31102021-TTC-01.qxd 10/31/2021 12:23 AM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 141 NO. 301 | 18 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 MUFTI WRITES TO PM OVER SEDITION CASES AGAINST STUDENTS J&K /thetribunechd STATE DEPT, PENTAGON CONCEALING AF DATA: US WATCHDOG WORLD DIWALI SWEETS MARK THE ARRIVAL OF WINTER SPECTRUM MODI WILL BE MORE POWERFUL AS CONG NOT SERIOUS: DIDI BACK PAGE sunday | 31 october 2021 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Make India a partner in economic recovery: PM Modi at G-20 summit Says India ready to produce over 5 bn Covid vax doses by end of next year Tribune News Service New Delhi, October 30 Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon G-20 countries to make India their partner in economic recovery and resilient global supply chains. Speaking at the G-20 Summit’s inaugural session on economy and Covid in Rome on Saturday, he touched on India’s economic reforms and its willingness to adopt a common global tax on corporations to urge the world’s top 20 economies, accounting for 80 per cent of HOUR-LONG MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS PM Modi on Saturday met Pope Francis at the Vatican and gifted him a silver candlestick and a book. He invited him to India. The first meeting between an Indian PM and the Pope in two decades lasted for over an hour. PM Modi with world leaders at the G-20 summit in Rome. PTI OCCASION FOR HISTORY BOOKS: BJP the global GDP to view India , as their prime investment destination. The PM said emergency use authorisation (EUA) to India’s Covaxin vaccine by the World Health Organisation (WHO) would help facilitate the “process of expedited vaccination.” He said India was ready to produce over 5 billion Covid vaccine doses by the end of next year to help the world fight the pandemic. At the first in-person confabulations in two years, the G-20 Summit discussed the continued on page 7 57.7% polling in Mandi Tribune News Service Lt Rishi Kumar Sepoy Manjit Mine blast at LoC kills officer, sepoy Jammu, October 30 Two Army personnel were killed and another was injured in a landmine explosion near a forward post along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, officials said. The Army said the blast occurred when the troops were on an area domination patrol in Nowshera sector. “On October 30, during patrolling in the Nowshera sector, a landmine blast occurred wherein two Army personnel — Lieutenant Rishi Kumar and Sepoy Manjit — suffered continued on page 7 People line up to cast their vote in Sirsa district on Saturday. 81% turnout in Ellenabad Tribune News Service Hisar, October 30 The bypoll to the Ellenabad Assembly constituency in Sirsa passed off peacefully with a voter turnout of 81.38 per cent — lower than the four previous elections when the polling percentage was above 83 per cent. The bypoll was necessitated after INLD’s Abhay Singh Chautala resigned from the Assembly on January 27 over the Centre’s three farm laws. POLLING FIGURES 2021 2019 2014 2010 2009 2005 2000 1996 1991 81.38 (bypoll) 83.24 89.30 88.57 (bypoll) 86.27 78.38 72.74 76.99 70.75 He is in the fray again. The BJP has fielded Gobind Kanda, continued on page 7 Shimla, October 30 The polling for the byelections to the Mandi Lok Sabha and three Assembly seats of Fatehpur, Arki and JubbalKotkhai today was peaceful with a heavy turnout in the apple heartland of JubbalKotkhai at almost 79 per cent. As compared to the polling in the three Assembly seats, there was relatively low polling of 57.73 per cent for the Mandi parliamentary seat, comprising 17 Assembly segments. While there was 67.67 per cent turnout in Seraj, the Assembly segment of the CM in Mandi, the polling was moderate at 58 per cent in Rampur, the home town of Congress candidate Pratibha Singh. The outcome of the bypolls holds great significance for At 79%, heavy turnout at Jubbal-Kotkhai Out of Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail, Aryan Khan gets into a car. PTI Aryan Khan walks out of prison after 22 days Mumbai, October 30 Arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on October 3, Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, was released on bail on Saturday after spending 22 days in jail. Aryan walked out of the Arthur Road prison at 11 am and got into a waiting car. Ahead of his release, the police deployed more cops and raised barricades outside the prison as a precautionary measure to control a crowd of fans. Prison officials collect- Drugs case: Spl court grants bail to 9 more ed Aryan’s release order from the bail letter box, which was opened at 5.30 am. The Bombay High Court had on Thursday granted bail to Aryan as well as co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha. Later, Shah Rukh Khan’s actor-friend Juhi Chawla submitted a surety of Rs 1 lakh for Aryan before a special court designated to continued on page 7 HP Cong leader Bali passes away Shimla, October 30 Former HP minister and Congress leader GS Bali passed away in Delhi early today. He was 67. Sources said Bali had undergone a kidney transplant. He developed post-operative complications and was shifted to AIIMS, where he died. INSIDE Must-win match against NZ today Voters in a queue in Arki F’pur 66.2% | Arki 64.97% Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and at the same time it will decide political fate of Pratibha Singh, who contested the polls for the first time without the support of her continued on page 7 Dubai, October 30 The Indian cricket team faces the real danger of getting knocked out early from the T20 World Cup when it takes on New Zealand in a crucial Group 2 match of the tournament on Sunday evening. The top two teams from the two six-team groups will qualify for the semifinals and Pakistan, with three wins in three matches, are virtually assured of topping Group 2. The contest for the second place in the group is primarily between India and New Zealand. Since both are expected to win their remaining matches against Currently placed fifth in the group, India must win all of their four remaining matches Pakistan, with three wins in three matches, are virtually assured of topping Group 2 T20 WORLD CUP MATCH STARTS AT 7:30 PM IST Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia, Sunday’s match is seen as a virtual quarterfinal. Currently placed fifth in the group, India must win all of their four remaining matches. The task won’t be easy as New Zealand are a tricky opponent — the two teams have met twice at T20 World Cups with India losing both times, in 2007 and 2016. India lost early wickets during the defeat to Pakistan last Sunday, and New Zealand too possess an attack that can swing the ball and trouble India’s openers KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, continued on page 7 16,000 cases, 61 deaths: Punjab in grip of dengue Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, October 30 The Punjab Government seems to have been caught napping, with the state recording highest ever dengue cases this year. So far 16,129 cases and over 60 deaths have been reported. Earlier, the highest number of cases and fatalities in a calendar year were reported in 2017, when 15,398 persons were infected and 18 died due to dengue. Between September 30 and October 30, the state reported 12,000 cases and over 50 deaths, which, according to the health authorities, is the worst-ever spike in 30 days. Though the officials claim continued on page 7 DEADLY STING Year 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021* Cases 15,398 14,980 10,289 8,435 16,129 Deaths 18 9 14 22 61 * TILL OCTOBER 30 NO NEED FOR PANIC ❝ We are doinginbest to provide facilities govt hospitals. The cases are declining. The situation will be completely under control soon. OP Soni, DEPUTY CM IN BRIEF Indian-origin CEO killed in robbery bid in US NEW YORK: Indian-origin CEO of a pharma firm Ranga Aravapalli, 54, was killed in a robbery bid allegedly by a man who followed him from a casino after seeing him win nearly $10,000. IANS Blast on Assam-Mizoram border, policeman held GUWAHATI: There is fresh tension between Assam and Mizoram along the border in Hailakandi after a blast near a police outpost and the arrest of a Mizoram cop for his alleged role in it. INSIDE Activists flag shortage of MGNREGA funds NEW DELHI: A group of activists has flagged a shortage of funds under MGNREGA despite a surge in demand for work. 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