20062022-TT-01.qxd 6/19/2022 10:53 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 169 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH UKRAINE WAR COULD LAST FOR YEARS, WARNS NATO WORLD /thetribunechd FOUR TERRORISTS KILLED IN KUPWARA, KULGAM J&K DIRECT SEEDING OF RICE MAKES PATCHY PROGRESS INFOCUS CENTRAL PROJECTS CHANGING DELHI’S FACE, SAYS PM BACK PAGE monday | 20 june 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com e-visas for Af Sikhs, Hindus on priority Recruitment dates out, protesters barred We did it, says ISIS, cites Nupur row Tribune News Service INDIAN ARMY ■ Draft notification today, subsequent against the backdrop of a 12-page pamphlet by an Islamic group, threatening attacks on ‘all Hindus’ ■ Several blasts tore through Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul’s Bagh-e Bala neighbourhood on Saturday, killing two persons New Delhi, June 19 Amid protests against the Agnipath recruitment scheme, senior military officers on Sunday announced a schedule for recruitment in the three Services while making it clear that none of the protesters would be inducted. After the stormy anti-Agnipath protests during the past four days in several parts of the country, there was a comparative lull today with peaceful agitations held in several places. With the government standing its ground on the new scheme for short-term recruitment, Additional Secretary, Department of Mili- for processing e-visas pending for the last one year for 150 Hindus and Sikhs still in continued on page 9 be part of the pro forma,” the General said. There will be a police verification of each candidate to weed out persons whose names figure in police FIRs and police record of protesters in the past one week or so. Police verification is a normal practice in all military recruitment. “There will be no rollback of the scheme,” General Puri said in reply to a question while adding that Agnipath, which aims to make the Army younger, has been a longpending reform recommended by the Kargil Review Committee and Arun Singh Committee. The recruitment of soldiers under the scheme will increase to over 1.25 lakh continued on page 9 FDs back in vogue as markets fall Tribune News Service New Delhi, June 19 Jolted by criticism following the attack on Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul on Saturday, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued e-visas to 100 Afghan Sikhs and Hindus. The realisation that there will be no letup in the attacks on Sikh and Hindu minorities by the ISIS (known as Islamic State Khorasan Province — ISKP) and a tweet by philanthropist Puneet Chandhok led to overnight processing of visas. Immediately after explosions hit the gurdwara, Chandhok tweeted, “on May 27 (three weeks ago), I had forwarded a plea by Afghan minorities to the MEA and Home Ministry AGNIPATH Announcement hours after Rajnath meets Chiefs of three Services Kabul gurdwara after the attack. 12-PAGE PAMPHLET ■ The issuance of visas comes IN BRIEF SpiceJet aircraft catches fire, none injured New Delhi: A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane with 185 flyers made an emergency landing in Patna soon after take-off as it caught fire due to a bird hit. No one was injured in the incident. BACK PAGE Lanka to resume flights from Jaffna to India in July Colombo: Sri Lanka will resume flights from the Jaffna peninsula to India next month, the move expected to support the nation’s tourism industry and help in easing the economic crisis. INSIDE New Delhi, June 19 The US Fed’s aggressive interest rate hike last week and prospects of more increases has ended the bull run in Indian stock markets and made fixed instruments such as fixed deposits and debt papers more attractive. Several banks, including SBI, HDFC, ICICI and Axis Bank, have already hiked the rates for fixed deposits to notifications from July 1 ■ Recruitment rallies from Aug till Nov ■ Training of first batch in December, ■ of next lot in February next year 83 recruitment rallies across country to pick 40,000 Agniveers INDIAN AIR FORCE ■ Registration to begin from June 24 L to R: Additional Secretary, Department of Military Affairs, Lt Gen Anil Puri, Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi and Air Marshal SK Jha at a press conference in New Delhi on Sunday. MANAS RANJAN BHUI UNDERTAKING BY APPLICANTS MUST Those who want to be a part of the armed forces under Agnipath will have to give a certificate that they were not part of any arson. Lt Gen Anil Puri, ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, DEPT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS ❝ tary Affairs, Lt Gen Anil Puri said at a press conference here that there was no space SEVERAL BANKS HIKE FIXED DEPOSIT RATES attract retail investors turning away from a falling stock market. As the RBI will be compelled to hike interest for indiscipline in the armed forces. “Everyone who aspires to join Agnipath will rates during its next monetary policy meeting in early August to maintain the rate differential with US Fed’s interest rates, fixed income products will become more attractive than equities. The US Fed’s easy money policy, emulated by other Central banks, kept the Indian stock market afloat. Recently, retail investors have continued on page 9 ■ Training for first batch by Dec 30 INDIAN NAVY ■ Recruitment guidelines by June 25 ■ First batch to join training on INS Chilka, Odisha, by November 21 35 WHATSAPP GROUPS BANNED FOR ‘FAKE NEWS’ ON AGNIPATH give an undertaking that they have not taken part in any arson or protest. This will Justice Sayed CJ of Himachal HC Legal Correspondent Shimla, June 19 Justice Amjad A Sayed of the Bombay High Court has been appointed Chief Justice of the Himachal Pradesh High Court. The Supreme Court Collegium had recommended his name on May 17, 2022. Born on January 21, 1961, Justice Sayed did Bachelor’s in Law from Bombay University in 1984. He was an assistant government pleader, Bombay High Court, original side. continued on page 9 HARYANA MC POLL OVER 70% POLLING municipal committees 70.40% polling for 28and 18 municipal councils in Haryana on Sunday highest polling 85.9% theBarwala municiin pal committee in Hisar district Women wait to cast their vote at Sohna near Gurugram. S CHANDAN 84.5% polling in Bawal | 83% in Nangal Chaudhary | 78.1% in Nissing 6,450 polling staff members manned the polling booths
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