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Inquiry panel to seek yet another extension
Chandigarh, December 1
The Commission of Inquiry under Justice G.S. Chahal (retd) is all set to seek yet another extension from the Haryana Government for the completion of its probe into liquor smuggling at the time of prohibition in the state imposed by the Haryana Vikas Party-led regime.

INLD to contest from Uttaranchal too
Fatehabad, December 1
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today tried to exert pressure on the BJP by saying that his party, the INLD, would contest the Assembly elections in eastern UP and Uttaranchal, besides contesting elections in western UP.

INLD workers attend meeting
Ambala, December 1
A meeting of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) activists was held under the presidentship of Haryana minister, Dr M.L. Ranga, at Panchayat Bhavan, Ambala City. A number of activists from different parts of the district attended the meeting.

Mine auction fetches Rs 12.32 crore
Faridabad, December 1
The most ‘lucrative’ mine of the district fetched Rs 12.32 crore at an auction held here today.
Thus, the auction process of 10 mining plots here got completed with the state government earning a revenue of Rs 36.92 crore.

Draft electoral rolls for Kalka constituency
Panchkula, December 1
The Administration has prepared the draft rolls-2002 of Kalka constituency by carrying on special intensive revision of electoral rolls through household survey.



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Jawan cremated with honours
Jind, December 1
The body of Dilbagh Singh, a Border Security Force jawan, was cremated today at his native village, Igarh, about 15 km, from here with full military and state honour. Dilbagh Singh died while fighting against terrorists in the Baramula area of Jammu and Kashmir, four days ago.

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Inquiry panel to seek yet another extension
Shubhadeep Choudhury
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 1
The Commission of Inquiry under Justice G.S. Chahal (retd) is all set to seek yet another extension from the Haryana Government for the completion of its probe into liquor smuggling at the time of prohibition in the state imposed by the Haryana Vikas Party-led regime.

Since the Inquiry Commission was set up by the INLD government in December, 1999, it has been given three extensions. Its present term will expire on December 6. At the time of seeking the third extension, Mr Chahal had said the probe was being delayed as the lawyers representing the respondents were not able to give adequate time for the inquiry because of their commitment to other cases.

However, talking to TNS, Mr Chahal said the probe could still not be completed by the December 6 deadline due to a petition filed in the court by Mr Bansi Lal, HVP leader and former Chief Minister, challenging the justifiability of setting up of the commission.

“Mr Bansi Lal has filed a petition in the court. That issue will have to be sorted out before the commission completes the task assigned to it”, Mr Chahal said.

The commission, which collected depositions from willing quarters by visiting various districts as well as carrying out hearings in its office at Chandigarh, had issued notices to Mr Surinder Singh, former MP and son of Mr Bansi Lal, who was the Chief Minister during the period under scrutiny, and Mr Ganeshi Lal, BJP leader, who was a minister in the Bansi Lal-led Cabinet. It also sent a questionnaire to Mr Bansi Lal regarding the policy of prohibition introduced by him and its implementation.

While the notices sent to Mr Surinder Singh and Mr Ganeshi Lal had triggered off a furore by Opposition parties as well as by the BJP, the commission denied any ulterior motive behind sending the notices to politicians for looking into the thriving business of liquor smuggling during the prohibition era.

“We are collecting evidences from the general public in the form of affidavits. Notices were sent to Mr Surinder Singh and Mr Ganeshi Lal because specific charges were made against them”, sources in the commission said.

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INLD to contest from Uttaranchal too
Our Correspondent

Fatehabad, December 1
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today tried to exert pressure on the BJP by saying that his party, the INLD, would contest the Assembly elections in eastern UP and Uttaranchal, besides contesting elections in western UP.

The Chief Minister was talking to mediapersons at the residence of the local municipal chief, Ms Sheela Wanti Tuteja.

Mr Chautala who had been maintaining that his party would contest the elections in some potential seats in western UP said today his was a party of national stature and hence he wanted to ensure that it had an organisational network throughout the country. He said his party could not ignore eastern UP and Uttaranchal where his party had a fairly good following.

Regarding the INLD’s electoral alliance, he said at present his party had no plans to have an alliance and would contest on its own symbol. His party, he added, would contest only those seats where it was either in the position of winning or putting in a good fight. In these elections the INLD had only one slogan and that was the demand for a separate state status to western UP, he said.

Mr Chautala expressed his support for POTO. He said in the present scenario, when innocent people were being killed by terrorists and the unity and integrity of the country was in peril, laws were needed that had more teeth. He said his party’s only concern was that such laws should be implemented properly and not by misused.

The Chief Minister said his government had given a lot of relaxations in the house tax policy and now hoped that people would appreciate the government’s stand on the issue.

Mr Chautala said the Congress issued long statements against this policy but did not take part in the debate on this issue in the state Assembly.

He appealed to people to ensure that their children got polio drops during the pulse polio drive from December 2 to December 5. He also urged them to understand the importance of International AIDS Day that fell today and be aware of the hazards of this disease.
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INLD workers attend meeting
Tribune News Service

Ambala, December 1
A meeting of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) activists was held under the presidentship of Haryana minister, Dr M.L. Ranga, at Panchayat Bhavan, Ambala City.

A number of activists from different parts of the district attended the meeting. Among others, Haryana minister, Mr Risal Singh, Mr Jasbir Mallour, Mr Surjit Singh Sondha, Lala Rameshwar Prasad, Mr Umrao Singh Shergill and Ms Kamlesh Sharma were present.

Dr Ranga, while addressing the activists, said the workers must tell people about achievements and people-friendly policies of the state government so that propaganda by the Opposition could be countered.

He said a state-level function would be held at Yamunanagar to remember Bhim Rao Ambedkar.

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Mine auction fetches Rs 12.32 crore
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, December 1
The most ‘lucrative’ mine of the district fetched Rs 12.32 crore at an auction held here today.

Thus, the auction process of 10 mining plots here got completed with the state government earning a revenue of Rs 36.92 crore.

The period of the auction will be valid for about seven year and the cost of these plots will go up by 50 per cent after every three years.

The process of auctioning mines was started on October 30, perhaps for the first time. It is reported that these mines were getting a revenue of less than Rs 10 crore earlier as these were allotted on a lease basis by the State Mining Department.

The auction of plot No. 2 and 3, which had been postponed or cancelled two times earlier, was held today for an amount of Rs 12.32 crore. Earlier it was auctioned for Rs 12.10 crore, but its auction was cancelled due to technical reason. Today these plots gave another Rs 22 lakh to the government. On October 30, seven mining plots in Manger area were sold for Rs 16.39 crore, while plot No 4 fetched Rs 8.21 crore.

The reserve price of plot No. 2 and 3 was Rs 12 crore each, the highest in the state. Bidders had deposited Rs 50 lakh each as security deposit.

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Draft electoral rolls for Kalka constituency
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, December 1
The Administration has prepared the draft rolls-2002 of Kalka constituency by carrying on special intensive revision of electoral rolls through household survey.

These draft rolls will be published on December 1.

The Deputy Commissioner, Ms Jyoti Arora, said the draft rolls would be available for inspection with the designated officers at all polling stations, office of District Election Office, Panchkula, Electoral Registration Officer of Kalka-I constituency and Sub Divisional Officer-Civil, Panchkula, Assistant Electoral Registration Officer, Kalka -I constituency-cum-Tehsildar, District Election Office, Estate Officer, HUDA, District Public Relations Officer, office of Municipal Council, Panchayat ghar concerned, polling station, patwar khanas and tehsil offices from December 1 to 18.

The DC appealed to the electorate to check the rolls to make sure that this names have been included therein correctly.

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Jawan cremated with honours
Our Correspondent

Jind, December 1
The body of Dilbagh Singh, a Border Security Force jawan, was cremated today at his native village, Igarh, about 15 km, from here with full military and state honour. Dilbagh Singh died while fighting against terrorists in the Baramula area of Jammu and Kashmir, four days ago.

Ajit, the four-year-old son of Dilbagh Singh, lit the funeral pyre. A large number of residents of the village and surrounding areas were present at the cremation ground.

Twentysix-year-old Dilbagh Singh studied up to 12th class in the village school. He had been serving in the Baramula area for the last two years.

Dilbagh Singh is survived by his wife Geeta Rani, son Ajit, daughter Ritu, and his aged parents. His father said he was proud of his son’s sacrifice for the country. Mr R.P. Bhardwaj, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jind, represented the state at the funeral.

Mr Sher Singh retired Inspector-General of Police and MLA, Julanar, Mr Suraj Bhan Kajal, Chairman Haryana Finance Commission, Mr Kulbir Singh Malik, former Haryana minister and Mr Karambir Saini, Secretary, HPCC, were also present.

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31 poor girls married
Tribune News Service

Panipat, December 1
As many as 31 girls from poor families including six Muslims and three Sikhs, were married at a mass marriage ceremony, “Tulsi vivah samaroh,” organised by the Bharatiya Mahila Kalyan Samiti here yesterday. According to information available, each couple was given household articles worth Rs 15,000. Mr M.R. Anand, Deputy Commissioner was the chief guest on the occasion.

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AIDS DAY

Fatehabad
The local Government College for Girls organised an awareness programme on AIDS on Saturday. Noted gynaecologist, Mrs Nidhi Sanduja, said the main reason for the spread of AIDS was lack of awareness among the masses. She listened to personal problems of the college girls and counselled them.

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