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Anganwadi food being sold at shops for cattle 16.12.2017 Central Chronicle
Chronicle Reporter, Gwalior Dalia and Khichdi, which is available free for children in Anganwadi, was... more »
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A towering administrator 14.12.2017 The Tribune
RK Kaushik The erstwhile Indian Civil Service, or ICS, was known as ‘heaven-born service’ or ‘steel frame’ of the British Raj. Post-Independence, 430 ICS officers opted to serve in the country, prominent among them being Anthony Leocadia Fletcher, also remembered as the ‘Everest of administration’.  Tony, as Anthony was known in his close circles, was born to a Christian family of Kerala on December 9, 1909, his parents being Peter and Helen Fletcher. After completing his school education from St Joseph’s in Trivandrum and his B.Sc and M.Sc from Madras and Nagpur universities, he joined the School of Oriental Studies and then made it to the ICS in 1933. Accorded Punjab cadre, his initial postings were SDM, Kasur, and ADM, Rawalpindi, and then District and Sessions Judge of Gujarat, Gujranwala, Jhelum and Mianwali. Having served on various administrative and judicial positions, including as Financial Commissioner for five tenures, in post-Partition Punjab, many instances in Fletcher’s life show how ...
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Sewerage board to recover Rs12.17 lakh from govt departments 13.12.2017 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Phagwara, December 12

The Water Supply and Sewerage Board has yet to recover an amount of Rs 12,17,038 which has been pending from the last two years, from various government departments.

This includes Rs 7,09,544 from Tehsil Complex, Phagwara, Rs 1,83,211 from the Railway Station, Phagwara, Rs 2,34,201 from Central Patwarkhana, Rs 90,082 from the Veterinary Office, Phagwara, for water and sewerage usages.

Notices have been issued to the officers concerned in this regard.

This was confirmed by Subdivisional Officer of Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Phagwara, Pardeep Chattanni, here today.

Giving details of the Tehsil Complex only Chattanni said the arrears include Rs 70,714 from SDM Court, Civil, Phagwara, Rs 93,620 from SDM Residence, Rs 16,378 from Tehsildar Office, Rs 1,22,290 from Sub Judge Residence, Rs 1,29,507 from Tehsildar Residence, Rs 1,20,037 from Naib Tehsildar Residence, Rs 1,56,998 from Khazana Office, Phagwara.

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Depute patwaris for numbering of trees: HC 13.12.2017 The Tribune

Legal Correspondent

Shimla, December 12

The HP High Court today directed the Deputy Commissioner Shimla to depute halqa patwaris for enumeration of the trees on private land.

The court further directed the Forest Department to file an affidavit on aerial survey of vegetative growth, including trees within the limits of the Shimla Municipal Corporation, and tagging of trees within the municipal limits with RFID tags.

The court also directed the respondents to file an affidavit on the recovery of cost incurred on enumeration of trees from the private land owners.

A division Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Ajay Mohan Goel passed the orders on public interest litigation on illegal felling of trees in Shimla city.

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Special campaign on to enroll disempowered communities 12.12.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
Pokala Dammakka statue a big draw 12.12.2017 Hindu: National
To be in focus during Mukkoti Ekadasi at Bhadradri temple
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Ruckus even on 2nd day of patwari exam 11.12.2017 Central Chronicle
PEB to re-schedule exam, derived candidates hold protest Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Many candidates couldn’t appear... more »
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Locals oppose garbage dump at Pampore stadium 11.12.2017 The Tribune
Pulwama, December 10 Residents have rued the Municipal Committee’s decision for building a garbage collection point on the stadium land in Pampore town of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The residents, especially youth, said they strived for over a decade for the revival of the Pampore stadium, but the decision of the Municipal Committee was horrendous and would definitely limit sports activities at the place. “How will the local youth and children play at a place that stinks,” said Faraz Ahmad, a resident, adding that they would not allow the construction of the dumping site on the stadium land. Pulwama sports council district manager Bashir Ahmad termed the construction of the dumping site on the stadium land as an encroachment and said he had written to the higher-ups regarding the issue. “The stadium became functional just a few months ago after the Sports Council of J&K spent a huge amount of money to revive its prestige,” he said, adding that the construction of the dumping site would only mean ...
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Activists against PCOCA 11.12.2017 The Tribune
Our Correspondent Tarn Taran, December 10 Several organisations, after a meeting, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner’s office against the proposed Punjab Control of Organised Crime Act (PCOCA). The members were led by Chaman Lal Darajke and other representatives of a number of organisations. Daljit Singh Dialpura, a representative, said the memorandum was addressed to the President, Prime Minister, Chief Minister and the Governor of the state, terming the Act as anti-democracy as it gave more powers to the police that could be misused. He said the state had sufficient laws to curb the anti-social elements and there was a lack of will power to implement it. The representatives of the Zamhoori Kisan Sabha, Dehati Mazdoor Sabha, Punjab Students Federation and others participated in the meeting. They stressed that the PCOCA would be misused to curb the voice of the organisations struggling for the rights of the people. Naib Tehsildar Jagmohan Singh received the memorandum on behalf of the ...
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Mid-day meal workers protest, seek Rs18,000 pay 10.12.2017 The Tribune

Mid-day meal workers protest, seek Rs18,000 pay

Tribune News Service

Karnal, December 9

Mid-day meal workers today protested near the Mini-Secretariat here in support of their demands, including minimum salary of Rs 18,000 per month.

They assembled at Karan Park and from there, they took out a protest march towards the Mini-Secretariat. They handed over a memorandum addressed to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Karnal MP Ashwini Chopra to Naib Tehsildar Raj Baksh Arora. Shimla Devi, district president of the workers, said that they had raised their demands at various platforms, but to no avail.

They were demanding a minimum salary of Rs 18,000 per month, 180-day maternity leave, permanent jobs and fresh meal for children in schools.

Farmers protest “anti-farmer policies” at Yamuna Expressway 8.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Farmers protest at Yamuna Expressway 8.12.2017 PTI: All news
Farmers protest at Yamuna Expressway
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No awareness, people unable to avail 116 services 8.12.2017 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Shimla, December 7 People in the state are not availing 116 services as notified under the Himachal Pradesh Public Service Guarantee (HPPSG) Act in 2011 to provide good governance to people. The Health Department is mandated to provide 12 services but most hospitals have not put the service chart. All government hospitals have to give emergency testing reports in two hours or by 3 pm the same day, but these services remain on paper only. Emergency calls from peripheral institutions should be attended in an hour while from local institutions in 15 minutes and the fitness certificate be issued the same day, says the Act, a copy of which is with The Tribune. Twenty departments provide 116 services under this Act. The patients in the IGMC, Kamla Nehru and Ripon hospitals stand in long queues in the OPDs each morning because the hospital administration fails to provide them OPD slips in 30 minutes. Similarly, the Urban Department has notified 12 services and the Town and Country ...
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Encroachments removed in Kaithal 8.12.2017 The Tribune

Kaithal , December 7

The Municipal Council demolished encroachments at Palki Bazar near Bhagat Singh Chowk here today. A heavy police force was deployed in the area to prevent any protest.

The operation was launched under the supervision of Duty Magistrate and Tehsildar Rakesh Kumar.

The MC had reportedly served notices on shopkeepers to remove encroachments. Some of them did so on their own.

Birjesh Hooda, building inspector, MC, said some shopkeepers had complained of illegal constructions on November 10. Notices were served and a week was given for removing the constructions. — OC

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DC backs digital payment method 8.12.2017 The Tribune
Bathnda, December 7 Deputy Commissioner Diprava Lakra today addressed the monthly meeting of the revenue officials of the district and asked them to generate digital payment awareness at the tehsil and sub-tehsil level so that more people can avail of the facility. He gave directions to the bank officers present in the meeting and asked them to hold camps in every village to provide information on digital payments at the village level. In these camps, youth of the village, who have knowledge of mobile technology, should be trained in this regard so that the villagers can be helped, he said. The Deputy Commissioner added that it was necessary for each bank account holder to attach his Aadhaar number and mobile number to his bank account. If a person does not do so by December 31, his account will be frozen and he will not be able to make any transaction through his account, he added. Luvnit Kumar gave information regarding the Bhim mobile application of the Government of India to the revenue officers. He ...
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Crops submerged following breaches 6.12.2017 The Tribune

Our Correspondent

Phagwara, December 5

Panic gripped several villages following breaches in the distributaries near Palahai and Mannawala villages on Monday.

Thousands of acres of crops have been submerged following the breaches.

Between five and 10 feet of the breaches were reported at both places. Subdivisional Magistrate Jyoti Bala, Naib Tehsildar Swapandeep Kaur and District Congress Committee president Joginder Singh Maan, along with Block Congress Committee ( R ) president Daljit Raju, rushed to the sites.

The SDM sought an explanation from SDO, Canal, Surinder Kumar, for Palahai distributary breaches and SDO, Canal, Sahil Sondhi, for Mannawala breaches.

The entire machinery was put in operation to plug the breaches with sand bags and JCB machines.

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Naib tehsildar’s powers cut short 6.12.2017 The Tribune

Mohali, December 5 

Following receipt of several complaints against the naib tehsildar of the Majri Block here, the DC today curtailed the revenue officer’s certain powers related to registration of properties and court.

In an order issued in this regard, DC Gurpreet Kaur Sapra withdrew the property registration and court powers of naib tehsildar Varinderpal Singh Dhoot under Section 68 of the Punjab Registration Act. 

“Now, the powers in question have been entrusted with Kharar naib tehsildar Harinderjit Singh. The other routine works will be carried out by Dhoot only,” said Sapra, adding that it was a step towards a clean and transparent administration. She said her office had been receiving complaints against Dhoot. “An inquiry is being conducted,” she added. — TNS

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Johal’s police remand extended 6.12.2017 The Tribune
Ludhiana: Judicial Magistrate Gurpreet Kaur on Tuesday extended the police remand of UK citizen Jagtar Singh Johal facing accusations of funding target killings of Hindu leaders in state for one day. Johal was produced before the court in connection with firing incident on RSS Shakha at Kidwai Nagar in Ludhiana in 2016. The court also ordered two-day police remand of Anil Kumar alias Kala, manager of a petrol pump owned by gangster Dharminder Singh Gugni. tns DC row: CS appears before committee Chandigarh: Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh on Tuesday appeared before the Privileges Committee of the Vidhan Sabha in connection with Moga DC Dilraj Singh’s spat with Congress MLA Darshan Brar. The committee, headed by party MLA Sukhjinder Randhawa, had summoned the Chief Secretary after the DC, during a previous hearing, allegedly failed to give a satisfactory reply to the complaint lodged by the Baghapurana MLA. Randhawa said the authorities concerned had been given 15 days to file a reply. TNS Naib tehsildar ...
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Mumbai: Two more arrested in Borivali lynching case 5.12.2017 Free Press Journal: Mumbai
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing Board (MHB) Colony police have recently arrested two more accused in
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Haryana to use drones to check overloaded vehicles on roads 5.12.2017 Chandigarh – The Indian Express
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