17072017-TTC-01.qxd 7/17/2017 1:26 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 monday, july 17, 2017 chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 91 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd AGELESS WONDER /thetribunechd 16Amarnathpilgrimsdieinmishap Jadhav’s plea with Bajwa : Pak army Bus, carrying 46 pilgrims, rolls down a gorge in Banihal; PM announces compensation Amit Khajuria & RK Kichloo Tribune News Service Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title to become the tournament’s oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era. REUTERS PAGE 14 Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Jalandhar Tribune. Jammu/Banihal, July 16 At least 16 Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 29 injured when a bus rolled down a gorge at Nachlana in Banihal area of Ramban district this afternoon. The illfated State Road Transport Corporation bus (JK02Y0594) was part of a 143-vehicle convoy that left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu. The bus was carrying 46 pilgrims. Ten pilgrims died on the spot and six succumbed to their injuries while being taken to the Sub-District Hospital, Banihal. Eighteen of the seriously injured were airlifted to Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu, while 11 were admitted to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Kashmir. Two pilgrims, who jumped out, escaped unhurt, Security personnel carry out rescue work after a bus fell into a gorge in J&K’s Ramban district on Sunday. PTI said SD Jamwal, IGP Jammu. , “One of the tyres burst. The driver lost control and the bus fell into a gorge,” he added. Governor NN Vohra reached Banihal to supervise rescue operations. Accompanied by police chief SP Vaid, he visited the injured at the Banihal hospital. Lending a helping hand, Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF personnel shifted the injured to the Banihal hospital. They were later joined by the local police. The deceased have been indentified as Shesh Pal, Dheeraj Kumar and Ravinder Singh from Ghaziabad, Ranjeet Kumar, Chanpati Devi, and Rekha Devi, Vijay Chaurasia and Ranjit Kumar from Bihar, Danish Kumar, Gauri Shankar and Hari Om Sharma from Rajasthan, Ganesh Dass and Vijay Dhar from Assam, Chetan Misra from Haryana and Vipul Joshi from MP . With the Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked at Seri, Marog, Panthial and Khooni Nullah owing to landslides caused by heavy rain, the convoy was earlier stranded on the highway for hours. Mehbooba Mufti, CM, has expressed sympathies with the families of the deceased. The PM has announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those seriously injured. The Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport Corporation has ordered a probe. a deathtrap for victims p11 Islamabad, July 16 Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa was “analysing” the evidence against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, and would decide his appeal on merit, the Army said here today. Jadhav, 46, filed a mercy petition before Gen Bajwa last month, according to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued on June 22. The statement said the former Indian Navy officer filed the petition after a military appellate court rejected his appeal. Pakistan Army spokesman Major Gen Asif Ghafoor said Gen Bajwa was “analysing the evidence against Jadhav. The Army chief will decide Jadhav’s appeal on merit.” Jadhav is eligible to appeal for clemency to the army chief under Pakistan’s law, and if his plea is rejected, he can subsequently appeal to the Pak- Kulbhushan Jadhav istan president for the same. He was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April for his alleged involvement in espionage and terrorist activities. The International Court of Justice in The Hague in May halted his execution on India’s appeal. Pakistan has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav in violation of the Vienna Convention. It has also sat on a request for a visa to Jadhav’s mother, Avantika Jadhav, so that she can travel to Pakistan and meet her son. On July 13, the foreign office said Pakistan was “considering” the request for visa. — PTI No violence in name of cow : PM Missing Indians may be in Iraq’s Badush jail On monsoon session eve,Modi tells states to be strict with vigilantes Vibha Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, July 16 As the Opposition prepares to corner the BJP-led Union Government over a range of issues, including “lynchings by gau rakshaks” and “maximalist position on Kashmir”, PM Narendra Modi today tried to take some of the sting out with the warning of a strict action against those breaking law in the name of cow protection. Speaking at an all-party meeting on the eve of the monsoon session, Modi said, “All (state) governments should take stringent action against those violating law in the name of cow protection.” He also sought cooperation of all parties in the ALL SET FOR PREZ ELECTION TODAY ■ The stage is all set for the elec- tion of the 14th President on Monday in a contest in which NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind (L) has a clear edge in the electoral college over the Opposition nominee Meira Kumar ■ The counting will take place on July 20. The new President will take over on July 25, a day after the end of the term of President Pranab Mukherjee REPORT ON PAGE 7 fight against corruption. Those involved in corruption should not be saved, he said, adding that the image of a political leader had taken a beating because of this—an obvious reference to RJD chief Lalu Prasad who is facing fresh corruption charges and a message for those supporting him in Bihar (Congress and JD-U). continued on page 7 Located 16 km northwest of Mosul, the town is witnessing a battle with Islamic State New Delhi/Jalandhar, July 16 The Union Government today said the 39 Indians held captive by Islamic State in Iraq since 2014, were believed to be in a prison in Badush, a town witnessing a battle between Iraqi forces and the militia.This information comes following the visit of Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh (retd) to Iraq last week. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president Manjit Singh GK, who accompanied the kin of the missing Indians to meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, quoted her as saying the youths were being held External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Ministers of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar and Gen VK Singh (retd) talk to the media after meeting families of missing Indians, in New Delhi. PTI captive in Badush, a town 16 km northwest of Mosul. Manjit Singh said during combing operations in Mosul, the 39 Indians, understood to have taken shelter at a place of worship, could not be located. “During VK Singh’s interaction with the Iraqi authorities, he was told that they could be in Badush. He had to return from the outskirts of Badush where a battle is on,” he said. The DSGMC chief said Sushma Swaraj told the families they would be kept in the loop and promised to brief them after her meeting with Iraqi Foreign Affairs Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari during his visit to India on July 24. Davinder Singh, brother of kidnapped youth Gobinder Singh, said: “We had expected we would be provided proof, such as photos, to show our kin are alive. But nothing of the sort happened.” Raman, whose brother Aman is among those kidnapped, described the meeting as disappointing. — TNS
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