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Day after Cong workers’ meet, MLAs to meet Capt, minister
Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. File photo

Day after Cong workers’ meet, MLAs to meet Capt, minister

To discuss issues related to development grants, sealing of buildings11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after the workers’ meet, Congress MLAs today decided to hold a meeting with the Chief Minister and the Local Bodies Minister in Chandigarh regarding various issues, including the need for development grants, sealing of buildings and implementation of the one-time settlement scheme.

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Deepkamal Kaur

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, December 10

A day after the workers’ meet, Congress MLAs today decided to hold a meeting with the Chief Minister and the Local Bodies Minister in Chandigarh regarding various issues, including the need for development grants, sealing of buildings and implementation of the one-time settlement scheme.

As the city MLAs saw a growing disenchantment among councillors over getting no grants for development works, they urged PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar yesterday to push up their case with the Chief Minister and the Local Bodies Minister over which a meeting has been planned for tomorrow.

While Congress MLAs Sushil Rinku and Pargat Singh are already in Chandigarh, Bawa Henry and Rajinder Beri too are leaving tomorrow morning to put up the matter. Pargat, who has been batting for the change of Mayor, today again said: “All that we need is a strong and confidence head who knows how to generate funds. There are 100 ways to do that provided that you have strong internal machinery. Jakhar has agreed to accompany us to the minister and discuss ways to wriggle out of the financial mess.”

Rinku said the main issue before all MLAs was the sealing of shops and demolition notices to them after the court orders.

“We will ask the Chief Minister and the minister to find some way out, may be through some policy decision in the Cabinet. Owners of nearly 400 buildings are facing problem,” he said.

Beri said the MC’s share from the GST and octroi on electricity was pending.

“A one-time settlement policy for the building too needs to be cleared as the shop owners are ready to pay the compounding fee,” he said.

‘Getting good feelers after meeting PPCC chief’

A day after sharing problems with PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar, Congress workers said today that they had started getting good feelers already.

Ward No. 24 councillor Rajinder Kumar Juneja, alias Mintu, who had spoken over the issue of getting no safai karamchari, said: “When I went to the Municipal Corporation office today, the Commissioner told me that I would soon get some safai workers for my ward. I had also taken up the matter of meeting of the councillors with the Local Bodies Minister. I was told today that such meetings were being planned for the councillors of every city in rotation. Such messages today imply that our feedback has had an impact somewhere.”

Deputy Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Harsimranjit Banti, said he and some councillors met the PPCC chief at the Circuit House after tomorrow’s meetings.

The party chief has been apprised of the poor functioning of the MC. He was told that no sub-committees were being set up by the Mayor for monitoring of civic works,” he said.

Will give feedback to CM after meetings: Jakhar

PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar said today that he would give a complete feedback to the Chief Minister on responses generated in the workers’ meet yesterday after holding four-five more such meetings.

Since there was a lot of unrest over the Atta-Dal scheme, I had a word with Food and Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu over telephone, apprising him of ground facts,” he said.

Reverification needs another 1.5 months: Ashu

Bharat Bhushan Ashu, when contacted, agreed that “The old Blue Cards are being used for identification only. Our Smart Cards would be given out once the reverification process gets through in another one-and-a-half month. We are facing problems with the staff regarding the deletion of names and the addition of new ones. But we hope things will get settled soon.”

68 SAD leaders seek action over Makkar’s expletives

68 SAD leaders seek action over Makkar’s expletives

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: A day after former MLA Sarabjeet Makkar used abusive language against SAD district (urban) president Kulwant Singh Manan at the delegates’ meeting at Sodal gurdwara, as many as 68 SAD leaders, including five councillors, seven former councillors, 12 circle presidents, SC wing, BC wing and Istri Akali Dal leaders, have come together seeking action against Makkar from the party high command.

Grappler Gursharan Kaur bags goldSouth Asian Games

Grappler Gursharan Kaur bags gold

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Gursharan Kaur, who won a gold medal in the Senior National Wrestling Championship held at PAP grounds here from November 29 to December 1, has again given a reason to cheer by winning a gold in the 76-kg category in the recently concluded South Asian Games in Nepal.

Give solution or face protests: Traders

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The Federation of Jalandhar Industrial and Traders’ Association has given an ultimatum of a month to the state government that in this period if the government won’t give attention towards the dying industry, they (traders and manufacturers) would start protesting against the government.

13-yr-old cancer patient needs financial help

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Japjee (13), a Class VIII student of Kendriya Vidyalaya No II, Jalandhar Cantt, who has been admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh, needs financial help.

Five arrested for gambling

Five arrested for gambling

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: A team of the CIA Staff 1 of the police today arrested five persons who were allegedly involved in illegal gambling.

Accord speedy clearance to investment proposals: DC

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Varinder Kumar Sharma today asked all departments to accord speedy clearance to investment proposals through the Business First Portal.

Parent-teacher meet in govt schools on Dec 13

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: The State Education Department will hold parent-teacher meetings (PTMs) on December 13 across all government schools in the state.

Day observed 3 days later, only flag pinning ceremony heldArmed Forces Flag Day

Day observed 3 days later, only flag pinning ceremony held

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

JALANDHAR: Three days after the Armed Forces Flag Day, the District Sainik Welfare Office today observed the day and pinned flags in the District Administrative Complex (DAC).

Students highlight importance of ‘Human Rights Day’

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

PHAGWARA: Staff and students of MLU DAV College Phagwara celebrated ‘Human Rights Day’ on the college campus here today under the guidance of principal Dr Kiranjeet Randhawa.

3,250 examined at dental camp

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

KAPURTHALA: The 32nd free dental health fortnight that was organised by Health Department, Kapurthala, from Nov 25 to Dec 9 under the supervision of Dr Jasmeet Kaur Bawa concluded here today.

Annual sports day celebratedCAMPUS NOTES

Annual sports day celebrated

11 Dec 2019 | 8:00 AM

Jalandhar: CT Kindergarten organised its annual sports day on the premises of CT Public School (CTPC) with fervor. Students of kindergarten marched on the track dressed in vibrant colours.

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Awareness camp for labourers

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