After NDMC, Delhi's East and South municipal corporations also ban sale of chicken amid of bird flu scare
The East and South municipal corporations in national capital Delhi banned the sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in view of bird flu situation, news agency PTI reported.
The decision comes hours after the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) had issued a similar directive.
The order issued by the veterinary services department of the NDMC also said that owners of restaurants and hotels will face action if egg-based dishes or poultry meat and other products are served to customers.
The order has been issued in public interest and should be diligently complied with, the civic body said.
North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash had earlier said that the civic body has set up a high-level committee to monitor the situation of bird flu.
Testing of samples of dead crows and ducks had confirmed bird flu cases in the national capital on Monday, prompting the Delhi government to impose a ban on sale of processed and packaged chicken brought from outside the city.
The Ghazipur poultry market has also also closed by authorities.
Several ducks at Sanjay Lake and a large number of crows across various city parks have been found dead in the last one week.
Apart from Delhi, bird flu has also been confirmed in Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
(With inputs from agencies)
Police here have arrested a constable along with constable Inderjit Singh's three aides for allegedly erecting fake check points at various parts of the city and robbing people in the name of checking. The arrested accused have been identified as constable Inderjit Singh and his aides- Karan and Prince. Another constable Manjit Singh and three of his accomplices, who are yet to be identified, are on the run. They were absent from duty without any information.
Ahead of Independence Day, the Ludhiana police commissionerate held a flag march in the city on Thursday. Police commissioner Kaustubh Sharma flagged off the march from Police Lines. The police chief went live on Facebook and appealed the residents to immediately contact police on either emergency number 112 or mobile number of police control room — 7837018500 and 7837018555, if they notice any suspicious activity or suspicious person.
Ahead of Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann's visit to Ludhiana on the Independence Day, MLA from Ludhiana West Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, along with assistant commissioner of police (ACP, West) Mandeep Singh, on Thursday, met Punjab Agricultural University students, who have been protesting for the past 16 days on the campus, and tried to persuade them to lift their protest.
To spread awareness among residents regarding waste segregation and ban imposed on single-use plastic, the municipal corporation commenced a week-long campaign on Thursday under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to mark 75th years of Independence. On the first day, demonstrations were held in different wards of the city to spread awareness regarding waste segregation. Chief sanitary inspector Ashwani Sahota said the week-long campaign has been initiated on the directions of MC commissioner Shena Aggarwal.
Bharatiya Kisan Union (, Ekta Ugrahan) and Road Sangharsh Union took out a tractor and motorcycle rally and handed over a memorandum to Sahnewal MLA Hardeep Singh Mundian in protest against the alleged acquisition of farmers' land under the Bharat Mala project. Addressing the gathering, BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) district president Saudagar Singh Ghudani said the dharna against the authorities at Kot Aga village in Dehlon has reached the 48th day.