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Undertrialís murder: probe ordered
Ambala, February 10
The Director-General of Prison has ordered a probe into the incident of Ambala Central Jail in which one of the undertrials murdered another prisoner by repeatedly hitting a brick on the head. 

Improved varieties of guar, bajra
Hisar, February 10
Haryana Agricultural has developed two improved varieties of guar and bajra and the State Seed Sub-Committee of Agricultural Crops has recommended it for release in Haryana for general cultivation. It is headed by Secretary and Commissioner Agriculture. Haryana H.C. Disodia.

BSP leader Nagra joins Congress
Chandigarh, February 10
The Haryana Congress has made a major gain following the decision of the former BSP MP, Mr Aman Kumar Nagra, to join its ranks. Mr Nagra, founder president of the Haryana BSP, is considered to be the architect of the BSP in the state, particularly the old Ambala district, comprising Ambala, Yamunanagar and Panchkula.

Disciplinary action within 1 year
Chandigarh, February 10
The Haryana Government has decided that disciplinary proceedings against delinquent officers under Rule 7 of the Haryana Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1987, should be completed within one year.

Two cars damaged in group clash
Ambala, February 10
A clash between two groups opposite the police post No. 3 at Ambala City last late night caused panic among shopkeepers of Old Civil Hospital Road as a car and a motor cycle were set on fire, while another car was badly damaged.

6 flour mills raided, 8 held
Sirsa, February 10
The district police raided six flour mills here and arrested 18 persons under Section 372/420 of the IPC for selling adulterated wheat flour. Five hundred quintals of adulterated flour and rice waste were recovered from these mills.


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Haryana makes citizensí charter
Chandigarh, February 10
The Administrative Reforms Department of Haryana has prepared a citizensí charter for creating awareness in the government departments about the right to basic goods and services enjoyed by members of the public.

Dalit-Muslim solidarity feast

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Undertrialís murder: probe ordered
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 10
The Director-General of Prison has ordered a probe into the incident of Ambala Central Jail in which one of the undertrials murdered another prisoner by repeatedly hitting a brick on the head. The Chief Probation Officer of the Department of Prisons, Mr Harnam Singh, along with other inquiry team reached in the jail this morning and recorded the statements of several prisoners. The jail authorities clarified that it seems that it was not a planned murder. But the father of the deceased has alleged that the murder of his son was planned outside the jail. The deceased was an accused in a murder case in the Cantonment here.

According to information, the inquiry officer visited the barrack where Naveen, alias Banti was murdered by his inmate. He also investigated how the brick, which was used in the murder of Banti, was available in the barrack. Meanwhile, it is learnt that the jail authorities told the inquiry officer that the accused Ramesh, alias Ravana was lodged in the ward-number 2 of the jail hospital. Naveen was lodged in the hospital ward to take care of a paralysed prisoner. According to information, during investigation Ramesh said he had no intention to kill Banti. He said on Saturday night he found that most of the prisoners in the barrack were sleeping by covering their faces with blanket while the face of Banti was uncovered. He said he himself could no make out what had provoked him to hit brick on Bantiís head. 

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Improved varieties of guar, bajra
Our Correspondent

Hisar, February 10
Haryana Agricultural has developed two improved varieties of guar and bajra and the State Seed Sub-Committee of Agricultural Crops has recommended it for release in Haryana for general cultivation. It is headed by Secretary and Commissioner Agriculture. Haryana H.C. Disodia.

Director Agriculture Research of the university Dr B.S. Dahiya said the new varieties would help improve production in semi arid region of the state and elsewhere. He said the new varieties were named HG-563 of guar and HIS-117 of bajra.

Dr Dahiya said that improved guar was early maturing with high seed and gum yield. It was also resistant to major disease, bajra hybrid HHB-117 too had better green fodder quality and high grain and fodder yield. It was also resistant to downy mildew disease.

Four varieties and hybrids including HHB 146 of bajra and RH-9901, RH-9304-S8U1 of raya developed by the Plant Breeding Department of the university were also released recently at the national level for cultivation.

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BSP leader Nagra joins Congress
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
The Haryana Congress has made a major gain following the decision of the former BSP MP, Mr Aman Kumar Nagra, to join its ranks.
Mr Nagra, founder president of the Haryana BSP, is considered to be the architect of the BSP in the state, particularly the old Ambala district, comprising Ambala, Yamunanagar and Panchkula.

However, once the BSP was established as a force to reckon with in the state, Mr Nagra fell apart with Ms Mayawati and quit the party. The BSP has a vote share of 7,000 to over 10,000 votes in each of the 90 Assembly segments.

Since the BSP has a hold over the Dalit vote, which had been traditionally with the Congress, the latter felt handicapped following the emergence of the BSP, particularly in what is known as the non-Jat belt of the state. With Mr Nagra joining the Congress, he is sure to make a dent in the BSP vote.

The Haryana Congress too needed a creditable Harijan leader. Its leaders hope that Mr Nagra will be able to fill the vacuum to a considerable extent. However, much will depend on how the Congress is able to project him in the run-up to the next Assembly elections.

Mr Nagraís entry to the Congress is considered to be the personal achievement of Mr Bhajan Lal, president of the party. 

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Disciplinary action within 1 year
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
The Haryana Government has decided that disciplinary proceedings against delinquent officers under Rule 7 of the Haryana Civil Services (Punishment and Appeal) Rules, 1987, should be completed within one year.

This was stated by an official spokesman here today. The spokesman said the government had also fixed a time schedule for such cases so as to check undue delay caused in the disposal of disciplinary proceedings. He said the charge sheet, under Rule 7, should be issued within two months from the passing of order by the competent authority. The reply by the official must be given within one month and the inquiry officer should also be appointed within one month.

He said inquiry proceedings should not take more than four months. The second show-cause notice regarding imposition of major penalty should be issued within one month. He said consultation with the Haryana Public Service Commission should be made within one month before passing the final orders of punishment and the final order should be issued soon after hearing from the HPSC and well before the expiry of the time limit of one year.

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Two cars damaged in group clash
Our Correspondent

Ambala, February 10
A clash between two groups opposite the police post No. 3 at Ambala City last late night caused panic among shopkeepers of Old Civil Hospital Road as a car and a motor cycle were set on fire, while another car was badly damaged. According to an eyewitness, lathis and iron rods were used in the clash. No major injuries to any person were however reported.

According to the police, the two groups clashed over some old rivalry. Members of one of the groups torched two vehicles of the rival group. The police has registered a case against some persons on the complaint of Manmohan Banti. According to information, the two groups had earlier clashed near Manav Chowk.

One of the members of the complainant group who is also a leader of the Ambala Congress, Mr Bittu Chavla, said he was crossing the Old Civil Hospital in his car when some persons attacked him and damaged his car.

Mr Dharampal Kalia, Mr Dharampal Chadda and Mr Raj Kumar, all leaders of Ambala Congress, met the Deputy Superintendent of Police today and demanded action against the attackers.

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6 flour mills raided, 8 held
Our Correspondent

Sirsa, February 10
The district police raided six flour mills here and arrested 18 persons under Section 372/420 of the IPC for selling adulterated wheat flour. Five hundred quintals of adulterated flour and rice waste were recovered from these mills.

According to information received today, the police raided the mills after receiving complaints against them. Six police teams were constituted to conduct the raids, which continued till late evening under the leadership of district police chief A.S. Ahalawat. The mills that were raided included Bala Ji Flour Mill, Jinder Flour Mill, Gopal Flour Mill, Sarasvati Flour Mill, Jain Flour Mill and Paras Food. Large quantities of adulterating material and adulterated flour were recovered during the raids. The police rounded up 18 persons in this connection.

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Haryana makes citizensí charter
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
The Administrative Reforms Department of Haryana has prepared a citizensí charter for creating awareness in the government departments about the right to basic goods and services enjoyed by members of the public.

This was stated by Mr Pius Pandarwani while interacting with Mr Jatin Hazarika, head of the Assam Administrative Reforms Commission. Mr A.K. Singh, Member Secretary of the commission, was also present at the meeting.

Mr Pandarwani told the visiting team that the charter for 36 departments had been formulated and the guidelines for the remaining 22 departments were being prepared. In the second phase, the charter would be formulated for the field departments, he said.

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Dalit-Muslim solidarity feast
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 10
The All-India Confederation of SC, ST and BC Organisation and the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind will jointly organise a feast at Mehandi Ka Durana, a village in Ambala district, to underscore Dalit-Muslim solidarity in Haryana. Mr Karamveer Singh, president of the confederationís Haryana unit, said the feast would take place in front of a mosque in the village on Wednesday.

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