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Muktsar: A memorial gate named after Bhai Langar Singh on the Muktsar-Kotkapura road here is crying for immediate repair as a portion of it collapsed during a rainy spell last week. A slab of cement is hanging precariously on the top of the gate, which is 60 m high. It is posing a grave risk to the commuters. Locals say the district administration seems to be unaware of the situation. "A part of the gate may fall anytime and cause loss to life and property. The authorities concerned must immediately repair the broken part to avoid any untoward incident," says a villager.

On 'Mission Fateh'

Abohar: After the state police painted "stay home" slogans on the state and national highways, officials and NGOs in neighboring Sriganganagar on Sunday used rangoli colours to draw awareness messages in each ward. In Hanumangarh, District Collector Zakir Hussain walked through Indira Vatika lanes to distribute pamphlets to make people aware about the pandemic. Frontline workers and teachers in Abohar are motivating panchayats, besides visiting dwellings around brick-kilns to create awareness under the "Mission Fateh".

Plugging holes

MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra looks over the desilting operation of the Sirhind Choe.

Fatehgarh Sahib: Keeping in mind the onset of the monsoon, local MLA Kuljit Singh Nagra has directed the officials concerned to start desilting the Sirhind Choe. The town had been at the receiving end for the past many years during the rainy season. Local residents have to face hardships because of flooding of their homes and crops. Given the urgency of the situation, the MLA is supervising the operations on a day-to-day basis. The locals are thus hoping that they will be able to sail through safely.

from The Tribune

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