08072022-TTC-01.qxd 7/8/2022 DOMINATION OVER TERROR ESTABLISHED: SHAH J&K /thetribunechd 12:10 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 187 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 friday | 8 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com UK PM steps down after series of ministerial exits To stay Premier till new Conservative leader elected London, July 7 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday announced his resignation as Conservative Party leader after he was abandoned by his close allies in the wake of a series of scandals that rocked his government, triggering a leadership election for a new Tory leader. Johnson, 58, said he would remain in charge at 10, Downing Street, until the process of electing a new leader is completed—expected in October when the Conservative Party conference is scheduled. He blamed the “herd instinct” of his party as he delivered his resignation speech on the doorstep of 10, Downing Street, and continued on page 9 Expedite student visas, MEA urges foreign missions New Delhi, July 7 The government is in touch with several diplomatic missions urging them to expedite student visas and the result is that the average waiting time has gone down, according to MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi. Senior MEA officials dealing with Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, continued on page 9 Boris Johnson makes a statement in London on Thursday. REUTERS ❝ SAD TO GIVE UP BEST JOB IN WORLD It is clearly now the will of the Conservative Party that there should be a new leader of the party and therefore a new Prime Minister. Boris Johnson, BRITISH PM EAM, Wang meet, but no progress on LAC Jaishankar reiterates bilateral ties must be based on ‘mutual respect, interests’ Tribune News Service MEA COUNTERS CHINA OVER DALAI LAMA ■ India responded to Chinese ire over PM Modi’s birth- New Delhi, July 7 Another attempt to revive India-China ties ended in an apparent stalemate as there was no fresh Chinese response to resolve the border stalemate or the issue of reentry of Indian students during an hour-long meeting between Foreign Ministers S Jaishankar and Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday. “Began my day in Bali by meeting FM Wang Yi of Chi- day greetings to the Dalai Lama on his 87th birthday on Wednesday by pointing out that as a revered spiritual leader, he is accorded all due courtesies ■ “It is a consistent policy of the government to treat the Dalai Lama as an honoured guest and as a respected religious leader who enjoys a large following,” said MEA << External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Bali on Thursday. PTI na. The discussion lasted one hour. Focused on specific outstanding issues in our bilateral relationship pertaining to the border situa- tion. Also spoke about other matters, including students and flights,” Jaishankar had tweeted after the meeting. “The minister called for an early resolution of all outstanding issues along the LAC in eastern Ladakh,” said an MEA statement. continued on page 9 IN BRIEF Top Power Grid, Tata Projects officials held NEW DELHI: The CBI on Thursday arrested the executive director of Power Grid Corporation of India and five officials of Tata Projects in connection with a bribery case. BACK PAGE JUST MARRIED: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann and Gurpreet Kaur pose with AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal and his family after their wedding in Chandigarh on Thursday. PTI River in spate, no trace of Kullu flash flood victims Punjab shifts 21 IAS, 47 PCS officers chandigarh, July 7 In a major rejig, the Punjab Government on Thursday transferred 21 IAS and 47 PCS officers. Sumer Singh Gurjar is Secretary, Social Security, Women and Child Development, in addition to being Commissioner, Roopnagar. Chander Gaind is Secretary, Forests and Wildlife and NRI Affairs. Manvesh Singh Sidhu is Secretary, Labour. Arun Sekhri is Labour Commissioner in addition to being Commissioner, Patiala Division. Abhinav has been posted as Mission Director, continued on page 9 Kullu, July 7 The search for the four missing persons feared washed away in a flash flood at Choj village of Parvati valley yesterday failed to yield any result as the river remained in spate. Teams of the NDRF , SDRF police and Home , Guards were engaged in the rescue operation. Recalling the fury, villagers said they heard a loud noise around 5 am, which forced them to rush out of their houses. “Initially, we thought a quake had hit the area. We got terrified at the sight of Terrified villagers spend sleepless night slush and strong water flow in Choj nullah,” said Chunni Lal, president, Chhalal Panchayat. He said the incident continued to haunt the villagers, most of whom spent a sleepless night yesterday. Nanak Chand, a local resident, said he got a call about the cloudburst from Gohar village on the higher reaches, following which he alerted continued on page 9 Zubair moves SC for bail, quashing of FIR NEW DELHI: Alt News cofounder Mohammed Zubair has moved SC for quashing of FIR and bail in connection with a case registered against him in UP for allegedly outraging religious feelings. BACK PAGE 3 dera followers jailed in 2015 sacrilege case MOGA: A court on Thursday sentenced three Dera Sacha Sauda followers to threeyear jail after holding them guilty in a 2015 sacrilege case in Moga district. INSIDE 2 dead as bus falls into gorge in Udhampur JAMMU: Two persons died and over 40 others were injured when a bus fell into a gorge in Ramnagar of Udhampur district on Thursday. INSIDE 80% KMP deaths due to delayed med help Sumedha Sharma LACK OF TRAUMA CENTRES Tribune News Service Lack of trauma centres in the vicinity of Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway reduces the chances of survival of accident victims FILE PHOTO Gurugram , July 7 Sleep-deprived truck drivers cause majority of the accidents on the KMP (KundliManesar-Palwal) Expressway, while lack of trauma centres in the vicinity proves fatal for around 80 per cent of the accident victims. These facts were brought to the fore in a recent survey by the Haryana State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC). As per data, 60 persons died on this 135-km-long stretch between January and June last year, while the number has already NEP INTEGRATING EDU WITH 21st CENTURY IDEAS: PM BACK PAGE reached 125 since January this year. According to officials, majority of the fatal accidents on the expressway involve stationary trucks parked along the roadside. Many drivers have confessed that being deprived of sleep, they tend to stop their vehicles along the expressway or doze off during the monotonous run. There have been many instances of vehicles ramming into stationary trucks on the expressway. While it is claimed that the 11 ambulances deployed along the expressway can reach any accident spot within 12-20 continued on page 9
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