31082021-TTC-01.qxd 8/31/2021 12:26 AM Page 1 13 BISHWAMITRA WINS GOLD IN BOXING SPORT /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 5 NO. 240 | 16 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 tuesday | 31 august 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com In final hours of exit, US drone kills 10 civilians Af media seeks protection |Prominent woman scribe flees Tribune News Service MEDAL RUSH GOLD AVANI LAKHERA R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event GOLD SUMIT ANTIL (Class F64) Javelin Throw Antil’s native village Khewra in Sonepat erupted with joy. His family distributed sweets INSIDE New Delhi, August 30 The US is ending its stay in Afghanistan the same way it had started in 2001 with a misdirected airstrike that killed 10 civilians, including seven children, on Sunday evening even as the Taliban blamed it for being the catalyst for the Kabul airport attack on August 26. Though the US had claimed its “self-defence unmanned over-the-horizon air strike” had taken out a car-borne suicide bomber, local media reported that those killed were two families waiting for word to leave for a flight to the US. Two cars and several houses in the city were also destroyed in the attack. The US had claimed its first drone strike in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, had killed Taliban supremo Mullah Omar, who in reality died of A vehicle damaged by a rocket attack in Kabul on Monday. PTI US FENDS OFF 5 ATTACKS TARGETING AIRPORT ■ A day before Aug 31 withdrawal deadline, the US fended off a spate of rocket attacks aimed at the Kabul airport ■ Anti-missile defences intercepted five rockets: White House ❝ There is no obstacle for Hindus and Sikhs. They can go to Kabul airport and travel to India to attend religious ceremonies. Zabihullah Mujahid, TALIBAN SPOKESPERSON TB in 2013. In that case, it was not known who was actually killed instead. The US initially said it had no indication of civilian casualties but faced with mounting photo evidence, it ordered a probe. continued on page 9 Cases up; Mandi, Lahaul among 67 high Covid positivity districts Tribune News Service Devendra Jhajharia Yogesh Kathuniya SILVER (Class F46) SILVER(Class F56) Javelin Throw Discus Throw ■ In Kathuniya’s Jhajjar village, people danced to dhol beats INSIDE ■ India has surpassed the 4 medals it won in Rio Paralympics ■ It stands 26th in the medal tally Sundar S Gurjar BRONZE (Class F46) Javelin Throw Discus thrower Vinod Kumar loses (Category F52) bronze on being found ‘ineligible’ in reassessment of his disability classification Edit: paralympic glory New Delhi, August 30 Mandi and Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh are among 67 districts with highest Covid positivity rate in the country, indicating a rapid disease transmission. With the active caseload rising nationally for the sixth straight day on Monday to reach 3,76,324, the Centre is focusing principally on 37 districts with higher than 10 per cent positivity (defined as the proportion of persons who test positive for Covid) and 30 districts with a positivity between 5 and 10 per cent. Mandi and Lahaul-Spi- IN BRIEF ED examines Jacqueline Fernandez in PMLA case NEW DELHI: The ED recorded the statement of actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Monday in connection with a money laundering investigation linked to alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, officials said. TNS Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha dies KOLKATA: Eminent Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha, author of many notable works such as ‘Madhukari’ (Honey Gatherer), died of post-Covid complications at a Kolkata hospital. He was 85. PTI Infiltration bid foiled in Poonch, militant killed JAMMU: A terrorist was killed as Army troops foiled an infiltration attempt along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district early on Monday. PAGE 9 Sensex rises 765 pts as markets see record run MUMBAI: The Sensex surged 765 points while the Nifty cruised past the 16,900-level as equity benchmarks maintained record-setting spree. BUSINESS ALL KER DISTS IN RED 74.07% positivity rate in Arunachal’s Dibang Valley, the highest in country ■ 14 dists in Kerala are in red FRESH CASES zone with over 10% positivity TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES ■ 37 dists have over 10% posi4,38,210 3,76,324 tivity and 30 from 5% to 10% 380 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS NEW COVID VARIANT C.1.2 MAY ESCAPE VACCINE PROTECTION NZ REPORTS FIRST DEATH LINKED TO PFIZER SHOT INDIA PEAK IN OCT-NOV P12 ■ 42,909 ti have positivity rate of 5.29 per cent and 8.64 per cent. AIIMS experts have repeatedly urged the policy makers to ensure strict containment in areas with 5 per cent-plus positivity rate. Book cops or face stir: Hry farmers Parveen Arora Tribune News Service Karnal, August 30 A kisan mahapanchayat at Gharaunda on Monday sought the registration of a case against those involved in the lathicharge on farmers in Karnal and threatened to lay siege to the secretariat there if their demands were not met by September 6. The farmers passed three resolutions and served an ultimatum on the government to meet their demands, including the registration of an FIR against the SDM and cops, and Rs 25 lakh compensation and a job to the family of a farmer who died allegedly after sustaining injuries during the police action. Protesters at the mahapanchayat in Gharaunda. SAYEED AHMED KHATTAR SEES PB ROLE YOUR OWN DOING: CAPT Clearly Pb Govt hand... Anti-farmer agenda is Rajewal wouldn’t otherwise exposed... Your stubborn have offered sweets to the attitude over laws to blame. Punjab CM. ML Khattar, HARYANA CM Capt Amarinder Singh, PUNJAB CM ❝ ❝ They also demanded Rs 2 lakh each for those injured. BKU president Gurnam The most alarming scenario currently is building up in the Northeast and Kerala. The good news is—667 districts of India have less than 5 per cent positivity. continued on page 9 Extend sessionto scrap ‘faulty’ PPAs, says Sidhu Chandigarh, August 30 PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu today demanded that the one-day special session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha on September 3 should be extended by five to seven days to terminate the “faulty” power purchase agreements (PPAs) with private thermal plants through a legislation. The cancellation of the PPAs would enable the government to bring down the domestic and industrial power tariff, said the PPCC chief, days after the Punjab Cabinet, led by Capt Amarinder Singh Charuni said, “The police rained lathis on farmers continued on page 9 Today’s issue is of 16 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. NINE SC JUDGES TO TAKE OATH TODAYBACK PAGE Navjot Singh Sidhu in Amritsar. Singh, decided to call a special session of the state continued on page 9 Chitta trail leads HPcopstoRohtak; three arrested Shimla, August 30 The district police have arrested a resident of Rohtak in Haryana and two others following the seizure of 19.54 gm of chitta (adulterated heroin) from the possession of an HRTC bus passenger at Shoghi barrier on August 19. In their bid to break the supply chain, the police zeroed in on Suraj (20), who originally hails from Bilaspur, but now resides in Rohtak. Sources said Suraj had sent the consignment to one Purav (23) through courier. Purav handed it over to Gaurav to be supplied to a continued on page 9
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