25042022-TTC-01.qxd 25-04-2022 00:53 Page 1 13 UKRAINE TO DISCUSS ARMS SUPPLIES WITH US WORLD /thetribunechd CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 6 NO.113 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 monday | 25 april 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com PM reaches out to J&K youth: ‘Won’t let you inherit miseries’ Unveils ~20K-cr projects |Lays stone of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway Arjun Sharma Jammu, April 24 Reaching out to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spelled out initiatives for peace and development and assured they would not inherit the problems faced by their parents and grandparents. In his first formal visit to J&K after the abrogation of Article 370, the PM said, “Mark my words. The problems faced by your previous generations will not be faced by you. I will ensure this.” PM Modi was on a visit to Palli panchayat in Samba district of Jammu on the National Panchayati Raj Day. Stressing on how democracy and development are going hand in hand in J&K, PM Modi said this year’s Panchayati Raj Diwas, being celebrated here, marked a big change. “It is a matter of great pride that democracy has reached the grassroots level in J&K,” he said. He inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of India suspends tourist visas of Chinese nationals New Delhi, April 24 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has informed its members that India has suspended tourist visas issued to Chinese nationals. Confirming the development, government top officials, however, said that India was still giving business, employment, diplomatic and official visas to the Chinese. The decision to keep Chinese tourists out of bound reportedly comes in the wake of Chinese reluctance to allow over 20,000 Indian students to continued on page 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally at Palli village in Samba district on Sunday. PTI PALLI FIRST TO TURN CARBON-NEUTRAL BANIHAL-QAZIGUND TUNNEL OPENS HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS ON CARDS Palli village in Samba district became country’s first ‘carbon-neutral panchayat’ with 500 kilowatt solar plant. It will provide clean electricity to all 340 houses in the village PM opened 8.45-km-long Banihal-Qazigund tunnel. It will reduce distance between Banihal in Jammu and Qazigund in Kashmir by 16 km and cut travel time by 1.5 hours PM also laid stones of hydel projects in Kishtwar (850 MW) and Kwar (540 MW) and Amrit Sarovar initiative to develop 75 waterbodies in all districts across country development projects worth Rs 20,000 crore. He said a new story of development was being written with many investors now interested in J&K. “In the past 70 years, investments worth only Rs 17,000 crore materialised here. But during the past two years, projects worth Rs 38,000 crore were initiated. Investors are coming to the UT without any fear now,” the PM said. Mentioning as to continued on page 9 Babbar Khalsa terrorist wanted in Ludhiana cinema blast held Tribune News service Chandigarh, April 24 The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of the Punjab Police today arrested Babbar Khalsa terrorist Charanjit Singh, alias Patialavi, who had been evading arrest for the past 12 years. The arrest was made by the AGTF from near a gurdwara at Lali village in Dera Bassi. AGTF DIG Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said Patialavi, a native of Butta Singh Wala village in Patiala, was IN HIDING FOR 12 YEARS ■ An active member of the BKI, Patialavi had been evading arrest for around 12 years ■ Disguising himself as a 'granthi', he was staying in a West Bengal gurdwara <
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