut medical college campus. Principal SK Garg said these were blood samples and not throat and tongue swabs used for Covid testing. — TNS PUNJAB BOARD DECLARES CLASSES V, VIII & X RESULTS PTI WB to open places of worship KOLKATA: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that places of worship in the state would be allowed to open from June 1. A maximum of 10 devotees would be allowed at a time. No religious assembly would be permitted. “If large number of passengers can be packed in rail coaches, then there is no harm in throwing open the doors of religious places,” she remarked. The Chief Minister also announced that all offices in the state — private as well as government — would open from June 8. She made no announcement on malls, restaurants or the Metro service. She, however, said that city buses would be allowed to carry passengers as per capacity. — TNS PUNJAB PENALTIES FOR LOCKDOWN BREACH Not wearing mask in public place ~500 ~500Spitting at public place ~2,000Disregarding home quarantine social distanc~2,000Violation of ing norms by shop owners Violation of distancing norms by auto/two-wheeler owners ~500 Violation of distancing norms by car owners ~2,000 ~3,000Violation of distancing norms by bus owners The state govt on Friday notified the penalties. Nonpayment of fine will attract proceedings under Section 188 of IPC under the Epidemic Disease Act, 1897 Don’t let lockdown woes turn into disasters: Modi Tribune News Service In letter to citizens, brings up suffering of migrants, hawkers countrymen have undergone tremendous suffering, PM Modi said in a letter to citizens on the completion of one year in office of the second term. Recounting a series of measures undertaken to usher in a change, he said just as the country was moving at a fast pace, Covid engulfed the country. Praising citizens for the confidence and resilience with continued on back page RECOVERED 71,105 FRESH FATALITIES 175 TOTAL DEATHS 4,706 COUNT 1,65,799 ONE YEAR OF 2ND TERM New Delhi, May 29 Acknowledging the tremendous suffering endured by migrant workers and disadvantaged sections during the Covid-19 lockdown period, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the country has to ensure that inconveniences being faced do not turn into disasters. “In a crisis of this magnitude, it can certainly not be claimed that no one suffered any inconvenience or discomfort. Our labourers, migrant workers, artisans and craftsmen in small-scale industries, hawkers and such fellow COVID-19CASES INDIA TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS WORLD 59,54,542 26,22,313 3,63,197 COVID-19COUNT STATE Chandigarh Punjab Haryana Himachal Pradesh J&K Ladakh Delhi +VE DEATHS 289 2,197 1,721 291 2,164 64 17,386 04 42 19 05 28 00 398 INDIA 8TH WORST-HIT BY VIRUS India’s death toll on Friday surpassed that of China even as it overtook Turkey to become the eighth worst-hit nation.
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