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Itís victory of INLD policies: Chautala
Yamunanagar, March 8
The byelection to the Yamunanagar constituency was a referendum on the developmental activities undertaken by his government during the last two and-a-half years, said Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister, here today while undertaking a three-day tour to thank the people for having elected Dr M.C. Gambhir with a thumping majority.

Civil Hospital survives on one ambulance
Ambala, March 8
The Civil Hospital located at Ambala city is a district level hospital. Serious patients even from Naraingarh and Ambala Cantonment. 

People urged to check pollution
Hisar, March 8
Mr Ajay Chautala, MP, and a son of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of the regional office building of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board here today.

Educate women on legal rights: VC
Kurukshetra, March 8
The Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Mr R.S. Chaudhry, inaugurated a two-day legal literacy workshop for women teachers of university and colleges, here today. 

Mahapanchayat to honour students
Kaithal, March 8
The Beniwal Mahapanchayat at a state-level meeting presided over by its state president Dr Ved Pal Beniwal here yesterday took some important decisions to be implemented by the members of their community.



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Jhajjar girl gets first prize in essay writing
Chandigarh, March 8
Ms Shweta Garg of Government P G College, Jhajjar, has been awarded the first prize by the Haryana State Council for Science and Technology in the state-level essay competition on scientific subjects.

KU exams from March 28
Kurukshetra, March 8
Annual Examinations of Kurukshetra University for compartment cases and full subjects candidates of undergraduate classes will be held from March 28 and April 1 respectively.

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Itís victory of INLD policies: Chautala
Our Correspondent

Yamunanagar, March 8
The byelection to the Yamunanagar constituency was a referendum on the developmental activities undertaken by his government during the last two and-a-half years, said Mr Om Prakash Chautala, Chief Minister, here today while undertaking a three-day tour to thank the people for having elected Dr M.C. Gambhir with a thumping majority.

On the first day of his tour today, the Chief Minister covered 19 villages and a few wards of the town. Mr Chautala claimed that the INLD was a grassroots-level party and that was why the people of this constituency had reposed their faith in it by electing Dr M.C. Gambhir in spite of the malarious propaganda of the Congress, the BJP and the HVP.

He said it was alleged that he INLD was party of ruralites but this victory had proved it wrong. He congratulated the people for peaceful and smooth election.

He assured the people that no discrimination would be meted out to anyone on the basis of his having voted for a particular candidate during the recently concluded byelection. He said his government would do its best to complete the development works.

Expressing his thanks to the people for having elected him as their representative, Dr M.C. Gambhir promised that he would leave no stone unturned to accelerate the pace of development.

Mr Balwant Singh MLA and the District INLD unit President, Mr Banta Ram, Chairman, Haryana, Sugarfed, Mr Akram Khan, Chairman, Dairy Development, Mr Rajesh Sharma, former minister, Mr Amilal, Chairman, zila parishad, Mrs Sangeeta Aggarwal and Mr Ashok Sharma chairpersons of the Yamunanagar and Jagadhri municipalities, respectively, and Mr Raj Kumar Saini, general secretary, INLD, Haryana, were also present.

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Civil Hospital survives on one ambulance
Suman Bhatnagar

Ambala, March 8
The Civil Hospital located at Ambala city is a district level hospital. Serious patients even from Naraingarh and Ambala Cantonment. Civil Hospitals are generally referred to this hospital as it has better infrastructure and services of specialist doctors. Since the hospital is situated close to the Ambala-Chandigarh highway and the GT Road, a large number of accidental cases too rush to this hospital everyday. Many of the serious cases brought here are referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, but this 200-bedded hospital has only one ambulance to transport the patients struggling for life. And also the ambulance is not very reliable, as it has already been declared a condemned vehicle a few years back.

This hospital ambulance is maintained by the Red Cross Society, which due to its financial constraint, has engaged a drive. The driver is supposed to remain available 24 hours in the hospital but it is not practically possible for single person. The patients referred to the PGI have to rush to Chandigarh immediately. They can not afford to wait for the availability of the driver of the hospital ambulance. They have to depend on the private ambulances owned by the nursing homes even though some of them charge more than the usual rates.

The Deputy Commissioner had provided a new ambulance to this hospital at a function at Ambala Cantonment on February 22 which was jointly financed by Saint John Ambulance, Rotary Club and Red Cross Society. Even after a fortnight the ambulance has not reached to the hospital. Strangely the authorities of Ambala Health Department do not know the whereabouts of the ambulance.

Besides a large number of sub-centres three Community Health Centres and around half a dozen Primary Health Centres have been working in the district. A large number of rural patients approach these centres even in the case of serious accidents. These health centres do not have the services of specialist doctors so they refer the serious patients to the Civil Hospital. None of these centres have any ambulance to shift the serious patients to the Civil Hospital or the PGI. At times serious patients die only because they cannot be shifted to the Civil Hospital in time.

The Ambala Health Department has around one dozen working vehicles in their possession but all of them are not being utilise due to shortage of drivers. Around half-a-dozen vacancies of driver have been existing in the hospital for the past several years. Some of the vehicles have turned into scrap, as they are not regularly used.

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People urged to check pollution
Our Correspondent

Hisar, March 8
Mr Ajay Chautala, MP, and a son of the Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, laid the foundation stone of the regional office building of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board here today.

Addressing the gathering, he called upon people to help board officials in reducing pollution in the state.

He said though governments of all countries had taken many steps to check this problem but in India there was a lack of awareness among people. It was unfortunate that increasing pollution in the country posed a threat to the health of next generation. He said though the rapid industrial growth had helped the country in raising the living standard of people but at the same time it also posed a serious threat to the health of people in the shape of pollution.

He said people and social organisations should come forward to check the pollution. Political parties and other organisation could play an important role in this regard. The youth wing of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) had also launched a special campaign against increasing pollution at many places in Haryana, he added.

Mr H.S. Bains, Chairman, Haryana State Pollution Control Board, Mr D.S. Dhensi, Additional Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr Subhash Goyal, Local Bodies Minister, Mr Puran Singh Dabra and Mr Ram Bhagat Sharma, legislators, were also present on this occasion. 

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Educate women on legal rights: VC
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, March 8
The Vice-Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Mr R.S. Chaudhry, inaugurated a two-day legal literacy workshop for women teachers of university and colleges, here today. The workshop is being organised by Women Studies Research Centre of the university to mark the International Womenís Day.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Chaudhry said that with the advancement of science and technology, role of women had changed. He said women were oppressed due to ignorance about their legal rights. The only way to improve their position in society was to educate them about their rights, he said.

He also emphasised on the need for providing counselling services to the women in villages.

The Vice-Chancellor hoped the speakers in the workshop would come up with viable solutions to provide legal literacy to women. He also expressed his satisfaction that the centre was working for the uplift of women.

Earlier, Dr Reicha Tanwar, Director of the centre highlighted the progress made by the centre.

On the first day of the workshop, Prof V.K. Aggarwal, Dean, Faculty of Law, Kurukshetra University, delivered a talk on legal aspects of women rights.

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Mahapanchayat to honour students
Our Correspondent

Kaithal, March 8
The Beniwal Mahapanchayat at a state-level meeting presided over by its state president Dr Ved Pal Beniwal here yesterday took some important decisions to be implemented by the members of their community.

These decisions included imposition of ban on accepting and giving dowry and serving of community lunch after the death of family member. The Panchayat also decided to honour sportsmen and students for outstanding performance in education.

Bharat Singh Beniwal, State General Secretary of Beniwal Mahapanchayat, Haryana, in a press release informed that some other important decisions for the welfare of the community were also taken during this mahapanchayat.

The members of Beniwal community also participated in this mahapanchayat and laid stress on the education of children and raise voice against other social evils.

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Jhajjar girl gets first prize in essay writing
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, March 8
Ms Shweta Garg of Government P G College, Jhajjar, has been awarded the first prize by the Haryana State Council for Science and Technology in the state-level essay competion on scientific subjects. The results of the competition
were announced by the HSCST today.

The second prize was shared by Parvati of G V M Girls College, Sonepat, and Sukriti Baweja of Government P G College, Karnal. The third prize has been awarded to Vasudha Lamba of G M N College, Ambala Cantt.

While girls won the top awards at the college level, in the case of schools, boys got the first two prizes. Shashank Tiwari of Bal Vikas School, Panipat, got the first prize while Prashant Tripathi of Partap Public School, Karnal, got the second. Shiksha Mann of DC Model Senior Secondary School, Panchkula, received the third prize.

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KU exams from March 28
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, March 8
Annual Examinations of Kurukshetra University for compartment cases and full subjects candidates of undergraduate classes will be held from March 28 and April 1 respectively.

Stating this here yesterday, Kurukshetra University, Examinations Controller, Dr J.S. Kadian, said all roll number slips along with date-sheets had already been despatched. But, in case, the candidates do not receive the roll number slips by March 15 they should contact the examination branches concerned and collect duplicate roll number slips. They must bring with two recent attested photographs, he added. Mr Kadian said that the postgraduate examinations would commence from May 1.

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