23082021-TTB-01.qxd 8/22/2021 11:32 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 232 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA UK ROLLS OUT FREE ANTIBODY TESTING PROGRAMME WORLD /thetribunechd PRIORITISE HIGH-VALUE PRODUCE TO TURN THE TIDE INFOCUS SHAILI WINS SILVER IN LONG JUMP AT WORLD ATHLETICS U20 SPORT SYMBOL OF TRUST: PM’S HOMAGE TO KALYAN SINGH BACK PAGE monday | 23 august 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com IN BRIEF Ganesan appointed Manipur Governor NEW DELHI: Senior BJP leader from TN La. Ganesan was on Sunday appointed Manipur Governor. The post had fallen vacant after retirement of Najma Heptulla. PTI 1960 Rome Olympian Hakim dead NEW DELHI: Syed Shahid Hakim, former India footballer and member of the last national team that played in the 1960 Rome Olympics, died on Sunday at a hospital in Gulbarga, family sources said. PTI WHO group to study high-threat pathogens NEW DELHI: The WHO has set up a high-level scientific group inviting experts from across the world to join it and study the origins of Sars-CoV2, besides other high-threat pathogens. BACK PAGE Pak to allow fully vaccinated Sikh pilgrims ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has decided to allow fully-vaccinated Sikh pilgrims to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur, from next month, ahead of the 482nd death anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. PTI Fuel prices cut by 20 paise per litre Petrol and diesel prices were cut by 20 paise/litre each on Sunday — the first reduction in petrol rate in over a month. Petrol costs ~101.64 in Delhi now. PTI NEW DELHI: Hry Home Minister Vij admitted to PGI CHANDIGARH: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij was on Sunday admitted to the PGIMER here as his oxygen levels dropped. INSIDE Af Sikhs, Hindus among 390 airlifted Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 22 India on Sunday airlifted around 390 people, including two Afghan lawmakers, in three different flights as part of the mission to evacuate its nationals and Afghan partners from Kabul. A total of 168 people, including 107 Indians and 23 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus, were flown from Kabul to the Hindon airbase near Delhi in a C-17 transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF). They included the group of 150 that survived a midnight scare in CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 Edit: Stranded in Kabul Hurriyatgroupsmaybebanned under UAPA for funding terror Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 22 The government is actively considering banning both factions of the Hurriyat Conference under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) after a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) revealed that outfits linked with the separatist conglomerate raised money to fund terror in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials in the security establishment said the NIA probe into MBBS seats being allotted to Kashmiri students by institutions in Pakistan Hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani Moderate leader Mirwaiz Farooq ABOUT THE SEPARATIST ORGANISATION ■ Hurriyat Conference came into Action Committee being in 1993 with 26 groups ■ It broke into 2 factions in ■ The conglomerate also 2005 with the moderate group led by Mirwaiz and the included the People’s hardline headed by Geelani Conference and Awami PARRA MOVES HC, ALLEGES RIGHTS VIOLATION INSIDE revealed that the money collected from aspirants by some outfits that are part of Can’t trust Taliban, 20-yr work gone: Afghan Sikh MP 7 more dead in Kabul airport chaos: UK military the Hurriyat Conference was diverted for terror activities CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 Indian and Afghan nationals arrive from Kabul by a special IAF flight in Ghaziabad on Sunday. MANAS RANJAN BHUI POLIO VACCINATION FOR ALL RETURNEES ■ India on Sunday vaccinated Afghanistan returnees against polio as a preventive measure, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. Portal glitches: FM summons Infosys CEO New Delhi, August 22 With the income tax portal still facing problems, the Ministry of Finance has summoned Infosys CEO Salil Parekh on Monday to explain to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman why even after two and a half months since its launch, the glitches in the new portal have not been resolved, said an official release. Ever since its launch on June 7, the portal has been malfunctioning. Sitharaman had a similar interface with key officials of Infosys on June 22 in which chartered accountants, who had also been invited, highlighted the CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 Rain triggers landslips Rip-off by liquor lobby in in Shimla, roads closed Pb, rates inflated for resorts Bhanu P Lohumi Tribune News Service Shimla, August 22 With Shimla receiving 77 mm rain in less than 20 hours, incidents of landslides were reported at several places in the district. Four vehicles, including a truck, were damaged after an uprooted tree fell on these on the Khalini-Kanlog road during the early hours today. The traffic on the stretch remained closed for over three hours. In another incident, a house was damaged in Phagali area. Ten roads — four in Mandi, two in Shimla Vehicles damaged | MeT Dept issues warning An uprooted tree blocks a road after heavy rainfall in Shimla. PTI and one each in Hamirpur, Kangra, Kinnaur and Kullu CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 Aman Sood Tribune News Service Patiala, August 22 A liquor bottle that should cost a consumer Rs 500 is being openly sold by liquor syndicates in Punjab for over Rs 900 for marriage and other functions allegedly in connivance with local excise and police officials. Earning hefty profits, these syndicates operate in all major cities of the state, “charging exorbitantly for liquor” meant for bulk consumption at hotels, resorts and marriage palaces. While senior excise officials MODUS OPERANDI ■ Syndicates in cahoots with police and excise officials hold illegal nakas ■ Do not allow liquor to be served at a function if not bought from vend controlled by them ■ These syndicates are active in Patiala, Bathinda, Amritsar, etc. SUCH SYNDICATES ILLEGAL: TOP OFFICIAL VOWS ACTION have warned of strict action against erring officials and more raids to curb the syndicate menace, local excise CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 29K units in zones not meant for industries Geetanjali Gayatri DISTRICT-WISE UNITS IN HARYANA Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 22 With over 29,000 industrial units found in the non-conforming zones (not meant for industries) in four districts of Haryana during a survey, the Industries Department will District Faridabad Panipat Yamunanagar Rohtak Surveyed 21,460 10,805 4,742 4,176 Conforming zone 6,048 3,318 1,413 793 Non-conforming zone 15,412 7,487 3,329 3,383 now carry out a similar survey in the remaining districts of the state. The Urban Local Bodies has been asked to ascertain the “ground truth” of the identified units and formulate a plan for such units. According to the CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 PURI CITES AF SITUATION TO JUSTIFY CAA are ❝ Sikhs and Hindustime,going through a harrowing precisely why it was necessary to enact Citizenship Amendment Act. Hardeep Puri, UNION MINISTER 400 INDIANS STILL STUCK: SOURCES ■ Sources said there could still be about 400 Indians in Af and the govt was looking to evacuate them. Afghan lawmaker Narender Singh Khalsa, who was among those evacuated, said, “India is our second home. Even while living in Afghanistan, people would call us Hindustanis. I thank India and Prime Minister Modi for helping us.” On the Afghanistan situation, he said: “Can’t trust the Taliban. Everything built in the last 20 years has gone. It’s all over.” A young evacuee at Hindon airport. Negotiate, Taliban tell Massoud New Delhi, August 22 War clouds are gathering over the Panjshir Valley even as the Taliban conveyed to Ahmad Massoud to negotiate with them. Massoud is holding out with Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh in Panjshir. Taliban leaders said they did not want bloodshed and were committed to dialogue. BACK PAGE
The Tribune, now published from Chandigarh, started publication on February 2, 1881, in Lahore (now in Pakistan). It was started by Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia, a public-spirited philanthropist, and is run by a trust comprising four eminent persons as trustees.
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).