13072021-TTB-01.qxd 7/12/2021 11:19 PM Page 1 13 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | vol.141 no.192 | 12 pages | ~5.00 | regd.no.chd/0006/2021-2023 established in 1881 haryana US REJECTS BEIJING’S SOUTH CHINA SEA CLAIM WORLD /thetribunechd FLIPKART RAISES $3.6 BN, VALUATION HITS $37.6 BN BUSINESS OLI OUT, SC ASKS PREZ TO APPOINT DEUBA BACK PAGE /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com tuesday | 13 july 2021 Flash flood, landslide in Dharamsala;1 killed,10 missing Lalit Mohan Tribune News Service Dharamsala, July 12 A flash flood and landslide in the Dharamsala region have left a trail of destruction with one person dead and 10 missing even as the rescue operation is on to search for those trapped under the debris. Modi, Shah assure help; don’t visit Kangra, tourists told; NDRF teams rushed The first heavy monsoon rain led to a flash flood today in Bhagsunag (near McLeodganj) and lower Dharamsala area and a massive landslide in the Boh val- IN BRIEF NEET postponed to Sept 12: Pradhan Medical entrance exam NEET, earlier scheduled for August 1, will now be held on September 12, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. — TNS NEW DELHI: Choksi granted bail on medical grounds NEW DELHI: In a relief to fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, wanted in India in the PNB fraud case, the Dominica High Court on Monday granted him bail on medical grounds. — IANS ley, about 30 km from here. As per reports reaching here, five persons were rescued while 10 went missing in the remote Boh valley, as a massive landslide brought down tonnes of debris, damaging houses. Inmates of five houses are learnt DHARAMSALA to be trapped under the debris. Kangra SP Vimukt Ranjan, who reached the spot, said one body had been recovered. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over the flooding, tweeted: “The situation in Himachal Cars stuck in a flash flood in Bhagsunag, 2 km from McLeodganj, on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: KAMALJEET Pradesh due to heavy rains is Vehicles damaged in Bhagsunag | Manji in spate | 4 houses, 2 shops washed away HP LIGHTNING TOLL 41 IN RAJASTAN, UP, MP ■At least 41 persons were killed in incidents related to lightning strikes in R’sthan, Uttar Pradesh and MP in the past 24 hours. ■ PM Modi announced an ex gratia of ~2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives. 11 RESCUED IN KATHUA Eleven persons were rescued by the SDRF on Monday following flash floods in Kathua. INSIDE being closely monitored. The authorities are working with the state government. All possible support is being extended. I pray for the safety of those in the affected areas.” Union Home Minister Amit Shah also spoke to HP CM Jai Ram Thakur on phone and assured him of all help from the Centre. Shah also conveyed to Thakur that teams of the NDRF were reaching the affected areas for rescue work. Sources here said though the landslide occurred about 10.30 am, the arrival of the rescue teams was delayed as the road to the continued on page 9 India, China exchange agenda for Third wave imminent, LAC talks; dates yet to be decided tourism can wait: IMA 3 UK players who missed penalties face racial abuse Ajay Banerjee London, July 12 Three black players, who missed penalty kicks for England in the decisive European Championship shootout against Italy, were subjected to racial abuse online, prompting the English Football Association to condemn the language used against the players. Marcus Rashford, 23, Jadon Sancho, 21, and Bukayo Saka, 19, were the targets of the abuse after they missed spotkicks in a penalty shootout against Italy. —AP Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 12 More than three months after senior military commanders of India and China met to defuse posturing along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), dates for a fresh round of talks are being firmed up while the agenda for the talks has been exchanged. At present, the two sides are not unanimous on the dates, but the matter is expected to be sorted soon, sources say. RESPECTIVE STANCE ■ China doesn’t want to bring up the issue of Depsang buildup at the forthcoming dialogue ■ India wants complete disengagement and de-escalation along 823 km of the LAC in eastern Ladakh The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has posted a new commander on its side. The Indian side would be led by Lt Gen PGK Menon, Commander of the Leh-based 14 Corps. Both sides aim to complete the unfinished agenda of disengagement and de-escalation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh. Since June last year, both sides have conducted 11 rounds of talks at the continued on page 9 Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 12 Even as the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday warned of an imminent third wave and said tourism and pilgrimages could wait, the WHO said it didn’t recommend vaccination as a basis for permission to travel across the world. Ahead of the Tuesday meeting that PM Narendra Modi has called with the CMs of high-burden northeastern states, the IMA said: “We Jab for travel? WHO to decide tomorrow IN HRY, ACTIVE CASELOAD DIPS BELOW 1,000 INSIDE 37,154 FRESH CASES TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES 4,08,764 4,50,899 724 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS appeal to the state governments not to let the guard down. With the global continued on page 9 Cops rescue BJP leaders after midnight HC order Chandigarh/Patiala, July 12 The Punjab and Haryana High Court convened at midnight on Sunday to ask the DGP and Patiala SSP to personally ensure the safe exit of BJP leaders and workers, allegedly detained in a house in Rajpura by farm union activists. Berjeshwar Jaswal and 14 other petitioners through advocate Anil Mehta pleaded for immediate directions to ensure their safety. Keeping in view the urgency of the situation, Justice Suvir Sehgal ordered telephonic service of notice to the police administration and other respondents continued on page 9 J&K CONVERSION ROW: MUM IS THE WORD AT SIKH LOCALITY INSIDE
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