19092022-TT-01.qxd 9/18/2022 11:00 PM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 142 NO. 259 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 HIMACHAL PRADESH PELOSI CONDEMNS AZERBAIJAN’S ATTACK ON ARMENIA WORLD /thetribunechd CINEMA HALLS OPEN IN PULWAMA, SHOPIAN AFTER DECADES J&K ASSURED MARKETING OF MOONG HOLDS PROMISE INFOCUS C’GARH CONG PASSES RESOLUTION FOR RAHUL AS PARTY CHIEF BACK PAGE monday | 19 september 2022 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Targeting PFI terror camps, NIA raids 40 sites in Telangana, AP Four detained for questioning I Incriminating material and cash seized Tribune News Service IN BRIEF Raghav Chadha AAP co-incharge of Gujarat NEW DELHI: AAP on Sunday appointed its Rajya Sabha member Raghav Chadha as the party’s Gujarat co-incharge for the state Assembly elections due later this year. INSIDE Yediyurappa booked on corruption charges BENGALURU: The Lokayukta police in Karnataka have registered a case against former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and several members of his family in connection with a corruption case. BACK PAGE New Delhi, September 18 The National Investigation Agency today said it had conducted raids at 40 places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in connection with a case against the Popular Front of India (PFI) for allegedly running training camps to commit terrorist activities and promote enmity on the basis of religion. A spokesperson for the probe agency in a statement also said four accused were detained for questioning during the searches carried out at 38 locations in Telangana and two in Andhra Pradesh. The NIA official confirmed DIMAPUR: Nagaland's United Democratic Alliance Chairman TR Zeliang on Sunday claimed that the NSCN-IM had agreed to resume peace talks with the Centre. BACK PAGE ■ Case initially registered on July 4 at Nizamabad in Telangana ■ State police arrested four The NIA carries out a raid in connection with a PFI case. ANI accused — Abdul Kader, Sheikh Sahadulla, Mohd Imran and Mohd Abdul Mobin ■ The accused were allegedly organising camps to impart training to commit terror acts ■ Case re-registered on Aug 26 ASSAM RESIDENT BOOKED FOR ALLEGED LINKS WITH AL-QAIDA BACK PAGE that incriminating material, including digital devices, documents, two daggers and over Rs 8.31 lakh, was seized during the raids. The case was initially registered on July 4 at the Nizam- abad police station in Telangana and during investigation by the state police, the four accused – Abdul Kader, Sheikh Sahadulla, Mohd Imran and Mohd Abdul Mobin – were arrested. The New Delhi, September 18 The Supreme Court has asked the Central Government to disburse the arrears of One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme to eligible pensioners of the Armed Forces in three months. A Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud — which had earlier granted three months to the government to clear the arrears — gave another three months after being told that a Cabinet note in this regard had already been put up for consideration. “The time period of 3 months fixed in the judgment of this court passed on 16.03.2022 is extended until 3 months from today,” the Bench, which also included Justice Hima Kohli, said on Friday. It expressed the hope that the government would clear all dues at the earliest. The Supreme Court had on VideocliprowrocksChandigarhUniversity Massive protests erupt | Girl hosteller held under IT Act 2 men linked to case arrested in Shimla Tribune News Service Mohali, September 18 Protests erupted on the campus of Chandigarh University, Gharuan, near here late on Saturday over “rumours” that objectionable videos of severCM MANN ORDERS PROBE I NCW TAKES NOTE, WRITES TO DGP al girl students were recorded by a hosteller and shared with her friend in Shimla. The police on Sunday arrested an MBA first-year student of the university under various provisions of the IT Act, while her friend and another person were held in Shimla. Chandigarh University students protest on the campus. TRIBUNE PHOTO The issue snowballed into major controversy after a couple of girls fainted due to exhaustion during the protests, leading to rumours that eight girls “attempted suicide fearing social stigma”. continued on page 9 Shimla, September 18 The district police on Sunday detained a 23-year-old Rohru youth with whom the girl student of Chandigarh University had allegedly shared some objectionable video. A 31year-old man from Shimla was also taken into custody. The Punjab Police had reportedly found the Rohru youth’s contact number in the girl's mobile phone. The number was traced to Shimla. Sources said the youth belonged to a well-off family. Both accused were handed over to the Punjab Police, DGP Sanjay Kundu tweeted. —TNS Paddy yield in 6 Punjab Haryana govt schools dists to go down by 10% see dip in admissions Ravi Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Gurdaspur/Pathankot, Sept 18 The paddy yield in at least six districts of Punjab is likely to see a 10-15 per cent drop with a Chinese virus, commonly known as the dwarf disease, infecting the crop, resulting in its stunted growth. Experts claim the virus’ origin has been traced to Wuhan in China, where the SARSCoV-2 virus that causes Covid19 is said to have originated. GIRDAWARI ORDERED Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Patiala and Ludhiana districts are worst hit by the Chinese virus whose origin is traced to Wuhan in China, where Covid-19 originated; girdawari ordered While about one-fifth of the total area under paddy in Pathankot has been affected, the impact is comparatively less in the neighbouring continued on page 9 Ravinder Saini Tribune News Service Rohtak, September 18 The Department of School Education has recorded a decline of 38,976 admissions to Class XI in government schools across the state as compared to the last academic session. The situation is the same in the case of Class X. Though the department is yet to ascertain the reasons behind the decline, experts cite return of students to pri- JOBS AND COURSES ❝ Youth are opting for courses at ITIs and polytechnics after matric, which is why the decline in pupils’ strength in Class XI. Virendra Malik, DEO, ROHTAK vate schools after Covid and youngsters’ inclination towards job-oriented courses at ITIs and polytechnic colleges responsible for the trend. continued on page 9 Chakki bridge opens to heavy vehicles after 25 days Rajiv Mahajan Nurpur, September 18 Following the recommendations of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the Nurpur and Pathankot authorities today opened the inter-state Chakki bridge on the PathankotMandi National Highway154 at Kandwal in Nurpur for heavy vehicles after 25 days. case was re-registered by the NIA on August 26 to carry forward the probe, the spokesperson said in the statement. Among the 38 locations raided in Telangana, continued on page 9 SC to Centre: Clear OROP arrears in 3 months Tribune News Service NSCN-IM ‘agrees’ to resume peace talks CASE FILED IN JULY BY TELANGANA COPS Road users heaved a sigh of relief after the bridge was reopened for all types of vehicles. After an inspection of the bridge by NHAI engineers last evening, the authorities decided to allow heavy vehicles. On Septem- ber 12, the NHAI had opened the bridge for two-wheelers and light passenger vehicles, but had prohibited heavy vehicles until the completion of the “protection work” on the pillars of the bridge. The change in the course of the Chakki rivulet towards pillar number one and two in the Punjab area due to flash floods last month had posed continued on page 9 March 16, 2022, upheld the Centre’s OROP policy for the defence forces, saying there was no constitutional infirmity in it. “The Central Government has taken a policy decision. Such a decision lies within the ambit of the policy-making continued on page 9 President Droupadi Murmu, who is in London to attend the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, signs a condolence book at Lancaster House. PTI Lookout notice against 2 formerSAD ministers Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 18 As the investigation into the multi-crore irrigation scam begins afresh, the Punjab Government has issued a lookout circular against three former bureaucrats and two Akali leaders. The circular has been issued against former Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal, former Special Chief Secretary KBS Sidhu and former Secretary KS Pannu. The circular has also been issued against two former Irrigation Ministers (in the then Badal government between IRRIGATION SCAM Sharanjit S Dhillon Janmeja S Sekhon EX-BUREAUCRATS IN TROUBLE Circular has also been issued against former Chief Secretary Sarvesh Kaushal, former Special Chief Secretary KBS Sidhu and former Secretary KS Pannu 2007-2012 and 2012-2017), Sharanjit Singh Dhillon and Janmeja Singh Sekhon. continued on page 9 Covid-hit Shami out, Umesh in for Australia series New Delhi, September 18 The seasoned Umesh Yadav was on Sunday drafted into the Indian team as veteran seamer Mohammed Shami’s replacement for the threematch T20I series against Australia. Shami was ruled out of the rubber, starting on Tuesday, late on Saturday night after he had tested positive for Covid-19. “Shami will not be able to take part in the upcoming three-day T20I series against Australia after testing positive for Covid-19. The selection committee has named Umesh Yadav as his replacement,” the BCCI said. The board also said pacer Navdeep Saini had been ruled out of the comingseriesbetween India A and New Zealand A. — PTI
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