11062021-TT-01.qxd 6/10/2021 11:20 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.160 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 haryana NEW GRAFT CASES OPENED AGAINST SUU KYI WORLD /thetribunechd BHARATPE BUYS PAYBACK INDIA BUSINESS JAISHANKAR, KUWAIT FM TALK BIZ, SIGN MoU BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com friday | 11 june 2021 Punjab, Hry fare poorly in Adjust Sidhu suitably, says AICC panel Cong dissidents in vaccinating frontline staff no mood to relent Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service Dismal show by 17 more states | Deaths up, Bihar revises data Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 10 Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan today held a videoconference with states to flag poor vaccine coverage of even priority groups. Punjab and Haryana have posted below average coverage for both health and frontline workers. The government data shows the national average for the first and second dose administration among health workers is 82 per cent and 56 DELTA STRAIN Reinfections post jab, but no death, shows AIIMS study NEW DELHI: An AIIMS-New Delhi research has found that people with Delta variant could get re-infected after vaccination, but the disease wouldn’t be severe. The study reinforces the existing knowledge that vaccination protects from severe disease, though re-infections could happen. The study comprised 63 participants, of whom 36 were sequenced for infection detection. — TNS WALK-IN JABS FOR 18+ ■ The Centre on Thursday said states could offer walk-in vaccination for 45-plus and 18-44 age category ■ They will have to publicise in 94,052 FRESH CASES advance as to which centres will have the walk-in facility GST COUNCIL MEETING 3,59,676 11,67,952 TOMORROW, TAX RELIEF ON COVID ITEMS ON AGENDA 6,148 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES per cent, respectively. Eighteen states and UTs, including Punjab, Maharashtra, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Assam, have coverage continued on page 9 Vax available only at 2 pvt hospitals in HP, locals fret Pratibha Chauhan Tribune News Service Shimla, June 10 Even as 19 private health institutions in Himachal Pradesh are registered on the CoWIN portal for offering vaccine, but so far only two have started the facility. These are Fortis Hospital, Kangra, and Jindal Sanjeevani Hospital, Sholtu, Kinnaur. With the shortage of doses at government centres, which are these days offering continued on page 9 DEARTH OF DOSES AT GOVT CENTRES ■ Owing to shortage, govern- ment centres are offering jabs only to 45-plus category ■ Those in the 18-44 age group are finding it difficult to get themselves vaccinated ■ Of the 19 private hospitals registered on CoWIN, one each in Kangra and Kinnaur have started the facility New Delhi, June 10 Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh should steer the Congress in the election year, his former Cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu suitably accommodated and all sections of society duly represented in the party, the AICC panel on Punjab affairs has said in its report to party president Sonia Gandhi today. Steering clear of recommending changes in the top leadership amid a power tussle between the CM and his detractors, the panel headed by Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has reported to Sonia the dominant sentiment of state leaders. These leaders sought a course correction in the governance of Punjab by the CM but simultaneously KHARGE REPORT: KEY TAKEAWAYS ■ Capt Amarinder Singh must stay at the helm in larger interest of the party ■ Fine-tune the working of the state government, remove irritants flagged by party leaders ■ Revamp PCC to represent every section ■ Navjot Sidhu must be suitably accommodated ■ Sonia Gandhi to take call on Sidhu and PCC chief ■ CM open to changes in PCC leadership, prefers a Hindu or SC state chief ■ Opposes Sidhu as PCC chief; Sidhu keen on the post ■ Sidhu as Deputy CM discussed, but no unanimity yet CAPT TO STEER SHIP, BUT PANEL TAKES NOTE OF SIDHU’S VOTER APPEAL said he should stay in charge in the larger interest of the party ahead of the 2022 elections. The panel has noted the importance of Navjot Sidhu and his voter appeal and called for his “suitable accommodation”. The decision on Sidhu’s “accommodation” has been left to Sonia after lack of unanimity on the proposals discussed in the panel although the offer of deputy chief ministership for Sidhu was “deliberated seriously along with a similar role for a Hindu and a continued on page 9 Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 10 With the AICC panel reportedly recommending that Capt Amarinder Singh should remain at the helm, dissident party leaders appeared to be in no mood to relent as they held meetings on Thursday to plan the future course of action. “The CM hasn’t fulfilled poll promises, so we are convincing more MLAs to come together to press for a change in leadership, and nothing less,” said a senior party leader. The dissidents pointed out that the real issue was not the differences between Capt Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu but addressing the concerns continued on page 9 US to allow student visas from June 14 Yogi meets Shah amid dissent, rejig talks NEW DELHI: Tribune News Service Almost six weeks after the US restricted travel from India, it will open up appointments for student visa seekers on June 14. These appointments will be for July and August, the US Embassy in India posted on its website. On April 30, the US suspended most non-immigrant travel from India. Some 2 lakh students from India study in the US. — TNS Vibha Sharma New Delhi, June 10 Amid reports of dissent and a possible rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet, CM Yogi Adityanath today met Home Minister Amit Shah for what he called a "courtesy call" for guidance of the senior leader. The development comes a day after Congress' Jitin Prasada joined the BJP . Adityanath is expected to EXPECTED TO CALL ON MODI, NADDA TODAY ■ Yogi Adityanath is expected to meet PM Modi and party chief JP Nadda on Friday ■ His visit to Delhi comes close on the heels of the party holding review meetings in Lucknow ■ There are reports of a possiYogi Adityanath after meeting Home ble UP Cabinet reshuffle Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. PTI meet PM Narendra Modi and party president JP Nadda on Friday. There are reports of "dif- ferences" between Adityanath and Modi over the possible continued on page 9 BOXER DINGKO SINGH DIES OF LIVER CANCER Asian Games gold medallist former boxer Dingko Singh (42), who inspired several Indian pugilists with his swashbuckling ring craft, died on Thursday after a long battle with liver cancer. SPORT IN BRIEF Fresh FIR against Arunachal ex-CM NEW DELHI: The CBI has lodged a fresh FIR against Arunachal ex-CM Nabam Tuki for alleged corruption in a Rs 14.71 lakh wall construction contract in Kolkata 16 years ago. — PTI 8 kids among 12 die in Mum building collapse MUMBAI: At least 12 persons, including eight children, were killed after two floors of a threestorey building collapsed on an adjoining house in Malwani area of Mumbai. BACK PAGE
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