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Rs 2 crore scam; Residents seek Sidhu’s intervention

Punjabi Politics
NAKODAR: Local residents have again sought local government minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s intervention to take stern action against eleven employees of the Nakodar nagar council for committing grave irregularities in development works. In a reminder communication to local government minister, they said the local body department had imposed financial cuts and stopped annual increments of these eleven employees which were nothing but a mere eye-wash.

Residents lock hospital, hold staff captive

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 18 Members of various organisations and NGOs, led by Baba Devinder Singh Kuttiwal of the Nihang Singh Budha Dal, on Monday locked the main gate of the Civil Hospital in Maur Mandi. They vented ire over the absence of specialist doctors and other staff in the hospital. The members, along with residents, constituted an 11-member committee, which convened a meeting and announced that Maur would observe a bandh on Tuesday. Earlier during the day, the protesters sat outside the main gate of the hospital and raised slogans against the Health Department and the state government. Sensing that their protest didn’t have the “desired effect”, the protesters locked the gate, holding its staff captive. AAP MLA from Maur Jagdev Singh Kamalu, who had...

Garbage pit in college ground irks Sangrur residents

Punjab
Parvesh Sharma Tribune News Service Sangrur, June 17 Construction of a garbage pit in the playground of local Government Ranbir College for surrounding areas has angered locals. It’s being done without the written permission of the college authorities, while Nagar Council (NC) officers say they need it to manage waste in a better way. “It’s a playground not a dumping site for garbage. We reside at the backside here and dumping of garbage will make our lives hell. There are many other sites on the city outskirts. The NC authorities must select one of them,” said an elderly Gurcharn Singh. Sources said the NC authorities had contacted the college principal verbally and asked for her permission to construct a pit here. College employees said as the principal was unaware about the details of t

Land allotment: Residents protest ‘anomalies’

Punjab
Ropar: Residents of Khatana village observed a hunger strike against the alleged irregularities in the allotment of a 5-marla plot on Thursday. The protesters, led by Chuhar Singh, Harjinder Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, Darshan Singh and Sukhjinder Singh, sat on a dharna. They were told that the Deputy Commissioner had already ordered an inquiry into the plot allotment, but they didn't budge. Chuhar Singh said if their demand was not met, they would stage a protest at the Ropar mini-secretariat. TNS The Tribune