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Protesters hurl stones during demolition drivePolice personnel take cover behind a tree as protesters pelt them with stones during an anti-encroachment drive at Ali Brahmana village in Palwal on Thursday. Tribune Photo

Protesters hurl stones during demolition drive

Six cops among 12 hurt in Palwal; police resort to lathicharge28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

PALWAL: Some cops were among several persons injured in a clash that took place at Ali Brahmana village of the district today. A demolition squad had reached Durvasa temple to remove encroachments on the main path to the shrine. Hundreds of villagers assembled and tried to stop officials from carrying out the operation.

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Bijendra Ahlawat

Tribune News Service

Palwal, July 27

Some cops were among several persons injured in a clash that took place at Ali Brahmana village of the district today.

A demolition squad had reached Durvasa temple to remove encroachments on the main path to the shrine. Hundreds of villagers assembled and tried to stop officials from carrying out the operation. The mob turned violent and resorted to pelting cops with stones after a word spread that an old woman whose house had been brought down has ‘died’ of shock.

At least half a dozen cops and an equal number of local residents received injuries in the clash that took in the form of stone-pelting and counter lathicharge by the police.

“Cops had to even open fire in the air to disperse the crowd,” said a local resident.

A JCB machine engaged for the work was also damaged in stone-pelting, it is learnt. More than 500 cops had been deployed at the site.

Denying any mass violence or serious injury to anyone, Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sharma, who was present at the spot, said only a few cops sustained minor injuries as villagers hurled stones. “We are trying to identify the person in the mob who had fired a shot in the air,” he added.

Claiming that encroachments had been removed on the directions of the court, Sharma said adequate time and notices had been given to the persons concerned, who had illegally occupied the main path (parikarma) of the temple in the village.

“The whole incident had been photographed and recorded on camera. A case will be registered after identification of the persons involved in stone-pelting,” he said, adding that encroachments had been successfully cleared after about two-and-half-hour operation.

Cong enters cow politics, begins march to Delhi

Cong enters cow politics, begins march to Delhi

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

ROHTAK: Congress men led by the party’s state unit president Ashok Tanwar started a ‘padyatra’ from Rohtak to Delhi today to press for cow conservation. Cattle rights activist Sant Gopal Das, who had been fasting for the past 55 days for the release of cattle-grazing land, was taken along in a human-driven cart.

Shah’s visit dominates BJP executive meeting

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

KURUKSHETRA: The BJP is all geared up for the three-day visit of party president Amit Shah to Rohtak next week. According to sources, Shah’s scheduled visit remained a central point of discussion on the second day of the BJP’s state executive body in Jind today.

Whitefly attack on cotton has farmers, experts worried

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: A high incidence of whitefly attack on the cotton crop in various districts of the state has set the alarm bell ringing for farmers and agriculture experts.

Enhancement fee: Owners offer to surrender houses to HUDA

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

HISAR: Fearing hefty enhancement fee by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the residents of residential Sectors 5 and 6 (part 2) in Hansi town of the district have offered to surrender their houses and plots to the authority.

FDA prohibits mixing of liquid nitrogen with drinks, food items

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Food and Drug Administration today prohibited flushing or mixing of liquid nitrogen gas with any drink or food article.

Sacked JBT teachers end fast, suspend sit-in

Sacked JBT teachers end fast, suspend sit-in

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

KARNAL: JBT teachers, whose services have been terminated, ended their indefinite fast following an assurance from Virender Kumar Dahiya, Additional Director, Elementary Education, of re-appointment.

Govt gets NGT notice over amusement park

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

NEW DELHI: A plea over the indiscriminate extraction of groundwater by an amusement park in Gurugram has prompted the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to seek the response of the state government and others in the matter.

Braid cutting unnerves Mewat villages

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

GURUGRAM: Fear has gripped Mewat as instances of braids of women being chopped off are being reported from a number of villages. While local residents have put the blame on ghosts, the harried administration and police are clueless.

Bar members protest arrest of colleague in murder case

Bar members protest arrest of colleague in murder case

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Members of the District Bar Association sat on dharna at the Mini-Secretariat in Jagadhri today in protest against the arrest of an advocate in a murder case.

Toll-free passage to Panipat residents

Gadkari seeks a month to find solution

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

PANIPAT: The Union Ministry of Transport has assured city residents of addressing their long-pending demand of toll free passage. The ministry sought a month's time to find a solution to address the issue.

‘Beheading’ remark case: Stay on proceedings against Ramdev

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

ROHTAK: The court of Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADSJ) Narinder Kaur today stayed the proceedings of a lower court in the case pertaining to the “beheading” remark made by yoga guru Ramdev during a speech at a ‘sadbhavna sammelan’ here last year.

NDRI invited to develop dairy sector in Namibia

NDRI invited to develop dairy sector in Namibia

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

KARNAL: A 10-member team headed by former President of the Republic of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba visited the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here today.

Farmers protest delay in sugar mill upgrade

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

KARNAL: Agitated over the delay in upgrading Karnal sugar mill, scores of farmers, under the banner of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), continued their dharna for the second consecutive day today.

Panel to redress govt staff issues

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: With an objective to save money and time of government as well as government employees, the Haryana Government has constituted a Litigation Mitigation Committee (LMC) for the redress of grievances of government employees.

Assault: Bajrang Dal leader denied bail

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

HISAR: Additional Sessions Judge RK Jain today rejected the bail application of Bajrang Dal leader Kapil Vats and another accused Anil Kumar in the case of assault on a youth at a mosque here on July 11.

CM to launch solar power-run irrigation project

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: In what is being billed as a gift to farmers in the Swaran Jayanti year, the Haryana Government is executing a unique solar power-run micro irrigation pilot project under the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.

Colleges roped in to enrol young voters

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

JHAJJAR: The office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has roped in government, government-aided and private colleges across the state to register new students as electors during the ongoing admission process for various undergraduate (UG) courses.

8 members of Pardi gang arrested

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

KURUKSHETRA: The police have arrested eight members of a gang of robbers. An official spokesperson said the accused were members of Pardi gang and residents of Madhya Pradesh.

Gender determination racket busted,1 held

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

MAHENDRAGARH: A joint team of district health and police departments today busted a gender determination racket by arresting a woman tout from Mahendragarh city while her accomplice managed to flee.

Intoxicating drugs seized

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seized 1.25 lakh tablets of Tramadol and 5,700 tablets of Alprazolam, both intoxicating drugs, from a medical store at Alika village in Sirsa.

4 Slovaks among 7 hurt in mishap

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

REWARI: Seven persons, including four Slovak nationals, were injured in a road mishap on NH-71 near Palhavaas village in Rewari today.

Material worth Rs 3 crore gutted

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

SONEPAT: Finished goods, raw material and machinery estimated to be worth around Rs 3 crore were destroyed in fire which broke out at a cardboard industrial unit in the Kundli industrial area of Sonepat district this morning.

Wrestler beaten to death in M’garh

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

MAHENDRAGARH: A wrestler, Sukhram (32), was bludgeoned to death by a group of assailants at his house in Nangal Dargu village of this district in the wee hours of Thursday.

Man convicted of minor’s rape at Hisar shelter home

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

HISAR: The court of Additional Sessions Judge Dr Pankaj today held a man guilty of raping a minor inmate of a shelter home for orphan and destitute children in the district in a two-year-old case.

Acid attack on advocate in Sonepat court

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

SONEPAT: Two motorcycle-borne youths with covered faces today threw acid on advocate Surender Malik when he was sitting in his chamber on the court premises here this morning.

Motorcyclists snatch trader’s gold chain

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

PANIPAT: Two youths on a motorcycle today snatched the gold chain of a businessman in Sector-25 here. In his complaint to the police, Anuj Kumar stated that he was giving driving lessons to his wife.

Admission to colleges against vacant seats

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: The government has decided that fresh and leftover applicants may be allowed to be considered for admission to colleges in the state against sanctioned vacant seats only.

Deputy Mayor accused of sexual harassment quits

28 Jul 2017 | 12:33 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: The Deputy Mayor of Municipal Corporation, Yamunanagar-Jagadhri, today resigned from his post. Deputy Mayor Rampal has been facing charges of sexual harassment.

Son alone bats for ‘tyrant old woman’

Son alone bats for ‘tyrant old woman’

27 Jul 2017 | 12:27 PM

SIRSA:With the burn injuries inflicted by her grandmother nearly healed, a doctor at the local Civil Hospital prepares papers for the discharge of the four-year-old girl from Maujukhera village.

Three held for murder at Sonepat civil hospital

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

SONEPAT: The police have arrested Yogender, a resident of Chitana village, Goverdhan, a resident of Mahra village, and Sumit, a resident of Sandal Khurd village, for allegedly stabbing Devnagar resident Ashish to death at the local civil hospital on June 2.

Social justice dept’s own office not divyang-friendly

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, which has to ensure that buildings of all government offices are disabled friendly, has its own state-level office situated on the third and fourth floors of a building in Sector 17 here without any ramp or lift facility.

Junaid lynching

NHRC notices to Railways, govt, DGP

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

NEW DELHI: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Railways, Haryana Government and state police chief over the killing of a Muslim youth on a train in Faridabad last month.

State to have new Seed Act: Dhankar

State to have new Seed Act: Dhankar

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

ROHTAK: In order to ensure adequate availability of good-quality seeds of all foodgrains as well as other crops in the state, the Haryana Government will have a new Seed Act, the first of its kind in the country.

Govt to hire sports officers for schools

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana School Education Department has decided to appoint talented Assistant Education Officers (AEOs) to improve the sports environment in all government schools.

F’bad sewage flows into Gurugram, Agra canals

F’bad sewage flows into Gurugram, Agra canals

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

FARIDABAD: Sewage is reportedly being emptied into the twin canals of Gurugram and Agra passing through the city. Though this activity is illegal, the department concerned claims that it acts swiftly against violators.

RERA Rules leave home buyers disappointed

RERA Rules leave home buyers disappointed

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: Home buyers in Gurugram and other big towns of the state are disappointed with the Haryana Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Authority (RERA) Rules approved by the Cabinet yesterday even as the government claims that the final rules do not dilute the Central Act.

Will hold more rallies over quota: Jat leader

Will hold more rallies over quota: Jat leader

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

ROHTAK: The All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) has decided to hold more rallies to press for their quota demand and expedite the implementation of their agreement with the state government. A decision to this effect was taken at a state executive meeting of the samiti held here today.

Builders to gain, says Surjewala

Builders to gain, says Surjewala

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: AICC media incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala today charged the state government with betraying the interests of small and medium home buyers by diluting the RERA.

Hooda: Ready for debate with CM on development

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today described the BJP government’s 1,000 days in power as wastage of waste of all these days and challenged Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to have an open debate with him anywhere.

2 cops punished for thrashing kite-seller

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

REWARI: Two cops, including in charge of the Bhadavaas police post, were sent to the Police Lines for thrashing a kite-seller at Balluvada locality here last night.

Committees to monitor digital literacy scheme

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

CHANDIGARH: To spread digital literacy in rural India, the Haryana Government has constituted state and district level committees to plan strategies for and to monitor the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) scheme in the state.

RSS man’s murder: 3 sent in police custody

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: The CIA-II of the Yamunanagar police have arrested four persons, including an advocate, for the murder of RSS leader Ravish Kamboj.

BJP executive meet begins in Jind

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

KURUKSHETRA: A two-day executive committee meeting of the Haryana BJP unit began in Jind this afternoon. It is for the first time that the party is holding a meeting in the khap land. Jind being centrally located in Haryana is considered important for the state politics.

This Panipat school has no desks

This Panipat school has no desks

27 Jul 2017 | 12:42 AM

PANIPAT: Students of Government Middle School at Rishpur village in the Sanoli block have to sit on mats to study in the absence of desks.

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