20082021-TTB-01.qxd 8/19/2021 11:27 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 229 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA ACCEPT COMMUNIST RULE: CHINA ON TIBET ANNIV WORLD /thetribunechd SUGARCANE SAP RAISED BY ~15 PER QUINTAL PUNJAB INDIA RATINGS REVISES BUDAPEST WTT EVENT: GDP FORECAST TO 9.4% MANIKA ENTERS IN FY22 BUSINESS SEMIFINAL SPORT friday | 20 august 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Financial squeeze as govt formation CBI to probe Bengal eludes Afghanistan; IMF suspends aid post-poll violence Tribune News Service Tribune News Service LeT, JeM operating with impunity: EAM NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said whether it was in Afghanistan or against India, terror groups like Lashkar-eTaiba (LeT) andJaish-eMohammed (JeM) continued to operate with impunity and encouragement. INSIDE New Delhi, August 19 Reconciliation talks continued in Kabul even as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suspended $440 million aid to Afghanistan due to absence of clarity over the country’s government. Simultaneously, the US put on hold a cash consignment to bridge Afghanistan’s current account deficit which was to arrive on August 15, the day Taliban took over Kabul. US President Joe Biden has said the White House will use “economic tools’’ to influence the events in continued on page 13 IN BRIEF JCO, terrorist killed during Rajouri encounter JAMMU: A junior commissioned officer of the Army died in a fierce gun- fight with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Thursday in which a terrorist was also killed, Army officials said. INSIDE Sidhu picks Mustafa as principal strategic adviser CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu has appointed former DGP Mohd Mustafa as his principal strategic adviser. Mustafa has accepted the post. INSIDE Duped of ~200 cr, claims Shivinder’s wife NEW DELHI: Aditi S Singh, wife of ex-Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Singh, has alleged that she was cheated of ~200 crore by a man posing as an official of the Law Ministry. TNS US too freezes funds | Protests against Taliban on I-Day SOCIAL JUSTICE MUST History shows that in the absence of social justice, providing security and strengthening national unity is impossible. ❝ Abdullah Abdullah, EX-PREZ NO CLARITY OVER GOVT There is a lack of clarity regarding recognition of a government in Afghanistan. As a result, it cannot access IMF resources. IMF spokesperson ❝ People march with the Afghan national flag in Kabul. REUTERS MASSOUD’S SON SEEKS HELP TO RESIST TALIBAN PAGE 11 After Saini, WWICS head tooheld in corruption case Chandigarh, August 19 colonies at Kurali, “paying” Rs The Punjab Vigilance Bureau 6 crore as bribe to XEN Nimtoday arrested WWICS director ratdeep Singh. The latter Davinder Sandhu, a co- bought a house in Chandigarh. accused in a case involving exHe revealed that Saini DGP Sumedh Saini. Sandhu had been residing allegedly colluded with then there as a tenant. It Deputy Director Ashok Sika was later found Saini and Senior Town Planner had transferred Rs 6.40 Sagar Bhatia and illecrore to Nimratdeep gally converted agriand his father during cultural land into two SUMEDH SAINI 2018-2020. INSIDE Apni Party leader shot dead in J&K SRINAGAR: Terrorists on Thursday shot dead Apni Party leader Ghulam Hassan Lone in Kulgam, two days after BJP leader Javeed Ahmad Dar was killed in the same district. Lone’s killing evoked widespread condemnation. “I condemn the killing of Apni Party leader. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family,” PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti tweeted. INSIDE New Delhi, August 19 The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered a CBI probe into the incidents of alleged murder, rape and attempted rape in West Bengal in the aftermath of the Assembly poll results on May 2. The court cited a report on the alleged violence by TMC supporters targeting their political opponents (mainly the BJP) after their electoral win. The report, prepared by a committee constituted by the NHRC following directions of the High Court, recorded 52 murders and 11 incidents of rape allegedly by TMC supporters. The state DGP had claimed that 29 people died in the violence. There was not a single instance of rape, he had claimed. Responding to a HC FORMS SIT, STATUS REPORT IN 6 WEEKS ■ The Calcutta HC cited NHRC report on ‘violence’ by TMC ■ The report recorded 52 murders and 11 incidents of rape ■ HC orders setting up of SIT to probe other cases ■ Agencies told to furnish status report in 6 wks bunch of nine petitions, a five-judge Bench headed by Chief Justice (Acting) Rajesh Bindal also ordered constitution of an SIT to probe all other cases. The SIT will include Suman Bala Sahoo, Soumen Mitra and Ranveer Kumar, all IPS officers of the West Bengal cadre. continued on page 13 Scholarship scam: Three HP institutes gave fake papers SHIMLA: Three of the nine fake institutions, running in the name of Nilet in Una, Chamba, Sirmaur and Kangra districts which received scholarships worth over ~28 crore for students, had submitted fake affiliation certificates of universities in Bengaluru and Punjab. During the probe, CBI teams visited the universities and found that these had issued no such documents. INSIDE 29K dropouts, Hry trying to get them back Ravinder Saini Rohtak, August 19 A survey conducted by the Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad (HSSPP) has identified 29,097 schoolchildren (aged 7 to 14 years) across the state, who have quit WORST DISTS NUH GURUGRAM PALWAL PANCHKULA PANIPAT SIRSA SONEPAT DROPOUTS 8,671 3,406 2,892 1,728 1,652 1,649 1,273 studies due to various reasons. According to the survey, conducted from February 22 to March 15 this year, most of the dropouts are children of migrant labourers or come from economically weaker sections of society. continued on page 13
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