07062022-TTB-01.qxd 6/6/2022 11:59 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO.156 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HARYANA BE PROACTIVE, ENSURE SCHEMES REACH THE NEEDY: PM NATION /thetribunechd L-G SINHA BLAMES PAK FOR TURMOIL IN KASHMIR J&K MUSK THREATENS TO CALL OFF TWITTER BUYOUT BUSINESS NOD FOR 8 WARSHIPS, SPECIAL VEHICLES FOR ARMY BACK PAGE tuesday | 7 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Narrow-minded comments: MEA Man who kept tabs on singer arrested hits back at ‘serial critics’ Pak, OIC Tribune News Service MOOSEWALA Sandeep Dikshit Tribune News service TRUST VOTE, BLOW TO BORIS’ LEADERSHIP REPORT INSIDE Air surcharge: Leh and beyond Rs 2.00 New Delhi, June 6 For the second day running, India sought to defuse the controversy in West Asian countries over adverse comments made by the ruling party spokesperson on Prophet Mohammed. At the same time, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) strongly pushed back at some of the observations by the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) and Pakistan which summoned the Indian Charge d’Affaires in Islamabad on Monday. The MEA had strong words for “serial offenders” OIC and Pakistan, both of continued on page 10 edit: National embarrassment IN BRIEF Maldives Oppn bid to embarrass India falls flat |Fails to pass resolution INDIA DEFAMED ❝ Insteadofdoingadramaof action against anti-social elements in the party who have defamed India at the international level, it should immediately arrest them. Rahul Gandhi, CONG A protest against the BJP’s suspended spokesperson in Mumbai. PTI NUPUR ALLEGES THREATS PAYBACK FOR REJECTING US REPORT, TWEETS RAMESH The Delhi Police has filed an FIR on a complaint by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, alleging she had received death threats after her remarks on Prophet Mohammad. Is the summoning of Indian envoys by Qatar, Kuwait and Oman a payback for the curt Indian dismissal of a US govt report on constricting religious freedom? Ex-Union Minister Jairam Ramesh’s tweet sets off speculation over West Asian outrage. BACK PAGE Stayed back in ’90s, KPs now have second thoughts Samaan Lateef 2 norovirus cases in Kerala, Centre seeks report NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday sought a report from the Kerala Government after two norovirus cases were confirmed in the state. Norovirus is a contagious virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea. TNS India successfully test-fires Agni-IV missile NEW DELHI: India on Monday carried out a "training launch" of the Agni- IV ballistic missile from the APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha, marking a significant boost in the country's military capabilities. BACK PAGE Chandigarh, June 6 On the trail of singer Sidhu Moosewala’s killers, the Punjab Police today arrested Sandeep alias Kekra, who allegedly provided real-time information to the eight sharp shooters on the singer’s movement. Kekra’s questioning, police sources said, pointed to the involvement of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Kekra is a trusted aide of Sachin Bishnoi, who is a nephew of Lawrence Bishnoi. Sachin had claimed to have got Moosewala eliminated to avenge student leader Vicky Middukhera’s murder in May last year. This was after Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, in a social media post, owned responsi- Srinagar June 6 Even after braving three decades of militancy, nonmigrant Kashmiri Pandits, who didn’t leave the Valley in the 1990s, have lost confidence in the present security set-up in the region. ❝ POLITICAL VACUUM, NO MORE SAFE After Article 370 abrogation, J&K is facing a political vacuum which has made minorities and majority community vulnerable to militant attacks. Sanjay Tickoo, KASHMIRI PANDIT SANGHARSH SAMITI The recent spate of targeted civilian killings in Kashmir has forced them to restrict their movement, with many saying the “unprecedented sense of insecurity” may force them to leave the Valley. The crumbled political structure and powerful bureaucracy after the BJP abrogated Article 370 in 2019 have rendered the non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits voiceless, with no solution in sight that could encourage them to stay back. continued on page 10 KILLING Cops: Took selfie with singer, a day before the murder RAHUL TO VISIT FAMILY TODAY bility for the crime. Brar and Bishnoi are associates. Police officials said Kekra had provided clues that pointed to the involvement of Lawrence Bishnoi, his brother Anmol and nephew Sachin. Kekra kept a watch on Moosewala’s house. He mingled with the fans and took a selfie with the singer a day before the latter was done to death. “The killers too approached Moosewala for a selfie. Just as he stopped to oblige them, continued on page 10 Mandi-Manali run stretches to 8 hrs! KULLU: Due to the four-laning work from Mandi to Jhiri and an increase in number of tourists, it is taking about eight hours instead of three hours to cover 110-km distance between Mandi and Manali. Commuters have to face a lot of hassles due to traffic jams at various places on the stretch. INSIDE Yoga coaches’ selection under cloud in Haryana Rohtak, June 6 The recruitment of yoga professionals made by the Haryana authorities has come under cloud, with eligible degree and diploma holders being left out and those having done short-term online certificate courses selected. Alleging gross irregularities in the appointment of yoga coaches, activists have demanded a proper policy for the selection in the state. They point out that candidates with a 21-day online certificate course have been considered on a par with those who have completed full-fledged degree courses. "This is injustice with the yoga graduates and postgraduates, diploma holders and other trained yoga experts," said Shweta Dhull, an activist. INSIDE
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