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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.



 Wefornews Bureau

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Protesters clash with police in J&K’s Nowshera, DM among injured




Jammu, March 24: Protests in Nowshera town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, demanding district status for the area, turned violent on Saturday, as agitators clashed with security forces, leaving at least 14 persons, including the District Magistrate, injured, police said.

Police said protesters resorted to intense stone pelting at security forces in the town and a baton charge and tear smoke canisters was used to control the protests.

Police sources said ten protesters, four security men and Rajouri’s District Magistrate Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary were injured during these clashes.

According to sources, Chowdhary was hit on his head by a glass bottle hurled by protesters.

For the last nearly two months, people in Nowshera town have been agitating f or grant of district status to the area.

Saturday’s protests followed the state government’s decision announcement on Friday that an Additional District Development Commissioner would be posted in Nowshera town instead of granting the area full-fledged separate district status.


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5 year-old girl gang-raped, set on fire in Assam



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Nagaon, March 24: In a tragic incident, a five-year-old girl lost her life after she was allegedly gang-raped and then set on fire by five persons at her home.

The crime took place on Friday in Nagaon’s Bordua in Assam.

So far, police have arrested two accused in this regard and case has been registered.

Further probe into the matter is underway.


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Strike in Manipur government offices continues for third day




Imphal, March 24: Despite a warning by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to employees, the strike in government offices across Manipur continued for the third day on Saturday, paralysing work.

Singh had, on Friday night, asked employees to return to work by Monday, “failing which the government has to find other people to discharge their work”.

Explaining the government’s position, he said: “It will involve an additional expenditure of Rs 1,400 crore annually to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission to pay over 85,000 employees and about 45,000 pensioners. Manipur has been depending mostly on the central government largesse.”

Noting that “before the end of the financial year on March 31, funds have to be sanctioned for a slew of developmental projects”, he urged employees to return to work.

The indefinite strike was jointly called on Thursday by the Joint Administrative Council (JAC) of the All Manipur Trade Unions Council and the All Manipur Government Employees Organisation to protest the government’s failure to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for employees and pensioners.

Except for the employees in the Secretariat, there is a massive response in all other government offices, pro-strike activists claimed.

The employees on strike pointed out that out of the 19 BJP-ruled states, Manipur is the only one where the recommendations have not been implemented.


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