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Departmental action ordered against doc
Fatehabad, August 22
Deputy Commissioner O.P. Sheoran has ordered the initiation of a departmental action against a government doctor for negligence in the performance of his duties. A patient had died due to the absence of the doctor from duty.

Lawyers to boycott court of Sessions Judge today
Sonepat, August 22
The District Bar Association at a meeting of the general body today, resolved that the members of the association will boycott the courts of District Sessions Judge, J.B.Jaglan, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Deepak Gupta and Chief Judicial Magistrate, R.P. Goel on August 23 to protest against the “uncooperative” behaviour of these presiding officers with the Bar president and members of the Bar on August 22.

Chatterjee may be next HERC chief
Chandigarh, August 22
Another Haryana bureaucrat is likely to occupy a statutory post, having a fixed tenure. This time it seems to be the turn of Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Finance Secretary of the state.

Award for HAU VC
Hisar, August 22
The Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) Vice-Chancellor, Dr J.C. Katyal, has been conferred with the Punjab and Haryana Ratan Award in recognition of his talent and distinguished service.

Haryana induction furnaces suffer huge losses
Chandigarh, August 22
The induction furnace industry in Haryana is up in arms against the Haryana Power Utilities (HPU) for the erratic power supply which has led to a 50 per cent reduction in their production.

First semester exams from September 6
Rohtak, August 22
The Haryana Board of School Education will conduct first semester examinations from September 6. Examinees will be given computerised OMR sheets in place of regular answer sheets and the OMR sheets will be computer checked.


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Assembly website launched
Chandigarh, August 22
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today launched the state Assembly’s website at a gathering in the committee room of the Assembly building here.

Plan for dharna unjustified: Mullana
Chandigarh, August 22
The Haryana Education Minister, Mr Phool Chand Mullana, has termed the proposed dharna by the Haryana Education Ministerial Staff Association tomorrow as the unjustified as government has already accepted its demands. — TNS

Labour laws not being followed: MP
Hisar, August 22
Senior Communist leader and sitting MP Hannan Mollah has stated that labourers are being exploited in the state as the laws enacted for their welfare are not being followed.

55 pc power for farm sector
Hisar, August 22
Due to scanty rain in Haryana, the demand for power for the agriculture sector has increased sharply. The Haryana Power Utilities is supplying about 55 per cent of the total power to the agriculture sector to save kharif crops. Power for tubewells is being supplied for seven hours a day.

Husband slits wife’s throat
Rewari, August 22
In the wake of some family bickering, Suman Devi (27) was done to death by her husband Krishan who allegedly slit her throat with a knife at Bhurthal Jat village, near here, this morning.

PAP cop arrested

 




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Departmental action ordered against doc
Our Correspondent

Fatehabad, August 22
Deputy Commissioner O.P. Sheoran has ordered the initiation of a departmental action against a government doctor for negligence in the performance of his duties.

A patient had died due to the absence of the doctor from duty. The DC took this decision at the meeting of the District Grievances and Public Relations Committee here yesterday.

Mr Vishvanath, a resident of Bhattu Kalan in this district, had lodged a complaint before the committee against Dr Mohinder Gupta working in the Community Health Centre, Bhattu Kalan.

He had alleged in his complaint that he had taken his seriously ill nephew to the community health centre for treatment. But the doctor was absent from duty. His nephew died due to the non-availability of the doctor in the hospital.

The matter had come before the District Grievances Committee during its last meeting, too, and the DC had ordered a probe by the Civil Surgeon into the accusation of the complainant. The Civil Surgeon presented his report yesterday, which said the doctor was absent from duty without any valid reason on that day.

In all, seven complaints pertaining to various government departments were placed before the DC. Most of those complaints were disposed of on the spot.

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Lawyers to boycott court of Sessions Judge today
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 22
The District Bar Association at a meeting of the general body today, resolved that the members of the association will boycott the courts of District Sessions Judge, J.B.Jaglan, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Deepak Gupta and Chief Judicial Magistrate, R.P. Goel on August 23 to protest against the “uncooperative” behaviour of these presiding officers with the Bar president and members of the Bar on August 22.

The association also sent a copy of the resolution to the Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court with allegations that “whenever the Bar had to suspend work on certain very serious issues, these presiding officers had been misbehaving” with the members of the Bar. Moreover, this attitude of these officers was observed even on the usual days of working.

According to reports, early in the day, the association held a meeting and decided to keep work suspended today to protest against describing Jats as Lootere (Looters) by the NCERT in its books. When a team of association reportedly went to give a copy of resolution of work-suspension, it reportedly was not accepted by the DSJ and ADSJ.

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Chatterjee may be next HERC chief
Yoginder Gupta
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 22
Another Haryana bureaucrat is likely to occupy a statutory post, having a fixed tenure.

This time it seems to be the turn of Mr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Finance Secretary of the state.

According to sources, his name is among those who have been recommended by a search committee to the government for appointment as the next Chairman of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC). The present incumbent, Lieut Col Raghbir Singh (retd), is going to retire this month.

The post of the HERC Chairman has a fixed tenure of five years and in view of the statutory provisions it is very difficult to remove an incumbent before his term expires.

The sources say the search committee headed by Justice I.P. Vashishta, Chairman of the Legal Services Authority, Uttranchal, and former Judge of the Allahabad High Court, met in Haryana Nivas, Delhi, today. It was attended by the Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr Prem Prashant, a representative of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, Mr Rakesh Nath, and the Haryana Secretary, Power, Mr R.N Prashar.

The committee has also recommended the name of Mr R.K Jain, a technocrat, for the same post. Mr Jain has a long association with the Haryana power utilities and knows the functioning of the power sector in the state like the back of his hand. He had been a Chief Engineer as well as a Director of power utilities.

According to sources under the law, both Mr Chatterjee and Mr Jain are on equal footing, though Mr Jain’s name appears after that of the IAS officer because the recommendations have been made in alphabetical order. The final decision rests with the state government.

Mr Chatterjee is to retire towards the end of this year. However, he can take voluntary retirement a few months before the scheduled date of his superannuation without foregoing his retirement benefits, if the government decides to appoint him as the Chairman of the HERC and if he accepts the new assignment.

Also among the applicants were the Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Haryana, Mr K.C Sharma, who was earlier not made the Chief Secretary of the state. Unconfirmed reports say Mr Chatterjee was not among the applicants till the last date for applying. 

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Award for HAU VC
Tribune News Service

Hisar, August 22
The Haryana Agricultural University (HAU) Vice-Chancellor, Dr J.C. Katyal, has been conferred with the Punjab and Haryana Ratan Award in recognition of his talent and distinguished service.

The award was presented by the Haryana Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, at the silver jubilee function of the All-India Conference of Intellectuals in Chandigarh yesterday.

Basically a soil scientist, Dr Katyal had made a considerable contribution to the uplift of agriculture and agricultural education.

He had focused on natural resource management, specifically in wet and dry tropics, for higher crop yields, and making agriculture graduates more competitive.

Before taking over as the Vice-Chancellor of the HAU, he was the Deputy Director-General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Dr Katyal had patents granted to two innovations, the CRIDA drill plough and the CRIDA groundnut planter.

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Haryana induction furnaces suffer huge losses
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 22
The induction furnace industry in Haryana is up in arms against the Haryana Power Utilities (HPU) for the erratic power supply which has led to a 50 per cent reduction in their
production.

Power supply to induction furnaces in the state remained completely off for 13 days during this month, because of the severe power shortage. Last month, the supply to this energy-intensive industry remained off for seven days, causing huge losses to the industry.

Talking to TNS here today, the state executive member of the Haryana Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI), Mr Praveen Goyal, said power restrictions on industry should be imposed on the basis of connected load, rather than the equipment used.

"The authorities withdraw power supply to induction furnaces, which have load of anything between 300 KW to 600 KW, while other industry having load less than 1 mega watt are allowed
to operate.

We have now requested them to make two slabs for industry-one having load of more than one mega watt and other having load less than one mega watt," he said.

"Even now, irrespective of their connected load, induction furnaces are getting only seven to eight hours of power supply. The decision is arbitrary and seems to have been taken by junior functionaries who were not aware of ground reality. The discrimination against this industry should be removed,"
he added.

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First semester exams from September 6

Rohtak, August 22
The Haryana Board of School Education will conduct first semester examinations from September 6.

Examinees will be given computerised OMR sheets in place of regular answer sheets and the OMR sheets will be computer checked.

The tests will be objective type and examinees will have to fill in the rounded circle of the option which he thinks to be correct. This was stated by Mr Rajiv Ranjan, Secretary of the board, during a meeting to review arrangements for the examinations here today.

The middle standard examinations would be held from September 6 to 12, the matriculation examinations from September 14 to 20 and the 10+2 examinations from September 6 to 27.

There would be five sets of question papers to curb copying and the examinations would be held in two sessions.

The first session would be from 11.30 am to 1 pm and the second from 3 pm to 4.30 pm.

The board Secretary said the middle standard and matriculation examinations would be held in the first session while senior secondary examinations would be conducted in the second session. — TNS

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Assembly website launched
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 22
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today launched the state Assembly’s website at a gathering in the committee room of the Assembly building here.

The Chief Minister said the website would help all those who were interested in following the proceedings of the Assembly. The site www.haryanaassembly.gov.in — contains the rules of business, facilities given to the MLAs and other information. During the meetings of the Assembly, the site will be updated and fed with brief accounts of the proceedings in the House, questions and answers figuring during question hour and so on.

Regarding the issue of the introduction of IT in government functioning, Mr Hooda said the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, would visit Haryana in October to launch the Edusat (education through satellite) programme in the state. The programme aimed at covering all 1,100 senior secondary schools in the state by the next financial year.

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Plan for dharna unjustified: Mullana

Chandigarh, August 22
The Haryana Education Minister, Mr Phool Chand Mullana, has termed the proposed dharna by the Haryana Education Ministerial Staff Association tomorrow as the unjustified as government has already accepted its demands. — TNS

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Labour laws not being followed: MP
Tribune News Service

Hisar, August 22
Senior Communist leader and sitting MP Hannan Mollah has stated that labourers are being exploited in the state as the laws enacted for their welfare are not being followed.

He demanded that the state government should enforce the implementation of the labour laws.

Addressing a “Jan Abhiyan” rally organised by the CPM here on Sunday, the MP said the party had launched a campaign to awaken the downtrodden who were being used as mere vote banks.

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55 pc power for farm sector
Tribune News Service

Hisar, August 22
Due to scanty rain in Haryana, the demand for power for the agriculture sector has increased sharply. The Haryana Power Utilities is supplying about 55 per cent of the total power to the agriculture sector to save kharif crops. Power for tubewells is being supplied for seven hours a day.

A spokesman for the power utilities said here yesterday that it supplied 802 lakh units in the state yesterday against 772 lakh units supplied on the corresponding day last year.

As there was a sharp increase in the demand, the state required over 900 lakh units of power daily. The peak demand was estimated to be 4500-4600 MW against which the power utilities supplied 4016 MW yesterday.

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Husband slits wife’s throat
Our Correspondent

Rewari, August 22
In the wake of some family bickering, Suman Devi (27) was done to death by her husband Krishan who allegedly slit her throat with a knife at Bhurthal Jat village, near here, this morning.

It is stated that her husband and her mother-in-law Maha Dayee were so much infuriated at the poor dowry given by her parents on the birth of her son recently that her husband resorted to such brutality in a fit of rage. Suman had given birth to a son (her third child) about 20 days ago.

On a complaint lodged by Mr Tinku, father of Suman and resident of Bawal town, near here, the Sadar police has registered a case under Sections 302 and 506 of the IPC against Krishan and Maha Dayee. The police has also arrested Krishan.

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PAP cop arrested

Rohtak, August 22
Jagdeep Singh of the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) was arrested here this morning in a drunken state after he forcibly entered the Indian National Lok Dal office near the main bus stand and fired a shot from his service carbine. — TNS

 

 

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