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Cities adjoining Delhi put on alert
Rohtak, December 13
Following terrorist attack on Parliament House, the police in the districts adjoining the Union Capital has been put on high alert.

Sonia to address rally on Dec 22
Hisar, December 13
The Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, will address a party rally here on December 22.
Addressing mediaperson here this evening, Mr Kuldeep Bishnoi, former MLA and younger son of former chief minister Bhajan Lal, said his father had invited Ms Gandhi a few days ago. 

Surplus MITC staff to be absorbed
Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Government has decided to absorb the surplus staff of the Minor Irrigation and Tubewells Corporation (MITC) and municipal committees to fill 105 new posts of class IV employees generated by way of implementation of the announcements made by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, under the “Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar” programme to open a number of veterinary hospitals besides upgrading dispensaries as veterinary hospitals in the State.

Amended house tax policy lopsided: MLA
Faridabad, December 13
The Leader of the BJP Legislature Party and MLA from the Mewla Maharajpur Constituency here, Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar, has described the amended house tax policy as lopsided and unlawful.

Water supply to be improved: CM
Fatehabad, December 13
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said a recent survey in the state showed that per capita water supply in villages had come down to less than 40 litres.



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  HUDA steps to realise house tax
Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has made it mandatory for the municipal councils and municipal committees to get a resolution adopted on house tax by convening their meetings on December 18 next.

Steps to boost bio-technology
Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr L.M. Goyal, today underlined the need to design bio-technology courses in such a manner that students could get suitable employment after completing these courses.

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Cities adjoining Delhi put on alert
Tribune Reporters

Rohtak, December 13
Following terrorist attack on Parliament House, the police in the districts adjoining the Union Capital has been put on high alert.

The Inspector General of Police, Mr Resham Singh, told The Tribune that nakas had been put up on all roads leading to the Capital. All vehicles entering Haryana from Delhi side are being thoroughly checked, he said.

Mr Resham Singh said the Superintendents of Police, Rohtak, range, had been directed to keep an eye on the movement of unidentified persons in their respective areas. Meanwhile, the Civil Defence and Home Guards Department today organised a demonstration at the local ITI ground to educate the citizens about the steps to be taken to protect the life and property of people during a suspected terrorist attack.

Mr M.M. Chaudhary, Senior Staff Officer of the Civil Defence Department said a red alert had already been sounded in 10 cities of Haryana. While Ambala, Hisar and Sirsa have been placed under Category “A”, Yamunanagar, Panchkula, Panipat, Sonepat, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Faridabad had been placed under Category “B”, he said.

PANIPAT: The district police has intensified patrolling and stepped up security around key installations and public places here.

The SP, Ms Mamata Singh, said patrolling had been intensified in the city and the public places, including hotels, dharamshalas, bus stand and railway station, to avoid any untoward incident.

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Red alert in Haryana
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Government has sounded red alert in the State in view of the terrorist attack on the Parliament House today.

The Director-General of Haryana Police, Mr M.S. Malik, said here today that security in the State had been tightened. Armed patrolling in and around important places and vulnerable points had been ordered. Intelligence agencies had also been geared up for keeping a watch on anti-social elements.

He appealed to the public to cooperate with the police so that peace could be maintained. Any suspecious object should be reported to the nearest police station. 
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Sonia to address rally on Dec 22
Our Correspondent

Hisar, December 13
The Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi, will address a party rally here on December 22.

Addressing mediaperson here this evening, Mr Kuldeep Bishnoi, former MLA and younger son of former chief minister Bhajan Lal, said his father had invited Ms Gandhi a few days ago. She accepted the invitation asking them to organise a rally. He said Ms Mohsina Kidwai, general secretary of the AICC, Haryana affairs, and many other Central leaders of the party would also address the rally.

He said the party had already started preparing for the rally. Mr Bhajan Lal would address a meeting of party workers from Hisar, Sirsa, Fatehabad and Bhiwani at the Congress Bhavan here on December 14. Mr Bhajan Lal would appeal them to make the rally a big show, he added.

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Surplus MITC staff to be absorbed
Tribune news Service

Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Government has decided to absorb the surplus staff of the Minor Irrigation and Tubewells Corporation (MITC) and municipal committees to fill 105 new posts of class IV employees generated by way of implementation of the announcements made by the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, under the “Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar” programme to open a number of veterinary hospitals besides upgrading dispensaries as veterinary hospitals in the State.

It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had made announcements under this programme to set up 223 veterinary hospitals, 180 new dispensaries besides upgrading 35 dispensaries as hospitals during last two years so as to fulfil the aspirations of the people to get better veterinary services at their doorstep.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that these 105 posts would be filled on priority basis only in those 60 institutions for which buildings had been provided by panchayats.

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Amended house tax policy lopsided: MLA
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, December 13
The Leader of the BJP Legislature Party and MLA from the Mewla Maharajpur Constituency here, Mr Krishan Pal Gurjar, has described the amended house tax policy as lopsided and unlawful.

Claiming that it was unfair to residents of Faridabad as it had been excluded from the changes introduced recently, he said an agitation would be launched in this regard.

Talking to The Tribune today, Mr Gurjar said the government could not have two laws on any issue.

While Gurgaon and Panchkula districts, where land rates were higher in comparison to Faridabad, had been included, but Faridabad had been left out as far as concessions to plot owners and the poor were concerned, he said.

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Water supply to be improved: CM
Our Correspondent

Fatehabad, December 13
The Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said a recent survey in the state showed that per capita water supply in villages had come down to less than 40 litres. This, he said, was due to a sharp rise in the population of the state in the past few years. But his government was of firm resolve to ensure at least 70 litres per capita water in the villages.

Mr Chautala was addressing a public meeting at Dharnia village in the district after inaugurating a new water scheme there yesterday. The scheme has been executed at a cost of Rs 58.25 lakh.

Mr Chautala said the state government had taken several steps to improve water supply in the state. New pipelines were being laid and boosting stations set up to ensure proper water supply to every village.

He said his government had taken steps to ensure remunerative prices for crops to its farmers. He said his government had fixed the minimum support price for sugarcane as Rs 110 per quintal, which was the highest not only in the country but all over the world. He said Rs 90 crore had already been paid to sugarcane growers. He said the government was planning to set up more sugar mills. He said at present there were 15 sugar mills being run in Haryana.

The Finance Minister, Mr Sampat Singh, said the state had witnessed all-round development under the present government. An INLD MP, Dr Sushil Indora, DC, Mr O.P. Indora and SP, Mr Hanif Qureshi, were present at the meeting.

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HUDA steps to realise house tax
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has made it mandatory for the municipal councils and municipal committees to get a resolution adopted on house tax by convening their meetings on December 18 next.

This was revealed by the Urban Development Minister, Mr Subhash Goyal, while releasing the schedule for collection of house tax for the current financial year at a meeting of officers of the municipalities convened to brief them about the modalities regarding the collection of house tax as per the new policy here today.

He said the tax liability should be published between December 19 and December 25. Notices should be issued to the owners of the property from December 26 to January 5. The objections would be disposed off by February 10. The final list of assessed house tax would be published and distributed between February 11 and February 15.

The bills of tax would be prepared and distributed between February 20 and February 28, 2002. 

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HUDA’s gesture
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Urban Development Authority has decided to give one year extension for the construction of houses to the allottees whose 15 years extension term will expire on December 31, 2001.

A spokesman for the Authority disclosed here today that the extension period would be up to December 2002, on the renewal fees of Rs 85, Rs 60 and Rs 35 for the high, medium and low potential zones, respectively, for the 16th year. High potential zone consists of urban estates of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Panchkula. Medium potential zone consists of urban estates Karnal, Panipat and Bahadurgarh. Low potential zone consists of the rest of the urban estates of HUDA. 

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Steps to boost bio-technology
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, December 13
The Haryana Chief Secretary, Mr L.M. Goyal, today underlined the need to design bio-technology courses in such a manner that students could get suitable employment after completing these courses.

Mr Goyal was speaking at a meeting which he had convened to discuss the draft bio-technology policy of the state here.

He asked the various departments related to bio-technology to chalk out their thrust areas and objectives of the policy. He directed the Secretaries of the various departments concerned to send their suggestions and views about the draft bio-technology policy to the Secretary, Science and Technology by December 20.

Preference would be given to biotechnology units in the allotment of land in all industrial areas developed by the state agencies.

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10-year RI for rapist
Our Correspondent

Sirsa, December 13
The District and Sessions Judge, Mr M.S. Sullar, has sentenced a youth to 10 years’ imprisonment and fined him Rs 10,000 for raping a five-year-old girl.

According to information received here today, the Ellenabad police had registered a case on March 5, 2000, under Section 376 of the IPC against Jagdish of Talwara Khurd village on a complaint of Ram Lal, uncle of the child, who resides in the same village. In his complaint, Ram Lal had alleged that his niece had narrated the incident to her mother. Villagers had then thrashed Jagdish and handed him over to the police.

In case he fails to deposit the amount he will have to undergo imprisonment for one more year.

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Dr Tewari on MD varsity council
Our Correspondent

Rohtak, December 13
The Vice-Chancellor, Maharshi Dayanand University, Maj Gen B.S. Suhag (retd), has nominated Dr A.D. Tewari, Professor and Head, Paediatrics Department, PGIMS, as member of the Academic Council of the university for a period of two years.

He has also nominated six teachers to the Academic Council. They are Dr Mukesh Dunna, Reader, IMSAAR, Dr A.N. Kalia, Reader, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dr K.P.S. Mahlwar, Reader, Law Department, Dr Vimal Joshi, Lecturer in Law and Dr Samir Datta, Professor of Periodontics, Dental College, Rohtak.

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