06072020-TT-01.qxd 7/5/2020 11:17 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | vol.140 no.186 | 12 pages | ~4.50 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 haryana MENDIS ARRESTED AS HIS CAR HITS CYCLIST SPORT /thetribunechd HANDLING AGRI WASTE THE REMUNERATIVE WAY INFOCUS MORALE UP AFTER PM’s LADAKH VISIT: ITBP DG BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com monday, july 6,2020 Amid standoff, PM calls on President Tribune News Service BRIEFED ON KEY ISSUES New Delhi, July 5 Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on President Ram Nath Kovind to discuss issues of national and international importance. The announcement of the meeting was made on Twitter by Rashtrapati Bhavan. “Prime Minister @narendramodi called on President Kovind and briefed him on the issues of national and international importance at Rashtrapati Bhavan today,” the tweet said. The meeting comes against the backdrop of PM Modi’s visit to Leh and Nimu, where he addressed the soldiers. The PM also visited the field hospital to enquire about the well-being of soldiers injured in the bloody clash with Chinese troops on the night of Prime Minister @narendramodi called on President Kovind and briefed him on the issues of national and international importance at Rashtrapati Bhavan Gangster Dubey’s main aide arrested Kanpur, July 5 The main aide of gangster Vikas Dubey involved in the attack in which eight police personnel were killed was arrested in a pre-dawn encounter in Kanpur. Dayashankar Agnihotri, was injured in the leg in retaliatory firing by the police as he tried to attack them and flee, an official said. No cop was hurt. BACK PAGE PM Narendra Modi with President Ram Nath Kovind during a meeting at Rashtrapati Bhavan. PTI June 15. While it’s a standard practice for the Prime Minister to call on the President periodically to apprise him of issues, this meeting assumes significance as it comes amid the India-China standoff at Ladakh, now on for two months. Besides the Galwan clashes, China continues to mobilise troops across the LAC with India too responding in a similar manner. The movement on either side remains even as the military commanders met on three occasions to work on a plan to de-escalate. Last week, India banned 59 Chinese apps, including the popular TikTok, a move taken to hurt the Chinese in matters of economy. Also, the government is 7Pbpolytechnicswasted~75crin8yrs AUDITPart of amount spent on infra, faculty for unapproved courses Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 5 A whopping Rs 75.70 crore has been wasted by the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training in Punjab for setting up unnecessary infrastructure and hiring teaching faculty for unapproved courses at seven new polytechnic col- ILLOGICAL SPENDING ■ ~1.4 cr spent by Department of Technical Education on infra for unapproved courses ■ ~5.70 cr paid to lecturers hired for unapproved courses UNDER SCANNER Polytechnic colleges in Barnala | Faridkot | Fatehgarh Sahib | Kapurthala | Mansa | Muktsar and Nawanshahr violate AICTE norms leges set up under the Central scheme “Coordinated Action for Skill Development”. Putting the department under scanner, the office of the Punjab Accountant General in an audit of the expenditure incurred at the polytechnic colleges in Barnala, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Kapurthala, Mansa, Muktsar and Nawanshahr between 2012-2013 Continuned on back page moving to stop the import of power equipment from China. Union Power Minister RK Singh made the announcement to this effect last week. As of March last year, India imported Chinese equipment worth Rs 21,000 crore. ’84 riots convict dies of Covid New Delhi, July 5 Mahender Yadav (70), former MLA serving 10-year jail term in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, died of Covid-19 at a hospital here. He was lodged in jail number 14 of Mandoli prison. After complaining of uneasiness, he was hospitalised on June 26. On his family's request, he was allowed to be shifted to a private hospital at Dwarka on June 30, where he died on July 4. — PTI Govt aiming to bring fatality rate under 1%: Niti member Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 5 With Covid-19 cases climbing to 6,73,165 today, witnessing another record daily peak of 24,850 new infections and 19,268 total deaths, the government has set a goal of bringing the case fatality rate below one per cent as against the current 2.8 per cent. VK Paul, Member, Health, Niti Aayog, today urged patients to seek immediate hospitalisation at the slightest sign of breathing 26 Ludhiana jail inmates test +ve COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT RECOVERED 4,09,082 FRESH FATALITIES 613 TOTAL DEATHS 19,268 6,73,165 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS WORLD 1,14,53,251 64,82,256 5,34,865 Utter chaos at Parwanoo barrier, tourists sent back Solan, July 5 There was utter chaos at the inter-state border at Parwanoo as hundreds of vehicles from Punjab and Haryana queued up to gain entry following HP’s decision to open its borders. Many arrived without having registered themselves on the Covid portal 48 hours in advance. Tourists, who did not carry a Covid negative medical report from a testing centre recognised by the ICMR, were turned away. The police manning the barrier had a tough time handling the surge. However, there was no such rush at Mehatpur and Gagret Many arrive without registering themselves on the Covid portal in Una and Nurpur in Kangra. Those who arrived in Kangra via the SpiceJet flight had a harrowing time at the Gaggal airport. It took them at least three hours to complete all formalities. The authorities are wary of those arriving from red zones, such as Delhi. There is no mechanism to ensure that the visitors follow the mandatory 14-day home quarantine. — TNS More inside difficulty and said lowering the case fatality rate was the single most important goal of the national effort against the virus. In an interview to The Tribune, Paul said nearly 50 per cent of all deaths among Covid-19 patients had occurred within two days of hospitalisation and people must not shy away from testing or seeking early medical care. Delay could be dangerous, he said. “A quarter of deaths Continuned on back page 40 websites run by SFJ blocked New Delhi: The government on Sunday said it had blocked 40 websites being operated by pro-Khalistan outfit Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), declared “unlawful” under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The action has been taken as the banned outfit has launched a drive for registering supporters for “Referendum: 2020” to seek a separate homeland for the Sikhs. — TNS Virus spreads, India set to surpass Russia NEW DELHI: India is set to cross Russia as the third most Covid-burdened country with the national disease caseload touching 6,73,165. TNS
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