06092021-TTB-01.qxd 9/5/2021 11:30 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 246 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA ROGERS STUNS TOP-RANKED BARTY IN US OPEN SPORT /thetribunechd TEACHERS’ UNIONS BLOCK HIGHWAY IN PATIALA PUNJAB EMPOWER, INCENTIVISE FARMERS TO CURB AGRI FIRES INFOCUS PRESIDENT CONFERS NATIONAL AWARD ON 44 TEACHERS BACK PAGE monday | 6 september 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com PARALYMPIC GAMES ■ In the highest-ever haul, India’s paralympians bagged 19 medals — five gold, eight silver and six bronze ■ Athletes Singhraj Adhana and Avani Lekhara won two medals each ■ At the 2016 Rio Games, India had 19 athletes, but only four won medals NOIDA SILVER DISTRICT MAGISTRATE SUHAS YATHIRAJ BAGGED A SILVER INDIA’S MEDAL TALLY 19—BEST EVER ON THE LAST DAY, KRISHNA NAGAR WINS GOLD GOLD IN BADMINTON EVERY MEMBER CHAMPION: PM Tokyo ❝ In the history of Indian sports, theplace. Paralympics will always have a special Every member of our contingent is a champion. Will stay put at Delhi borders till demands met: Farm leaders Targeting BJP, Tikait calls for ‘vote ki chot’ | Bandh on Sept 27 Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 5 It was a massive show of strength and unity in Muzaffarnagar in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh today as farmers from across the country gathered for a “kisan mahapanchayat” organised by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha. Over 300 farmer unions from 15 states and several “khaps” from the region participated in the event organised in the home turf of BKU (Tikait) leader Rakesh Tikait, who belongs to the Baliyan “khap” headed by his elder brother Naresh Tikait. However, Rajendra Singh, head of the Gathwal Malik “khap”, one of the major ones in the region extending up to Haryana, did not turn up. He is apparently upset over an attack on BJP MLA Umesh Malik in Tikait’s village, Sisauli. Farmer leaders, Continued on page 8 BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait with others during the ‘kisan mahapanchayat’ in Muzaffarnagar. PTI MUST RE-ENGAGE WITH FARMERS: VARUN ❝ They (farmers) are our flesh and blood. We must re-engage with them in a respectful manner, understand their pain and their point of view. VARUN GANDHI, BJP IN BRIEF C’garh CM’s father booked for ‘derogatory’ remark RAIPUR: The Raipur police have registered a case against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father Nand Kumar for allegedly making derogatory comments against a community. PTI Hry varsities to continue online classes till Oct 15 CHANDIGARH: Haryana on Sunday directed VCs of residential universities to continue online classes till October 15, modifying its earlier order to plan reopening of institutes from the next session. INSIDE HC appointments based on seniority, merit: SC NEW DELHI: High Court judges are appointed through a well-estab- lished process wherein the Collegium considers seniority, merit and government inputs, the Supreme Court has said. BACK PAGE Will ally with small parties for polls: UP Cong chief NEW DELHI: Virtually ruling out an alliance with the SP and BSP for the UP poll, Congress state unit chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Sunday said his party would forge alliances only with small parties. PTI Govt lists parameters to identify fake vax batches NEW DELHI: Days after the WHO issued an alert over fake Covid vaccines, the government on Sunday issued guidelines to states on how to identify fake vaccine batches. BACK PAGE THEY HAVE POLITICAL MOTIVES: BJP RAHUL: UNJUST GOVT WILL HAVE TO LISTEN The UP BJP accused event organisers of having political motives and claimed it was attended by workers of parties brought from other states. The BJP claimed that no govt had done so much for farmers as the one led by PM Modi. The Congress voiced support for mahapanchayat with party leader Rahul Gandhi saying an “unjust government” will have to listen to the farmers. Section 144 imposed in Karnal ahead of protest Karnal, September 5 District Magistrate (DM) Nishant Kumar Yadav has decided to impose Section 144 of the CrPC on Tuesday in view of the farmers’ proposed gherao of the mini-secretariat against the August 28 lathicharge on farmers. “The Superintendent of Police, SDMs of Karnal, Indri, Gharaunda and Assandh, tehsildars, naib tehsildars, BDPOs and Duty Magistrates will ensure compliance of Section 144. Action under Section 188 of the IPC will be taken against violators,” read the DM’s order. A traffic advisory has been issued and alternative routes have been earmarked. On August 30, farmers led by BKU DM issues traffic advisory, earmarks alternative routes president Gurnam Singh Charuni had threatened to gherao the Karnal mini-secretariat on September 7 if their demands, including an FIR against officer Ayush Sinha, who has been transferred for his “smash their heads” remark, and Rs 25 lakh compensation to the family of deceased farmer Sushil Kajal, were not met by September 6. With SKM leader BS Rajewal giving a call to UP farmers, the number of the protesters is likely to be high. — TNS Lahaul wants border row with Ladakh settled Dipender Manta POINTS OF CONFLICT: SARCHU & SHINKULA Tribune News Service Mandi, September 5 Residents of the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti want boundary issue with Ladakh at Sarchu and Shinkula pass be resolved at the earliest. The conflict has been going on for long, with Lahaul residents alleging encroachment on Himachal Pradesh land by people in Ladakh. They allege there has been no effort on ■ Youth from HP and Ladakh have camping sites at Sarchu & Shinkula ■ They often clash with each other over boundary issue ■ Himachal has given its nod for demarcation of boundary ■ Response from the Ladakh administration is awaited part of the state government to resolve the dispute. Ramesh Kumar Rulba, Chairperson, Zila Parishad Lahaul-Spiti, said, “The residents are apprehensive that with the resumption of tourism at Sarchu and Shinkula pass, the conflict may worsen as youth from both sides are involved in business activities in the area.” He said the parishad had written to the state government on this issue, but the matter was pending with the Centre. Rigzin Samphel Heyreppa, Continued on page 8 Interim arrangement likely till Loya Jirga meets; flights resume Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, September 5 Even as some domestic passenger flights were resumed to and from Kabul, Taliban fighters on Sunday stepped up assault on the last remaining pocket of resistance. Former Vice President Amrullah Saleh, who heads the anti-Taliban forces in Panjshir, appealed for humanitarian aid to help those displaced. A senior Taliban spokesman tweeted that Taliban troops had overrun Rokha district, one of the largest of eight districts in Panjshir, even as the National Resistance Front said it had trapped some Tal- Taliban kill woman cop in front of kin A member of Taliban forces stands guard at Kabul airport. REUTERS iban fighters in a narrow gorge at the mouth of Panjshir Valley. There was no conclusive evidence from either side to establish their claims. Meanwhile, the delay in announcing the leadership in Kabul continues. A Taliban leader reiterated that a supreme leader (Amir alMu’minin) would be the spiritual head of Afghanistan Continued on page 8 EDIT: The new men in Kabul Kerala boy dies of Nipah virus New Delhi, September 5 The Centre on Sunday rushed a team of disease surveillance experts to Kerala after a 12-year-old boy died of Nipah virus infection at a hospital in Kozhikode, the Health Ministry confirmed. The boy was hospitalised with Nipah symptoms (inflammation of the brain and heart muscle) on September 3. He passed away Continued on page 8 2 health officials show symptoms | Centre rushes team NEW DELHI: Taliban militants in Afghanistan shot dead a policewoman in a provincial city, according to BBC. The woman, Banu Negar, was killed at her family home in front of relatives in Firozkoh, the capital of central Ghor province. IANS SHASTRI TESTS COVID POSITIVE, ISOLATED London: India head coach Ravi Shastri has tested positive for Covid-19, resulting in his isolation along with three other support staff members, who were deemed his close contacts, the BCCI said on Sunday. 42,766 TOTAL DEATHS Health workers bury the body of the 12-year-old victim in Kozhikode. PTI FRESH CASES ACTIVE CASES 4,40,533 4,10,048 308 DEATHS IN 24 HOURS
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