02102020-TTB-01.qxd 10/1/2020 11:49 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.4 no.273 | 18 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 BREXIT: EU INITIATES LEGAL ACTION AGAINST UK WORLD /thetribunechd SEPTEMBER FACTORY ACTIVITY SEES FASTEST GROWTH IN 8 YRS BUSINESS ~7,796 CR FOR BETTER BORDER TELECOM NETWORK BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com friday, october 2,2020 Hathras sealed amid outrage, police claim victim not raped Hathras (UP), October 1 A day after a Dalit gangrape victim from Hathras, who had died at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday, was cremated, the administration today imposed prohibitory orders in the district and sealed its borders. “Section 144 (of the CrPC) has been imposed in the district till October 31,” District Magistrate PK Lakshkar said. The decision was taken to maintain order as various outfits and political parties had made it an issue and their leaders had either visited or were trying to reach the victim’s village, said an official. Amid the outrage, ADGP Prashant Kumar claimed the woman was not raped. Citing a forensic report, the police officer said, “The cause of her death was an injury on the neck and trauma related to it.” Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and around 150 of their party workers were briefly detained in Greater Noida for alleged violation of prohibitory orders while walking towards GANDHIS DETAINED, LET OFF | KIN FOR CBI PROBE | HC TAKES SUO MOTU NOTICE ANOTHER DALIT RAPE VICTIM DIES IN UP Balrampur: A Dalit woman (22) died after allegedly being raped by two men in UP’s Balrampur district, succumbing to injuries on the same day as the Hathras victim. The victim's mother alleged the rapists broke her daughter's legs and back, a charge denied by police. REPLACE CM OR IMPOSE PREZ RULE: MAYAWATI Congress leader Rahul Gandhi being stopped by the police while on way to Hathras, at Yamuna Expressway in Noida. PTI Hathras to meet the victim’s family. Rahul also fell down in the scuffle after police tried to stop him from proceeding on the Yamuna Expressway. Pic- tures of the incident were shared by the party. Taking suo motu cognizance, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati has demanded that CM Yogi Adityanath be replaced or the President's rule imposed in the state. She said Hathras and Balrampur gangrape and deaths were reminiscent of the 2012 Nirbhaya case. PTI has summoned top government officials on October 12 to explain the case. continued on back page edit: daughters unsafe Caste tensions rising, BJP Panic as HP rape victim’s Dalit leaders a worried lot skeletonfound in forest Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 1 Though the Yogi Adityanath government has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the Hathras gangrape, the incident has dented the image of the saffron party in Uttar Pradesh, claim several BJP Dalit leaders. Some of them have even warned the leadership regarding the likely political repercussions in Air ticket refund: SC okays DGCA plan NEW DELHI: The apex court on Thursday accepted the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) plan for refund of money for air tickets booked during the Covid-19 lockdown. It endorsed the DGCA's credit shell scheme that would be valid till March 31, 2021, and disposed of petitions on refund of air tickets. — TNS Prashant replies to Delhi Bar Council NEW DELHI: Describing the SC verdict convicting him of contempt as a “fundamental assault on freedom of speech and independence of the Bar", activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan has urged the Bar Council of Delhi not to initiate any proceedings against him. He also filed a review petition in the SC. — TNS 200 more trains for festive season NEW DELHI: The Railways will introduce 200 special trains between October 15 and November 30 to cater to passengers travelling during the festive season, Railway Board Chairman and CEO VK Yadav said on Thursday. “We will run around 200 trains, but it is an estimate, the number could be more,” he said. — PTI Today’s issue is of 18 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. Saffron party flays Rahul ‘theatrics’ UP say sources. Not just the , Dalit MPs, but Brahmins too have been alleging “selective targeting” ever since the death of gangster Vikas Dubey in a police “encounter” in July. The Brahmins were taken by surprise after the BJP picked Yogi continued on back page Hamirpur, October 1 Panic gripped Talasi village in Hamirpur district as the skeleton of a 21-year-old girl, who went missing in May this year, was found last evening from the forest near her house. The father of the girl had filed a complaint at the Sadar police station on May 9 and named the suspect and urged the police to interrogate him, but the accused misled the police and family members of Police handled case ineptly, allege kin the deceased girl. The skeleton was recovered following interrogation of the accused. The family members alleged the police did not take the complaint seriously and delayed the arrest. The locals blamed the police for inept handling of the case. INSIDE 3 soldiers killed in Pak shelling Srinagar, October 1 Three soldiers were killed and five injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Naugam, Mankote and Krishna Ghati sectors of J&K over the past 24 hours. While two soldiers were killed and four injured in Naugam sector, a jawan was killed and another injured in Poonch. Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing using small arms and mortars along the LoC in various sectors in last 24 hours. INSIDE JAWAN FROM SANGRUR CREMATED, ~50L FOR KIN Sept surge: 41% cases, 34% deaths Experts attribute it to aggressive testing, unlocking New Delhi, October 1 September has been the worst month in the county’s fight against the Covid pandemic, accounting for over 40 per cent of all cases and nearly 34 per cent of the deaths. The first case in India was reported on January 30. As the country braces for Unlock 5.0, experts attribute the rise in confirmed cases and deaths through September to the opening up of the economy coupled with aggressive testing. COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT 63,12,584 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS RECOVERED 52,73,201 FRESH FATALITIES 1,181 TOTAL DEATHS 98,678 WORLD 3,42,53,820 2,54,95,028 10,20,263 As of Thursday, the total confirmed cases rose to 63,12,584 with 52,73,201 recoveries. September saw 26,24,179 cases — Punjab farmers step up stir RAJESH SACHAR Chandigarh, October 1 Punjab’s 31 farmer organisations today stepped up their stir against the new farm laws, blocking rail tracks at 30 sites and staging sit-ins outside residences of BJP leaders. They demonstrated near toll plazas and outside fuel stations and shopping malls belonging to some corporate houses. The SAD claimed a massive response to its ‘tractor march’ launched simultaneously from Amritsar, Talwandi Sabo and Anandpur Sahib. It dared the NDA government to implement the controversial farm laws in the face of such vehement opposition. INSIDE SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal during ‘tractor march’ in Patiala. RAHUL TRACTOR RALLIES ON OCTOBER 3-5 Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hold 3 tractor rallies in Pb & Haryana from October 3 to 5 — Badrikalan village in Moga to Jattpura in Ludhiana on Oct 3; Sangrur to Samana in Patiala on Oct 4; and Patiala to Pehowa in Haryana the following day. TNS TRANSMISSION MAINLY BY ‘SUPERSPREADERS’ A study published in the journal “Science” found that transmission of Covid in India has been driven mainly by superspreaders or a small percentage of infected people. The researchers found 8% of those infected accounted for 60% of new infections. 41.57 per cent of the entire burden — and 33,255 (33.7 per cent) fatalities out of 98,678 till last month. — TNS PUNJAB UNLOCK 5. Sunday lockdown, night curfew goes Punjab on Thursday ordered a slew of relaxations amid Covid outbreak, including end to night curfew and Sunday lockdown. Among the relaxations are: ■ Guest limit in weddings, funerals raised to 100 persons ■ Home Secretary and Education Department to decide on reopening of schools and educational institutions ■ Limit of 3 occupants in a car, 50% capacity in buses also goes — subject to keeping windows open
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