03102020-TT-01.qxd 10/2/2020 11:04 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.140 no.274 | 14 pages | ~6.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 haryana UK, EU LEADERS TO DISCUSS FREE TRADE DEAL WORLD /thetribunechd DRIVE FOR POTABLE WATER IN SCHOOLS BACK PAGE EXPORTS RISE 5.27%, TRADE DEFICIT NARROWS TO $2.91 BN BUSINESS /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com saturday, october 3,2020 Govt to list non-respiratory symptoms Tribune News Service Various organisations hold a protest against the Hathras incident at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. PTI New Delhi, October 2 The Covid symptom list is likely to be expanded with people coming to hospitals with non-respiratory signs and eventually turning positive for the disease. AIIMS, New Delhi, Director Randeep Guleria today said the symptom list in India was being constantly expanded depending on new evidence. He said the number of people with non-specific and non-res- Delhi erupts, protesters seekjustice forUPvictim New Delhi, October 2 A massive protest against the Hathras gangrape erupted in the Capital on Friday with hundreds of civil society activists, students, women and political leaders gathering at Jantar Mantar. Wearing masks and raising slogans against the UP administration, they demanded justice for the 19-year-old Dalit victim and asked Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to resign. The protest was to be held at India Gate initially but was shifted to Jantar Mantar owing to the prohibitory orders in Rajpath area. The rape victim died in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital a fortnight after she was allegedly raped by four upper caste men. The woman’s family alleged the police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night. But local police officers claimed the cremation was done as per the wishes of the family. “What is happening in UP is goonda raj,” lawyeractivist Prashant Bhushan said. “The police have sur- US judge stays H-1B visa ban WASHINGTON: In a major relief to thousands of Indian IT professionals, a federal judge in the US has blocked the enforcement of a temporary visa ban by the Trump administration on a large number of work permits, including the most sought-after H-1B visas, ruling that the President exceeded his constitutional authority. INSIDE AFSPA extended in 3 Arunachal dists NEW DELHI: The Centre has declared three districts and four police stations in three other districts of Arunachal Pradesh as “disturbed area” under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) for six more months. The order, which came into force on October 1, 2020, will remain effective till March 31, 2021. BACK PAGE Ultras’ recruitment: 3 chargesheeted NEW DELHI: The NIA on Friday said it had filed a chargesheet against three accused in a Jammu special court under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Ranbir Penal Code for their alleged involvement in recruiting LeT terrorists in Kulgam (J&K). INSIDE NOTICE The cover price for the issues (Saturday and Sunday) of The Tribune is being increased to Rs. 6.00 per copy, with effect from 3rd October, 2020. The cover price for other days remain unchanged. ■ Allow media, politicians to meet victim’s family, police action has dented image: Uma Bharti ■ Trinamool woman MP alleges manhandling, WB Chief Minister Mamata to lead protest ■ There is political patronage... It is shutdown of democracy, says Swaraj India’s Yadav ■ UP Police have taken away cellphones of victim’s kin, says lawyer-activist Bhushan BJP WORRIED OVER LIKELY IMPACT ON BIHAR POLL New Delhi: BJP’s worries are mounting. Observers believe the Hathras incident has the potential to affect its prospects not only in UP, but also in Bihar poll and bypolls to 56 Assembly seats across the country, including MP. “It is difficult to quantify the damage, but Hathras has exposed fault lines in BJP’s Hindu consolidation,” said Prof Sudhir Panwar, Lucknow University. BACK PAGE rounded the village, are not allowing Opposition leaders and mediapersons to enter and have taken away the cellphones of victim’s family members,” he pointed out. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, actor Swara Bhaskar, Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj and Left leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury joined the protest. Swaraj India’s Yogendra Yadav alleged: “There is political patronage... The Uttar Pradesh administration is out there to ensure this news doesn’t come out.” He called it a “shutdown of democracy”. — PTI Covid toll neared the 1-lakh mark while active cases stood at 9,42,217— remaining under 10 lakh for 11th day. COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT 63,94,068 RECOVERED 53,52,078 FRESH FATALITIES 1,095 TOTAL DEATHS 99,773 RT-PCR TEST IN 2 HRS Reliance Life Sciences has developed an RT-PCR kit that promises Covid diagnosis in two hours, sources said. piratory symptoms of Covid is small, but cannot be ignored. “A majority of the patients have respiratory symptoms, TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS WORLD 3,46,07,168 2,57,62,020 10,29,502 fever, body ache, sore throat and cough, but there are some who show atypical signs,” said Guleria. US stock futures and European stocks fell on Friday after President Donald Trump said he and his wife had tested positive for Covid. Futures on the S&P 500 fell as much as 2% after the news. An official said Trump was experiencing “mild symptoms” but was in “good spirits” and “very energetic”. PM Modi to inaugurate Atal Tunnel today Pratibha Chauhan Tribune News Service Sadhu Singh Dharamsot HATHRAS SP SUSPENDED; KEJRI JOINS PROTEST TOLL TOUCHES 1 LAKH Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in collaboration with Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited has developed “highly purified antisera”, prepared by injecting inactivated SARS-CoV2 in horses, which can be a potential treatment for Covid-19. Antiserum is a blood serum high in antibodies against specific antigens and is injected in humans to help kickstart the immune system to fight specific infections. TRUMP TESTS POSITIVE, GLOBAL STOCKS FALL 2nd probe gives clean chit to min Chandigarh, October 2 The team probing the alleged multi-crore scam in the disbursal of funds under the SC Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme in Punjab has reportedly given a clean chit to Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot. The CM had ordered a probe after a report submitted by a former Additional Chief Secretary had questioned the role of the minister. Later, a three-member probe panel was formed by the Chief Secretary. INSIDE HARYANA-MADE LIQUOR SEIZED IN NOIDA Noida/Chandigarh: Liquor being illegally transported from Haryana to WB was seized by the UP cops in Noida on Friday. Two persons were nabbed after a gunfight. INSIDE Sissu (Keylong), October 2 It will be a memorable trip for Lahaul’s 15 elderly residents on board the first bus to pass through Atal Tunnel. Prime Minister Narendra With15 on board, will flag off bus from Dhundi LEH LIFELINE Modi will on Saturday flag off the bus from Dhundi, the south portal of the tunnel, 30 km from Manali. “We cannot believe we will be able to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at Atal Tunnel on the Manali-Leh road on Friday. PTI travel to Kullu-Manali during winters. I never thought that this would happen dur- ing my lifetime,” said 84-year-old Tenzin Dorje. Each of the 15 passengers will be given a framed souvenir bus ticket. The longest motorable tunnel at a height of over 3,000 metres will reduce the distance between Manali and Keylong by 46 km. It is expected to boost tourism and winter sports in the region. Significantly, it will facilitate the movement of armed forces and infantry combat vehicles to the Line of Actual Control. The foundation stone for the 9.02-km horseshoeshaped tunnel, built by the Border Roads Organisation at a cost of about Rs 4,000 crore, was laid by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on June 28, 2010.
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