18072022-TTC-01.qxd 7/18/2022 12:21 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 197 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 CHANDIGARH’S ANJUM WINS BRONZE IN SHOOTING WORLD CUP SPORT /thetribunechd VAX MILESTONE: 200 CR DOSES ADMINISTERED SO FAR NATION GOING ECO-FRIENDLY WAY TO CONTROL PESTS INFOCUS PREZ POLL TODAY, MURMU SET FOR BIG VICTORY BACK PAGE monday | 18 july 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com India,China talk troop pullback at Hot Springs Post snag, 2 Indian flights force-land in Pak, Oman WINNING SHOT Aviation Minister holds urgent meeting Tribune News Service MID-AIR SCARE Hold 16th round of discussions to ease LAC standoff Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 17 Military Commanders of India and China on Sunday sat down with their delegations to hold discussions to end the Line of Actual Control (LAC) stalemate in eastern Ladakh. Today’s meeting is the first such interaction in four months and the 16th round of talks since June 2020 to ease the military build-up that has come up on both sides of the LAC since April 2020. The meeting, which started INDIA PUSHED FOR ■ Early disengagement of troops from all remaining friction points along the LAC ■ Restoration of the status quo ante, as of April 2020 around 9.30 am on the Indian side of the Chushul-Moldo meeting point in eastern Ladakh, carried on till 10 pm. The two sides discussed the disengagement of troops at Patrolling Point (PP)-15, also known as Hot Springs. The issue of Depsang Bulge, a 972-sq km plateau, will be taken up after the Hot Springs issue gets resolved. Also, the resumption of patrolling in disputed areas which has been suspended since April 2020 will come up for discussion. India has suggested a graded resolution and a three-step process to ease the standoff: disengagement of troops, continued on page 10 Star shuttler PV Sindhu wins the Singapore Open women’s singles title, defeating China’s Wang Zhi Yi in the final on Sunday. BWF New Delhi, July 17 Two international flights by Indian carriers were diverted to a third country as a precautionary measure following technical snags in fresh midair scare incidents over the past 24 hours. In the wake of a string of such incidents, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today held a meeting on safety issues with senior officials of his ministry and regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The minister was briefed in detail about the incidents over the last one month. He is learnt to have told the July 17: IndiGo’s SharjahHyderabad flight diverted to Karachi after pilots observe defect in one of the engines July 16: AI Express’ CalicutDubai flight diverted to Muscat after burning smell in cabin July 15: Alive bird found in cockpit of the AI Express’ Bahrain-Kochi flight July 14: IndiGo’s Delhi-Vadodara flight makes emergency landing in Jaipur after engine vibration DGCA and the officials in his ministry to ensure there was continued on page 10 HP equips cabs with panic button, tracking device In a day, Haryana issues 4 weapon Over 40% inmates found hooked licences, seizes 6 unlicensed arms on narcotics in some Punjab jails Bhanu P Lohumi Bhartesh Singh Thakur Tribune News Service Tribune News Service Shimla, July 17 Himachal Pradesh has emerged as the first state in the country to integrate commercial vehicles registered after January 1, 2019, with the emergency response support system (ERSS). The continued on page 10 Chandigarh, July 17 More than four arms licences are issued per day in Haryana, while over six unlicensed weapons are seized per day. Haryana has issued 8,141 arms licences in the past five years, from 2017 to 2021, which comes to more than 2017-21: 8,141 LICENCES ISSUED Gurugram Panipat Karnal 934 889 696 Charkhi Dadri 47 Ambala 73 four licences being issued per day, according to data of the Home Department. ILLEGAL ARMS SEIZED IN STATE 2020 2019 2018 Total 2,427 2,185 2,176 6,788 The maximum licences have been issued in Gurugram continued on page 10 Vishav Bharti Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 17 That drugs are easily available in prisons across Punjab has become more evident after a surprise screening of about 6,000 inmates in 11 jails found most of them hooked on one drug or the other. The situation was alarming 6,000 PRISONERS SCREENED 252 OF THE TOTAL 566 INMATES IN 11 JAILS IN SURPRISE CHECK TEST POSITIVE IN SANGRUR JAIL NO STOPPING FREE FLOW OF DRUGS Apart ❝get thefrom taking disciplinary action against jail staff, we will addicts enrolled for treatment. Harjot Bains, JAILS MINISTER in some jails as over 40 per cent of the inmates had enrolled themselves for de-addiction, said sources. In Barnala, 252 (45 per cent) of the screened 566 continued on page 10 IN BRIEF CRPF ASI killed as ultras fire at naka in Pulwama SRINAGAR: A CRPF officer, ASI Vinod Kumar, was killed after terrorists fired upon a joint naka of the police and CRPF in Gangoo area of Pulwama district on Sunday. INSIDE Packed paneer, curd to cost more from today NEW DELHI: Customers will have to pay 5 per cent GST on prepacked, labelled food items like atta, paneer and curd from Monday with the GST Council’s decision coming into force. INSIDE 499/500: 4 share top rank in ICSE Class X NEW DELHI: A total of 110 stu- dents shared top three ranks in ICSE Class X exam, results of which were declared on Sunday. Four students shared the top rank, scoring 499 of 500 marks. TNS
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