10072022-TT-01.qxd 7/9/2022 11:03 PM Page 1 123 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 189 | 18 PAGES | ~7.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH KAZAKHSTAN’S RYBAKINA WINS WIMBLEDON SPORT /thetribunechd HYBRID LASHKAR TERRORIST HELD IN BARAMULLA J&K DIL MANGO MORE: IT REIGNS OVER FRUIT KINGDOM SPECTRUM TAKEOVER DEAL OFF, MUSK TO PAY TWITTER $1 BN BACK PAGE sunday | 10 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Lankan Prez flees as protesters storm house Tribune News Service The Tribune wishes its readers a happy Eid Amarnath toll 16, 40 still missing Samaan Lateef Srinagar, July 9 The death toll in the flash flood triggered by a cloudburst near the Amarnath cave shrine rose to 16 today with around 40 persons still missing. The flash flood swamped CLOUDBURST TRIGGERS FLASH FLOODS IN DODA tents and community kitchens with mud and large rocks near Panchtarni in south Kashmir yesterday. The authorities pressed into continued on page 6 New Delhi, July 9 Thousands of anti-government protesters stormed into the President’s House on Saturday, forcing President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to flee with his family for an unknown destination. Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s house was set on fire by the protesters as Sri Lanka slid further deeper into the economic morass. Before protesters went on a rampage at his residence, Wickremesinghe attended an all-party meeting where he offered to resign to make way for a unity government. PM Wickremesinghe’s house set afire Expected to resign after all-party meet Gotabaya escapes in Navy ship UNPRECEDENTED SCENES ■ Protesters occupy bedroom, help themselves to food in the kitchen and splash in a giant pool ■ Lanka is under the grip of a severe economic turmoil, the worst in five decades $51 BN FOREIGN DEBT << Protesters celebrate after entering into the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. REUTERS At least 45 persons were injured in baton charges by security forces in the Fort In rare gesture, joint Quad statement on Abe’s death New Delhi, July 9 In a rare condolence joint statement by three countries, the leaders of Australia, India and the US together expressed shock at the assassination of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. The joint statement signed by leaders of three of the four Quad members—US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony continued on page 6 INDIA, US, OZ HAIL EX-PM’S ROLE IN BOOSTING TIES area but the crowds kept on swelling and finally breached the barricades to IN BRIEF Kahlon’s nephew held LUDHIANA: Sandeep Kahlon, nephew of SAD leader Nirmal Kahlon, has been held in the Moosewala killing case. INSIDE 700 protesters booked HISAR: Around 700-800 unidenti- fied persons have been booked for the death of a person during violent protests on Friday. INSIDE Amnesty chargesheeted NEW DELHI: The ED said it had The Tricolour flies at half-mast at Parliament to mourn Shinzo Abe’s death. MUKESH AGGARWAL filed a chargesheet under the PMLA against Amnesty India and a few other entities. BACK PAGE enter the President’s House. Protesters also clashed with the railway authorities in Galle, Kandy, and Matara while forcing authorities to operate trains to Colombo. The organisers of the movement ‘Whole country to Colombo’ said people walking to join protesters at Colombo Fort could now go by trains. Gotabaya was using the President’s House as his residence and office since protesters came to occupy the entrance to his office in early April. Gotabaya’s whereabouts were unknown amidst rumours that he had fled for the safety of a Navy ship. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens made themselves comfortable in the President’s plush residence. Video footage showed some of them trying continued on page 6 CM Khattar seeks new Vidhan Sabha building in Chandigarh, raises SYL New Delhi, July 9 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today raised several issues concerning the state, including the SYL canal and a new building for the Haryana Vidhan Sabha in Chandigarh, during a Northern Zonal Council meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. He also raised the issues of appointment of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) members and the restora- MANN DEMANDS LIKEWISE, TRIGGERS STORM A tweet by Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann seeking land for a new Punjab Vidhan Sabha building kicked up a political storm in the state, with the Opposition, including the Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal, warning that any such move would weaken the state’s claim on Chandigarh. INSIDE tion of state’s share in Panjab University. He demanded that the colleges of Haryana in areas adjoining Chandigarh should be affiliated with Panjab University. Due to the non-completion of the SYL canal, surplus water of the Ravi, Sutlej and the Beas was going to Pakistan, Khattar said. He continued on page 6 4-STOREY BUILDING COLLAPSES IN SHIMLA ■ A four-storey commercial building housing two bank branches, a dhaba and a beer bar collapsed in the Chopal market, Shimla, on Saturday ■ People sitting in the bar reportedly heard a cracking sound; they immediately informed others and the building was vacated ■ No casualty was reported. INSIDE
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