08082017-JTR-01.qxd 8/8/2017 12:48 AM Page 1 c m y b TUESDAY | 8 AUGUST 2017 | JALANDHAR JALANDHAR TRIBUNE City girl bags medals Of the strength within Soon, Aniston as judge... Ankita Bublani wins 5 medals in 25 m pistol event and 10m air pistol events. P2 Architect Shiv Dutt Sharma had crossed the border to safety. Today he can see a silver lining. P3 Jennifer Aniston is set to appear as the guest judge on The Gong Show this month. P4 FORECAST CLOUDY | MAX 32°C MIN 26°C | YESTERDAY MAX 32°C MIN 17°C | SUNSET TUESDAY 7.32 PM SUNRISE WEDNESDAY 5.45 AM 25 hurt in collision of trucks, bus GROUP CLASH NEAR MALL IN CITY A parked truck having snag was hit by another truck and later by a bus from the rear Tribune News Service Policemen investigate the firing spot near PPR Mall in Jalandhar on Monday. Miraculous escape for news portal owners Jalandhar, August 7 Around 25 passengers were injured after the bus they were travelling in rammed into a truck parked on the Jalandhar-Pathankot highway this morning. Though no loss of life was reported in the incident, the condition of the bus driver was stated to be critical. According to police sources, a truck had developed a snag and was parked on the highway near Kahanpur village. A truck coming from behind rammed into it. Following this, the bus, which was on its way from Jammu to Lud- The damaged buses and trucks on the Jalandhar-Pathankot highway on Monday morning. TRIBUNE PHOTOS hiana, too rammed into the truck from behind, leaving 25 passengers injured on the spot. The collision was so intense that the rescue teams had to cut open the body of the bus to take out the driver. The passengers were immediately taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 7 Two vernacular news portal site owners escaped unhurt today after a bullet pierced through a rear glass of their car. The scribes had gone to the PPR mall to cover a clash of two groups there. Informing about the incident, one of the scribes Sandeep Sahi told The Tribune that he, along with his partner Gagan Walia, was returning after lunch when they saw a group of men fighting near the PPR mall. They parked their car towards a side and went near the site, but before they could understand anything, the groups attacked each other with swords and sharp-edged weapons. A man even took Man slips into rain-filled foundation Body found after 10 hours of rescue operation by divers Tribune News Service A windowpane of the car hit by a bullet near PPR Mall. PHOTOS: SARABJIT SINGH out a revolver and started firing on the spot. Seeing all this, both journalists tried to speed away from the site, but were chased by a man who thought them to be allies of the other group. According to Sahi, the man fired at them, but they had a miraculous escape and a bullet pierced through a rear glass of their car. Later, the journalists informed the police who reached the spot. The police have lodged an FIR and also rounded up two persons in connection with the incident. Well bowled, sisters Jalandhar, August 7 A man died under mysterious circumstances here today after reportedly falling into the dug-up foundation area of the under-construction Satguru Kabir Construction Skill Development Centre. The foundation area has been full of rainwater for the past many days. Raju, a sanitation worker, told Jalandhar Tribune that he had gone to throw garbage in a dump nearby when he suddenly saw a man slip into the place. Before he could reach the man, the latter had drowned. After getting information, policemen reached the spot and began searching for the missing person. Though Raju initially claimed that he saw a man drown in the foundation area, he later seemed to be confused after the police could not retrieve anybody from the waterlogged area. However, the police kept making efforts and even called professional divers from the Punjab Armed Poultry farmers ask govt to fulfil poll promises Harbhajan Singh celebrates Rakhi with his sisters at his house in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH The Poultry Association of India has asked the government to fulfil its poll promises.The association has alleged that private companies were exploiting poultry farmers of the state. P2 PSPCL launches UJALA scheme Tribune News Service Jalandhar, August 7 The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), under the Union Ministry of Power, in coordination with the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), has launched the ‘Unnat Jeevan’ by Affordable LEDs and Appliances for All (UJALA) scheme in Jalandhar. The scheme was inaugurated by Davinder Singh Tiwana, Chief Engineer, PSPCL. Under the scheme, consumers are eligible to buy ten high quality 9W LED bulbs at Rs 70 each, five 50 W BEE 5star rated energy efficient fans at Rs 1,200 each and 10 20 watt LED tubelights at Rs 220 each, respectively. Every household that switches to these energy-efficient appliances would have an annual energy savings of over 2,300 kWh. This will result in an estimated annual monetary savings of over Rs 9,000 in the electricity bill of each household. Davinder Singh Tiwana, Chief Engineer, PSPCL, urged the residents to make the scheme a success by wholeheartedly taking part and contributing towards making India a world leader in energy efficiency. The UJALA scheme was launched in Punjab on May 24 this year and till date over 1.1 lakh LED bulbs, 3,700 LED tubelights and 1,100 energy-efficient fans have been distributed. The adop- tion of these energy efficient appliances are leading to an annual energy savings of 1.5 crore kWh, while also resulting in an annual monetary savings of over Rs 6.2 crore in the electricity bills of consumers. These appliances have also helped in saving over 12,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. After the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), the 9 watt LED bulbs available under the UJALA scheme are priced at Rs 70 per unit across the country, while the 20 watt LED tubelights and the BEE 5-star rated energy efficient fans are priced at Rs 220 per unit and Rs 1,200 per unit, respectively. The appliances shall be available at the authorised distribution centres of the EESL as well as PSPCL subdivisional offices across the city, which shall be listed under the UJALA dashboard www.ujala.gov.in. By clicking on ‘Punjab’, and subsequently on ‘Jalandhar’ on either the website or on the UJALA app, the consumer will be able to locate the nearest distribution centre to buy energy-efficient appliances. Nitin Bhatt, regional manager, Punjab, EESL advised the consumers not to pay anything more than the printed MRP of the appliances. If the consumers notice or come across anyone demanding higher prices continued on p2 c m y b GRAM PANCHAYAT POLL RESULTS 5 sarpanches, 35 panches win unopposed Tribune News Service A diver of the Punjab Armed Police during the rescue operation after a person drowned in water on 120 Feet Road in Jalandhar on Monday. PHOTO: SARABJIT SINGH Police. After searching the area for over 10 hours, the police finally managed to retrieve a body. Though the police are yet to identify the person, the man seemed to be around 45 years old and might have fallen into the place acci- dentally. Many senior police officials, including ADCP Sudervizhi, ACP Kailash Chander, area SHO Sukhbir Singh, reached the spot and monitored the whole search operation. The skill development centre was inaugurated last year in April by Punjab’s former Cabinet Minister Bhagat Chunni Lal. However, due to the slow pace of construction work of the building, the incident seemed to have happened, claiming a life. Jalandhar, August 7 The results of the byelections of the gram panchayat were declared here last night in which five sarpanches and 35 panches won unopposed. There were a total of nine seats for sarpanches and 42 for panches. The filing of the nominations had started on July 24 and ended on July 27. Till July 29, the candidature could be withdrawn. In Jalandhar East and Adampur block, there were three seats for sarpanches and eight for panches. For Jalandhar West and Bhogpur, the fight was for the seats of two sarpanches and 11 panches. In Nakodar and Mehatpur, the voters had elect eight panches and a sarpanch, whereas in Shahkot and Lohian, there was a fight for 11 panches and two sarpanches. In Phillaur, Nurmahal and Rurka Kalan, elections were held for the post of nine panches and a sarpanch.
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