07102021-TTB-01.qxd 10/6/2021 11:49 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 277 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA SWEDEN SUSPENDS MODERNA VAX FOR BELOW-30 WORLD /thetribunechd ANSHU REACHES WORLD WRESTLING C’SHIP FINAL SPORT ~4,445-CR SCHEME TO PM MODI DISTRIBUTES SET UP 7 MEGA TEXTILE E-PROPERTY CARDS PARKS BUSINESS IN MP BACK PAGE thursday | 7 october 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com IN BRIEF Centre defers changes in NEET-SS exam pattern NEW DELHI: In a relief to doctors pursuing specialisation courses, the Centre has told the Supreme Court it had deferred by a year changes in the NEET-SS exam pattern. BACK PAGE Taliban glorify Ghaznavi for breaking Somnath idol NEW DELHI: In a provocative act, Taliban top leader Anas Haqqani on Wednesday took to Twitter to glorify invader Mahmud Ghaznavi and his act of breaking the Somnath temple idol. WORLD 72 hrs later, no arrest; SC takes suo motu notice, hearing by CJI-led Bench today UP VIOLENCE UP SENDS REPORT TO PMO, HOME MINISTER ■ Arrests only after evidence found: Lucknow IG Gobind Kanda BJP-JJP nominee in Ellenabad HISAR: Three days after he joined the BJP, Gobind Kanda, brother of Sirsa MLA and businessman Gopal Kanda, is set to join the election fray in Ellenabad as the party candidate. TNS Chemistry Nobel for finding way to make molecules STOCKHOLM: The Chemistry Nobel Prize has been awarded to Ben- jamin List and David WC MacMillan for finding a new way for building molecules known as “asymmetric organocatalysis.” WORLD Punjab Govt to file FIR in SCscholarship scam Rajmeet Singh Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 6 With the change of guard in the Congress government in Punjab, the state’s Department of Social Justice has initiated the process to lodge an FIR in the multicrore scam pertaining to the disbursal of funds under the SC Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme. The scam surfaced in 2019 during the tenure of former Social Justice Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot in the MULTI-CRORE FRAUD ■ Khalistan angle not ruled out, Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 6 Even as the Uttar Pradesh administration on Wednesday allowed politicians to visit Lakhimpur Kheri in groups of five, the Supreme Court took suo motu cognisance of the violence in which eight persons, including four farmers, were killed. The case is listed before a three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana for Thursday. The others on the Bench are Justice Surya Kant and Justice say UP police sources ■ Politicians allowed into Lakhimpur in groups of five ■ Punjab, Chhattisgarh announce ~50 lakh for kin of deceased ■ Rahul a political tourist: BJP Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra with family members of deceased farmer Lovepreet Singh in Lakhimpur Kheri. PTI Hima Kohli. The UP administration permitted political leaders into Lakhimpur only after the mortal remains of the fourth farmer were con- signed to flames following a second autopsy. “Farmers are being attacked, killed,” alleged Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Nationwide stir if MoS not sacked, accused arrested within a week: Tikait terming the BJP rule “a dictatorship”, before leaving for Lakhimpur to visit the violence-hit families. “We used continued on page 9 Mishra meets Shah, calls it Oppn plot NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra on Wednesday met Home Minister Amit Shah for the first time after a murder case was registered against his son for allegedly mowing down four farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, the constituency he represents in Parliament. The meeting lasted 30 minutes. Sources said Mishra, who had sought time from Shah’s office, neither offered to quit nor was asked to do so. He reportedly spoke of the Opposition “conspiring against the BJP”. Mishra attended office in the North Block. continued on page 9 ■ Scam was detected in 2019 when Sadhu Singh Dharamsot was Social Justice Minister ■ Dept of Social Justice to begin criminal proceedings against officials for wrongfully releasing ~16.91 cr to 9 institutions Capt Amarinder Singh-led government. After the scam surfaced, then Additional Chief Secretary (Social Justice) Kirpa Shankar Saroj continued on page 9 All Shimla buildings to be surveyed post Kachi Ghatti Pratibha Chauhan Tribune News Service Shimla, October 6 All buildings in Shimla will be surveyed with the help of a technical committee to assess if any structure is unsafe and needs to be demolished. Talking to The Tribune, Chief Minister Jai Ram Three-member panel to study cause of collapse Thakur said, “The collapse of a building in Kachi Ghatti is an eye-opener. We can’t rule out the possibility of recurrence of such mishaps if timely steps are not taken.” He said while a three-member committee will ascertain the reasons behind the collapse, there was a need to rope in technical experts to examine the whole issue minutely. He admitted that the situation with regard to unauthorised constructions was serious, continued on page 9 INDIA SWEEPS FIH AWARDS, BELGIUM ‘DISAPPOINTED’ Harmanpreet Singh, Gurjit Kaur adjudged best players SPORT No jeans, T-shirts, only uniform in Hry medical institutes Ravinder Saini Tribune News Service Rohtak, October 6 The Haryana Directorate of Medical Education and Research has instructed government and private medical universities/colleges, dental, nursing and paramedical institutes in the state to ensure compulsory wearing of uniform by their doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and other staff during duty hours. It has directed the institutes to take strict action against dress-code violators stating that employees have been noticed in casual clothes like jeans, trousers and T-shirts etc. during duty hours. This makes it difficult to distinguish between an employee and a visitor. Sources said the instructions had come following continued on page 9
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).