23042022-TTB-01.qxd 4/22/2022 11:38 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO.111 | 20 PAGES | ~6.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA ANSHU, RADHIKA WIN SILVER IN ASIAN WRESTLING C’SHIP SPORT /thetribunechd CHASED, STONE-PELTER DROWNS; BARAMULLA OPERATION ENDS J&K CREDITORS OF FUTURE REJECT DEAL WITH RELIANCE BUSINESS NOT OFFICIAL: US ON CONGRESSWOMAN’S POK VISIT BACK PAGE saturday | 23 april 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com PHOTO: KAMAL JEET Ahead of PM visit, 2 suicide bombers, CISF officer killed in Jammu encounter Arjun Sharma BJP president JP Nadda with HP CM Jai Ram Thakur at a rally in Nagrota Bagwan. INSIDE Fee hiked, inquiry against 720 Punjab schools Chandigarh, April 22 Punjab has ordered a probe against 720 private schools for raising fee despite government orders. Some of these schools also failed to notify additional shops for buying textbooks and uniform. On March 30, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had ordered the private schools not to hike fee or force parents and their wards to purchase books from particular shops. District Education Officers were told to ensure that the order was followed in letter and spirit. Some schools, however, opposed the move, arguing that legally they were allowed to increase the fee by 8 per cent annually. — TNS Jammu, April 22 Two Pakistani terrorists on a suicide mission were on Friday gunned down during an encounter with security personnel in the Sunjuwan area of Jammu. The incident took place just two days ahead of PM Narendra Modi’s visit to the adjoining Samba district. An officer of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was killed and nine security personnel, including two cops, were injured. The encounter started around 4.15 am after the police got a tip-off about the SECURITY UP FOR PM’S EVENT TOMORROW ■ Multi-tier security has been put in place for PM Modi’s visit to Samba’s Pali village on Sunday ■ This will be his first visit to J&K other than borders since the abrogation of Article 370 2 NON-LOCALS SHOT AT ■ Two non-locals, Aneekul Islam Security personnel near the encounter site at Sunjuwan in Jammu on Friday. PTI presence of two Jaish-eMohammad (JeM) ultras in the area, which is close to Sunjuwan Military Station. Terrorists lobbed a grenade and fired bullets at Man, witness in wife’s murder case, shot Mukesh Tandon Tribune News Service Sonepat, April 22 A 45-year-old man, who was a prime witness in his wife’s murder case, was shot dead in the Sonepat court complex today. The deceased was identified as Ved Prakash of Mukinpur village. He had come to the court to depose as a witness in his wife Kanika’s murder case. After he came out from his ATTACKED IN SONEPAT COURT COMPLEX BY TWO ON BIKE advocate’s chamber and headed towards the court, two motorcycle-borne youths opened fire on him. Ved Prakash sustained two bullet injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him “brought dead”. The miscreants managed to flee after the incident and efforts are on to arrest them. On November 24, 2020, Ved Prakash married his friend Vijay Pal’s daughter Kanika (18) at an Arya Samaj temple in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, continued on page 7 a bus carrying 15 CISF personnel, who were on way to cordon off the area, killing and Najamul-us-Islam from West Bengal, were shot at in Srinagar’s Nowgam area. They were shifted to hospital. Their condition is critical. TNS Assistant Sub-Inspector SP Patel and injuring others. continued on page 7 IN BRIEF NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar resigns NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar resigned on Friday, top policy-making body sources said. He held the rank of Cabinet Minister. He was Chief Economist, CII, during 2004-06. BACK PAGE NEW DELHI: Hate speech: File ‘better’ affidavit, SC tells cops NEW DELHI: Unhappy over an affidavit saying “no hate speech was made” herelast year,the SC has told Delhi cops to file a ‘betterone’. INSIDE Day after crackdown, Pb mining officer suspended ROPAR: Day after mining officer Vipin Kamboj sealed six stone crushers for ‘illegal mining’ at Khera Kalmot village in Ropar, he was placed under suspension for ‘dereliction of duty’. TNS Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his British counterpart Boris Johnson in New Delhi on Friday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MUKESH AGGARWAL India, UK to finalise trade pact by Oct Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News Service New Delhi, April 22 India and the UK agreed to take their post-Brexit relationship to new heights, especially in the area of trade, defence co-production, civil nuclear energy, financing climate change and improving mobility, during delegationlevel talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his visiting UK counterpart Boris Johnson. The two leaders agreed to finalise agreements and oversaw the inking of MoUs that would give a fillip to intensification of India-UK ties. A joint statement issued after the Modi-Johnson talks had no condemnation of Russia with the latter observing that he understood that India was not going to dilute its his- Initiatives in defence, nuke energy |Sub-group to counter extremism ON KHALISTANIS IN UK ❝ We don’t tolerate extremist groups operating in UK and targeting other countries. Boris Johnson BORIS’ ASSURANCE ON EXTRADITION PLEAS PM Modi pressed Boris Johnson for action on economic offenders Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi. Johnson at a press meet said: “We don’t welcome people who want to use our legal system to stay in the UK.” torically strong ties with Moscow. “But they can see continued on page 7
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).