Daily Archives: November 7, 2017

Wina commissions K20 million Luampa Grid Extension Project

Inonge Wina

Vice President Inonge Wina has commissioned the K20 million Luampa Grid Extension Project in Luampa District of Western province. This is the first time since independence that Luampa District which has a population of over 45,000 has been connected to the national grid, a development that has cheered the residents. Ms. Wina says the commissioning of the project is a clear ...

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Suspected Luampa PF cadres attempts to beat up area UPND MP

Makozo Chikote

Some Patriotic Front cadres in Luampa District today threatened to beat up UPND area Member of Parliament Makozo Chikote who went to attend the official commissioning of the Luampa Substation and Grid extension project carried out by the Rural Electrification Authority (REA). The PF cadres argued that Mr. Chikote should not be allowed to attend the commissioning of the project ...

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PeP petitions President Lungu over fire tenders

PeP President Sean Tembo

Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean Tembo has petitioned President Edgar Lungu over the 42 fire tenders procured by government at a total cost of US$42 million. Mr. Tembo has told QTV News that the petition was delivered to State House yesterday. He says the substance of his party’s petition is to demand for an independent forensic investigation into ...

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KCM, Mines Union agree to appoint conciliators

Labour Minister Joyce Nonde Simukoko

Labour and Social Security Minister Joyce Simukoko says Konkola Copper Mines and Mines unions have resolved to proceed to appoint conciliators after failing to reach a settlement over KCM’s outsourcing of labour. Mrs Simukoko says this was after a meeting held by the two parties on 3rd November, 2017 to discuss the matter in an attempt to resolve the dispute. ...

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Police beat to death Kabompo man

Kabompo West Member of Parliament Ambrose Lufuma

Parliament has heard that Police officers in President Edgar Lungu’s advance party during his recent visit to Kabompo district in North Western province on Friday brutally beat up a resident who has since died. Raising a point of order on whether Home Affairs Minister Steven Kampyongo was in order not to condemn such an act by what he described as ...

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Delhi residents panic as ‘deadly smog’ returns

New Delhi: Vehicles ply on smog covered Rajpath in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist

Panic has gripped the Indian capital, Delhi, as residents woke up to a blanket of thick grey smog on Tuesday. Visibility is poor as pollution levels reached 30 times the World Health Organization’s recommended limit in some areas. The Indian Medical Association (IMA) declared “a state of medical emergency” and urged the government to “make every possible effort to curb ...

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England hit by more withdrawals

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson are the latest withdrawals from England’s injury-hit squad for friendlies against World Cup holders Germany and five-time winners Brazil, the FA said Tuesday. Gareth Southgate’s men kick off their World Cup preparations with back-to-back Wembley matches against the international heavyweight teams over the coming week. Tottenham’s Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Harry Winks ...

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Sacked Labour minister Carl Sargeant found dead

Carl Sargeant was communities and children's secretary until last Friday

An ex-Welsh Labour minister who faced a party investigation into allegations about his personal conduct has taken his own life, BBC Wales understands. Carl Sargeant, 49, lost his ministerial job as cabinet secretary for communities and children last Friday. He was suspended from Labour after the first minister learned of a number of alleged incidents involving women. A family statement ...

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