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MCD sanitation workers dump muck on streets, go on strike

The workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) also burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at their corporation headquarter in Shahdara near Shyam Lal College.

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New Delhi, Jan 9 : Not paid their salaries for over two months, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) sanitation workers on Monday dumped piles of muck taken out of drains and garbage on city roads as they went on a strike.

The workers of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) also burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at their corporation headquarter in Shahdara near Shyam Lal College.

The sweepers were joined by a number of other employees responsible for cleaning of the city’s drains.

“The sanitation workers of all 62 wards of both zones (Shahdara South and Shahdara North) of EDMC took part in the demonstration and went on to strike today (on Monday),” EDMC official Roshan Lal Paracha, told IANS.

“They haven’t received their salaries for last two-three months despite a High court order last year, in which they should get their salaries by seventh of every month.

“It happens regularly. They get their salaries for a couple of months, then they will not get it for the next few… Because of the enmity between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the common man is suffering,” he added.

East Delhi Municipal Corporation Standing Committee Chairman Jeetendra Chaudhary blamed the lack of budget funds and the Delhi government’s “casual behaviour” for missing out on workers’ wages.

“As per certain guidelines of fourth Delhi Finance Commission, MCD was to get a boost in its budget. But the Delhi government is yet to finalise the recommendations… As of now it owes us 4,900 crore,” Chaudhary told IANS.

“They (AAP) should stop playing their blame-game and come out in open for debate over the accusations it has leveled against MCD. We have been trying to meet Kejriwal for the last five days, but he is always either in Punjab or in Goa. He does not have any time for Delhi,” he added.

Chaudhury also said that his department owes Rs 2,200 crore in arrears to its employees.

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After ‘Bhagwad Gita’, Haryana school kids to recite ‘Gayatri Mantra’

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

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Chandigarh, Feb 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana is all set to make students in government schools of Haryana recite the “Gayatri Mantra” during morning prayers.

Haryana’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said on Saturday that the state government is going to make recitation of Gayatri Mantra mandatory in morning prayers in schools.

“Haryana is the land of ‘Bhagwad Gita’ and the cow. Reciting the Gayatri Mantra will inculcate values among students,” Sharma told the media here.

The BJP government in Haryana led by former RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh) ideologue, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, had in 2015 announced that lessons from Hindu holy book Bhagwad Gita would be part of the school curriculum. This was introduced in 2016.

Opposition parties in Haryana have accused the BJP government of “saffronising the education system”.

The state has a BJP government since October 2014.

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Bihar: 9 killed, several others injures as a bolero van runs over School children in Muzaffarpur

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Nine school students died in a road accident in Muzzafarpur of Bihar after a speeding SUV car hit them.

Almost 14 other are reported injured in a road accident at Minapur of Muzaffarpur in Bihar. The students were crossing the road while a speeding bolero van hit them.

“All the injured said to be around 20 in number, have been rushed to the Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital for treatment. The condition of some of them was stated to be critical,” he said.

The MLA of the area has alleged that the driver of the van was drunk. Whereas Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has announced Rs 4 Lakh each as ex-gratia to the families of the deceased.

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Light rain, snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, Feb 24: Light rain in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. The Met said the weather will improve Sunday onwards.

Worries of an impending dry summer have been revisiting the people as no major snowfall occurred in the valley during this winter.

The minimum temperatures continued their rising trend across the state.

The minimum temperature was 5.8 in Srinagar, while it was 2.7 in Pahalgam and minus two in Gulmarg.

Leh town of Ladakh region recorded minus three as the minimum.

Jammu city recorded 15.3, Katra 13.8, Batote 7.3, Banihal 7.2, Bhaderwah 6.4 and Udhampur 14 degrees Celsius.

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