30082021-TTB-01.qxd 8/29/2021 11:26 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 239 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA CHAMOLI WINS GOLD IN ASIAN JR BOXING C’SHIP SPORT /thetribunechd FOCUS ON PULSES & OILSEED CAN ADDRESS DISPARITIES INFOCUS START-UP BOOM SIGNALS BRIGHT FUTURE, SAYS PM BACK PAGE monday | 30 august 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com US, INDIA TO CONTINUE AFGHAN COORDINATION ■ External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Sunday spoke to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and discussed continued coordination on Afghanistan and in the United Nations ■ Both leaders agreed to remain closely coordinated on “shared goals and priorities” to deepen the USIndia partnership TWO SILVER & A BRONZE ON HOLD Nishad Kumar (High Jump): He clinched a silver with an Asian record. The son of a farmer in Himachal Pradesh’s Amb, he cleared 2.06 metres to win the medal in the T47 category. PARALYMPIC GAMES TROOPS BACK, BRITAIN COMPLETES EVACUATION WORLD Bhavinaben Patel (TT): She grabbed a silver in the women’s singles table tennis Class 4 event. She said she wished to meet her idol Sachin Tendulkar and show him the medal. Vinod Kumar (Discus Throw): With a best throw of 19.91m, he clinched the bronze, which was put on hold after his disability classification F52 was challenged. “The victory ceremony has been put off to the evening session of August 30,” Games organisers said. Taliban reach out to India; US hits ‘bomber’ Most nations wind up evacuation as Aug 31 deadline nears | France seeks ‘safe zone’ Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 29 The Taliban made overtures to India on a restive Sunday in Kabul that remained the scene of hectic talks. The already-tense environment in the city was punctuated by an explosion that the Taliban said was a US attack on a suicide bomber heading for the airport. A shortwhile before the airstrike, the US State Department urged Americans near the Kabul airport to immediately leave the area due to a specific threat. In an apparent US-Taliban coordination, the CHANGES IN KABUL A CHALLENGE: RAJNATH The changing equation in Afghanistan is a challenge for us...These situations have forced us to rethink. We are changing our strategy. Quad underlines this strategy. ❝ A US Marine frisks a woman before evacuation in Kabul. REUTERS airstrike targeted a potential bomber in a car but locals said a child was also hit. India was mentioned at a media interaction by Taliban senior leader Sher Muhammad Stanekzai, who is believed to have met Indian Pb, Hry farmers protest lathicharge Chandigarh, August 29 A day after the lathicharge on protesting farmers in Karnal, members of various farmers’ unions in Punjab blocked major highways in the state between 12 noon and 2 pm on Sunday. Commuters were stopped at various toll plazas. The protests were held at 250 sites, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha claimed. In Haryana, the farmers continued to demonstrate at toll plazas on NH-44, without Protesters in a Patiala village. impeding the traffic flow. The Karnal police, meanwhile, have filed two FIRs for attacking a public servant and unlawful assembly. The Ambala police have registered three FIRs and the Kurukshetra police eight. Haryana BKU president Gurnam Singh Charuni is among those booked. A BKU meeting is scheduled to be held on Monday to chalk out the future course of action. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait visited the injured in a Karnal hospital. He sought action against the SDM who ordered the lathicharge. —TNS Defence Minister interlocutors earlier in Doha as part of back-channel talks. The Taliban, he said, wished to have good political and economic ties with India, including the air corridor that was operational under the previous regime. In another placatory signal to New Delhi, Taliban officials visited the Salma Dam which was built by India. The MEA did not react to this or the earlier observation by Taliban spokesman that Pakistan and India should resolve their issues bilaterally. India is poised to play a major role at the UNSC as it heads its Taliban sanctions committee, whose nod is crucial to delist some of the group’s top members. continued on page 9 IN BRIEF Actor Kohli held after cocaine recovery MUMBAI: The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested actor Armaan Kohli following cocaine recovery from his Juhu residence that was raided on Saturday. BACK PAGE Int’l flights to remain suspended till Sept 30 NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Sunday extended the suspension of scheduled international flights till September 30 in view of the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic. TNS UP court acquits 12 Tablighi Jamaat members BAREILLY: Twelve members of Tablighi Jamaat, including nine Thai nationals, were acquitted for lack of evidence by a local court here on Friday. They were arrested from a mosque at Shahjahanpur last year for violating Covid-19 pandemic control guidelines. BACK PAGE Himachal leads states with 70% employment Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 29 Himachal Pradesh has emerged as the leading state when it comes to the total number of workers among its population. While the national average of the worker-population ratio (WPR) for 2019-20 is 50.9 per cent, the same for Himachal Pradesh is 70.5 per cent, the highest among all states. Punjab and Haryana fall below the national average with WPR of 47.8 per cent and 42.9 per cent, respectively. Among UTs, Chandigarh’s WPR is 45.5 per cent and that of Jammu and Kashmir is 52.5 per cent. Dadra and Nagar Haveli leads the UTs with WPR of 72.2 per cent. continued on page 9
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