Akali Dal Leaders Hault By Chandigarh Police

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CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal today marched towards the Vidhan Sabha to protest against the Punjab government but the Chandigarh police did not allow the workers to march towards the Vidhan Sabha. On the first day of the budget session of the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, the Akali Dal had announced that the promises made by the government to the people had not been fulfilled, against which the Akali Dal was to besiege the Vidhan Sabha today.

A rally was earlier held at the Sector-25 rally ground for this. The rally was addressed by party president Sukhbir Singh Badal and other leaders. After this the Akali Dal workers were to march towards the assembly but Chandigarh police had set up barricades at a short distance.

The Akali Dal workers tried to break through the barricades. Chandigarh police used water cannons on them to stop them. Meanwhile, party president Sukhbir Singh Badal and other leaders handed over their arrests to Chandigarh police.

The Punjab Cabinet headed by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday approved to provide jobs to the family members of 34 victims of Amritsar train accident in various departments / institutions as per their qualifications.

The Punjab Cabinet headed by Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday approved to provide jobs to the family members of 34 victims of Amritsar train accident in various departments / institutions as per their qualifications.

On October 19, 2018, 58 persons were killed and 71 others injured in a train accident at Jodha Phatak in Amritsar on the occasion of Dussehra festival.

The family members of all of them cannot be covered under the current state policy and the relevant directives dated November 21, 2002 to give them jobs on compassionate grounds.

On the proposal of the Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar, the Chief Minister’s Office after detailed deliberations decided that out of the 58 deceased, one member out of 34 families would be given jobs in various institutions / departments of the state.

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