28082021-TT-01.qxd 8/27/2021 11:01 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 237 | 20 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH 3RD TEST: ROHIT, PUJARA PUT UP RESISTANCE SPORT /thetribunechd SC SEEKS STATE’S RESPONSE ON KHORI EVACUEES HARYANA SENSEX ENDS ABOVE 56K FOR THE FIRST TIME BUSINESS DIVERSIFYING TO BOOST FARM INCOME: TOMAR NATION saturday | 28 august 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Will hunt you down, warns Biden Kabul blast toll over 100 | US loses 13 Marines NEED TO UNITE AGAINST TERROR: INDIA AT UNSC ■ India has told the UN Security Council that the terror attacks in Afghanistan reinforced the need for the world to stand united against terrorism Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service SKM calls for Bharat Bandh on Sept 25 Sonepat, August 27 The Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM), which has been spearheading the farmers’ movement at Delhi borders for the past nine months, has given a call for “Bharat Bandh” on September 25. The two-day national convention organised by the SKM, which concluded at the Singhu border on Friday, also decided to intensify the farmers’ protest at the national level. At a press conference at Singhu border, Ashish Mittal, convener of the convention organising committee and a member of the SKM, said the two-day convention was successful in disproving the government's idea that the movement was only having the participation of farmers from Punjab, Haryana and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. INSIDE New Delhi, August 27 As Kabul counted its dead after the multiple blasts around the airport, US President Joe Biden promised to take the fight to the prime suspects, ISIS (Khorasan). The toll in the blasts crossed 100 as on Friday and included 13 US Marines whose deaths Biden has vowed to avenge. Twentyeight members of the Taliban were among those killed. MEA: NO CLARITY YET ON GOVT IN AFGHANISTAN ■ On recognising Taliban, the President Joe Biden pauses as he takes a question on the bombings at Kabul airport that left several US soldiers dead. AP/PTI “We will hunt you down and make you pay,” Biden said at a quickly summoned press conference soon after 99% population covered, HP leads in vaccination Pratibha Chauhan Tribune News Service Shimla, August 27 Having inoculated over 99 per cent of its eligible population against Covid, Himachal Pradesh has been ranked number one in vaccination in the country. National Health Mission data shows that of the 54.22 lakh people in the 18-plus category, 53.91 lakh continued on page 9 Colleges to open in Sept the attacks. The US President, who at one point rested his chin on his hands, was resolute with words, promis- MEA has said there is currently lack of clarity or no clarity about any entity forming a government in Afghanistan ing to get every American out of Afghanistan even after continued on page 9 edit: chaotic evacuation IN BRIEF Five truckers killed by militants in Assam Diphu/Haflong: Five truckers transporting coal were killed and their vehicles set ablaze by suspected militants in Assam's Dima Hasao district, the police said on Friday. PTI Delhi schools to reopen from Sept 1 New Delhi: Schools in Delhi will reopen in a phased manner from September 1. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Friday. PTI 44,658 CASES IN INDIA TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES 4,36,861 3,44,899 496 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS No HC interim protection in hate speech case New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to grant interim protection from arrest to president of Hindu Raksha Dal Bhupinder Tomar, who is accused of inciting youths against a particular religion at a rally at Jantar Mantar on August 8. PTI Sidhu: There’s no point being a dummy chief Free to act within party norms: Cong Tribune News Service NewDelhi/ Chandigarh, Aug 27 A day after Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu declared that he could not be a dummy chief and must be allowed functional autonomy, if he was to prove effective in the coming elections, he was told by the Congress that he must act and take decisions within the perimeters of the party constitution. AICC general secretary incharge of Punjab Harish Rawat, who has sought to be relieved of the charge citing the upcoming Uttrakhand elections, met party president Sonia Gandhi on Friday evening and briefed her on the developments in Punjab where CM Capt Amarinder Singh and Sidhu have been pulling in different directions. He is learnt to have told Sonia of the concerns of dissident ministers and MLAs, SIDHU’S ADVISER MALI QUITS, TRAINS GUNS ON CAPT 2 BJP LEADERS LODGE COMPLAINT AGAINST HIM who met him recently, and of the resignation of Sidhu’s adviser Malwinder Singh Mali whose remarks on J&K embarrassed the party. Mali, in a note posted on Facebook, alleged that a hateful campaign had been launched against him by the Punjab Chief Minister and some Akali, BJP and AAP leaders. Rawat said there was no continued on page 9 Baghel in Delhi with 53 MLAs New Delhi: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel met Rahul Gandhi for over three hours on Friday in a bid to save his post amid talks of rotation. As many as 53 MLAs and 10 mayors from Chhattisgarh arrived in the capital on Friday to show support for Baghel, who said: “I will stay as CM as long as the high command wants me to.” BACK PAGE TN Guv Purohit gets addl charge of Punjab, Chd New Delhi, August 27 Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been given the additional charge of Punjab. He will also officiate as Chandigarh Adminstrator. "Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit will discharge the functions of the Governor of Punjab, in addition to his own duties from the date he assumes charge of the office of the Governor of Punjab, until regular arrangements are made. The President has also been pleased to appoint him to be the Administrator of Chandigarh," a communication from the President's Housesaid. —TNS
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).