17062022-TT-01.qxd 6/16/2022 10:47 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO.166 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH US, GERMANY SEND MORE WEAPONS TO UKRAINE WORLD /thetribunechd THREE TERRORISTS KILLED IN SEPARATE GUNFIGHTS J&K SENSEX, NIFTY AT OVER RAJNATH PAYS TRIBUTE 1-YEAR LOW AFTER FED TO GALWAN HEROES BACK PAGE RATE HIKE BUSINESS friday | 17 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com MOOSEWALA KILLING Fuel slip helps cops identify four shooters Chandigarh, June 16 A fuel receipt found in one of the vehicles allegedly used by the killers of Sidhu Moosewala led the Punjab Police to identify four shooters involved in the crime. An official said the shooters were Priyawarat and Ankit of Sonepat, Manu Kusa of Moga and Jagroop Singh, alias Roopa, of Amritsar. Two of them, Priyawarat and Ankit, were already identified among six others by the Delhi Police. Sources said this was the only success the police had got so far even as they had completed questioning of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi for two days. INSIDE Chance at better life: Centre on ‘Agnipath’ amid violent protests Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 16 As protests against the new recruitment plan “Agnipath” spread across multiple states today, turning violent at many places, the government asserted that the new model would not only bring in new capabilities to the armed forces but will also open up avenues for youth. While the Opposition demanded withdrawal of the new “no rank, no pension” plan, the government countered “falsehoods” saying the scheme offered multiple benefits, including potential for a settled life by early twenties. “How many youth can save Rs 12 lakh IN BRIEF SC Judge falls ill in Himachal, airlifted to Delhi New Delhi: Supreme Court Judge Justice MR Shah was airlifted to Delhi after falling sick in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. Justice Shah suffered some discomfort in the chest, sources said. PTI US vows $122 mn for Indian med institutions Washington: The US has announced a funding of $122 million to top three Indian medical research institutions to prevent avoidable epidemics, early detection of disease threats and rapid response. PTI Opposition wants plan scrapped | Govt cites benefits PALWAL ERUPTS, NET OFF ■ Protesters blocked roads in Gurugram, Rewari, Hodal, Rohtak and Charkhi Dadri ■ In Palwal, the DC’s office was attacked, five police vehicles burnt and 20 cops hurt ■ The police resorted to a mild cane-charge, fired in the air and lobbed tear gas shells ■ Subsequently, Section 144 was imposed in the district and Internet services snapped A train set ablaze during an anti-Agnipath protest in Chapra, Bihar. PTI between ages 21 and 24?” the Ministry of Information asked, as it unveiled a social media campaign to explain the scheme’s benefits. The Congress, Left, Sama- ANGER SPILLS ON STREETS IN BIHAR, UP, R’STHAN TOO jwadi Party, BSP and Aam Aadmi Party questioned the continued on page 9 Jet fuel price up 16%; air travel to cost more New Delhi, June 16 Jet fuel price was today hiked by the steepest ever 16 per cent to catapult rates to an all-time high in step with hardening international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), the fuel that helps aeroplanes fly, has been increased by Rs INDIA-RUSSIA TRADE MEET The central banks of India and Russia on Thursday concluded their third meeting to firm up a bilateral payment system for unhindered trade. TNS 19,757.13 per kilolitre, or 16.26 per cent, to Rs 1,41,232.87 per kl (Rs 141.2 per litre) in the national capital, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers. The hike, which comes on the back of a marginal 1.3 per cent (Rs 1,563.97 per kl) cut in rate earlier this month, takes jet fuel prices to record high continued on page 9 MISSION HP PM Narendra Modi with Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur at a roadshow in Dharamsala. PHOTO: KAMAL JEET REPORT INSIDE Assistance to ‘Agniveers’ , govt summons bankers UP demolitions: Follow due legal process, says SC Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 16 Stating that “everything should be fair” and the authorities should strictly follow the due procedure under the law, the Supreme Court today gave the Uttar Pradesh Government and its authorities three days to respond to the pleas that alleged that the houses of those accused in last week’s violence were illegally demolished. There must be a sense among the citizens that the rule of law prevails in the country, a Vacation Bench of Justices AS Bopanna and Vikram Nath said and urged the authorities to ensure nothing untoward happened until it heard the matter on June 21. The Bench added, “How do we ensure their safety in the continued on page 9 New Delhi, June 16 In an attempt to contain the adverse fallout from the “Agnipath” scheme, the government on Thursday summoned representatives of public sector financial sector behemoths to explore employment prospects after they quit active service. After an official of the Department of Military Affairs, which spearheaded the now-controversial proposal, had made a presentation on the scheme’s salient aspects, it was decided that public sector banks, insurance companies and financial institutions would explore employment opportunities for “Agniveers” in continued on page 9 MoD: NO CHANGE IN REGIMENTAL SYSTEM ■ To allay fears, the MoD said the Agnipath model would open up avenues for youth. It added no change would be made to the regimental system. Lt General KK Repswal, Chief of Staff, Eastern Command, said the plan would provide a trained pool of talent to the forces. COURSES BY NIOS ■ Fearing stir akin to farm- ers’ agitation, the govt is keeping a watch on ‘Agnipath’ protesters. Meanwhile, BJP’s estranged MP Varun Gandhi questioned the scheme. The Union Education Minister announced NIOS courses for the ‘Agniveers’.
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