|Thursday, July 20, 2000,
Arm-twisting by INLD alleged
Crime rate drops in Haryana
Safe havens aplenty for criminals
Father, son held for
Cong to expose
CMs promises to jobless
Interim bail to
murder: two arrested
Move on autonomous colleges
Traffic project for NH in Panipat
Haryana to hold function on Udham
Gurgaon child body gets award
Breaches in SYL canal flood
Women taught tie-and-dye technique
Cong to organise training camp
Arrest of Dangis son stayed
1.09 cr given under Kanya Daan
Arm-twisting by INLD alleged
ROHTAK, July 19 Frustrated over their failure in controlling the newly elected municipal councillors in favour of the ruling party, the INLD functionaries here have allegedly resorted to arm-twisting tactics in forcing the dissident members to submit to their diktats.
Three newly elected municipal councillors have in a statement alleged that Mr Inder Singh Dhull, Chairman, Haryana Agro Industries, summoned them to his residence through the local police and threatened them for not supporting his candidates for the post of president and vice-president of the local civic body.
Condemning the undemocratic methods adopted by the INLD leader, the three municipal councillors Mr Ashok Dalal, Mr Kartar Singh Saini and Mr Surender Batra said they had already expressed their faith in the policies being pursued by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala.
The Senior Superintendent of Police, Mr P.K. Aggarwal, has denied the allegation that the police had taken these city fathers to the residence of Mr Dhull. He said the police had received a complaint from certain residents of Garhi Mohalla charging Mr Dalal with helping persons in grabbing their agricultural land.
The DSP (Headquarter), he said, may have called Mr Dalal through the SHO (City) for recording his statement and version about the complaint against him. Mr Aggarwal denied that he had met any of these municipal councillors in the recent past.
Although the elections to the 30-member municipal committee were held over three months ago, the committee is yet to be constituted. The infighting among the local INLD leaders has reportedly delayed the elections to the posts of the president and vice-president.
Of the 30-members, 16 have formed their own group and have reportedly reposed confidence in Mr Chautala and have so far refused to toe the line adopted by Mr Dhull and INLD legislator Balwant Singh Myna. Both these leader, it is said, enjoy the support of only two members.
The Zila Parishad Chairman, Mr Dharam Pal Singh, who had unsuccessfully contested the last Vidhan Sabha election form the Kiloli constituency on the INLD symbol, however, enjoys the following of nearly eight members but these councillors, too are reluctant to stand taken by Mr Dhull and Mr Myna.
Mr Inderjit Singh, Secretary of the state unit of the CPM, has criticised the government for misusing the police, administration and anti-social elements of forcibly control the local bodies in favour of the ruling party. The elections to the posts of the president and vice-president of the municipal committee in certain towns were being postponed in gross violation of the democratic spirit of the Constitution and Acts, he said.
Mr Inderjit Singh also
expressed anguish over the conduct of most of the elected
representatives of municipal councils for allowing
themselves to be freely used in horse-trading. This, he
said, was a virtual treachery with the electorate. An
overwhelming majority of municipal councillors, he said,
had refrained from contesting elections on party symbols
and were now wilfully prey to the game of ruling party
Crime rate drops in Haryana
CHANDIGARH, July 19 Crime rate in Haryana recorded a drop since Mr Om Prakash Chautala became Chief Minister in July, last year. According to a performance report prepared by the Haryana police, between July 16, 1999 and July 16, 2000, the number of cases registered in the state under the IPC was 32006, which was more than 550 cases less than the cases registered during the period between 1998 and 1999. The number of cases registered during that period was 32558.
While there was no extremist-related incident in the state during the period starting from July 99, there had also been a significant drop in the cases of kidnapping for ransom which had threatened residents of Gurgaon and Faridabad area. Police sources here attributed the lack of such incidents to good officers posted in these districts.
While admitting that a number of dacoities and robberies took place in the state, which may have created insecurity among common people, sources pointed out that a large number of dacoity and robbery cases were solved by the police by arresting the culprits. In October, 1999, the Jhajjar police arrested a group of dacoits led by one Mumtaj, alias Ram Kishan. This group, which had murdered five persons and also raped some women while committing a dacoity at Jhajjar on last October 14, was arrested within 24 hours. Subsequently, the gang admitted their involvement in 70 cases of murder, theft, dacoity etc in various districts of Haryana and in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.
In last October the Panipat police arrested three members of a kachcha baniyan gang who were involved in the murder of two persons at Jalmana village and murder of one person and a dacoity in Udhmi village. In March, this year, the Sonepat police arrested 17 members of a gang who were involved in 46 cases of crimes in Haryana, 70 cases in UP and eight cases of crimes in Delhi.
There was reportedly 50
per cent decrease in the cases of murder of the Dalits
and 70 per cent reduction in cases of abduction of women
and in cases of rapes, according to the report. While
during the July 16, 1998 - July 16, 1999 period, there
were 6457 cases of crimes in July 16, 1999 to July 16,
2000 period, there were 6389 cases, showing a drop of
more than 60 cases, the report added.
Safe havens aplenty for
HISAR, July 19 Cross-border collusion between criminals of Haryana and those from the bordering states has become a major headache for the states police. The nexus has not only boosted the crime rate, but has also made the arrest of notorious criminals almost impossible.
It is learnt that gangs of criminals based in these states provide criminal elements hailing from Haryana safe havens in the bordering states on a reciprocal basis. Thus, Haryana criminals find sanctuaries in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Punjab after committing a crime and in return they provide shelter to criminals from these states.
Not only that, criminals from all these states also lend a helping hand to each other in the commission of crimes in the area. They usually hide in safe havens, until the police of their respective states are after them. Once the heat subsides, they return to commit another crime before seeking shelter outside their home states.
A senior police officer said until a few years ago, this arrangement existed only between criminals of Haryana and Delhi. However, in recent months, the nexus has spread to other bordering states as well, making the task of the Haryana police doubly difficult. He said the Haryana-Delhi criminal nexus had existed since long. It originated mainly because there were hundreds for policemen hailing from villages of Rohtak, Sonepat and Jhajjar districts serving in the Delhi police. This helped criminals from their villages back home in Haryana find shelter and support in Delhi.
He said over the years, Delhi-based criminals began hiring houses in these district towns which they used for not only hiding themselves but also storing the booty. They were not suspected because they did not have any criminal record in Haryana. Later, criminals operating in Haryana did the same in Delhi and found the anonymity of the metropolis a major plus point in evading the police.
However, the nexus had now spread to other bordering states too with telling effect. About two months ago, Subhash Fauji, an Army deserter and a notorious criminal wanted in several cases of murder and robbery, was freed by a mob from the Balsmand police post in this district. The mob ransacked the police post and attacked the policemen. Although several people responsible for the attack were arrested by the police and interrogated thoroughly, Subhash Fauji continues to be a free man.
Under public pressure, the police announced a cash award for providing a clue leading to his arrest and constituted a special team to apprehend him. However, the efforts did not succeed as he is believed to have found shelter with criminals in neighbouring Rajasthan villages. He has been frequently visiting Haryana all these days and is alleged to have made telephone calls to a local trader seeking a ransom. The police registered a case against him in this connection but could not arrest him.
Despite the pressure built up by the police he succeeded in making another call to the traders from a mobile phone with a cash card provided by a Haryana-based cellphone service provider a few days ago much to the embarrassment of the local police. The police has so far only succeeded in nabbing some of those suspected of sheltering him in Haryana without being able to nab the notorious criminal.
Likewise, Jhajjar and Bahadurgarh in Haryana have become centres of narcotics trade. Both these places share a border with Delhi. Narcotics in Delhi use these towns to store drugs which eventually find their way to the national Capital. The police had recently stepped up its vigil against drug which is reflected in the huge quantities of narcotics seized in Jhajjar district.
It is reliably learnt that criminals hailing from these places have been provided safe havens by Delhi-based criminal gangs. Only last week, four criminals hailing from Haryana robbed an insurance company employee of Rs 12 lakh at gunpoint in broad daylight before escaping to the Najafgarh area of Delhi.
In Yamunanagar too robbers have been striking almost at will for the past few months. They have not spared even police officials homes. They too are believed to have been provided shelter in neighbouring towns of UP and they visit Yamunanagar only for the next strike. They have been successfully evading the police net all these months mainly because they are outside the state.
Delhi criminals have also begun dumping bodies of murder victims of Delhi in Karnal and Sonepat districts of Haryana. This is reflected in the number of unidentified bodies recovered from these districts in recent months. Much to the chagrin of the Haryana police dozens of such cases have been filed as untraced because the bodies could not be identified.
Senior police officers from the affected districts say they hold meetings with their counterparts in the districts of bordering states regularly. They say they get all help from them but the main difficulty in nabbing criminals from Haryana hiding in other states is the lack of cooperation and intelligence from the local people.
The porous borders make the task of fleeing criminals easier and that of the police in the two states that much more difficult. The criminals from the two sides of the border usually have friends or relatives in the border villages who readily shelter them temporarily in the first few days. The criminals, however, move to safer pastures a little distance away as soon as possible. Their links in the villages nevertheless keep them posted about the activities of the police.
It is learnt that
efforts are afoot for better coordination between the
Haryana police and its counterparts in other states. In
many districts the police has already prepared dossiers
on criminals hiding in other states.
Father, son held for
FATEHABAD, July 19 The police today arrested two persons, a father and a son, in connection with the murder of a schoolboy last week. The police revealed that Piare Lal, a government official and his school-going son Manoj, had been arrested in connection with the murder.
Vivek Grover, a class X student of a local school was allegedly murdered by his friend Manoj at latters residence. The post-mortem report had revealed that the victim had been asphyxiated. The police had rounded up Manoj on the same day for interrogation. Pressure had been mounting on the police to arrest Manojs father too in the case, as he had allegedly aided his son in throwing away Viveks body and had concealed the facts.
Meanwhile, the police claimed on Wednesday to have solved the mystery shrouding the murder of a person here in the Shakti Nagar colony. The victim, Satnam Singh, was set on fire by three unidentified persons on June 23, 2000. The victim had received severe burn injuries and had died at the local general hospital.
According to the district police chief, Mr Shrikant Jadhav, the victim had reportedly deserted his first wife Reshma and married Jeeto, a resident of Suratgarh (Rajasthan). Just before his second marriage, Sarjeeto, a sister of Reshma, had accused Satnam Singh and his brothers of molestation and lodged a complaint against them. A case under Section 154 was also registered against the victim and his brothers.
According to the police when Sarjeeto failed to stop the marriage of Satnam Singh even after getting a criminal case registered against him, she allegedly planned to eliminate him.
According to the SP,
Sarjeeto in connivance with Darshan Singh, a resident of
Sandhawali Dhani, and two others planned to kill Satnam
Singh. One of these three persons went to the residence
of Satnam Singh in the early hours of June 23 and called
him out on some pretext. When both of them reached the
corner of the street, his two other accomplices poured
kerosene on the victim and set him on fire. The SP
revealed that a police party led by the DSP
(Headquarters), Mr Ashok Kumar Sheoran, investigated the
case and succeeded in solving it.
Cong to expose
CMs promises to jobless
ROHTAK, July 19 With a view to expose the false claims made by six state governments on various fronts, especially regarding unemployment problem the district unit of the Congress has decided to honour the parents of the youths who were able to get government jobs during the first year of Chautala government.
Stating this the district Congress (rural) chief, Mr Virender Singh, said the party was planning to hold a civic reception in this regard on July 24 at Rohtak. He said his party had recently launched a campaign to find out the number of educated unemployed youths who had got government jobs in the first year of the INLD regime. He alleged that the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, had promised unemployed youths just before coming into power that thousands of jobs would be created to provide employment to them. The Congress leader said his party had, however, failed to get information about any youth so far in the district, who had got a government job in the past one year.
Taking a dig at the INLD and BJP leaders, the district president said, he had even asked the INLD leaders to provide the list of beneficiaries in this connection but had got no response so far.
He said advertisements
for a number of posts were given just before the
election. But the situation had changed after the INLD
came into power. He alleged that hundreds of persons had
actually lost their jobs due to various
Interim bail to ex-minister
CHANDIGARH, July 19 Directing the investigating officer to grant Haryanas former Finance Minister Charan Dass Shorewala interim bail on his furnishing bail bonds in a corruption case against his son, Mr Justice Amar Dutt of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice to the Advocate-General for July 21.
The former minister was apprehending arrest in a case under the Prevention of Corruption Act registered at a police station in Kaithal on the statement of one Romesh Singh, who had alleged that the ex-ministers son, Anil Kumar, was paid Rs 1.5 lakh for securing the post of revenue patwari.
Seeking grant of bail for the former minister, counsel for the petitioner had stated that no first information report was registered against him. He had added that the petitioner might be implicated due to hostile political situation.
Pronouncing the orders, Mr Justice Dutt observed: Counsel states that although there is nothing mentioned in the FIR which may implicate the petitioner, yet because his son is mentioned as principal accused he apprehends that the police may harass him.
Mr Justice Dutt, directed the petitioner to appear before the investigating officer as and when required for investigations. The said officer must grant him interim bail on his furnishing bail bonds to his satisfaction.
Surjewala gets pre-arrest bail
Issuing notice to Haryanas Advocate-General for September 13, Mr Justice K.S. Kumaran of the Punjab and Haryana High Court today granted interim anticipatory bail to Indian Youth Congress President Randeep Singh Surjewala.
Mr Surjewala was apprehending arrest in a case registered at Narwana City police station (Jind) under Sections 323, 506, 392, 147 and 149, IPC.
Describing the case as false, the petitioner, in his application earlier filed before the court, had contended that the registration of the FIR was a consequence of political vendetta.
Counsel for the petitioner had stated on his behalf that Surjewala had defeated Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in the Assembly elections in May 1996 and a criminal case had also been registered against Ajay Chautala following major poll violence.
Notice on DGPs gunmen withdrawal
The High Court issued notice of motion to the state of Haryana and other respondents for July 25 on a petition by Haryanas Director-General of Police (OSD rules), Mr Nirmal Singh, challenging the withdrawal of his security allegedly at the instance of Chief Minister O.P. Chautala and DGP S.P.S. Rathore.
In his petition, taken up by Mr Justice Amarbir Singh Gill and Mr V.S. Aggarwal, seeking the quashing of an order dated May 9 whereby two gunmen were withdrawn from his security without providing substitute, Mr Nirmal Singh had earlier stated that the direction was a reflection of mala fide intentions of the Chief Minister and DGP.
Describing the orders as
illegal, arbitrary and against specific instructions
issued by Haryanas CID whereby an officer of
the DGPs rank was authorised to have gunmen,
counsel for the petitioner stated that the order was
liable to be quashed.
KAITHAL, July 19
The police party headed by Om Parkash, DSP Guhla today
searched the home of Mr Anil Shorewala. However, they
could not lay hands on any incriminating documents as
most rooms were locked. The police party accompanied by
Engineers of the PWD (B&R) Department measured the
built area of the house of Mr Charan Dass, Anils
father, to assess its value.
Corporators murder: two
SIRSA, July 19 The police arrested two persons accused of killing of Shyam Lal Gigorani, municipal corporator, Ellenabad, in the district and robbing Rs 6 lakh from him. The third accused in the case had been killed in a police encounter in Delhi.
While disclosing this district police chief K.K. Mishra said here today that with these arrests an inter-state gang involved in various criminal activities, including Munim murder case of local Anaj Mandi, and the assault case of a student leader of the local college, besides many other cases, have been busted.
He said that a combined team of Rania and Ellenabad police with CIA police of the district arrested the two suspects roaming around a petrol station in Talwara Khurd village in Ellenabad subdivision.
During interrogation the two arrested identified as Rajbeer of Bahadurgarh and Amrik Singh of Tilak Nagar, Delhi, confessed of their involvement in Sham Lal Gigorani murder case and informed about two others Balwinder and Jagbir Singh, who were also involved in this murder.
The police chief said Balwinder had died in a police encounter while police parties have been sent to arrest Jagbir, who had earlier been convicted of murdering his neighbour. He is also wanted by the Rohtak police for arranging escape of a hardcore criminal, Vijender Singh.
Move on autonomous colleges
AMBALA, July 19 The Haryana College Teachers Union (HCTU) has opposed the proposed idea of autonomous colleges in the state by the Director Higher Education (DHE) and the Central Government.
A meeting of the executive of HCTU was held at DAV College, Pehowa under the chairmanship of its President Prof Shamsher Singh. Various problems of the teaching community were discussed in the meeting, a release issued by HCTU general secretary, Dr Sudershan Gasso said.
The HCTU feels that by privatisation the education system, we will be harming our own traditions in which education is considered to be the responsibility of the state and the welfare of the society, the release said.
The members unanimously opposed the directive issued by the DHE, Haryana, to seek the prior permission where the number of candidates offering a particular subject was less than 20. They demanded the withdrawal of the directive which is harmful for students as well as teachers.
Traffic project for NH in
PANIPAT, July 19 To streamline the flow of traffic in the district and to effectively implement the traffic rules and regulations, a project, to construct three traffic booths on three main crossings on the national highway No.1, has been drawn up. Besides, special type of barriers on every crossing will be constructed. Disclosing this, SP Kuldeep Singh Sihag told last evening that the requisite expenditure would be donated by the social organisations, some of which have already given their consent, to give donations.
He further said that with fast increase in the volume of the traffic on the GT Road, effective steps were needed to control it. Accordingly in Haryana, the project to construct different types of booths has been drawn up.
Three booths will be constructed on the Sanjay Chowk, Lal Batti Chowk and Gohana Crossing on the roadside. The booths will be provided with loudspeakers, first aid arrangements and arrangement for rest of night duty policemen along with other facilities.
The SP further told that
after the success of these booths, similar other booths
will be established along with special type of barriers
on different nakas in the district. Already nine barriers
have been constructed and remaining seven would be ready
within two to three days and would be at requisite places
on roads within next four days.
Haryana to hold function on
CHANDIGARH, July 19 The Haryana Government today decided to organise a state-level function to commemorate the martyrdom of Shaheed Udham Singh at Shahabad on July 31. The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, will preside over the function.
A meeting to review the arrangements for the function was held here. It was presided over by Mr Nishan Singh, chairman of the committee constituted by the government to commemorate the martyrdom.
The function will be organised to create awareness among the people, especially the youth about the ideology of the martyr and the sacrifices made by him during the freedom struggle. In this connection, video films on the martyr will also being screened in different villages.
An official spokesman said it was also decided to honour Mr Raj Babbar, MP, for making a film on the shaheed and Dr Sikandar Singh, a prominent scholar for piecing together different documents to bring out a scholarly work on the life and times of the martyr.
He said the Public
Relations and Cultural Affairs Department had organised
the staging of a Punjabi play Shaheed Udham
Singh, directed by Charan Singh Sindhra. It would
be staged at various places from July 20. Shows had
already been organised in Punjab and England.
Nukkar-nataks would also be organised. A
stall would be put up for selling cassettes on the life
of the martyr.
Gurgaon child body gets award
CHANDIGARH, July 19 The Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, who is also the president of the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare, today presented six shields, three mementos, six special souvenirs, two gold medals, eight silver medals, 10 souvenirs and 10 letters of thanks to those persons and organisations which had rendered outstanding services in the field of child welfare and development.
The Governor gave away these prizes at the annual general meeting of the council.
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Parkash Chautala, who is also the vice-president of the council, the newly designated vice-president of the council, Mrs Sudesh Kumari, and Mr Risal Singh, Minister of State for Social Welfare, were also present at the meeting.
The All-Round Best Council Shri B.N. Chakravarty Shield was given to the District Child Welfare Council, Gurgaon, The All-Round Best Council from Backward Areas Shri Dhanik Lal Mandal Shield to Narnaul district; the Haryana Child Welfare Fund-Raising Shield to Jind district; the Haryana Child Welfare Fund-Raising Runner-up Shield to Ambala district; The Shri S.M.H. Burney Shield for enrolling the maximum number of life members of the District Council, Ambala; and the Mrs N.K. Kshettry Shield for utilisation and collection of funds to the District Child Welfare Council, Hisar.
He said he would visit all districts of the state to review the ongoing schemes and projects on child welfare.
The Governor also presided over the Executive-Committee meeting.
The meeting decided that financial aid of Rs 75 per month per child would be given to school-going children of the Kargil martyrs from Haryana. This assistance would be given initially for a period of three years.
Breaches in SYL canal flood
AMBALA, July 19 Two more minor breaches appeared in the Haryana portion of the SYL canal near Jansui village near here today. They affected around 60 villages. More than two dozen villages were affected severely as flood waters entered them. Later, the breaches were plugged by the SYL officials.According to official sources, the Narwana branch canal adjoining the SYL canal is also flowing over the danger point.
administration and the SYL authorities have been
monitoring the situation round the clock. The Army has
also been asked to remain stand by in case of any
emergency. Some relief teams have been sent to the
affected villages. The Commissioner and IG, Ambala range,
visited the SYL canal site.
Women taught tie-and-dye
KALKA, July 19 The Kalka branch of Canara Bank today celebrated the 31st nationalisation day of the bank.
Women of Kalka were told of the various banking facilities available to them, including deposits and loans.
A workshop was also organised for the women. The 35 participants were taught the art of tie-and-dye, the Bandini way of textile processing, by Ms Prabhdeep Chahal of Chandigarh.
The colourful workshop was chaired by a well-known entrepreneur of the town, Mrs Rita Mangla. She addressed the participants and motivated them to take up some business.
YAMUNANAGAR, July 19 Mr J.N. Kapoor, an eminent educationist and social worker, was cremated here today. Leading educationists, politicians and representatives of various religious and social organisations attended the cremation.
Mr Kapoor was associated with the chain of DAV institutions besides being the Vice-President of the DAV Management Committee, Delhi.
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, in his condolence message expressed sympathy with the family members of Mr Kapoor and said it was an irreparable loss in the field of education.
The cremation was also attended by the General Secretary of the DAV Managing Committee, Delhi, Mr Madan Lal Khanna, Director, DAV institutions, Delhi, Mr D.R. Gupta, Mr Bhupinder Singh Johar, Chairman-cum-Managing Director , Jamna Auto Industries, Dr K.L. Johar, former Vice-Chancellor, Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar, Dr Ram Parkash , General Secretary, Haryana Congress , besides many others.
Cong to organise training
CHANDIGARH, July 19 With a view to strengthening the party at the grassroots level, the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee will organise a state-level training camp on August 12 at Karnal.
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, President of the HPCC, said a meeting of the party held in Chandigarh reviewed the present political situation in Haryana. It also passed certain resolutions.
The first resolution said the Chautala government had resorted to such steps as would ruin business, industry and trade in the state. These included the levy of entry tax.
The second resolution
said the imposition of professional tax had created
problems for all concerned. The third resolution demanded
amendments to cooperative laws so that persons from the
weaker sections could have an easy access to the
resources of cooperative institutions.
Arrest of Dangis son
ROHTAK, July 19 The Additional District Judge, Mr Shiva Sharma today fixed the case of Balram Dangi, son of former minister Anand Singh Dangi, for July 25 and stayed his arrest till then.
A case of impersonation was registered against Balram, a student of LLB in Maharshi Dayanand University under Sections 467, 468, 471 and 120-B of the IPC last month.
1.09 cr given under Kanya
CHANDIGARH, July 19 The Haryana Government disbursed over Rs 1.09 crore under the Kanya Daan scheme among 2,140 beneficiaries till June this year. This was stated by the Minister of State for Social Welfare, Mr Risal Singh, here today.
The scheme, introduced by the state government in November, 1999, aimed at providing financial assistance of Rs 5,100 to the parents of girls belonging to the Scheduled Castes on the latters wedding.
July 21 declared public
CHANDIGARH, July 19 The Haryana Government today declared July 21 as a public holiday in public offices and institutions within the jurisdiction of various gram panchayats in the districts to enable voters to exercise their franchise in the panchayat byelections.
Rs 7.29 cr released for
CHANDIGARH, July 19 The Haryana Rural Development Fund Board claimed to have released Rs 7.29 crore for development activities in Jhajjar district.Mr Dhirpal Singh, Town and Country Planning Minister, said today that the government was laying special emphasis on rural development.
While giving details of development works undertaken in Jhajjar district, Mr Dhirpal Singh said under the Sarkar Aapke Dwar programme, the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, had announced a number of schemes for the district. Work was going on in accordance with the announcements made by the Chief Minister.
He said Rs 3.77 crore
had been released for the construction of pavements in
131 villages. For the construction of 103 additional
rooms in 72 village schools, more than Rs 1.10 crore had
Mushroom output target 3,600
CHANDIGARH, July 19 The Haryana Government today fixed a production target of 3,600 tonnes of mushroom during 2000-2001.
Minister, Mr Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, said the government
had imparted training to 600 mushroom growers with an
expenditure of Rs 3 lakh for the development of mushroom
cultivation in the state during the current financial
Woman gets life term for
KAITHAL, July 19 The Additional District and Sessions Judge, Mr Harinder Singh Bhangoo, has sentenced Manju of Keorak to life imprisonment after convicting her under Section 302, IPC, for killing her husband and further sentenced her to two years of rigorous imprisonment for destroying evidence by burying the body in her house.
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