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Reacting to reports on the presence of snakes and rodents at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala,former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh on Friday wrote to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal demanding strict action against those responsible for the hospital’s decay.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Published: September 8, 2012 6:47:49 am

Snake in hospital,Bir Devinder writes to CM

Chandigarh:Reacting to reports on the presence of snakes and rodents at Rajindra Hospital in Patiala,former deputy speaker Bir Devinder Singh on Friday wrote to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal demanding strict action against those responsible for the hospital’s decay.

“Yesterday,I received a distress call from the pediatrics ward

of the hospital on presence of a six-feet-long cobra,which was later killed. It could have certainly caused instant death of anyone as the hospital reportedly does not have any stock of ant-snake venom. A few days ago,another snake was noticed in the eye operation theatre,” Devinder said in his letter.

One IPS,10 PPS shifted in Punjab

Chandigarh:The Punjab government on Friday transferred one IPS and ten Punjab Police Services (PPS) officers in the state with immediate effect,an official spokesman said here. Nilambri J Vijay,IPS,has been posted Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Ludhiana,the spokesman said. Besides,Parampal Singh,PPS has been transferred as SP City Ajitgarh,Mohali,Sunita Rani as SP Traffic,Mohali and Balwant Singh as SP (Headquarters),Fatehgarh Sahib,he said.

Punjab officers told to register as voters

Chandigarh:The Punjab Chief Electoral Officer on Friday asked all employees of the state government to register themselves as voters. The employees would be able to register as voters from October 1 to 31 with the Electoral Registration Officer or Booth Level Officer,according to the schedule released by the Election Commission of India.

Bibi back in jail after 28-day parole

Kapurthala:Former cabinet minister and sitting MLA Bibi Jagir Kaur returned to the Kapurthala Modern jail on Thursday evening after completing 28 days of parole. After spending only four months in jail after being convicted for the kidnapping and forcible abortion of her daughter in 2000,Bibi was released on parole for four weeks on August 8. Kaur bail plea is pending in the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

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