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Devi Lal varsity to start new courses
Sirsa, September 11
Chaudhary Devi Lal University here, which faced a bleak future and was virtually on the verge of being shut down till a few months ago, appears to be coming back on track with several new courses and faculty appointments being planned.

Rewari, Palwal are Class A cities now
Chandigarh, September 11
The Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Birender Singh, today announced reclassification of the cities of Rewari and Palwal (Faridabad) as Class A and Cheeka (Kaithal) as Class B.

Consumer forums’ members appointed
Chandigarh, September 11
After months of wait, consumers of Haryana will now heave a sigh of relief. The consumer forums of several districts had been non-functional in the absence of full quorum as the state government had not appointed part-time members of these forums.

5 injured in clash
Panipat, September 11
Tension gripped the industrial township here after a supporter of owners of an industrial unit in the Kutani road area fired in the air this morning. An altercation between owners and workers led to the incident.

1 killed, 11 hurt in Canter-bus collision
Fatehabad, September 11
A Canter carrying members of a marriage party collided with a bus near the new police lines here today, resulting in the death of the Canter driver and injuries to at least 11 members of  the party.

2 killed in road accident
Jhajjar, September 11
Two persons were killed and two injured in two road mishaps in the district today. In the first accident, two persons bled to death when they fell off their motor cycle on the diversion road here today.


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Youth shot at; attacker nabbed

Ambala, September 11
A youth was shot at near Gandhi Maidan in Ambala Sadar this morning. Om Prakash was shot at from point-blank range by Pramod with a country-made revolver. The incident took place at about 8.30 am.

Term of freedom fighters’ body extended
Chandigarh, September 11
The Haryana Government has extended the term of the Haryana Swatantrata Sainik Samman Samiti, by a period of six months, up to February 8, 2007.

 




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Devi Lal varsity to start new courses
Tribune News Service

Sirsa, September 11
Chaudhary Devi Lal University here, which faced a bleak future and was virtually on the verge of being shut down till a few months ago, appears to be coming back on track with several new courses and faculty appointments being planned.

The Vice-Chancellor, Dr K.C.Bhardwaj, told The Tribune here today that the university administration planned to appoint nearly 70 faculty members on a regular basis. The process to advertise the vacancies for the posts in various teaching departments was on, he added.

Dr Bhardwaj asserted that the infrastructure on the university campus would also be strengthened with construction of new teaching, administrative and residential blocks. He maintained that more facilities would be provided at the university laboratories and library, adding that sanitation, water supply, landscaping and construction of connecting roads would also be taken care of on a priority basis.

The university authorities had also sought funds from the state government for starting new courses, making fresh appointments, setting up departments and infrastructure development.

The Vice-Chancellor said at a recent meeting of the university Academic Council, it was unanimously resolved to set up an institute of Professional and Scientific Studies and Research under the self-financing scheme for introduction of job-oriented professional courses.

The council resolved to introduce PG diploma courses in clinical microbiology and pathology, medical laboratory technology, radiology and X-ray therapy, food processing and preservation, Internet and mobile technology, DNA fingerprinting and forensic science and environmental education and awareness from the 2006-07 academic session.

The council also resolved to start M.Phil in English, economics, public administration, commerce, biotechnology, computer science, mathematics, environmental sciences, chemistry and physics on a regular basis under self-financing scheme through the existing teaching departments.

Besides, the council gave the green signal to LLB (five-year) and LLB (three-year, evening) courses, M.Ed, five-year integrated MBA, one-year PG diploma in audio and visual communication and PG diploma in business process outsourcing (BPO).

It was also unanimously resolved to introduce 17 job-oriented professional courses through distance education mode. These include two-year MBA, PG diploma in investment banking, Master of Insurance Business, Master of Bank Management, Master of Business Administration (E-commerce), PG diploma in criminology and penology, PG diploma in cyber laws, MBA in hospital administration, MA in journalism and mass communication, Bachelor of Library and Information Science, M.Com, MCA, PGDCA, PG diploma in rural development, PG diploma in information systems, diploma in art and crafts and diploma in fashion designing.

The Vice-Chancellor maintained that while a wide range of job-oriented professional courses were being offered, the basic academic disciplines would also be accorded due importance.

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Rewari, Palwal are Class A cities now
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11
The Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Birender Singh, today announced reclassification of the cities of Rewari and Palwal (Faridabad) as Class A and Cheeka (Kaithal) as Class B.

Mr Birender Singh said these two urban centres had been reclassified on the basis of the 2001 census.

Consequently, the rates for house- rent allowance of the government employees posted in these cities would also increase, he said.

He said a city with a population of over one lakh was classified as Class A city and that with a population ranging from 25,000 to one lakh was given the status of Class B.

The population of Rewari and Palwal cities according to the 2001 Census was 1,00,684 and 1,00,722, respectively. Hence, these cities have been classified as Class A.

Cheeka city of Kaithal district had been classified as a Class B as its population was 32,128.

The Finance Minister said the state government had upgraded the status of Jind, Kurukshetra and Kaithal to Class A and Safidon to Class B on the demand of various employees’ associations last year. 

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Consumer forums’ members appointed
Yoginder Gupta
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11
After months of wait, consumers of Haryana will now heave a sigh of relief.

The consumer forums of several districts had been non-functional in the absence of full quorum as the state government had not appointed part-time members of these forums.

But now the state government has appointed part-time members to various district consumer forums.

According to a notification issued by the Food and Supplies Department, Mr Rajpal Kaushik, advocate, has been appointed a member of the Yamunanagar forum, Mr Vijay Gaur of Kurukshetra forum and Mr Baldev Singh of Panchkula forum.

Mr Rajiv Mehta has been appointed as a part-time member of Fatehabad forum, Mr Amar Pratap Kackaria of Ambala forum, Mr Vinod Chawla of Narnaul forum, Mr Amrit Lal of Kaithal forum, Mr Azad Singh Ghanghas of Bhiwani forum, Mr Satish Mittal of Faridabad forum and Mr Virender Kumar Jain of Rohtak forum.

Mr Ashok Kumar Kamboj of Sirsa and Mr Kapoor Singh of the Jind forum.

The government has also appointed Ms Upasana Bagla as the part-time member of the Faridabad forum, Ms Sarita Jain of the Panchkula forum, Ms Meena Kumari of Rohtak forum, Ms Bimla Devi Sheokand of Jind forum, Ms Asha Bindlas of Kaithal forum, Ms Sunita Gahlot of Sonipat forum and Ms Om Lata Kalyan of Kurukshetra forum.

Ms Krishna Yadav is now the member of Jhajjar forum, Ms Shakuntala Devi of Karnal forum, Ms Usha Sharma of Ambala forum, Ms Sushila Rathee of Bhiwani forum, Ms Veena Sharma of Gurgaon forum.

It may be recalled that under the Consumer Protection Act, one woman part-time member is a must on the three-member forum.

The posts of part-time members were advertised on July 27, 2005. The candidates were interviewed in January last.

The appointments were delayed because some persons moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court which directed that seven more candidates should be interviewed.

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5 injured in clash
Tribune News Service

Panipat, September 11
Tension gripped the industrial township here after a supporter of owners of an industrial unit in the Kutani road area fired in the air this morning. An altercation between owners and workers led to the incident.

Over six workers, factory owners and others, sustained injuries in the incident. Owners Sudhir Bajaj and his father Jugal Kishore and their supporter Subhash were injured, besides, two workers, Abdul Rahim and Charna .

All injured are reported to be out of danger. The police has reportedly recovered a pistol which allegedly belongs to Subhash. Though several persons were rounded up by the police but no case had been registered till the time of filing of the report.

The trouble began when workers were assembling today to attend a protest rally organised by the Indian Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU). The were to protest against the exploitation of handloom units by factory owners.

Sources said heated arguments exchanged between the owners of a nearby unit led to the incident.

The sources said when the father-son duo objected to the slogans raised by workers near their unit, workers thrashed them. On seeing this Subhash, their supporter, who owns an “akhara” opened two rounds of fire in the air. The agitated workers caught hold of Subhash and beat him.

P.P. Kapoor, convener of the IFTU, informed the Tribune that the office of the Chief Minister had been apprised with the matter through a fax message. He admitted that the workers had to "overpower" the three as they were allegedly carrying a pistol.

He said the workers would gherao the office of the SP against the police inaction against the three.

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1 killed, 11 hurt in Canter-bus collision
Our Correspondent

Fatehabad, September 11
A Canter carrying members of a marriage party collided with a bus near the new police lines here today, resulting in the death of the Canter driver and injuries to at least 11 members of 
the party.

The marriage party from Kesupura village (Sirsa) had gone to Kheri village in Alwar (Rajasthan) day before yesterday in a Canter. The marriage party was returning to Sirsa today when the vehicle collided with a bus in the morning. The Canter driver, Jagir Singh (30), died on the spot, while Gurdeep, Nanak Ram, Bhag Chand, Dalip, Dharam Chand, Kashmir, Jagsir, Bakshish, Meet Singh, Surjit and Kamal were injured. The injured have been admitted to the local General Hospital.

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2 killed in road accident
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, September 11
Two persons were killed and two injured in two road mishaps in the district today. In the first accident, two persons bled to death when they fell off their motor cycle on the diversion road here today.

The deceased were identified as Jaipal, a son of Zile Singh, who is an employee in the Public Health Department, and Balwan, a son of Kamal Singh, both residents of Chandol village. Jaipal was coming to join duty early this morning, while Balwan took lift on his motor cycle.

According to information, the motor cycle went out of balance on the slippery surface and both received head injuries as none of them was wearing a helmet.

A rickshaw-puller, known as Bhagatji, was hit and injured by a truck near the Civil Hospital here. The truck driver fled leaving the vehicle behind. Another motor cycle-borne youth was hit and injured by a truck near Jahangirpur village. 

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Youth shot at; attacker nabbed

Ambala, September 11
A youth was shot at near Gandhi Maidan in Ambala Sadar this morning.

Om Prakash was shot at from point-blank range by Pramod with a country-made revolver. The incident took place at about 8.30 am.

Even though Om Prakash sustained injury, he caught hold of Pramod and did not let the assailant escape. Om Prakash grappled with Pramod till onlookers nabbed him.

Police officials said the firing incident took place over some money, which was given by Pramod to Om Prakash.

Om Prakash was taken to Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantonment, from where he was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh. The country-made revolver and two live cartridges have been recovered by the police. — TNS

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Term of freedom fighters’ body extended
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 11
The Haryana Government has extended the term of the Haryana Swatantrata Sainik Samman Samiti, by a period of six months, up to February 8, 2007.

The government has also extended the term Mr Puran Chand Azad, Chairman of the body, by the same period.

The terms and conditions of the appointment of Mr Azad and the non-official members of the committee will remain same.

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