Amritsar: The health authorities reported two Covid-19 related deaths on Wednesday. With this, the toll has increased to 574. The deceased have been identified as Sham Sunder (66), of Sharifpura area, and Pal Kaur (66), of Thathian village. The health authorities reported 14 new cases with which the total count reached 14,895. The new cases include nine influenza like illness cases and five contacts of positive cases. With recovery of seven patients, the recovery count has increased to 14,200. At present, the district has a total of 121 active cases. TNS
Cong announces 13 candidates
Amritsar: Mayor Karamjit Singh Rintu, who is the Congress’s election observer from the Majitha Assembly constituency, released first list of candidates for ensuing nagar council elections on Wednesday. This development came, after the SAD released its first list of candidates. Handing over the list to Sukhjinder Raj Singh Lalli Majithia, he announced that the party would win all the 13 wards. The candidates include Poonam, Kuldeep Singh, Sukhmeet Kaur, Bir Singh, Jasbir Kaur, Paramjit Singh, Pardeep Kaur, Rajesh Kumar, Madhu Bala, Pardeep Singh, Kewal Singh, Neeraj Sharma and Jagjeet Kaur. TNS
Social worker red flags HRIDAY
Amritsar: A social activist complained to the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) against alleged embezzlement of funds in non-schedule works conducted under the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) in the city. SS Sharma raised concern over the works conducted on various sites under the HRIDAY project. Sharma alleged that cracks have developed on the walls of the Ram Bagh Gate. “I suspect embezzlement of funds in non-schedule items by one of the then executive officer. I have written to the CVC in this regard. I have demanded third party inquiry for works conducted under the HRIDAY. The involvement of senior officials of the MC should be also probed,” said Sharma. “The CVC has recognised my complaint and initiated the investigation,” he said. TNS
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