21082021-TTC-01.qxd 8/21/2021 12:00 AM Page 1 13 MANIKA-SATHIYAN WIN DOUBLES TITLE SPORT /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 230 | 18 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 saturday | 21 august 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Jaishankar talks to Blinken over evacuation hurdles amid chaos Panjshir fighters capture 2 districts PM’s DIG AT TALIBAN Those who follow the ideology of creating empires out of terror can dominate for some time, but their existence is never permanent ❝ Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 20 The first Friday prayers after the Taliban takeover passed off uneventfully, but the Kabul airport was still in chaos as countries, including India, struggled to evacuate their citizens and loyal Afghans. The situation at the airport was a repeat of the previous days as hundreds of Afghans converged there, adding to the chaos. There was sporadic firing in the air to disperse the crowds. Narendra Modi, PRIME MINISTER BOMB BLAST IN GWADAR; 2 DEAD, CHINESE WORKER HURT External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken IN BRIEF 2 ITBP personnel killed in Chhattisgarh encounter NEW DELHI: Assistant Commandant of the ITBP Sudhakar Shinde and ASI Gurumukh Singh were killed in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Friday, a police official said. BACK PAGE Two militants killed in Pulwama gunfight SRINAGAR: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, who were part of a hit squad of the outfit responsible for civilian killings, were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama on Friday. INSIDE Top Indian companies slip in global ranking MUMBAI: The ranking of top Indian companies — Reliance Industries, TCS, HDFC Bank, HDFC and Bharti Airtel — has declined as compared to 2020 on the Hurun Global 500 list. INSIDE 50% jabbed in richest nations, 0.6% in poorest NEW DELHI: The International Finance Corporation (World Bank group) on Friday published data showing that 50% people were fully vaccinated in richest nations against 0.6% in poorest nations. BACK PAGE Singhu-like protest in Pb Demanding higher SAP for sugarcane, farmers on an indefinite dharna on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MALKIAT SINGH discussed the situation and agreed to continue close coordination over the matter. Jais- << A US Marine escorts evacuees at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul. REUTERS hankar reportedly underlined continued on page 15 US: will bring all home inside Eye on 2024, 19 Oppn parties decide to hold nationwide protest New Delhi, August 20 Leaders of 19 Opposition parties today announced a joint agitation plan from September 20 to 30 after Congress president Sonia Gandhi urged them to rise above political compulsions to defeat the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. In a signed statement, Opposition stalwarts, including NCP’s Sharad Pawar, TMC’s Mamata Banerjee, DMK’s MK Stalin, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and JMM’s Hemant Soren, called upon the people of India to defend “the secular, democratic, republican order with all their might”. “Save India today, so that we can change it for a better tomorrow,” they said listing 11 demands, including It’s time to rise above political compulsions SONIA GANDHI, CONG All secular, democratic forces must join hands SHARAD PAWAR, NCP Mamata proposes core committee to steer fight against BJP Tejashwi Yadav seeks ‘driving seat’ for regional parties restoration of full statehood and elections in Jammu and continued on page 15 Khattar: No death due to O2 shortage in state Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service 6 specialists quit Tanda hospital, cite poor working conditions PALAMPUR: Tanda medical college and hospital here is facing shortage of specialist doctors as recently six of them left the institute. This has affected the working of various departments amid the Covid crisis. Most doctors have joined AIIMS, Bilaspur. In the absence of separate cadre for the specialists and super-specialists and lack of proper working conditions, the doctors are not willing to work. Hence, most are moving either to corporate hospitals or private clinics where they get higher pay and perks besides better working conditions. INSIDE Chandigarh, August 20 The Haryana Government today told the Assembly that no death due to lack of oxygen was reported in the state. The government was replying to a query raised by Congress legislature party’s deputy leader Aftab Ahmed. Speaking during the question hour, CM Manohar Lal Khattar said the government did not receive any report of death due to shortage of oxygen from hospitals in the HRY HOUSE SESSION 136 FIRs AGAINST FARMERS House told that 136 cases had been filed against farmers protesting against three farm laws across 17 districts. state. He said the state had initially got a quota of 150 MT of oxygen, which was later increased to 285 MT, although continued on page 15 Capt, Sidhu agree on strategic policy group Capt Amarinder Singh with Navjot Singh Sidhu. TRIBUNE PHOTO Chandigarh, August 20 Signalling a thaw in ties, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu met here on Friday and agreed on a 10-member strategic policy group to ensure better coordination between the party and the state government in the runup to the Assembly elections. Harish Rawat, AICC general secretary and Punjab affairs Move aimed at better govt-PCC coordination RANDHAWA, CM SPAR OVER SAINI'S ARREST INSIDE in-charge, called it a major step. “My mission in Punjab has been accomplished. Both leaders have realised that they can together become a formidable force,” he observed. US H-1B VISA FROM SEPT, SAYS SHRINGLA BACK PAGE Rawat will be in Punjab on August 23 and 24. Sidhu was accompanied by MLAs Kuljit Singh Nagra and Pargat Singh. Headed by the CM, the policy group would include Local Government Minister Brahm Mohindra, Finance Minister Manpreet Badal, Social Security Minister Aruna Chaudhary, Navjot Sidhu, Kuljit Singh Nagra, continued on page 15
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