Sukhbir Badal takes aim at Capt Amarinder over slip in business ranking
Former deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal, on Friday, said it was shameful that Punjab had descended from number one to number 20 under the leadership of Captain Amarinder Singh and was now being ranked below erstwhile ‘Bimaru’ states like Bihar and Jharkhand.
“It is clear that the SAD-BJP government took Punjab to the number one position after coming out with a new industrial policy in 2013 while you (Amarinder) devoted one-and-a-half years to bring it 20 notches down. What could be worse?,” Sukhbir said in a release.
He added that the Congress government was behaving like an enemy of Punjabis by destroying its own state.
“The Invest Punjab department which resulted in creation of a one-stop clearance system and boosted investment has been demolished. The Reforms Commission has been scrapped. Citizen-centric services started through 12,000 Sewa Kendras which removed the need to go to government offices have been closed down. It is because of all this that the chief minister suffered the disgrace of being asked to wake up by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The time for excuses and blame games is over. You have been in power for one and a half years now. You must perform now or quit,” said Sukhbir.
PRAYAGRAJ: The Allahabad high court on Monday refused to quash a criminal case against a government teacher and a madarsa teacher allegedly from whose possession cow meat (beef) and 16 live cattle were recovered. Justice Rohit Ranjan Agarwal dismissed the petition filed by Parvez Ahmed and three others challenging the criminal case pending before CJM, Mau.
Lucknow: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath said here on Wednesday that the Covid situation in Uttar Pradesh was under control, yet the people and health machinery should remain alert and careful. The changing circumstances pertaining to Covid should be closely monitored, he said. The CM said last month's positivity rate was 0.46%. At present, the active Covid cases tally in the state was 2,401. The Covid vaccination campaign was entering the final phase in the state.
The rate of domestic LPG cylinder of 14.2 kg has gone up by Rs 50. Thus, now the consumers will have to pay Rs 1090.50 for the cylinder that was earlier available at Rs 1040.50. Likewise, the rate of 5 kg cylinder has increased from Rs 382.50 to Rs 400.50, while the rate of 10 kg composite cylinder that was earlier available at Rs 741.50 will now be procured at Rs 777.
A man shot at his 28-year-old nephew over a petty dispute in Pipri area of Kaushambi district on Wednesday morning. The injured man who is a postman, was admitted to the hospital. According to reports, Nityanand is a postman. Pipri police reached the spot and admitted the postman to the district hospital. His gun licence will also be cancelled, police added.
Team of Jal Sansthan officials visited Fatehpur village in sector B of Aliganj after a diarrhoea outbreak allegedly due to the poor quality of drinking water supplied to the area. Jal Sansthan's acting general manager Ram Kailash said a complaint was received on the phone on July 5 (Tuesday) that under Zone-3, the water supply was contaminated. Kailash said, however, while checking the water connections in the locality, we found two connections passing through a drain.