Sanitation workers suspend work in Patiala
Patiala Seeking regularisation, over 450 employees engaged in sanitation/cleanliness work of the city under the Patiala municipal corporation have started an indefinite strike from Thursday. No cleanliness related work was done on Thursday, leaving major parts of the city in mess.
Employees alleged that they are working on meagre salaries as the contractors, who hired them, continued to exploit them despite providing services for past four years.
Sunil Kumar, Patiala president, Punjab Sanitation Workers Federation, said, “We work eight hours a day, but are paid only 7,633 per month. MC contractors also deduct from this amount, if we miss work. In protest against this, we have stopped sewerage disposal, cleaning and garbage disposal in the city. Our stir will continue till our demands are met.”
Pune Member of Parliament and Senior BJP leader Girish Bapat has asked state unit chief Chandrakant Patil to act against Salisbury park corporator Shrinath Bhimale for renaming the PMC garden after his late father. Local residents have been protesting against Bhimale and demanded that the original name be restored by Pune Municipal Corporation. When contacted, Bhimale replied saying he was not aware of Bapat remarks.
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Mumbai Two days after the National Medical Council proposed new regulations on the professional conduct of registered medical practitioners, health activists and doctors welcomed the inclusion of guidelines on social media usage. The draft on RMP Conduct Regulations, 2022, is in the public domain to invite comments on the same from various stakeholders. The 104-page ethics guidelines include two pages with 11 points on the dos and don'ts on social media for doctors.
The detailed project report ( DPR) for Meerut- Panipat railway line has been prepared and is expected to be approved soon with a few amendments in alignment route. Union minister of state for animal husbandry and fisheries Dr Sanjeev Baliyan, who is also MP from Muzaffarnagar, has been pursuing the project for the past six years. Baliyan recently met the railway minister along with a delegation of local residents regarding the project.
Uttar Pradesh reported 123 new Covid cases, including eight in Lucknow while 177 patients recovered in the state, including 14 in Lucknow, on Wednesday. “Till now, a total of 20,54,661 patients have recovered in U.P. and the recovery rate is over 98%,” said secretary-general association of international doctors, Dr Abhishek Shukla. In Lucknow, five new cases were reported from Aliganj, one from Indira Nagar. Lucknow has 71 active Covid cases at present.