19092022-TTC-01.qxd 9/19/2022 12:37 AM Page 1 13 CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 6 NO. 259 | 12 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 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 IIncriminating material and cash seized Tribune News Service IN BRIEF Raghav Chadha AAP co-incharge of Gujarat CHANDIGARH: 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 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. 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 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 three months fixed in the judgment of this court passed on March 16, 2022, is extended until three 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 ‘Leaked’ video clips rock Chandigarh University; girl hosteller, two men held Girlsharedvideos with ‘boyfriend’ in Shimla Tribune News Service Mohali, September 18 Protests erupted on the campus of Chandigarh University, Gharuan, late on Saturday CM MANN ORDERS PROBE I NCW TAKES NOTE, WRITES TO DGP over “rumours” that objectionable videos of several girl students were recorded by a hosteller and shared with her friend in Shimla. The police arrested an MBA first-year student of the university under various provisions of the IT Act, while her friend and Chandigarh University students protest on the campus. TRIBUNE PHOTO another person were held in Shimla. The issue snowballed into a major controversy after a couple of girls fainted due to exhaustion during the protests, leading to rumours that eight girls “attempted suicide”. continued on page 9 Shimla, September 18 The police detained a 23-yearold Rohru youth, Sunny Mehta, with whom the girl student had allegedly shared “objectionable” videos. A 31year-old man, Rankaj Verma, was also taken into custody. The Punjab Police had found Mehta’s contact number in the girl's cellphone and traced it to Shimla. Sources said the youth belonged to a well-off family. Both were later handed over to the Punjab Police. — TNS Paddy yield in 6 Punjab Haryana govt schools dists may drop 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 to 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 origin of the virus has been traced to Wuhan in China, where the SARSCoV-2 that causes Covid-19 is said to have originated. GIRDAWARI ORDERED Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Mohali, Hoshiarpur, Patiala and Ludhiana districts are the worst hit by the Chinese virus. Its origin has been traced to Wuhan, where Covid-19 originated. The state has ordered a girdawari 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. Road users heaved a sigh of relief after the bridge was reopened for all types of vehicles. After an inspection of 4th medal, Bajrang creates record ■ State police arrested four 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 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 BELGRADE: Ace grappler Bajrang Punia became the only Indian to claim four medals at the World Wrestling Championships by clinching a bronze in the current edition on Sunday Bajrang, who won a bronze in last year’s Tokyo Olympics, eked out a close 11-9 win on points over Sebastian C Rivera of Puerto Rico in one of the the bronze medal bouts in the 65 kg category. India had fielded a 30-member team for the championships but it performed below par. Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya crashed out early and failed to secure a podium finish, but Vinesh Phogat won her second World Championship bronze medal in the women’s 53 kg category—PTI . MORE INSIDE
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