08102021-TTC-01.qxd 10/8/2021 12:57 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 5 NO. 278 | 20 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 ANSHU WINS HISTORIC SILVER IN WRESTLING WORLD C’SHIP SPORT /thetribunechd 22 KILLED, 300 INJURED AS 5.9 QUAKE SHAKES BALOCHISTAN WORLD FITCH CUTS INDIA’S GROWTH FORECAST TO 8.7% BUSINESS POST COVID, NEED TO REWORK ASEAN TIES: EAM BACK PAGE friday | 8 october 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 2 arrested; SC seeks status report on accused in 24 hrs UP VIOLENCE Orders medical aid for deceased farmer’s mother Tribune News Service Kin look to top court, little faith in state police Aditi Tandon New Delhi, October 7 The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the UP Government to file a status report in 24 hours on the action taken by it, including the arrest of all accused named in the FIRs for murder, with regard to the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight persons, including four farmers, had been killed, even as two accused were arrested and Ashish, son of MoS Ajay Mishra, summoned for questioning tomorrow. A Bench led by CJI NV Ramana said the report should give details on the arrest of the accused in the murder cases, including that of a journalist. Terming the incident as “extremely unfortunate”, the Bench, also comprising Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli, asked the UP Government to provide immediate medical treatment to the mother of deceased Tribune News Service Punjab Congress chief Navjot Sidhu and party workers detained at Saharanpur border while on way to Lakhimpur Kheri. TRIBUNE PHOTO MoS’ SON SUMMONED ■ Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish asked to appear before the police at 10 am on Friday. ■ Luvkush of Banbirpur village and Ashish Pandey of Nighasan tehsil, among seven named in FIR, arrested. P13 JUDICIAL PANEL SET UP ■ UP Addl Advocate-General Garima Prashad said an SIT is probing the matter and the UP Govt has set up an inquiry commission headed by Justice PK Srivastava, who had retired from the Allahabad High Court. SC TELLS REGISTRY TO CONVERT SUO MOTU WRIT INTO PIL Lovepreet Singh. “Get her admitted to the nearest government hospital,” UP Additional Advocate-General Garima Prashad was told. “We direct the learned Additional Advocate-General to look into the matter personally and provide best medical treatment to the mother of the deceased in a reputed government medical college/hospital,” the Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), Oct 7 “The wait for justice will be long and painful. We are prepared,” says a distraught Ram Dulare Kashyap as the Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday summoned the prime accused in the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence that killed eight, including Kashyap’s son Raman. Not too enthused with the news of police summons to Ashish Mishra, accused of mowing down protesters, Dulare said his hope for justice was pinned on the Supreme Court, which has taken cognisance of the deadly incident. Much like continued on page 11 Family members mourn the death of teacher Deepak Chand, who was shot by militants, in Jammu. PTI Teachers lined up, 2 of them shot Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 7 A woman principal and a teacher were today gunned down by militants in the Eidgah area of Srinagar, taking to seven the number of civilians killed in the Valley in five days. Jammu & Kashmir Police sources said the manner in which the killings were executed showed the ISIS and Taliban imprint. A police officer has confirmed that all teachers of Boys Higher Secondary School in Sangam were lined up and their ID cards and mobile phones checked. Bench ordered. Prashad told the court an SIT was probing the matter and the state government had set up a commission of inquiry headed by continued on page 11 J&K Police suspect role of ISIS, Taliban Day after Lakhimpur tweets, BJP drops Varun, Maneka from nat’l executive New Delhi, October 7 Ending a diplomatic row on vaccine certification, the UK government on Thursday added India to its list of vaccine-eligible nations, meaning vaccinated Indian travellers will no longer be required to quarantine from October 11. “The UK has further opened up international travel and will recognise India's vaccine certification system from October 11. The decision was taken after close technical cooperation between our ministries,” said a spokesperson of the British High Commission in India. “The extension of vaccine certification is a further step to enable people to travel continued on page 11 Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service OTHER PROMINENT EXITS New Delhi, October 7 Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi, the only BJP leader who openly took a strong stand contrary to the party line on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, was today dropped from the new national executive committee barely hours after he shared a video of the violence demanding accountability. His mother Maneka Gandhi, party MP from Sultanpur (UP), was also excluded from the 80-member committee, which has top BJP leaders, including PM Narendra Modi and Union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari. A party statement said 50 Birender Singh, Subramanian IN BRIEF After NDA, women allowed to enter RIMC NEW DELHI: After allowing women in the NDA, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Centre to allow them to take the December test for Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun. BACK PAGE Aryan Khan remanded in 14-day judicial custody MUMBAI: A court has sent Aryan Khan, son of actor Shah Rukh Khan, and seven others in 14-day judicial custody in the case of alleged seizure of banned drugs from a cruise ship off Mumbai coast. PAGE 13 15 die in bus-truck collision in UP’s Barabanki BARABANKI (UP): A bus collided with a sand-laden truck near Baburi village in Barabanki district here on Thursday, leaving 15 persons dead and 21 others injured, the police said. PAGE 13 Meghalaya starts process to take over Sikh colony NEW DELHI: Meghalaya has started the process to transfer owner- ship of the land of Shillong’s Harijan Colony (Panjabi Lane), inhabited by Sikhs, to the state’s Urban Affairs Department. BACK PAGE Swamy, Rattan Lal Kataria, Kirron Kher, Vinay Katiyar Maneka Gandhi Chaudhary Birender Singh Varun Gandhi Subramanian Swamy special invitees and 179 permanent invitees had been included in the new panel. While Varun has been speaking in support of the agitating farmers, his mother too is believed to be sympa- ENTRANTS FROM REGION Haryana: Bhupender Yadav, Krishan P Gurjar, Sunita Duggal Pb: HS Puri, Som Prakash Uttarakhand: Satpal Maharaj, Vijay Bahuguna, Ajay Bhatt Himachal: Anurag Thakur J&K: Jitendra Singh, Darakhshan Andrabi thetic towards their cause. Taking a strong stand on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, Varun had posted messages demanding strict and timebound action. In a tweet on continued on page 11 SELECTIVE KILLINGS: COPS Secondary School lined up ■ ID cards, mobiles checked ■ Principal Supinder Kour, teacher Deepak Chand shot dead 7 CIVILIANS DEAD IN 5 DAYS Grieving relatives of principal Supinder Kour in Srinagar. PTI After ascertaining their religion, the militants allowed most of them (presumably Muslims) to leave and then Sikh woman principal Supinder Kour and Hindu Tribune News Service Shimla, October 7 The BJP on Thursday released the list of candidates for the October 30 Lok Sabha and Assembly bypolls. The party has fielded Kargil war hero Brig Khushal Thakur (retd) from the Mandi Lok Sabha seat to take on Congress’ Pratibha Singh, a twotime MP and wife of former CM Virbhadra Singh. Brig Thakur was the Commanding Officer of 18 Grenadiers that captured the HIMACHAL BYPOLL OTHER CANDIDATES ■ Neelam Saraik from Jubbal- Kotkhai (Shimla), though exminister Narinder Bragta’s son Chetan too was in race ■ Ratan Singh Pal will contest from Arki in Solan ■ In Fatehpur (Kangra), ticket to Baldev Thakur, who fought as Independent in 2017 Prof Abdulrazak Gurnah Tanzanian wins Nobel in Litt for cross-culture work Stockholm, October 7 UK-based Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels about the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. The Swedish Academy said the award was in recognition of Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee”. Gurnah, who recently retired as a professor of post-colonial literatures at the University of Kent, got the call from the continued on page 11 Tiger Hill and Tololing during the Kargil war. He served the Army for 34 years and is a recipient of Yudh Seva Medal. He was a strong contender for the ticket in 2019, but was ignored. The ticket was given to Ram Swaroop Sharma, whose demise caused the byelection. Former zila parishad member Neelam Saraik, who had been at the forefront of several agitations, including the one against delay in the Theog-Hatkoti road project, continued on page 11 Rights panel seeks report on inundated Rewari village road Ravinder Saini Tribune News Service Rewari, October 7 Residents are a harassed lot due to the accumulation of water on a kutcha road leading to Kharkara from Bhatsana village under the Dharuhera block here. 15 DAYS, NO RELIEF:The waterlogged road to Bhatsana. TRIBUNE PHOTO Taking note of a complaint, the Haryana Human Right Commission (HHRC) has sought a report from the Deputy Commissioner in six weeks. In his complaint, Prakash Yadav of Kharkara village has alleged that the Haryana Shahari Vikas Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. male teacher Deepak Chand were killed around 11.15 am, he said. There were no students in the school due to the continued on page 11 Edit:targeted killings invalley ■ Seven civilians have been killed by terrorists in the Valley in the past five days, four from J&K minority communities This lunatic fringe a curse for Kashmir, says Sajjad Lone, People’s Conference chief China must adhere to protocols to resolve remaining LAC issues: MEA BJP fields Kargil war veteran against Pratibha; Bragta’s son loses ticket race Bhanu P Lohumi ❝ ■ All teachers of Boys Higher Tribune News Service No quarantine, UK relents on Covishield jab CROSS-BORDER TERROR Innocent people are being killed. It is targeted killing. We are worried about cross-border terrorism. Arindam Bagchi, MEA Pradhikaran (HSVP), irrigation and public health departments release water in Sahabi Dam with an aim to improve water table in the area. The practice has, however, led to inundation of the road. For the past 15 days, continued on page 11 New Delhi, October 7 India has reiterated that China must adhere to bilateral agreements and protocols to resolve the pending issues along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Arindam Bagchi, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs, while answering questions at the weekly briefing on Thursday, said, “It is our expectation that China will work towards the resolution on the remaining issues by adhering to bilateral agreements and protocols.” He said this (tension along the LAC) started with China’s unilateral move that disturbed peace and tranquility. “We made counter deployments to counter China,” he said. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had discussed the matter with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of a meeting, Bagchi said. “We (India and China) can work together to disengage in the remaining areas. In some areas of the LAC, disengagement has been done,” he said. On Afghan nationals who are stuck in India post the continued on page 11
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