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CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA saturday | 4 september 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com THREE CHEERS HIGH-JUMPER PRAVEEN KUMAR wins silver in T64 event, sets a new Asian record with a 2.07m jump SHOOTER AVANI LEKHARA scripts history: 1st Indian woman to win two medals 19-year-old claims 50m Rifle 3 Positions SH1 bronze; she had earlier won gold medal PARALYMPIC GAMES ARCHERY: HARVINDER SINGH wins historic bronze, becomes first Indian archer to finish on the podium; a scholar from Pbi University, Patiala, he hails from a village near Kaithal Frame norms for Covid death certificate by Sept 11, says SC Stays offline Class XI exams in Kerala | State reporting 70% of caseload Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 3 Expressing displeasure over delay in framing guidelines for issuance of death certificates to the families of those who died of Covid-19, the Supreme Court today directed the Centre to do it by September 11. In another order, it stayed for a week the Kerala Government’s decision to conduct offline exams for Class XI from September 6 saying “cases in Kerala are about 70 per cent cases of the country and children of this age cannot be exposed to this risk”. Hearing a plea on norms for death certificates, a Bench led by Justice MR 1ST ORDER ON JUNE 30 ■ The first SC direction on fram- ing norms came on June 30 ■ On August 16, the court grant- ed four-week extension to the Central Govt to do that ■ The extended time was scheduled to end on September 8 KERALA LEADS SURGE ■ 70% of new Covid cases record- ed in India on Friday came from Kerala TOTAL DEATHS ACTIVE CASES ■ 2.30 lakh of total 4,39,895 3,99,778 3,99,778 active cases in the country are from that state 366 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS 45,352 FRESH CASES Shah said, “We passed the order a long time back. We have already extended the time once. By the time you (the govt) frame the guidelines, the third phase will also be over.” Solicitor General Tushar Mehta informed the court that everything was under consideration. Petitioner advocate Gaurav Kumar Bansal pointed out that the court had already granted four-week extension to the Centre on August 16 to frame guidelines for ex gratia and now it was seeking more time. The first direction in that regard was passed on June 30 and the extended time was scheduled to end on September 8. On the issue of compensation, the court said it’s for the Centre to take a decision within this period as it adjourned the hearing to September 13 for compliance of other directions. continued on page 7 mer Congress leader Sajjan Kumar, serving life term in a 1984 riots case, saying his medical condition was stable. TNS Taliban attempts Panjshir blockade Maruti recalls 1.81L units to replace faulty part India, US discuss Af for second day NEW DELHI: Maruti Suzuki on Friday said it was recalling 1,81,754 Tribune News Service IN BRIEF 1984 riots: SC rejects Sajjan’s interim bail plea NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court refused to grant interim bail to for- units of petrol trims of various models, including Ciaz, Vitara Brezza and XL6, to replace faulty motor generator unit. PTI Antilia: NIA files chargesheet against Waze NEW DELHI: The NIA has filed a chargesheet against 10 persons, including former Mumbai cops Sachin Waze and Pradeep Sharma, in the Antilia bomb scare and Mansukh Hiran’s murder cases. TNS ED grills Rakul Preet Singh in drugs case NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned actor Rakul Preet Singh here in connection with a high-end drugs case, exposed by the Telangana Excise Department in 2017. TNS HC ex-CJ to oversee Bengal poll violence probe NEW DELHI: Justice Manjula Chellur (retd), first woman Chief Jus- tice of the Calcutta HC, will oversee the working of the SIT formed to probe the cases of post-poll violence in West Bengal. INSIDE 7 arrested by CBI for JEE (Mains) ‘manipulation’ NEW DELHI: The CBI has arrested seven persons, including two directors of a Noida-based private institution, for alleged manipulation of JEE (Mains) examination, officials said. BACK PAGE NEW DELHI, september 3 The Taliban began an economic blockade of Panjshir valley on Friday amid sporadic clashes with the National Resistance Front even as formation of a Central government in Kabul entered the final stages. One of the main entrance routes to Panjshir was blocked with containers and only locals of the neighbouring district were permitted movement, said Amrullah Saleh, one of the resistance leaders. However, there are many mountain trails that have been used by late Ahmad Shah Masoud’s guerrillas in the past to expand resistance to neighbouring districts. Pb holds session on Prakash Purb; trust vote plea rejected Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 3 A special one-day session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, convened today to commemorate the 400th Prakash Purb of Guru Teg Bahadur, ended without the usual protests by the Opposition. The session came to a close without much hullabaloo despite the political unease in the state. The SAD made Amarinder Singh at Vidhan Sabha. a last-minute request to direct the CM to prove majority in the House, but it was ignored by the Speaker. Even the murmurs about the show of strength between the two factions of the ruling Congress — led by Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Pradesh Congress Committee president Navjot Singh Sidhu — remained just that. In their address on the life continued on page 7 Biofuel from pine needles a reality Ambika Sharma Tribune News Service Solan, September 3 Pine needles will no longer be a source of forest fires causing losses worth crores every year as scientists at Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry in Nauni have devised a Biofuel developed by Nauni varsity method to convert these into enthanol, a green biofuel. The scientists of the TIES BETWEEN INDIA, RUSSIA TIME-TESTED: PM BACK PAGE Department of Basic Sciences had been on the mission for the past two years under a Rs 50.65-lakh project — “Bioconversion of pine needles: A challenging waste of Himalayan forest to second-generation biofuel”. It was funded by the National continued on page 7 Women activists protest outside presidential palace in Kabul. REUTERS ONLY FOUR MPs TURN UP, MEET ON TERROR PUT OFF BACK PAGE The National Resistance Front, which also calls itself Resistance-2, said Taliban continued on page 7 With 19 outfits, Haryana unit of SKM launched Sonepat, September 3 To intensify farmers’ protest in Haryana, 19 major outfits of farmers in the state launched Samyukt Kisan Morcha (Haryana). Aimed at strengthening the parent body Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the decision to launch the state unit was taken at a meeting of Haryana farmer organisations on the Singhu border today. The meeting, presided over by farm leader Vikas Sisar, was attended by Yogendra Yadav of Jai Kisan Andolan, Karam Singh Mathana of BKU (Charuni), Inderjit Singh and Sumit of All India Kisan Sabha, Satyawan of All India Kisan Khet Mazdoor Sangathan, and Suresh Koth of Bhartiya Kisan Mazdoor Union among others. The farmer leaders also took stock of the preparations for the kisan mahapanchayat scheduled for September 5 in Muzaffarnagar. — TNS
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