22082023-TTC-01.qxd 8/22/2023 12:41 AM 13 CHESS: PRAGG TO MEET CARLSEN IN FINAL SPORT /thetribunechd Page 1 SUNNY DEOL’S PROPERTY AUCTION STAYED BACK PAGE CHANDIGARH | GURUGRAM | JALANDHAR | BATHINDA | VOL. 7 NO. 231 | 14 PAGES | ~5.00 | REGD. NO. CHD/0006/2021-2023 ESTABLISHED IN 1881 tuesday | 22 august 2023 /thetribunechd www.tribuneindia.com Depsang on table, India, China hold third meet in 4 days Ajay Banerjee Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 21 Military officers of India and China today met for the third time within four days to resolve the border standoff, especially at the sensitive Depsang plains. Major General-level officials met at two locations — Chushul and Daulat Beg Oldie — in eastern Ladakh on Monday. This was the third meeting since Friday. India has objections over PLA blocking patrols The push to resolve the deadlock also comes just ahead of the expected bilateral between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the BRICS summit from August 22 to 24 in South Africa. Major General-level officers have been tasked with finding a workable solution that could be implemented along the undemarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC). continued on page 10 MALKIAT SINGH Landslip scare, SC wants Himalayan region’s carrying capacity assessed Hotels facing risk as Dharampur road sinks at many spots MONSOON FURY Satya Prakash Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 21 As Shimla and Joshimath face landslides and subsidence, the Supreme Court on Monday hinted at setting up an expert panel to assess the carrying capacity and master plans of the Indian Himalayan region across 13 states and union territories. The carrying capacity is the maximum population size that a region can sustain without degrading the ecosystem. Terming the issue “important”, a Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud — which had issued a notice to the government on February 17 on a PIL filed by Ashok Kumar Raghav — said it intended to ask three expert institutions to nominate one expert each for the purpose. As Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati told the Bench that the Centre had continued on page 10 Ambika Sharma Tribune News Service The NH-5 has sunk by several feet at Sanwara near Dharampur. EXPERT PANEL TO STUDY 13 STATES/UTS carrying capacity is the maximum population size that a region can sustain without degrading the ecosystem ■ The panel will assess the carrying capacity and master plans of the Himalayan region across 13 states and UTs ■ The Solan, August 21 With a nearly 50-metre stretch each sinking at two locations in Sanwara on the ChandigarhShimla National Highway-5, channelling traffic has become an arduous task for the Himachal police. More so as the lane facing the hill has been lying closed for traffic owing to mounds of debris flowing down the slopes following rain. A narrow lane is available for motorists and vehicles from one side are permitted to cross at a time. Initially, only one portion of the road had developed cracks near an HPMC juice bar. The cracks, however, deepened and the road has sunk by a few feet now. Some showrooms, restaurants and hotels, including Hotel AAA, which lie next to the continued on page 10 c m y b The flooded government school at Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala. 5 die in Kapurthala, Fazilka; no let-up in dam discharge Ruchika M Khanna FARMER KILLED IN CLASH Tribune News Service Chandigarh, August 21 Five persons have died in Punjab — three in Kapurthala and two in Fazilka districts — in drowning and building-collapse incidents related to floods in the past 24 hours. While the state received only 36.93 mm of rainfall, thousands of acres of land remained submerged in water spilling over from the overflowing rivers after floodgates of dams were again par- DAM PONG BHAKRA LIMIT 1,390 FT 1,680 FT Sangrur: A farmer was killed and seven policemen injured in a clash during a bid to block the Badbar toll plaza on the Sangrur-Barnala road on Monday. They were protesting raids on their leaders in Longowal who were planning to visit Chandigarh seeking early release of aid to flood-hit farmers. tially opened for the sixth day today. Though water in most districts located along upstream of the Sutlej and continued on page 10 CURRENT LEVEL 1,389.71 FT 1,672.82 FT OUTFLOW* 66,942 58,400 (* IN CUSECS) IN BRIEF 2-way link established with Chandrayaan-2 NEW DELHI: Chandrayaan-3’s lander has established a twoway communication with Chandrayaan-2’s orbiter. BACK PAGE HC notice to Nuh DC over demolitions CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has put Nuh DC Dhirendra Khadgata on notice over demolitions. INSIDE New Covid variants: PMO reviews situation NEW DELHI: Amid the emergence of new Covid strains globally, Principal Secretary to PM chaired a meet to review the Covid situation. INSIDE
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