31052021-TTC-01.qxd 5/31/2021 12:33 AM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.149 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 ISRAEL, EGYPT HOLD TALKS WITH HAMAS WORLD /thetribunechd SASIKALA MAY RECLAIM AIADMK LEADERSHIP BACK PAGE WEAN FARMERS OFF RICE-WHEAT CROPPING SYSTEM INFOCUS /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Bodies continue to be abandoned in UP; 2 arrested Mukesh Ranjan Tribune News service New Delhi, May 30 Bodies of Covid-19 victims continue to be abandoned in Uttar Pradesh. Two men, one of them in a PPE kit, were caught on camera purportedly throwing a body into the Rapti river from a bridge in Balrampur district. The video, which went viral on the social media, was shot by a passerby amid heavy rain on May 28. The district police filed an FIR and subsequently arrested both persons seen in the video. Talking to The Tribune, Additional Superintendent of Police Arvind Mishra said the family members of the deceased, identified as Prem Nath Mishra, a resident of Siddharthnagar, had been PLEA IN SC: ENSURE DIGNIFIED DISPOSAL A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and other authorities to form a panel to ensure dignified disposal of bodies of Covid victims while referring to reports of floating corpses in the Ganga in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. PTI booked under the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act. Chief Medical Officer Dr VB Singh said Mishra was diagnosed with Covid-19 and admitted to the district hospital on May 25. He succumbed to the infection on May 28. “The body was handed over to the family members the same day as per the protocol,” he added. Continued on page 9 monday | 31 may 2021 Fighting virus with all our might: PM Lab leak theory ‘feasible’, feels MODI 2.0 Says ensured growth amid pandemic I Enhanced national security British Intel PM LISTS ACHIEVEMENTS New Delhi, May 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country had experienced several moments of national pride in the seven years of his government and was moving ahead on its own convictions rather than under the pressure of other nations. The PM noted that the past seven years had been a mix of trials and tribulations with Covid continuing to test the country’s collective resolve. He, however, expressed confidence that India would prevail over the virus. Asserting that India is fighting Covid-19 with all its might, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat' address on a day he completed two years of his second term in office said the country's resolve to ■ Befitting reply to conspirators ■ Several old disputes resolved ■ Tackled first Covid wave, triumph over second certain too Tribune News Service Patiala, May 30 Heavy rain accompanied by high-velocity winds late Saturday night uprooted electricity poles and snapped transmission wires in several parts of Punjab, resulting in a major power blackout in districts like Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur, Ropar and Fatehgarh Sahib. Till the filing of the report, the supply was yet to be restored in Chamkaur Sahib, Morinda and surrounding villages. A senior PSPCL official said, “Our engineers are in the field since 11 pm yesterday. The repairs are taking long owing to uprooted trees falling on transmis- IN BRIEF US-Indian nurse sentenced for fraud HOUSTON: US-Indian nurse Trivikram Reddy (39) has been sentenced to 20 years in jail and told to repay over $52 million in restitution for his role in a healthcare fraud. —PTI Plea in HC to vaccinate students going abroad NEW DELHI: A plea to give priority in vaccination to NRIs and students going abroad has been moved in the Delhi High Court and is likely to be heard on Monday. — PTI IMD: Monsoon to hit Kerala by June 3 NEW DELHI: The arrival of mon- soon over Kerala is likely to be delayed by two days and is expected to make an onset by June 3, the IMD said. — TNS DEPT GETS 1 LAKH PLAINTS IN 24 HRS ■ A senior official said in the past nearly 24 hours, more than 1 lakh complaints were received from power consumers in the state, with maximum calls coming from Mohali and Ludhiana. NO SHORTAGE Despite curbs, our staff managed to restore power at almost all places. There is no shortage of material or manpower ❝ A Venu Prasad, CMD, PSPCL sion lines." Sources said areas in Mohali, Ropar and Patiala were affected the most and that shortage of manpower and material was a major hurdle. The PSEB Engineers Association claimed it had forewarned the PSPCL authorities. It had recently written to the management regarding the “non-availability of material such as cables, poles and transformers, besides staff shortage”. A Venu Prasad, CMD, PSPCL, vehemently denied there was any shortage of material or manpower. “Despite lockdown-related restrictions, our employees managed to restore power at almost all places,” he claimed. Tribune News Service ■ Record agriculture output ■ Ration to 80 cr underprivileged ❝ When we witness that now India gives a befitting reply to those who conspire against us, our confidence soars. Narendra Modi <
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
The Tribune, the largest selling daily in North India, publishes news and views without any bias or prejudice of any kind. Restraint and moderation, rather than agitational language and partisanship, are the hallmarks of the paper. It is an independent newspaper in the real sense of the term.
The English edition apart, the 133-year-old Tribune has two sister publications, Punjabi Tribune (in Punjabi) and Dainik Tribune (in Hindi).