09052022-TT-01.qxd 5/8/2022 10:55 PM 13 BEIJING LOYALIST LEE IS HK’S TOP LEADER WORLD /thetribunechd Page 1 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO.127 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH monday | 9 may 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 1.5 kg RDX seized inTarn Taran, two held after search operation IED defused, Punjab Police foil attempt to create terror Karnal accused supplied arms, Gurbaxpuri drugs in Punjab Tarn Taran, May 8 With the arrest of two men from Naushehra Pannuan village in Tarn Taran district and the recovery of an explosive device packed with 1.5 kg of RDX from their possession, the Punjab Police today claimed to have averted a possible terror attack in the TARN TARAN border state. The IED, packed NAUSHEHRA in a metallic PANNUAN black colour box having a gross weight of Cops defuse an IED at Naushehra Pannuan. TRIBUNE PHOTO over 2.5 kg, was also fixed with a timer, detonator, battery ACCOMPLICE MISSING UNANSWERED QUERIES and shrapnels, the police said. ■ Baljinder Singh worked as a ■ From where did Baljinder Those arrested have been nursing assistant with a pvt and Jagtar collect the IED? identified as Baljinder Singh hospital; Jagtar Singh of ■ At what location did the two Ajnala was a labourer (22), alias Bindu, of Gujjarpuintend to carry out the blast? ra village and Jagtar Singh ■ They retrieved IED on the ■ Were the accused in touch (40), alias Jagga, of Khanowal instructions of accomplice with anyone in Pakistan? village, both areas in Ajnala Jobanjit, a PO, said cops tehsil of Amritsar. The police also confiscated a motorcycle carrying out this activity for the Haryana Police following and two mobile phones from money and drugs, the police inputs from their Punjab them. Bindu was working as a said in a statement here. counterparts after the recovnursing assistant at a private The development comes ery of three IEDs packed in a hospital in Ajnala while Jagga three days after four persons metallic case (weighing 2.5 kg continued on page 9 was a labourer and both were were arrested in Karnal by PUNJAB Parveen Arora Tribune News Service Karnal, May 8 The four terror suspects arrested from the Bastara toll plaza here after the seizure of three IEDs weighing 2.5 kg each were allegedly involved in the delivery of drugs and arms in various parts of the country, including Punjab, as per police investigation. Sources said the accused recently supplied 14 kg of heroin in various parts of Punjab. The Haryana Police claimed that Pakistan-based terrorist Harvinder Singh, alias Rinda, had arms and drugs dropped in the border belt via drones. “The location for delivering arms and drugs, particularly heroin, was provided by Rinda. Six teams are on the job to nab other members of the gang,” said Karnal Superintendent of Police Ganga Ram Punia. “While one team is analysing the call details of the accused, another is investigating their accounts,” the police officer added. 72% hypertensive unaware of status even as 28% of deaths due to CVD Aditi Tandon ICMR STUDY FINDINGS Tribune News Service Sidhu to meet Mann on a day CWC convenes Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 8 Former PPCC chief Navjot Singh Sidhu, who may face disciplinary action for his alleged anti-party activities, will be meeting Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann tomorrow. Sidhu’s meeting comes on a day when the Congress Working Committee (CWC) will also be meeting in Delhi to finalise the agenda for “Chintan Shivir”. The cricketer-turned-politician on Sunday tweeted: “Will meet CM @BhagwantMann tomorrow at 5.15 pm in Chandigarh to discuss matters regarding the revival of Punjab’s economy… Punjab’s resurrection is only possible with an honest collective effort….” Sidhu had recently met strategist Prashant Kishor in Delhi, fuelling talk of a political alliance. Even as the continued on page 9 New Delhi, May 8 A nationally representative study on the burden of high blood pressure in India has revealed that over 70 per cent of the people suffering from hypertension are not aware of it. The Indian Council of Medical Research-National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research (ICMRNCDIR) study, published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, found that 28.5 per cent of the Indian adults were hypertensive. 10,593 28.5% 27.9% adults covered in ICMR-NCDIR survey found to have high blood pressure aware of their condition. Of them, just 438 (14.5 pc) under treatment The study covered 10,593 adults. Of them, 3,017 (28.5 pc) were found to have hypertension. While 840 (27.9 pc) were aware they were in the hypertensive bracket, 72.1 pc were unaware and undiagnosed. Among those 34% 47.6% 50–69 prevalence of hypertension in urban areas, 25.7% in rural areas never tested for BP in their lifetime age group more likely to be under treatment for high BP aware, just 438 (14.5 pc) were under treatment. The findings become significant in light of hypertension being one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), continued on page 9 7 more held in HP paper leak case IN BRIEF Cyclone Asani to intensify into ‘severe storm’ NEW DELHI: Cyclonic storm “Asani” will intensify into a “severe cyclonic storm” over the south-east Bay of Bengal on Sunday night, the Indian Meteorological Department has said. BACK PAGE Another UP policeman arrested for raping minor ALIGARH: Yet another case of a UP policeman raping a minor has come to light. The policeman, who is related to the girl’s family, was arrested for raping her at a village near Atrauli in Aligarh. IANS Navneet dares Uddhav to contest against her NEW DELHI: Independent MP Navneet Rana, who was discharged from a hospital on Sunday, dared Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to contest against her from any segment. BACK PAGE Dharamsala, May 8 Two days after the Himachal Pradesh Government cancelled the constable recruitment exam over paper leak, the police today arrested seven more persons in the case. They were identified as Vishal and Pawan Kumar of Nurpur, Nitesh Kumar of Fatehpur, Vishal of Kangra, Vijay Kishore of Hoshiarpur, Vipin of Ghanari (Uttarakhand) and Narinder continued on page 9 Top Pak ultra wanted for In Punjab’s meritorious civilian killings shot dead schools, 84% seats vacant Our Correspondent Srinagar, May 8 A top Pakistani Lashkar-e-Toiba commander, Haider, was among two militants killed in Cheyan-Devsar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday, the police said. Terming Haider’s killing a major success for the security forces, the police said he was part of groups involved in terror attacks and killing of civilians and police personnel. He remained active in north Kashmir for more than two years before shifting his base recently to south Kashmir. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and the 16TH FOREIGN-ORIGIN MILITANT KILLED ■ Haider became the 16th for- eign militant to be killed in Kashmir in past 4 months ■ In all, 67 militants have been killed compared to 37 in first four months of 2021 ■ The year 2021 saw the elimination of 20 foreign militants of the total 168 killed Army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles launched a cordon and search operation in Cheyan-Devsar. An encounter ensued as the search party approached the spot where the militants were suspected to be hiding. continued on page 9 ALCARAZ BEATS DJOKER IN MADRID OPEN FINAL SPORT Aparna Banerji Tribune News Service Jalandhar, May 8 When meritorious schools were opened in Punjab in 2014, the idea was to groom the students emerging meritorious in Class X exams and impart them quality education for the next two years. Eight years down the line, the situation has come to such a pass that there is not a single student in the Talwara meritorious school that has 200 seats. As for other schools, the numbers, if not dismal, are not encouraging as well. Just 61 students in Sangrur, 53 in Amritsar and 27 in Gur- POOR REPORT CARD 10 schools 9,200 seats 1,475 students daspur. The only school with close to 50 per cent strength is in Bathinda. In all, 441 students are enrolled there. Except for the school at Talwara, the student intake limit for all other schools is 1,000 each. This makes 9,200 seats in all 10 schools. At present, only 1,475 students are enrolled — 16 per cent of the total number. All of them are in Class XI; none in Class XII. INSIDE
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