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left in fray for panchayat poll
AIFUCTO dharna on March
fray for panchayat poll
YAMUNANAGAR, March 6 Two hundred candidates are left in the fray for the six panchayat samitis elections in the district. Mr Rajiv Sharma, Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer (Panchayat), said here today that there were six panchayat samitis in the district comprising Jagadhri, Bilaspur, Sadhoura, Mustafabad, Radaur and Chhachhrauli.
He said 113 candidates had withdrawn their names and added that 10 members had been unanimously elected in the Jagadhri panchayat samiti a whereas in the rest 15 wards, 36 candidates were left in the fray. He said those panchayat samiti members, who had been unanimously elected were Mr Harvinder Kumar from ward No 2, Mrs Harvinder Kaur from ward No 3, Mr Hari Ram from ward No 4, Mr Avtar Singh from ward No 6, Mr Nirmal Kumar from ward No 7, Mrs Sheela Devi from ward No 8, Mrs Neelam Rani from ward No 13, Mrs Adrish from ward No 16, Mr Samay Singh from ward No 18, and Mr Jai Boon from ward No 20.
Mr Rajiv Sharma further said from Radaur panchayat samiti Mr Mange Ram from ward No 4 and Mr Saab Singh from ward No 11 had been elected unanimously. He said in the rest 13 wards, 30 candidates were left in the fray and added that five sarpanches and 268 panches from Radaur block had been elected unanimously.
The Deputy Commissioner stated that from Bilaspur panchayat samiti, five members had been elected unanimously, which included Mr Mahi Pal from ward No 1, Mrs Ralunati from ward No 2, Mrs Urmila from ward No 8, Mrs Suman Rani from ward No 14 and Mrs Mahendro Devi from ward No 18. He said seven sarpanches and 380 panches had been elected unanimously.
Change in poll symbols resented
PANIPAT, March 6 A large number of people have expressed resentment over the use of the electoral rolls published in 1994 during the ensuing elections of the panchayati raj institutions in the district. The contesting candidates are reportedly annoyed and disgusted owing to change of their allotted election symbols.
According to information available, returning officer of Panipat block samiti and City Magistrate Mahavir Kaushik the allotted election symbols on March 3 to the contesting candidates. With the allotment of symbols, the candidates got the publicity material printed for electioneering. But the next day the returning officer changed the symbols resulting in inconvenience and financial loss to the candidates. A complaint has been lodged by the candidates of Babarpur, Bichhpuri and Azizulapur villages in this regard with the District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner.
It is also learnt that for want to prior information about the required documents to be submitted by the contesting candidates at the time of filing of nominations, many aspirants could not submit the documents before the closing time of nominations. Due to this lapse on the part of the administration, many aspirants lost the opportunity to contest the gram panchayat elections.
For the gram panchayat
elections nominations were received in the village. Half
a dozen residents of Chhichrana village complained that
at the time of nominations they were asked to submit an
affidavit to the presiding officer. To obtain the
affidavit they rushed to the court, but when they
returned with the affidavit, the time for filing the
papers was over and their nominations were not accepted.
bugs to be fined
GURGAON, March 6 In a bid to improve sanitation standards, of this city,the district administration has decided on a crackdown, against litter bugs. It has also decided to focus on decongesting Sadar Bazaar by banning unauthorised rehris and stalls.
The Deputy Commissioner, Gurgaon, Mr T.C. Gupta, said that violators of civic norms will face punitive action.
A district administration survey found that residents of plush colonies built by reputed private colonisers were the main source of garbage heaps. Several institutes, including the Management Development Institute (MDI), were also identified as litter bugs.
At presently,there is only one designated dump at Basai road. However, heaps of garbages are everywhere with even highways and arterial roads littered with garbages. These invite pigs, dogs and cattle and contribute to accidents.
In the past decade Gurgaon experienced an exponential growth with private colonisers like Ansal, DLF and Unitech making a bee line for the city. Although they have been selling plots and flats at high prices they do not factor in issue like garbages disposal.
Mr Gupta said that the administration would hold the concerned colonisers and builders responsible for litter in their colonies.
The problem is most acute in areas outside the municipal limits.
statement ridiculous: Singla
CHANDIGARH, March 6 Supporters of the former Chief Minister, Mr Bhajan Lal, have reacted sharply to the statement made by the Haryana Congress President, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, that he had not proposed the name of Mr Bhajan Lal as the Leader of the Congress Legislature Party.
In a statement issued here today, a former President of the Ambala City Municipal Council, Mr Ramesh Singla, who is a staunch supporter of Mr Bhajan Lal, said Mr Hooda's statement was ridiculous and an attempt to falsify the assertion of the AICC General Secretary, Mr Moti Lal Vora.
Mr Vora had announced at a press conference after the election of the CLP Leader that Mr Hooda had proposed the name of Mr Bhajan Lal. Mr Hooda was also present at the conference.
Mr Singla said Mr Hooda should have contradicted Mr Vora there and then. He said it was strange that even after the poor performance of the party in the elections, senior leaders of the Congress were having ego problems. By making such ridiculous statements these leaders further humiliating the party.
He said even during the election campaign, Mr Hooda had criticised Mr Bhajan Lal. All this infighting coupled with faulty distribution of the party ticket contributed towards the defeat of the Congress. He alleged that instead of considering the merits of the aspirants the tickets were allotted to satisfy the ego of the leaders.
sarpanches elected unopposed
PANIPAT, March 6 In the ensuing elections for Panchayati Raj institutions in the district, as two members of zila parishad, 18 members of block samitis, eight sarpanches and 625 panches have been declared unopposed as their rival candidates have withdrawn their nominations, in the respective wards and villages.
In the five block samitis of Panipat, Samalkha, Madloda, Israna and Bapoli, 1907 candidates are in the fray.
For the post of sarpanch, 848 candidates will contest in 161 out of 169 gram panchayats after unanimous election of eight sarpanches and withdrawal of 845 nominations. For sarpanches, 43 panchayats have been reserved for general category women, 22 for scheduled caste men and 11 for Scheduled Caste women.
Similarly 2284 candidates will lock their horns to get elected as panches in 1153 village wards out of total 1778 village wards in 169 gram panchayats of the district.
Sirsa: At least half of the Sirsa zila parishad members are likely to be elected unopposed. Mr Abhey Chautala, the younger son of the Chief Minister, who filed his nomination from ward no 12, is one of them. In ward no. 5 and 6 only one nomination had been filed by the outgoing Chairman of the parishad, Ms Kanta Devi and Ms Sukhvinder Kaur of Ganga village, respectively.
With the cancellation of 17 and withdrawal of 63 nominations there is only one candidate left in as many as eight zila parishad wards out of total 17 wards in the district Shakuntla of Bhadra village from ward no. 1, Pyare Lal of Lohgarh village from ward no. 4, Radhey Ram of Assa Khera village from ward no. Maghar Singh of Neza Dela village from ward no 15 are the candidates likely to be declared unopposed.
FATEHABAD, March 6 The CPM organised a demonstration here today in protest against what it called "murder of democratic norms" in Bihar and anti-people Budget of the Central Government.
A meeting of the general body of the CPM was also held here today. Mr Inderjeet Singh, state unit secretary of the CPM and Mr Krishan Swaroop, district unit secretary, was present on the occasion. Mr Inderjeet Singh said the BJP-led government after its defeat at the hustings, had resorted to meddling with the democratic norms of the country.
He said the swearing in of Nitish Kumar in Bihar was an example of "black deeds" of the Central Government. He said the CPM had warned the people of bitter dose of taxes by the Central Government after the elections. The BJP had enforced hikes in the prices of ration, manure, petrol and other essential commodities.
The CPM leaders called upon the people to join the proposed "gherao" of Parliament on March 9. The call for the 'gherao' has been given by the national forum of democratic federation.
dharna on March 14
YAMUNANAGAR, March 6 The All-India Federation of University and College Teachers Organisation (AIFUCTO) will organise a dharna on March 14 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, to impress upon the Central Government not to grant autonomous status to colleges. The teachers from all states will participate in the dharna.
Prof Harbhajan Singh, zonal secretary, AIFUCTO, informed here today that the government has not yet issued any order on the demands which had been accepted.
He urged for more funds to education in general and elementary education in particular. Funding of higher education should continue.
He stressed the need to protect secular values in education. The government should honour full implementation of agreement between the AIFUCTO and the Centre regarding the super selection grade. He urged the government not to lay stress on Ph.D. degree for senior teachers to be appointed as Principals.
hold surgery camps
ROHTAK, March 6 The Shri Krishan Pranami Jan Kalyan Trust plans to hold four free polio corrective surgery camps.
According to Swami Sadanand Maharaj, the head of the trust, the camps will be held at Virganj (Nepal) on March 26 and 27, Muktsar (Punjab) on March 29 and 30, Sirsa on March 31, and at Bhiwani in Haryana on April 1 and 2. He said at least 1200 operations will be done in these four camps where over 6000 patients had got them registered.
He said corrective surgery would be done on polio patients, especially children and young persons.
The trust has organised 19 such camps in the past three years in which at least 4750 polio patients had been operated upon by a team of 16 doctors headed by Dr Bapi Raju and Dr S.V. Adinarayan Rao of Vishakhapatnam.
Patients and their attendants are provided free boarding and lodging at the camps. The cost on each patient in the camp comes to about Rs 5000 which was borne by the trust through donations, he added.
ROHTAK, March 6 Three persons, including two factory workers, died after a truck ran over them on the Delhi-Hisar road today. The driver of the truck has been arrested.
According to a report the accident occurred when the driver of the truck lost control as its steering wheel reportedly developed fault and it rammed into the building of a factory after running over the victims. While one of the deceased identified as Dharamvir was going on foot, the other two Brijbhan and Chintoo were going on a scooter. They were employed in a nearby casting factory.
All three died on the spot.
The truck hit the guard duty room of a nearby factory too which got extensively damaged. But no one was injured.
The police has arrested Ajit Singh who was reportedly driving the truck.
Meanwhile a teenaged
girl employed as a teacher in a private school was
allegedly abducted by a youth identified as Mukesh from
her school, according to complaint lodged by Ved Prakash,
father of the girl.
Haryana RS poll on March 29
CHANDIGARH, March 6 The biennial election for the lone Rajya Sabha seat from Haryana will be held on March 29. The seat will fall vacant on April 2 following the completion of the six-year-term of Mr Ramji Lal of the Congress.
According to the poll schedule announced by the Election Commission, the notification will be issued tomorrow. The Secretary of the Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Mr Sumeet Kumar, has been designated as the Returning Officer.
The nomination papers will be accepted till March 14. They will be scrutinised the next day. The last date for withdrawal will be March 18. Polling, if necessary, will be held on March 29.
The ruling INLD has 46 members in the House, the effective strength of which is 89. The BJP has six members. The Congress has 21 members. Independents number 11. The HVP has two members, while the RPI, the BSP and the NCP have one member each.
PANIPAT, March 6 Cases of suicide have been reported from different parts of the district during the past 24 hours.
According to information, Tejbir (25) of Didwari village allegedly consumed sulphas tablets and died at the hospital. The car in which Tejbir was being brought to the hospital also met with an accident near Mehrana village and three persons sitting in the car were also seriously injured.
In another incident, a married woman of Pardhana village was allegedly raped by a person of the same village when she was alone in his fields. The married woman after telling her husband and in-laws allegedly committed suicide. A case has been registered.
SIRSA, March 6 The district police has recovered 20 lakh Italian liras (Rs 5.60 crore) from a person arrested while trying to break open a donation box at a religious place in the district.
According to the
district police chief, Mr K.K. Mishra, Bishan Deep of
Balbhaderpur village, Sipole district Bihar, was caught
by the disciples of Smadh Guru Sangat Sahib Sacchi Dani,
Sawan Pura, while he was trying to break open the
donation box. He disclosed that he had stolen the money
from the house of Mr Gurjar Singh of Lager Bubaba
village, where he was working as a servant. A case has
been registered under Section 379, 411 and 511, IPC and
the Foreign Currency Act, 1973.
on SC order
SONEPAT, March 6 On the directive of the Supreme Court, the city police yesterday registered a case of murder against two police officials in connection with the encounter between the police and criminals resulting in the death of two persons Dheera, a dreaded criminal and his associate Vinod Kumar, a son of Mr Om Parkash Chugh of Model Town, on July 10, 1997 near Anand Cinema house of this city.
However, the names of the police officials have not been mentioned in the FIR lodged by Mr Om Parkash Chugh, father of Vinod Kumar.
Mr Karan Singh, Station House Officer of the city police station, has been deputed for holding investigations into the case.
According to official sources, the Supreme Court gave this order after disposing of the complaint filed by Mr Om Parkash Chugh, alleging that his son was killed by the police in fake encounter.
On the other hand, the police maintained that Dheera Singh was a dreaded criminal and involved in the cases of murder, kidnapping and loot. Vinod Kumar was also a member of the Dheera Singh gang. Dheera Singh had kidnapped a person and he had come to the city for receiving the ransom money from the parents of the kidnapped person.
The in charge of the CIA
staff, Mr Mahavir Singh, with a contingent of the police
surrounded Dheera Singh and his associates near Anand
Cinema house, who attacked the police party with
"Hathgolas" but no one was injured. The police
also returned the fire and as a result of which Dheera
Singh and Vinod Kumar were killed on the spot.
SONEPAT, March 6 A deputation of the Peoples Committee to Advance Education led by Mr Amir Singh, a retired Headmaster, called on the Deputy Commissioner, Mr Sudhir Rajpal, here today and submitted a memorandum to him demanding immediate steps to check copying in the annual, middle and higher secondary examinations commencing from tomorrow in the district.
The members of the deputation expressed great concern over the menace of copying and commercialisation of education and urged the state government to take firm steps in this regard.
ROHTAK, March 6 The Haryana unit of the CPM has mourned the death of senior CPI leader and Lok Sabha member Geeta Mukherjee.
At a meeting held yesterday the state secretariat expressed grief over the demise of the veteran leader. They described Geeta as a woman of many facets who contributed a lot for the uplift of women.
The party said the death of Ms Mukherjee was a great loss to the Left parties.
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