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Monday, 31 August 2020

Sewage washes tall claims

Muktsar: It's not Covid-19, but the overflowing sewage on the streets which has become a major headache for residents of Muktsar town. Drains in most of the town are overflowing and providing a breeding ground to mosquitoes. Pawan Kumar, a resident, said, "Senior officials in the district administration are aware of the situation, but nothing is changing on the ground. We are living in miserable conditions." On the other hand, officials claim the work was underway under the AMRUT yojana.

Connect with cops via WhatsApp

Patiala: To make policing more effective, Patiala SSP Vikram Jeet has started a new WhatsApp helpline number 9646800112 for residents through which they can share pictures and videos with the police. "We encourage people to take a stand against violence and crime," the SSP said, adding that the move would help rope in people for crime prevention. The helpline would enable people to provide information on all matters like crime, domestic violence, illicit liquor, gambling and even drinking at public places.

Social distancing goes for a toss

Gurdaspur: Despite the Gurdaspur administration's explicit order to ban the century-old ritual of Guru Nanak's marriage anniversary celebrations, thousands crammed the streets of Batala, giving a headache to the police. DSP (City) Parvinder Kaur had to issue strict instructions to ensure that social distancing norms were followed. However, the devotees did not pay heed to her directions. Health experts kept fuming at the turn of events. "When the first of a series of lockdowns started, the fear of contracting the virus was more. The cases have increased manifold now, but the there is no fear," said a doctor.

Abohar village gets makeover

Abohar: Daulatpura, 15 km from Abohar, which has a total geographical area of 1,453 hectares, has once again come into the limelight for taking up several development works when the town is reeling under the impact of Covid. Having utilised Rs 15-lakh grant for a pound and an inn, the gram panchayat is planting 300 saplings in the village. The Sarpanch said under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme, more than Rs 53 lakh had been spent for welfare works. Interlocking is underway to give 18 streets a new look. The village inn is being turned into a marriage palace. A pipeline has also been laid to supply drinking water.



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