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Delhi Sanitation workers on strike; Garbage strewn on roads

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Delhi, 9 Jan: The Garbage piled up on the roads in East Delhi as sanitation workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) denied to call of their strike.

In Delhi’s Laxmi Nagar garbage strewn on roads.

NGT taking a serious note on issue asksed MCD the reason for sanitation workers’ strike, also instructs MCD to clear the garbage strewn on streets in East Delhi

The sanitation workers continue with their strike which is affecting the residents who are complaining of inconvenience.laxmi nagarActually the salary of these sanitation workers are pending for three months which forced them to go for an indefinite strike on Thursday.

The strike has turned the area, which also has a number of unauthorised colonies, in a mess.

The workers have also demanded regularisation of staff and clearance of arrears.

However, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused BJP Councillors of siphoning off funds meant for municipal employees in the capital.

“BJP playing dirty politics with Delhi. Their Councillors siphoned funds meant for salaries of MCD employees and then throw garbage on Delhi’s roads,” the Aam Aadmi Party leader tweeted.

The Kejriwal-led Delhi government on the weekend transferred Rs 119 crore into the bank account of EDMC.

All the three wings of the Delhi municipal corporation are controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The Delhi government also released a statement stating it had released Rs 609 crore in fiscal 2016-17 for municipal employees and Rs 702 crore in 2015-16.

In contrast, earlier, when the AAP was not in power Delhi, the amount allotted was much less, it said: Rs 441 crore in 2014-15, Rs 416 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 399 crore in 2012-13.

 

 

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Hindu group attacks Christmas carol singers in MP

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Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Dec 15 : Alleging religious conversion, a mob linked to a right-wing Hindu group attacked Catholic carol singers in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district and also set a priest’s car ablaze.

The incident occurred on Thursday evening. Instead of taking action against the attackers, the police detained the Christian singers, a priest said.

Father Rene Verghese told IANS on Friday: “A group of students training to become priests was moving around Satna town, visiting Christian institutions and singing carols.

“Some 15 km from here in Dara Kalan village church they were getting ready for the Christmas celebrations, when a group of people attacked them, accusing them of carrying out religious conversion.”

Verghese said the Hindu group raised slogans and called the Civil Lines police station.

All 32 carollers, accompanied by two priests, who were singing carols were picked up and taken to the police station. Eight priests who later went to the police station to enquire into the matter were also taken into custody, he said.

The agitating mob attacked the Christian students inside the police station, and set fire to the priest’s car parked outside.

Verghese denied any attempt at religious conversion. He said singing carols is a common practice around the time of Christmas. “We were just doing that and preparing for the Christmas celebrations.”

However, City Superintendent of Police D.D. Pande told IANS: “One Dharmendra Dohad has registered a complaint with us that he was paid Rs 5,000 and converted to a Christian.

“He was given a holy dip in a pond and his name was changed to Dharmendra Thomas, the complainant said. They also asked him to pray to Lord Christ,” he said.

A case has been registered against one identified person and five unknown persons in the conversion case, Pande said.

They are also investigating the vandalism carried out by the mob.

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One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway

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Jammu, Dec 15: Authorities allowed only one way-traffic movements on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Friday due of bad road conditions, officials said.

“One-way traffic will be allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Vehicles will be allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu and no vehicle will be allowed to move from the opposite direction,” news agency IANS quoted an official of the traffic department was saying.

“This precaution has been taken keeping the safety of the commuters in mind,” he added.

Since all essentials of life are connected to the landlocked Kashmir Valley through this highway, temporary closures because of snowfall and landslides often result in profiteers and black marketeers hoarding goods to hike prices.

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Delhi Govt reserves 50% beds for Delhiites at GB Pant Hospital

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New Delhi, Dec 15: Half of beds at the Delhi government’s flagship super-specialty G B Pant Hospital will be reserved for the city’s residents in a bid to provide timely and best available treatment to the patients. 

The order was issued by the Delhi government ‘s Health and Family Welfare Department on December 12.

“To provide timely and best available treatment for patients who are resident of Delhi, in GB Pant Hopsital (GIPMER), which is the flagship Super-speciality hospital of GNCTD, it has been decided that 50% of the total beds shall be reserved for the patients, particularly residents of Delhi”, the order said.

To avail this facility, patient should have been referred by another Delhi government hospital and admission should be required for only special treatment or for planned surgeries.

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