30052022-TTB-01.qxd 5/30/2022 12:19 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO.148 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA LANKAN PM PROPOSES TO STRENGTHEN PARLIAMENT WORLD /thetribunechd MALIK’S SENTENCING: 19 HELD SO FAR FOR STONE-PELTING J&K SHORT-DURATION VARIETIES TURNING THE TIDE INFOCUS PM: STARTUPS CREATED WEALTH EVEN DURING COVID BACK PAGE monday | 30 may 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com 30 rounds, singer Sidhu Moosewala shot dead, day after security pruned Eight men armed with assault rifles attack singer Waylaid near relative’s house at Jawaharke village Had joined Congress ahead of Assembly polls Sukhmeet Bhasin WILL TAKE ACTION Shocked, deeply saddened. Those involved will not be spared. Bhagwant Mann, CM, PUNJAB Tribune News Service Mansa, May 29 Famous Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh, alias Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at Jawaharke village, near Mansa, on Sunday. The incident took place a day after the Punjab Government pruned his security cover. Moosewala, who sustained seven bullet injuries, died on the spot. His cousin Gurpreet Singh and neighbour Gurwinder Singh were critically injured. Mansa Civil Surgeon Dr Ranjit Singh Rai said Moosewala was brought dead to the Civil Hospital. “His cousin and friend are stable. They have been referred to Patiala for further treatment,” he said. Punjab DGP VK Bhawra said Moosewala along with his neighbour and cousin left his house around 4:30 pm in a Mahindra Thar. Soon assailants in a white Toyota Corolla started following them. When they reached Jawaharke village, they were ❝ New Delhi, May 29 In what has triggered a controversy, the government today withdrew an advisory issued by the UIDAI cautioning the people against sharing a photocopy of their Aadhaar with any organisation as it could be misused. Overruling the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) advisory issued on May 27, the Union Information Technology Ministry said the “earlier press release stood with- Kangrabankex-chief booked in graft case Dharamsala, May 29 The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau has booked former Chairman of the Kangra Central Cooperative Bank Jagdish Chand Sapiya under Section 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act. Sapiya has been accused of illegally appointing Jaswant Singh Rana from the Dehra zone as director of the KCCB during the previous Congress regime. INSIDE Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 MORE INSIDE Security pruned despite IB report Musa village in state of shock Oppn questions law & order His last track was on death Arjun Sharma SIT formed, DGP blames gangster Claiming responsibility for the murder, Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, in his Facebook post, alleged that Moosewala had a role in the murder of YAD leader Vicky Middukhera chandigarh: Punjab DGP Sidhu Moosewala’s bullet-riddled body inside the Thar (above) he was driving. PTI AJAY DEVGN, RICHA CHADHA, COMEDIAN KAPIL SHARMA MOURN DEATH May Waheguru give his loved No words are enough. Thinking A great artiste and a wonderful ones strength. Still trying to wrap my of his mother... Jatt da muqabla dass human. Shocking, sad. May God give head around this one. Ajay Devgn mainu kitthe hai? Richa Chadha strength to his family. Kapil Sharma ❝ ❝ intercepted by two vehicles, a white Bolero and a dark grey Scorpio, from the front. “There was heavy firing from the front on the singer and his companions. All sus- ❝ tained several bullet injuries,” the DGP said, adding a special investigation team (SIT) CHINA KOWANG JOMSOM NEPAL INDIA POKHARA Handout image of Tara Air’s DHC-6 Twin Otter. REUTERS UNTRACED 15 MINUTES AFTER TAKE-OFF 10.15 AM: Turboprop Twin Otter 9N-AET plane takes off from Pokhara 10.30 AM: Loses ground contact Authority of Nepal said. The turboprop Twin Otter 9NAET plane had four Indian UIDAI HAD CAUTIONED AGAINST ITS MISUSE while flying over Ghorepani 10.35 AM: Scheduled to land at famous tourist site Jomsom nationals, two Germans and 13 Nepali passengers, besides a three-member Nepali crew, said an airline spokesperson. The airline identified the four Indians as Ashok Kumar Tripathy, his wife Vaibhavi Bandekar and their children Dhanush and Ritika. The cell phone of the small plane’s lone pilot was ringing and it may provide vital clues to soldiers and rescue workers on the aircraft’s possible location, said officials. “Nepal Army’s helicopter has landed in the possible accident area after tracking the phone continued on page 11 IN BRIEF India, B’desh train services resume after 2 yrs DHAKA: Passenger train services between Bangladesh and India resumed on Sunday, two years after these were paused due to Covid outbreak, according to Bangladesh Railway officials. INSIDE Monsoon hits Kerala 3 days ahead of schedule THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The southwest monsoon set in over Ker- ala on Sunday, three days ahead of its usual date of June 1, marking the start of the four-month rainy season. BACK PAGE Withdrawn due to possibility of misinterpretation. IT Ministry drawn in view of the possibility of its misinterpretation”. The ministry advised the people to exercise normal continued on page 11 Fake currency up, Oppn trains guns on Centre NEW DELHI: The Opposition has trained its guns on the govt NEW after an RBI report revealed wiping out fake notes and reducing the number of notes were missed by a wide margin. BACK PAGE US displaces China as India’s top trading partner NEW DELHI: The US has pipped China to become India’s top trading partner in FY22, according to Commerce Ministry. Bilateral trade with the US stood at $119.42 billion. BACK PAGE Body-shaming drives man atop tower Relents after assured monetary aid for treating burn scars Parveen Arora Tribune News Service Karnal, May 29 Facing repeated insults over scars on his face, a resident of Pabana Hasanpur village in the district climbed atop a mobile tower late last evening. He demanded financial assistance from the government for surgery of his face and hands, which bear marks of burn injuries he sustained years ago. A welder by profession, 23- Bharat (encircled) atop a tower at Pabana Hasanpur village in Karnal. year-old Bharat, alias Kala, alleged people often passed insulting remarks on him due to his “ugly” face. “No one likes to look at me. I face discrimination wherever I go. I got these marks due to an accident,” he alleged. A number of villagers gathered at the spot. Bharat refused to listen to their pleas and said he won’t come down till the authorities assure him of help. He finally climbed down 24 hours later after SHO Tarshem Singh and Naib Tehsildar Ram Kumar continued on page 11 under the supervision of the Bathinda IG had been formed continued on page 11 Pakistani drone shot down in J&K’s Kathua Was carrying magnetic bombs, grenades SIDHU MOOSEWALA Govt withdraws advisory on sharing Aadhaar copy Tribune News Service Punjab Congress leaders called it a political murder. Congress leaders sought the dismissal of the AAP government and action against the DGP and Mansa SSP Pradesh Congress chief . Raja Warring blamed the CM Mann for the singer’s death. POLLYWOOD & PROTECTION MONEY CANADA-BASED GANGSTER: WE DID IT IPL FINAL GUJARAT TITANS THE CHAMPS CHANDIGARH: Six singers/actors have paid ~10 lakh each as ‘protection money’ in the past two months, sources in Pollywood & the Punjab Police said Nepal plane missing, 4 Indians among 22 on board Kathmandu, May 29 The fate of 22 persons, including four members of an Indian family from Thane, on board a Nepalese airlines plane remained unclear as bad weather made it difficult to locate the aircraft that went missing today in the mountainous region of the Himalayan nation minutes after taking off from Pokhara. The plane, belonging to Tara Air, took off at 10.15 am from Pokhara and was to land in Jomsom, the Civil Aviation Congresscallsit political murder VK Bhawra said the Lawrence Bishnoi gang and its Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar were behind the killing of the singer-turnedpolitician. He said the killing was linked with the murder of YAD leader Vicky Middukhera on May 4 last year. Moosewala’s former manager Shaganpreet Singh was one of the suspects in the case. Middukhera’s four assailants had allegedly stayed at his house. INSIDE Jammu, May 29 The police on Sunday shot down a Pakistani drone carrying seven magnetic bombs and as many under-barrel grenade launchers (UBGLs) in Kathua district, a senior police officer said. Additional Director General of Police, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said the drone was shot down by a police party in Talli Hariya Chak area of Rajbagh shortly after it crossed over to the Indian side from across the International Border. He said: “The search party observed a drone coming from the border side and fired at it. It had a payload attachment which was screened by the bomb disposal experts”. The police are investigating The drone that was shot down in Kathua on Sunday. PTI THIRD INCIDENT SINCE JUNE 2020 ■ The drone was shot down in Talli Hariya Chak area after it entered India from across the International Border ■ This is the third Pakistani drone with a payload of arms and ammunition being shot down by the forces in Jammu sector since June 2020 as to who was supposed to pick up the consignment. The recovery of magnetic bombs holds significance as continued on page 11
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