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Akalis misused Central funds for water bodies, says Jakhar

Punjabi Politics
Deepkamal Kaur Tribune News Service Shahkot (Jalandhar), May 24 State Congress chief Sunil Jakhar on Thursday took on SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal while canvassing for Congress candidate Hardev Singh Laddi. Addressing rallies at Punia and Maheru villages, Jakhar said: “Sukhbir’s visit to muskmelon fields at Shahkot was a sham. We all have seen how his government dealt with the fake pesticide case that led to massive destruction of cotton crop because of whitefly attack on 12 lakh acres.” On the sidelines of the rallies, he told the media, “Sukhbir, who has been raising his voice on the environment issue, has to answer to the people of Punjab as to where is an amount of nearly Rs 2,000 crore which he had sought from the then Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh ...

In Moga, untreated sewage flowing into water bodies

Punjabi Politics
Kulwinder Sandhu Tribune News Service Moga, May 23 Most of the sewage water in Moga city flows into stormwater drains, polluting the natural water bodies even as a sewage treatment plant was commissioned by the state government in 2013 at a cost of Rs 27 crore. Many households on the Sandhuana road and Bohna road direct their wastewater into open drains (natural/storm water bodies), thus causing foul smell in nearby areas. Deepinder Singh Sandhu, Independent councillor of the Moga Municipal Corporation, has alleged that both Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board and the local civic body have failed to stop the pollution caused by the sewage water. “Untreated water should not be allowed to flow into the natural/storm water bodies,” he added. The MC authorities has said the total capacity o

Sacrilege: Sikh bodies hold Akhand Path

Punjab
Muktsar: Parallel jathedars along with some Sikh organisations on Saturday began ‘Akhand Path’ at the Bhundar village gurdwara, where a sacrilege incident had allegedly taken place recently. The police had thereafter arrested two persons for trying to steal a ‘bir’ from the gurdwara. Those who visited the gurdwara on Saturday included parallel jathedar Amrik Singh Ajnala, Bhai Gurdeep Singh Bathinda and Ramandeep Singh Bhangchari. — TNS The Tribune