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One more tests positive in Amritsar district

One more tests positive in Amritsar district

With one positive case reported on Monday, the district tally increased to 47,331.

Amritsar: With one positive case reported on Monday, the district tally increased to 47,331. The Health Department has reported recovery of two patients, taking the recovery count to 45,732. The district at present has a total of four active cases. Meanwhile, 5,131 residents were inoculated during the ongoing vaccination drive on Monday. Of these, 3,079 received the first dose of the vaccine, while 2,052 received the second dose. TNS

Pay tax, get your vehicles back

Amritsar: The Regional Transport Authority (RTA) impounded six private long-route buses on different routes and three overloaded tippers here on Monday. Arashdeep Singh Lobana, RTO, said, the buses were impounded from different routes, including Amritsar-Bathinda, Amritsar-Faridkot and the Amritsar-Jalandhar GT road. Most owners of vehicles had not paid tax under the MV Act, he added. Buses would be released after their owners paid due tax and submit no due certificates, he said. Three tippers were challaned for overloading, he added. TNS

Joshi Colony gets a new park

Amritsar: While the parks in various parts of the city are in a dilapidated condition, Mayor Karamjit Singh inaugurated another new park, apparently to gain political mileage ahead of poll. The MC has constructed the new park at Joshi Colony in Ward No.10. The park has been developed up for the convenience of residents of Joshi Colony and surrounding areas, the Mayor claimed. Rintu said the park has been paved with interlocking tiles for the general public and special seating arrangements have been made for the elderly. He said a swing has also been set up for children where they can come and play. He said smart lights were installed in the park. TNS

Silent fast by Cong workers

Tarn Taran: Congress leaders and activists observed a silent fast for three hours in front of the main post office here on Monday. They were protesting in support of the farmers’ agitation. Leader Avtar Singh Taneja said the party had been demanding stern action against Union Minister Ajay Mishra and his son Ashish Mishra, besides others responsible for the Lakhimpur Kheri killings. He said the Congress was demanding the repealing of the three contentious farm laws. Most of the workers were either busy on their mobile phones or talking to their fellow participants during the ‘silence fasting’. OC

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