31102020-TT-01.qxd 30-10-2020 22:56 Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.140 no.302 | 16 pages | ~6.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2018-2020 established in 1881 haryana MUSLIM WORLD ERUPTS OVER MACRON’S REMARK WORLD /thetribunechd RELIANCE INDUSTRIES’ Q2 NET PROFIT DIPS 15 PER CENT BUSINESS NEET: TN GUV CLEARS 7.5% QUOTA BILL BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com saturday, october 31,2020 Get ready for Govt to import potato, onion F’bad cops to re-open 2018 case vaccine rollout, NIKITA govt tells states Tribune News Service Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 30 The Centre today began preparations for the introduction of potential Covid-19 vaccines, asking states to create three-tier mechanism to facilitate the process. In a letter to chief secretaries, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Covid-19 vaccine introduction would most likely span over a year with multiple groups being included sequentially starting from healthcare workers. He said the vaccine would initially be available in limited quantities. “It is anticipated that initially the supply of vaccine will be limited in view of huge demand, hence continued on back page IN BRIEF Farooq blockade a new low: Alliance ACTIVE CASES BELOW 6L The country witnessed a record fall in the number of active cases on Friday. The count went below 6 lakh (5,94,386) for the first time in 85 days. The national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent. COVID-19CASES INDIA COUNT RECOVERED 73,73,375 FRESH FATALITIES 563 TOTAL DEATHS 1,21,090 80,88,851 TOTAL RECOVERED DEATHS WORLD 4,56,07,739 3,30,88,952 11,89,638 Lashkar behind killing of 3 BJP workers: Police Srinagar, October 30 Terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was behind the killing of three BJP leaders in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said while appealing to the protected persons in the Valley not to move around without their security. DELHI: New Delhi, October 30 In an effort to boost domestic supply and check price rise of onion and potato, private traders have imported 7,000 tonnes of onion and another 25,000 tonnes is expected to arrive before Diwali. Consumer Affairs Minister Piyush Goyal today said Nafed too would start importing onion, adding that 30,000 REINING IN PRICES The govt has allowed import of potatoes from Bhutan without licence, a move aimed at boosting domestic supply and controlling the prices of the commodity. EC rebukes BJP gen secy Nath loses ‘star campaigner’ status Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 30 Cracking whip on political leaders in Madhya Pradesh for their role and utterances, the Election Commission (EC) today censured BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya for his “Chunnu-Munnu” remark and revoked the “star campaigner” status of former MP CM Kamal Nath for repeated violations of the model code of conduct during campaign for the byelections in 28 Assembly constituencies in the state. Taking cognisance of Vijayvargiya’s “Chunnu-Munnu” remark against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh and Nath, the EC had issued a notice to Vijayvargiya Kamal Nath POLL CODE VIOLATION Vijayvargiya rapped over ‘Chunnu-Munnu’ remark against Congress men and Nath for ‘breaching dignified behaviour’ the BJP leader on October 26 seeking his reply, as the BJP leader had also dubbed them as “gaddaars (traitors)”. Vijayvargiya said the remark quoted in the notice was misunderstood and was completely out of context. HP slips to 3rd position Shimla, October 30 Even as Himachal Pradesh remains the only state from North to have been ranked third best in the small category in Public Affairs Index 2020, the fact that the hill state has slid from the top and second position in the last two years can be a cause of concern. The report was released by the Public Affairs Centre, Bengaluru-based not-forprofit organisation, today. Having remained the best governed state in the small continued on back page PUBLIC AFFAIRS INDEX The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) on Friday condemned the blockade outside its president Farooq Abdullah’s house, terming the move a new low in the curtailment of fundamental rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The sevenparty alliance in a statement also condemned the killing of three BJP workers saying political differences did not justify violence. INSIDE Three BJP workers — Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam and Umer Rashid Beigh — were shot dead by militants in Kulgam district in south Kashmir late on Thursday evening. “We have provided PSOs and security to 157 BJP workers and nearly 30 have been provided with guards,” he said. INSIDE Chinese PUBG pulls out of India post ban Poor pupils shun school for odd jobs NEW DELHI: Chinese company Tencent Games on Friday said it is terminating all services and access for PUBG Mobile users in India to comply with the government order last month. On September 2, India banned 118 mobile apps with Chinese links, including popular game PUBG Mobile, citing data privacy concerns and a threat to national security. — PTI Karam Prakash NEW IGP tells leaders not to move without security Tribune News Service Patiala, October 30 Karamjeet Singh, a Class 10 student of Government Senior Secondary School, Kakrala, is working as a labourer these days. He has not attended even a single class ever since schools reopened for Classes IX to XII on October 19 after a Covidinduced lockdown in the state. “Now, I am employed full- COVID IMPACT Karamjeet Singh at work. RAJESH SACHAR BEST WORST LARGE STATE CATEGORY Kerala UP Tamil Nadu Odisha Andhra Pradesh Bihar SMALL STATE CATEGORY Goa Manipur Meghalaya Delhi Himachal U’khand ■ Chandigarh the best governed UT, followed by Puducherry and Lakshadweep ■ Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Andaman, J&K least performers time with a tile-installation contractor and helping my family earn some extra income,” he said. Lakhvir Singh (15), a student of government school, Ghagga, has started working at a tractor-repair shop on the Patiala-Patran highway. “I have been working here for months now and have started earning. I won’t go to school again,” he said. “Since the lockdown, many parents continued on back page tonnes of potato were being imported from Bhutan without licence to improve local supply and control the prices of the key commodity. “Retail onion prices have been stable for the past three days at Rs 65 per kg. The government has taken proactive measures to check the price rise. Exports were banned timely. The government relaxed fumigation norms for import of onion till December,” he said. Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 30 The Faridabad police have decided to reopen the 2018 kidnapping case against Tausif, who allegedly shot 21-year-old Nikita outside her college in Ballabgarh on Monday. Nikita’s family claims to have been forced to withdraw the case then owing to “political and social pressure”. MURDER TANDA RAPE & MURDER PUNJAB POLICE FILE CHALLAN On the complaint of Mool Chand Tomar, Nikita’s father, Tausif was booked under Section 365 (kidnapping) on August 3, 2018. Nikita was traced the following day. Subsequently, the family withdrew the complaint, submitting an affidavit to the police mentioning it did not want to pursue the case any further. Nikita’s maternal uncle, advocate Adal Singh Rawat, said the family was under immense pressure as Tausif’s family wielded much influence in the area. His cousin was a Congress MLA and an uncle a BSP leader.
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