01052022-TTC-01.qxd 6/1/2022 12:58 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 6 NO.150 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 CANADA INTRODUCES BILL TO FREEZE HANDGUN SALES, IMPORTS WORLD /thetribunechd ~10K-CR CHIT FUND SCAM FUGITIVE JAGJIT ARRESTED PUNJAB PANTHERS PARTY DELHI COURT SENDS FOUNDER BHIM SINGH JAIN TO ED CUSTODY TILL DIES AT 80 J&K JUNE 9 BACK PAGE wednesday | 1 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Corruption was ‘essential’ part of UPA rule: PM PM Narendra Modi waves to people during a roadshow in Shimla. PIB/PTI Shimla, May 31 Hitting out at the previous UPA regime for allegedly patronising corruption and indulging in appeasement for vote-bank politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the BJP’s double-engine governments had changed the definition of development. Addressing a largely attended rally here to mark the eighth anniversary of the NDA regime, PM Modi said, “Earlier, 85 paise in every rupee continued on page 10 Samaan Lateef Srinagar, May 31 In yet another targeted killing, terrorists gunned down a 36-year-old woman teacher (hailing from Jammu) in a school in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday. Following the incident, Kashmiri Pandits, employed under the PM package, have threatened to undertake mass migration from the Valley if they are not relocated to safer places in the next 24 hours. The police said Rajni Bala, a Hindu resident of Samba in PTI Ultras kill woman teacher in Kulgam; KPs threaten to exit Valley en masse VICTIM WAS FROM SAMBA ■ Rajni Bala (36) was shot by ultras in the school ■ She had been teaching in the Valley for 10 years ■ Second govt employee to be killed in the Valley this month ■ On May 12, Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat was shot inside his Relatives console Rajni Bala’s office at Chadoora in Budgam daughter in Samba on Tuesday. Jammu, was shot at around 10.35 am inside Gopalpora high school in Kulgam. She succumbed to her injuries on way to the hospital. Sources said she was shot inside the school by militants, who continued on page 10 Ukraine war takes toll, economy slows to 4.1% in fourth quarter At 8.7%, FY22 GDP growth misses projection | Stagflationary risk quite low: CEA Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 31 The Indian economy grew at its slowest pace in a year during the January-March quarter, pulling down the GDP growth in the full fiscal 2021-22 to 8.7 per cent as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine added a new inflation hurdle to the recovery. The gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 4.1 per cent in the final quarter IN BRIEF SHRUNK 6.6% IN FY21 ALL GST DUES CLEARED ■ The Centre has cleared entire GST relief payable to states to as Covid disrupted businesses date, releasing ~86,912 cr ■ 4.1% Q4 expansion lowest in ■ ~25,000 cr released from FY22; stood at 20.1%, 8.4%, 5.4% in Q1, Q2 and Q3 GST compensation fund, rest ■ Real GDP grew to ~147.3 lakh cr from Centre’s own resources pending collection of cess INSIDE from ~135.58 lakh cr in FY21 Q4 SECTOR-WISE Agriculture 3% |Finance, realty 4.2% |Manufacturing 9.9% Trade, hotels 11.1% |Mining 11.5% | Construction 11.5% |Public admn 12.6% ■ In FY21, GDP contracted 6.6% of 2021-22, according to data released by the statistics ministry. The Q4 growth was slower than Q3’s 5.4 per cent expansion, 8.4 per cent in Q2 and 20.1 per cent in Q1. For the full year (April 2021 to March 2022), India’s economic growth of 8.7 per cent was lower than the 8.9 per cent the ministry had projected three months ago. Though these figures were much lower than the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) projections, Chief Economic Advisor Anantha Nageswaran said the actual figures were much better than what many in the private sector had continued on page 10 Tearful adieu India, China decide to work for LAC normalcy New Delhi: In the first such exercise in six months, Indian and Chinese officials reviewed the situation along the LAC and decided to work for restoration of normalcy in ties. BACK PAGE Aditi Tandon Tribune News Service New Delhi, May 31 Media barons Subhash Chandra of Zee and Kartikeya Sharma of NewsX are all set to queer the Rajya Sabha election pitch for Congress candidates in Rajasthan and Haryana with the BJP throwing its weight behind both. NOMINATIONS OPEN SCOPE FOR CROSS-VOTING Varinder Kumar Punjab’s new Vigilance chief Chandigarh: The Punjab Government has appointed ADGP Varinder Kumar as Chief Director of Vigilance Bureau and ADGP Ishwar Singh as chief of the Law and Order wing. INSIDE RS poll: Media barons’ entry trouble for Cong Singer Sidhu Moosewala’s father removes his turban as he reacts to a sea of mourners at his son’s funeral at Moosa village in Mansa on Tuesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: PAWAN SHARMA RELATED REPORTS INSIDE The surprise entries on the last day of nominations can upset Congress calculations. Until the Independents arrived on the scene, the Congress had estimated it would comfortably win nine seats (two each in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan; one each in Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra continued on page 10
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