Mohali MC launches drive to clean major city roads
The municipal corporation (MC) launched a week-long cleanliness drive. Mayor Amarjit Singh Jiti Sidhu and deputy mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi lauded municipal commissioner Navjot Kaur’s efforts and appealed to the residents to extend full cooperation.
The drive, which commenced on Friday, will focus on cleaning some of the city’s main roads including Old Amartax to Diplast Chowk to Franco Chowk, Sector 48 to IISER, YPS Chowk to Kumbhra, IISER to Bawa White House, Sector 66-67 dividing road, entry road from Chandigarh to Diplast, PTL to Amartax Lights, Phase 9 Stadium road and the ones in Phase 10 and 11.
Speaking about the same, commissioner Navjot Kaur said the debris and garbage lying on these roads is being removed. She also directed officials to challan all offenders and appealed for the Mohali residents’ cooperation. He said that garbage should be disposed of at designated sites and not in public places.
Highlighting the city’s ranking in the top 100 of the sanitation survey, Sidhu said that the MC is working diligently to maintain Mohali’s Swachh Sarvekshan standing.
Farmers protest infringement of land ownership rights
Members of the Kisan Hit Sangharsh Committee, Punjab, on Saturday held a protest against the state government over infringement of statutory/legal rights of landowners (joint land of proprietors) in the villages of Punjab under the guise of removing illegal occupation of ‘panchayat’ lands by official machinery at Chappar Chiri, Mohali. The protestors said the affected landowners/farmers have no claim over any land that is used for common purposes in a village and is rightly classified as ‘shamlat deh’, adding that denying them ownership was a violation of their legal statutory rights.
Seven RWAs protest against Bajwa Developers
Members of seven Residents’ Welfare Associations (RWA) of Sectors 123, 124, 125 and 117 on Saturday held a protest against Bajwa Developers over the lack of basic amenities in their localities. Gathered outside the developer’s office in Sector 125, protesters complained about erratic power supply, poor sewerage system, broken internal roads and contaminated drinking water supply.
National conference concludes at PU
The two-day national conference jointly organised by Panjab University’s Centre for Social Work and Indian Society of Professional Social Work concluded on Saturday. The conference on building a new eco-social world had a valedictory session, which saw felicitations for medical social workers, volunteers, research scholars and students.
Dev Samaj felicitates students
PGGCG holds convocation
Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, hosted its 34th annual convocation on Saturday. A total of 219 postgraduate degrees were awarded. A total of 40 students received the roll of honour, while 15 were awarded college colour. As many as 88 students bagged top 10 positions in the University, with 7 ranking first.
With the Eknath Shinde-led rebel faction of the Shiv Sena all set to announce a new party, the Shiv Sena Balasaheb, senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday said no such group would be recognised until it gets a legal authorisation from the Maharashtra assembly speaker. The incumbent deputy speaker of the Nationalist Congress Party, Narhari Zirwal, is overseeing the responsibilities of the speaker.
Shiv Sena legislator Tanaji Sawant's office in Pune was ransacked by party activists on Saturday amid the political crisis in Maharashtra caused due to the breaking away of a section of MLAs led by urban development minister Eknath Shinde from the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray-led party. Local corporator Vishal Dhanawade later told reporters that this was a reaction by Shiv Sainiks as Sawant has turned a rebel. Despite repeated attempts Sawant could not be contacted.
A bronze statue of the architect of Bengaluru city, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, will be unveiled soon at the Kempegowda International Airport, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters on Friday, news agency PTI reported. The statue is said to be around 108 feet tall, weighing around 220 tons, i.e. 2,20,000 kilograms. Chief Minister Bommai was at KIA to inspect the progress of the installation work of the statue after he returned from his Delhi trip.
The Pragati Maidan tunnel, which was inaugurated on June 19, will be closed for vehicular movement on every Sunday as authorities have decided to allow people to visit the tunnel and see the artwork along its walls- a suggestion that was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the facility. The 1.3-km-long tunnel connects Mathura road to Ring road while passing under the Pagati Maidan.
The Karnataka high court on Friday reserved judgement on a suit pending before a Mangaluru court, which had sought a survey of the Malali mosque on the outskirts of the city after a Hindu temple-like architectural design was discovered underneath it during April renovation works, PTI reported. The single-judge bench of Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum had issued notice to mosque authorities and adjourned the hearing to June 17.