Woman pushed before train, legs
Medicine sale racket busted
Kidnap bid foiled
Chautala govt "won't last
Haryana govt bans tuitions
Ensure fair poll, Chautala tells
Two constables suspended
4 killed in mishap
HAU to continue dharna
Haryana notifies Education Act
FARIDABAD, July 24 The Haryana Government, has notified in its official gazette the Haryana School Education Act, 1999, to regulate the working of private schools after getting the President's assent.
The schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education and other boards and councils have come under the purview of the Act.
The Act, empowers the state government to approve the fee structure, constitution of the managing committees, terms and conditions of service of teachers and to withdraw recognition of the schools found violating the provisions of the law.
The courts have been barred from entertaining suits against any action taken by the government under the Act.
No child below the age of five could be admitted to class I and admissions would be regulated by the rules formulated under the Act. All schools will file a statement of fee to be charged during the coming academic session with the Director, Education after getting his approval. The fee should be according to the facilities available in the school.
The Bill was passed by the Haryana Assembly after two-year-long agitation by the Abhibhavak Ekta Manch against the "arbitrary" functioning of private schools.
Meanwhile private public
schools are learnt to be refusing admissions to their own
students to some courses in Class XI on the plea that
they had secured less percentage of marks in the Class X
examination. They are being advised to go to other
schools. This practice has been resorted to in order to
maintain good results in Class XII. The parents of such
students are planning to approach the authorities for
Woman pushed before train,
FATEHABAD, July 24 In one of the ghastly incidents, a man pushed his young wife in front of a train. Leading to both her legs being amputated. She is stated to be fighting for life at the local General Hospital.
The victim, Laxmi Devi (23), of Bighar village in this district was married to Jagdish of Jodhkan village in Sirsa district five years back. But soon after the marriage, her mother-in-law, Shanti Devi, and husband, Jagdish, started tormenting her for bringing insufficient dowry. According to Laxmi, her husband and mother-in-law used to taunt her for her dark complexion and said they would bring another bride after killing her. In the meantime she gave birth to two sons. The village panchayat had reconciled the couple two years ago.
Talking to TNS the victim said on July 21 there was a religious function at Bhattu Kalan in the district where her maternal uncles resided. Her husband, and brother-in-law, Inder, took her to the Jodhkan railway station to catch a train to Bhattu Kalan. But as soon as the train started moving in, the two brothers took her sons from her and pushed her in front of the train. After this both absconded.
The passengers on the train stopped it by pulling the chain and took the bleeding Laxmi to Bhattu Kalan hospital from where she was referred to the local General Hospital. One of her legs had been completely severed from the rest of body while the other leg had to be amputated.
As no one from the
Railway Police force came to record the statement of the
victim, her mother met the Deputy Commission, Mr V. Raja
Shekhar, who asked the SDM, Mr Shyamal Mishra, to record
the statement. The DC has also provided financial help to
the woman from the District Red Cross Society.
Shock over VC's resignation
HISAR, July 24 Teachers scientists, students and non-teaching staff of CCS Haryana Agricultural university have expressed shock at the resignation of Prof J B Chaudhury, as Vice Chancellor.
Prof K.L. Johar, founder Vice Chancellor of Guru Jambeshwar University, said it was the most unfortunate thing to have happened. He pointed out that Prof Chowdhury's terms was marked by multifarious progress in the university. Prof Johar said, he should have completed his term of four years.
Another former Vice-Chancellor Prof P.S. Lamba opined that Prof Chowdhury should withdraw his resignation. He lauded the academic and administration capacities of Prof Chowdhury.
Dr B.L. Jalali, Director Research HAU, shared Dr Lamba's opinion. He said, Prof Chowdhury was "a unique blend of academic and administrative brilliance. He said, Prof Chowdhury had served in various capacities in the university and his sincerity and integrity had been widely acknowledged.
Prof Neelam Khetarpaul said, the Vice Chancellor should withdraw his resignation as most of the teachers and non-teaching employees of the university had urged him to do so. She pointed out that Prof Chowdhury had been one of the most respected Vice Chancellors of HAU who was easily accessible to everyone.
Prof B.K. Kuthiala, Dean Academic Affairs, Guru Jambeshwar University observed that the new government should reverse the bad precedent set by its predecessors. He said, academic institutions needed full autonomy and should by kept above partisan politics. He appreciated Prof Choudhury's achievements during the past three years and said, he should complete his term.
The Non-teaching Employees' Union has pleaded with the VC to withdraw his resignation. Mr K.L. Rajpal and Mr M.N. Joshi employees in the university said, they felt sad over the news of resignation. They said Prof Chowdhury was the most non-controversial Vice Chancellor.
Prof Chowdhury's three year tenure was marked by some great achievements by the university. It was during his tenure that HAU was adjudged as best university and was given national award for outstanding contributions in improving the economy of the state. He also managed to get mushroom cultivation laboratory commissioned.
He set up a unit of
biotechnology research in the university and also
developed many useful biotechniques. He was awarded the
fellowship of National Academy of Agriculture and Mian
Afzal Hussein Award.
Record-breaking LIC officer
ROHTAK: "Top producers do not sell life insurance, they sell solutions to people's problems." This is what top officers in the local LIC branch say.
Mr Subash Chander Wadhwa has written and rewritten new records of performance in the field during the past about 11 years.
Mr Wadhwa (53), who joined as Development Officer in 1984, has the distinction of attaining the No 1 position in the Karnal division, which covers almost the entire state, since he joined the corporation. He has been a top grosser for the LIC not only in the Karnal division, but at one stage he had attained top slot in the country in term of the sum assured through policies, for six months in 1997-98. On November 30,1998, Mr Wadhwa was ranked No 3 on an all-India basis.
If we look at the figures of his performance during the past 11 years his success is really astounding. While he brought business of about Rs 4.17 crore (sum assured) during 1988-89, he touched a phenomenal record of Rs 26.17 crore by the end of 1998-99. The increase in the business during the period had been about 6.5 times.
The total business during this period has been over Rs 158 crore, while the number of policies given by him had been over 23,000 during the past 11 years. Between 1977 and 1984, when he worked as an agent, he fetched business of about Rs 1 crore to the company, and on the basis of this performance he was selected as an officer. From then on he never looked back. He was perhaps the first official of the corporation who offered to give a single policy of Rs 1 crore way back in 1988-89, but due to some policy problems from the management the proposal was turned down by the authorities. He is still the only officer in the division who brought a single policy of Rs 1 crore. He has now about 108 agents working under him and helping him to achieve new targets every time.
One of his agents is Jagmohan Singh is now the No 1 agent in the entire division as he alone has brought business of over Rs 3.22 crore in 1998-99, through 285 policies. Nine other agents working under Mr Wadhwa have given a business ranging from Rs 71 lakh to Rs 1.31 crore during this period.
Mr Wadhwa, who has done B.A., B.Ed, worked as teacher for about 16 years, but joined the LIC in 1977 as an agent to do "more challenging work." Mr A.K. Dasgupta, Senior Divisional Manager, has described Mr Wadhwa as "jewel" in the division. He says the success story of Mr Wadhwa would written in golden letters along with the growth of Karnal division. Mr Wadhwa has been honoured at nearly all levels including the Zonal Manager, Mr R. Chandrasekaran, and Executive Director.
Although there are about
14 Development Officers in the branch here but none of
the other 13 is close to him in the matter of business.
His business on May 15 last had been about five times
more than that to his nearest rival in terms of the sum
Medicine sale racket busted
ROHTAK, July 24 The district health authority have claimed to have busted a racket of illegal sale of drugs and medicines of Pt. B.D. Sharma institute of Medical sciences (PGIMS) in the open market, with the arrest of one person here today.
According to Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. B.D. Kalra, the person who is reported to be an employee of the health department, had been caught with the medicines while he was about to leave Rohtak. The suspect identified as Ram Narain was arrested from Shiela byepass, when he was waiting for a bus to go to Delhi.
It is learnt that he had a suitcase containing the medicines which had been allegedly taken from the medicine store of the PGIMS.
Kidnap bid foiled
FATEHABAD, July 24 A bid to kidnap a brick-kiln owner, his son and a child by three armed persons from the Rattia road last night was foiled by exemplary courage shown by the victims. The kidnappers were forced to run leaving the victims as well as their arms.
According to reports Mr Brij Lal (45), a local brick-kiln owner, his son Avinash (20) and a nephew of Avinash, Subhash (4) were coming to Fatehabad in their car from Budhlada in Punjab. They were stopped by three youths near Ayalki, village.
The youths forced their entry into the vehicle and took control of the car.
The accused drove the vehicle with the kidnapped persons towards Fatehabad. The youths, who were all clean shaven, demanded Rs 10 lakh from their victims and told them that they would be taken to Rajasthan in case they failed to pay the ransom. As the car reached the Rattia road octroi post here, the victims grappled with the kidnappers one of the kidnappers fired a shot but failed to scare the victims.
As the car reached the
national highway, it stopped. Sensing danger, the
kidnapper ran away leaving behind their two countrymade
pistols and the victims. The police has registered a case
under Section 341, 384 and 307 of the IPC. No arrest has
been made so far.
Chautala govt "won't last
FATEHABAD, July 24 The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has predicted that the INLD government supported by the BJP and the HVP(D) will fall soon as it was an "alliance of opportunism".
Talking to mediapersons here today, the district CPM Secretary, Mr Krishan Swaroop said that people should not expect much of this government.
He said the BJP had a
long history of pulling down elected governments
supported by it. He cited the examples of the V.P. Singh
Government at the Centre and the Devi Lal and Bansi Lal
governments in Haryana. He said both Mr Devi Lal and Mr
Om Parkash Chautala had been ditched by the BJP twice and
the present arrangement would not last either.
Haryana govt bans tuitions
SONEPAT, July 24 Following some public complaints, the Haryana Government has imposed a complete ban on private tuition by the lecturers working in government colleges of the state with immediate effect.
According to official sources, all principals of government colleges have been directed to take effective steps to curb the menace and seek help from the authorities of the Income Tax Department in this regard.
The state government has also made rural service for five years compulsory for its college teachers appointed on and after January 1, 1996. Under the new directions after their placement in the senior scale, all such lecturers will have to serve for three years before the placement and two years afterwards in colleges set up in the rural areas. However, such lecturers will be free to opt for rural service for five years at a stretch.
Further, the state government has fixed 180 days as actual teaching days in a year and has made compulsory for the lecturers to be present in their colleges for five hours daily.
All college teachers will also be required to attend the orientation and refresher courses for being eligible for senior selection grade.
Ensure fair poll, Chautala
CHANDIGARH, July 24 The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, today directed the administrative secretaries and senior police officers to ensure free and fair conduct of the September 4 Lok Sabha elections in the state.
Addressing the first meeting of administrative secretaries after taking the oath of office, Mr Chautala asked them to provide efficient and responsive administration to the people so that speedy development could take place. The first priority of his government was restoration of law and order and acceleration of the pace of development.
He said his government
would honour honest and efficient officers and officials
as it was his government's aim to provide a clean and
efficient administration. Assuring them that he would
never ask them to do anything illegal, the Chief Minister
said he expected the officers to work with devotion to
Two constables suspended
HISAR, July 24 Two constables of the Haryana police, Basant Kumar and Bhoop Singh, posted at the city police station, Hansi, were suspended by Mr O P Singh, district police chief, yesterday on the charge of negligence of duty in connection with the looting of Rs 39,000 from a petrol station in Hansi by four robbers recently.
4 killed in mishap
HISAR, July 24 Four persons were killed and three others injured in a collision between a bus and a jeep on the Sirsa road, 2 km from here, yesterday.
According to the police, the ill-fated jeep was coming towards Hisar while the bus was on its way to Sirsa. All occupants of the jeep died on the spot. The bodies could not be identified the police said.
A driving license has been found in the jeep bearing the name of Kartar Singh, son of Budh Ram, resident of Sherpur Aher of Sirsa district. The driver of the bus was also injured.
HAU to continue dharna
HISAR, July 24 Teachers of Haryana Agricultural University has decided to continue their dharna in support of their demand for the implementation of the revised payscales recommended by the ICAR.
A decision to this effect was taken by the HAU Teachers Association at its general body meeting here today. The indefinite dharna by the teachers entered its eleventh day today.
Resham Singh is IGP, CID
CHANDIGARH, July 24
The Chautala Government today ordered the first
change in the Department of Police by bringing in Mr
Resham Singh, IGP, Ambala Range, as IGP, CID, in place of
Mr Satyendra Kumar, whose posting order will be issued
Municipal staff's pay scales
SHAHABAD, July 24 The municipal committee, here has accepted the recommendations of the fifth Pay Commission and revised the pay scales of its employees with effect from April 1,1999.
The civil body chief, Dr Sudha Bansal, said here today that the committee had revised the pay scales of its employees in view of their efficiency and dedication to duty. The committee would have to bear an additional burden of Rs 18 lakh annually due to the revision, she stated.
She said the committee
would spend Rs 3 lakh improving the street lights and Rs
7 lakh for other development schemes in the town. A
nullah would also be constructed for draining
out rain water in the town, she added.
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