18072021-TTB-01.qxd 7/17/2021 11:23 PM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 197 | 16 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA MIRABAI MAY GET GOLD IF SHE LIFTS HER ‘SNATCH’ GAME SPORT /thetribunechd THAKUR MEETS PM OVER BULK DRUG PARK HIMACHAL DIDI CONTRACTOR, THE EARTH CRUSADER OF SIDHBARI SPECTRUM HM: BORDER GAPS TO BE PLUGGED BY 2022 BACK PAGE sunday | 18 july 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Will accept any decision by party prez: Capt U’khand HC: Why ban on abattoirs in Haridwar? Rajmeet Singh Nainital, Juy 17 Questioning the constitutionality of a ban on slaughterhouses in Haridwar district, the Uttarakhand High Court has said a civilisation is judged by the way it treats its minorities. Ahead of session, Pawar, Modi hold hour-long meet PPCC CRISISBut won’t meet Sidhu till he apologises for tweets, CM tells AICC gen secy Rawat New Delhi, July 17 Days before the monsoon session of Parliament, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi for nearly an hour to discuss issues related to the banking amendment Banking Act, coop sector among issues discussed Act and cooperative sector. The NCP said the meeting was already scheduled and the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies were aware of it. A veteran leader widely recognised for his political continued on page 10 CM’S APPREHENSIONS... Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 17 Amid indications of the Congress high command having made up its mind to appoint Navjot Singh Sidhu as the next PPCC chief, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh on Saturday categorically told AICC general secretary Harish Rawat that he would not meet Navjot Singh Sidhu till he publicly apologised for the “derogatory” remarks on the social media and demanded that Sidhu deleted these posts. At the same time, he said he would accept any decision taken by the Congress high command. IN BRIEF France allows visitors jabbed with Covishield NEW DELHI: France has decided to allow travellers who have had AstraZeneca’s SII-manufactured Covid vaccine into the country. The move came after an outcry over the fact that the EU’s Covid certificate only accepts AstraZeneca vaccines made in Europe. TNS Afghan diplomat’s daughter abducted, freed NEW DELHI: The 26-year-old daughter of Afghanistan's ambassa- dor to Pakistan was "briefly abducted” and "assaulted" by unknown persons in Islamabad on Friday. BACK PAGE Navy gets two MH-60R copters from US NEW DELHI: India has accepted from the US the first two of the specialised sea-going MH-60R helicopters which are capable of hunting submarines, striking at enemy ships by launching missiles and tackling air-borne threats. BACK PAGE ■ He is learnt to have expressed RECONCILIATORY NOTE: Congress leader Navjot Sidhu meets PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar in Panchkula; (R) AICC Punjab in-charge Harish Rawat with CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Mohali. TRIBUNE PHOTOS The CM is learnt to have handed over copies of Sidhu’s 150-odd tweets to Civilisation judged by way it treats minorities: Bench Hearing a plea by residents of Manglaur challenging the ban on slaughterhouses in Haridwar district, a Division Bench comprising Chief Justice RS Chauhan and Justice Alok Kumar Verma said: continued on page 10 this while, Sidhu remained busy meeting ministers and MLAs, a few kilometres from Captain’s Siswan farmhouse. The CM is learnt to continued on page 10 Govt misusing sedition law, free farmers: Tikait Kanwar Yatra in UP called off after SC prod New academic session in varsities, colleges from Oct 1 Deepender Deswal Lucknow, July 17 The annual Kanwar Yatra in Uttar Pradesh has been cancelled, a senior government official said tonight. The development comes a day after the Supreme Court said it could not allow the UP Government “to hold 100 per cent physical Kanwar Yatra in view of Covid,” stressing all sentiments, including religious, were subservient to right to life. continued on page 10 New Delhi, July 17 The UGC, in its fresh guidelines, has stated that the new academic session in universities and colleges across the country will begin from October 1. It said the admission process has to be completed by September 30. The UGC has directed universities to ensure admissions for undergraduate courses begin only after the Tribune News Service Hisar, July 17 The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) today started a dharna outside the mini secretariat in Sirsa in protest against the arrest of five farmers and registration of an FIR under various charges, including sedition, following the attack on the vehicle of Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa last week. Alleging misuse of the sedi- Rawat, who arrived in Chandigarh to placate the CM with a peace formula. All annoyance over not being kept in loop & reports on Sidhu’s elevation in media ■ Sources said the CM wants to make sure the new PPCC chief does not undermine his role in party affairs ■ He is learnt to have been assured of a say in appointment of working presidents ■ The Chief Minister has already warned the leadership that Sidhu’s appointment could antagonise the old guard BID TO SCUTTLE STIR This is a colonial-era law and is being misused to muzzle our voice... We will continue the dharna till our demands are met ❝ Rakesh Tikait, BKU tion law, SKM leader Rakesh Tikait demanded the release continued on page 10 Ensure admissions in grad courses by Sept 30: UGC declaration of results by the CBSE, ICSE and state boards. The teachinglearning process must continue in offline, online or blended mode, it said, adding that the endterm exams must be held by August 31. — TNS After D’sala havoc, MC slaps notices on encroachers Lalit Mohan Tribune News Service Dharamsala, July 17 A week after a flash flood swept away vehicles and caused major damage in tourist hub Bhagsunag, the Dharamsala Municipal Corporation has slapped notices on encroachers who have raised structures close to a natural drain. Mayor Onkar Nehria said people had constructed small bridges and parking lots, thus narrowing the seasonal drain. “Had these illegal structures not come up, the continued on page 10 A building near a seasonal drain
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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).