Punjab removes PRTC chairman; loyalist of former CM Amarinder
Patiala The Punjab government removed Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) chairman KK Sharma from his post on Wednesday, two days after Sharma’s photo with former chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh and wife Preneet went viral on social media on Monday. Sharma is also a staunch Capt loyalist and had been appointed to the post in April 2017, soon after Capt Amarinder took charge.
Satwinder Singh, a close protégé of CM Charanjit Singh Channi, is the new PRTC chairman.
“I am not at all upset at this, as I am staunch loyalist of Capt Amarinder, who made me the Patiala Improvement Trust chairman in 2003. Nowadays, instead of giving a stable government, Congressmen are being removed from key posts without any consideration. I have been removed just because I am close to the previous CM,” Sharma claimed.
Delhi's single-day tally dropped for the fifth consecutive day on Monday after 377 people tested positive for the virus, according to the health bulletin data. Following the latest additions, the cumulative Covid-19 tally of Delhi touched 19,00,735. Fresh fatalities also dipped with one patient succumbing to Covid-19 as opposed to three on Sunday, the bulletin data revealed. Delhi's death toll now reached 26,196.
The Lucknow Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee condemned the killing of two Sikhs by Islamic terrorists in Peshawar on Sunday. To register our protest, the committee has decided to burn an effigy of Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday for not controlling terrorism in his country. The terrorists have targeted minorities and forced them to either convert to Islam or flee the land of their forefathers, said committee president Rajendra Singh Bagga.
A day after leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis launched a frontal attack on the Shiv Sena and accused it of diluting its commitment to Hindutva for the sake of power, the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi has responded with a similar offensive. In his rally on Sunday, Fadnavis had equated the tri-party MVA government to the Babri mosque, claiming that he would not rest till he brought it down.
Mumbai: About 27 years after they booked flats in a residential project at Kopar Khairane in Navi Mumbai, two residents of Lokhandwala will receive amounts equal to seven times the price of the flats as the builder failed to complete the project and handover over ready flats. In April 1996, the Debt Recovery Tribunal at Mumbai had attached the under-construction building, which was also attached by the Income Tax department in January 2003.
LUCKNOW After days of unrelenting heatwave, Lucknow saw a slight dip in the maximum temperature (41.8 degrees Celsius) as compared to Sunday (42 degrees) while Sangam city (Prayagraj) remained the hottest place in Uttar Pradesh at 45.8 degrees Celsius, down from 46.9 degrees the previous day. Banda, which had been scorching for two days, experienced a drop in day temperature (45 degrees Celsius) on Monday, down from 49 degrees on Sunday.