13102021-TTC-01.qxd 10/13/2021 12:25 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 5 NO. 283 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 UBER CUP: INDIAN WOMEN SHUTTLERS IN QUARTERFINALS SPORT /thetribunechd CBI RAIDS RESIDENCE OF L-G’S EX-ADVISER IN ARMS LICENCE CASE J&K INDIAN ECONOMY TO GROW AT 9.5%, SAYS IMF NATION wednesday | 13 october 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com IN BRIEF Af must not become source of terror: PM at G20 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a united response from the global community to the crisis in Afghanistan and to tackle spread of radical ideology. NATION Haryana man gets death in ‘honour killing’ case JAISHANKAR, LAVROV DISCUSS INDO-PACIFIC REGION WORLD Won’t allow repeat of 1990, will wipe out terror network: J&K L-G Sinha Rohit Bhan LOCAL ULTRAS GOING AFTER SOFT TARGETS 5 TERRORISTS SHOT the minority community and assured them of strengthening their security. It’s our ‘national duty’ to protect the minorities and we are committed to that,” said Sinha, who returned from Delhi on Monday after meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Vowing a decisive fight against those behind the killings, he said the perpetrators would be brought to justice. “Some results are there for all to see and more counter-terror operations will be carried out in coming days. We will settle scores with the terrorists and pay them back withmore brute force,” he said, referring to the operations in Kashmir by security continued on page 9 SONEPAT: Additional District and Sessions Judge RP Goyal on Tuesday Tribune News Service awarded death penalty to a person for murdering three members of the family of his sister’s in-laws “for honour” at Kharkhoda here. INSIDE Srinagar, October 12 Amid reports of Kashmiri Pandit families fleeing the Valley in the wake of recent selective killings, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday denied reports of large-scale exodus while asserting he won’t allow a repeat of the 1990-type situation and was determined to uproot the terror network. In an exclusive interview with The Tribune, Sinha termed the recent killings in Srinagar as a desperate attempt to disrupt peace in the Valley. “The local militants with the help of their handlers across the border are picking up soft targets to create fear psychosis, particularly among minorities. The terror groups Govt: Coal situation improving at plants Panel okays Covaxin emergency use in kids New Delhi, October 12 The government on Tuesday assured that the coal stocks at power plants had started rising and the situation would be normal in a month. Sources attacked Opposition-ruled states that have been flagging low coal stocks at power plants. NATION Edit: Power pangs Tribune News Service HC junks plea challenging Asthana’s appointment NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court ruled on Tuesday that there was no irregularity in the appointment of IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner and dismissed a PIL challenging his selection. TNS Gmail suffers outage in some parts of India NEW DELHI: Gmail service went down in some parts of India on Tues- day afternoon as users were unable to send or receive emails. An outage tracking portal said 73% users reported facing problems. IANS SKM to carry ashes of victims across nation Ashish questioned at Crime Branch office Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 12 Unions steering the ongoing agitation against the three farm laws on Tuesday led the last respects for five of the eight victims of Lakhimpur Kheri violence and decided to carry their ashes across the country even as attending politicians paid homage while staying offstage at the ceremony. Priyanka Gandhi stayed offstage at the ‘antim ardas’ ceremony Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Deepender Hooda, RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary and continued on page 9 Security men neutralised five terrorists in Shopian on Tuesday. Among them was Mukhtar Shah, reportedly involved in the killings of taxi association president Mohd Shafi Lone and a Bihar street vendor, Virendra Paswan, in Srinagar. ❝ Local ultras aidedby their (Pak) handlers are picking up soft targets… More counter-terror ops will be carried out in coming days. NIA RAIDS AT 16 SITES The NIA conducted searches at 16 locations in Kashmir and Delhi-NCR in a fresh terrorism netPAK NATIONAL ARRESTED FROM DELHI work case pertaining to a conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts The Delhi Police have arrested a 40-year-old Pakistani national from Laxmi Nagar. Mohd Ashraf, from in the J&K and other major cities of India by the cadres of proPakistan’s Punjab province, allegedly had ISI links scribed terrorist outfits. INSIDE and was “tasked to carry out terror strikes”. Manoj Sinha, J&K LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR New Delhi, October 12 The subject expert committee of the national drug regulator on Tuesday cleared Covaxin Covid-19 shot for emergency use in children aged 2 to 18 years, giving India the first approved vaccine for use in want to create a 1990-type situation,” he said. The L-G said he wanted to 1st vax for kids as young as 2 yrs; DCGI nod next kids as young as 2 years. The recommendations have been forwarded to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for final approval. reassure the UT people that he won’t let it happen. “I have met representatives of Previously, the DCGI had cleared Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila’s ZyCoV-D for emergency use in people aged 12 years and above. The clearance to vax for children between 2 to 18 years comes at a time when schools are reopening amid fears of the disease impacting children. Domestic flights can run full from Oct 18 NEW DELHI: Airlines can operate domestic flights without any capacity restriction from October 18 onwards, the Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on Tuesday keeping in mind the passenger demand. —TNS Sidhu called to Delhi to discuss party matters Chandigarh, October 12 In an apparent bid to quell speculations about the Congress likely to accept the resignation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Pradesh Congress Committee chief, AICC general secretary (organisation) KC Venugopal has called the cricketer-turned-politician to Delhi on October 14 for discussion on organisational matters pertaining to the state party unit. Sharing the information on Twitter this evening, Punjab affairs in-charge Harish Rawat continued on page 9
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