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BJP Executive meeting concerned about drought
Kaithal, August 20
The Congress has failed to play itís role as a constructive opposition which was not a positive sign for a democracy. These views were expressed while discussing the political resolution during the second day of the meeting of the state BJP Executive Committee which concluded here late last evening.

MC official held captive, freed
Bhiwani, August 20
An Executive Officer of the local municipal council had to undergo captivity for nearly four hours yesterday and face the ire of safai karamcharis, who are protesting against the non-payment of their salary.

Newborn baby abducted from hospital
Kaithal, August 20
A newborn baby of a local advocate was abducted from the local Civil Hospital by a middle-aged woman this morning. The police has registered a case against the woman and launched a hunt to trace the missing child.

Resumption of bungalow deferred
Ambala, August 20
Additional Civil Judge Nazar Singh today deferred the announcement of orders on resumption notice for bungalow No. 123 on Staff Road, Ambala Cantonment, till September 26.

Order reserved
Ambala, August 20
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ambala, Ms Sarita Gupta, here today reserved the order on the application filed by a former DGP, Haryana, Mr SPS Rathore, in the Ruchika molestation case, in which he alleged that an important file related to the case was missing from the court record with the connivance of Madhu Prakash and others.

Governorís wife inaugurates hostel
Kurukshetra, August 20
Ms Sudesh Kumari, wife of the Haryana Governor, inaugurated Ganga Bhavan, a girlsí hostel, Kurukshetra University here today. She also planted some saplings on the hostel lawns.


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EARLIER STORIES
  Students hold demonstration
Fatehabad, August 20
Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India and the Student Federation of India held a demonstration here today against the alleged anti-youth policies and use of force against agitating students at Bhattu in the district yesterday.

S.C. Katyal named HERC Member
Chandigarh, August 20
The Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Subhash Chander Katyal of Palwal (Faridabad), as a Member of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) here today.

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BJP Executive meeting concerned about drought
Our Correspondent

Kaithal, August 20
The Congress has failed to play itís role as a constructive opposition which was not a positive sign for a democracy. These views were expressed while discussing the political resolution during the second day of the meeting of the state BJP Executive Committee which concluded here late last evening.

Dr Harshwardhan, BJP observer for Haryana, presided over the meeting which was attended by state president, Mr Ratan Lal Kataria MP, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mr I.D. Swami, party MPs, MLAs, former ministers, members of state executive and presidents of the party district units.

The Executive expressed its serious concerns over the prevailing drought conditions in the state, shortage of power and water, and deteriorating law and order and criminalisation of politics. The BJP kisan morcha through the party state executive also demanded to expedite the relief and rescue work for the drought-hit farmers of Haryana.

It also demanded payment of compensation to farmers whose crops have been damaged and puttingoff of recovery of loans and power bills. It also demanded immediate implementation of the Supreme Court verdict of SYL canal issue.

On the first day of the session on Sunday the drought situation in the state was discussed and Rs 700 crore were demanded from the Centre for relief to the drought-hit people.

Meanwhile, speaking on Jammu and Kashmir, Mr I.D. Swami, Minister of State for Home Affairs, said a special team of the Election Commission of India was touring the state to oversee the arrangements and form itís opinion about the holding of elections.

He said the Central Government was scrutinising the cases of all those who were in jails and represented various organisations in the state.

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MC official held captive, freed
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, August 20
An Executive Officer of the local municipal council had to undergo captivity for nearly four hours yesterday and face the ire of safai karamcharis, who are protesting against the non-payment of their salary.

The City Magistrate and the DSP, who arrived on the scene to free the officer, had to face slogans from the karamcharis.

Later, the City Magistrate arranged their meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, who assured the Safai Karamchari Sangathan president, Ms Kamla Devi, of releasing one monthís salary tomorrow, but it was turned down by the latter. She persisted on taking three monthsí salary. The officer was reportedly released from the captivity at about 8 p.m.

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Newborn baby abducted from hospital

Kaithal, August 20
A newborn baby of a local advocate was abducted from the local Civil Hospital by a middle-aged woman this morning.

The police has registered a case against the woman and launched a hunt to trace the missing child.

According to a report lodged with the police by the advocate, Mr Pala Ram, his wife was admitted to the maternity ward of the Civil Hospital for a delivery yesterday and she gave birth to a female baby in the afternoon. His wife Sushma was being looked after by his mother, the advocate said.

The advocate said a woman was present in the ward who took some newborn babies in her lap on the pretext of entertaining them, but the family members took their babies back. That lady, posing to be an attendant of some patient admitted in the ward, also took the newborn baby of the advocate in her arms this morning.

The advocate and her mother came out of the hospital to have a cup of tea. The mother of the baby was lying on the bed. When the advocate and his mother returned to the ward the woman and the baby were nowhere in sight. All their attempts to trace the woman and the baby failed, following which they approached the police.

The family members of the missing baby apprehend that the baby has been abducted on the directions of some tantrik to perform some rituals or for being sacrificed. No doctor or senior official of the hospital was available for comments. UNI

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Resumption of bungalow deferred

Ambala, August 20
Additional Civil Judge Nazar Singh today deferred the announcement of orders on resumption notice for bungalow No. 123 on Staff Road, Ambala Cantonment, till September 26.

The issue had assumed great significance because part of the property belongs to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Capt Amarinder Singh and his wife Preneet Kaur, MP, had staked claims to the property inherited from the erstwhile Patiala ruler Maharaja Yadavindra Singh (the Chief Ministerís father).

The Estate Officer had served resumption notice of the bungalow since the occupants had allegedly violated the lease terms and the property, as per notice, was required for public interest.

The legal heirs of Col Sujan Singh, in occupation of the property, had filed a petition in the court contending that they were the absolute owners of the property and should not be dispossessed.

They had further contended that the general land record (GLR) register, on the basis of which the Haryana Government had staked its claim, had been manipulated. UNI

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Order reserved
Our Correspondent

Ambala, August 20
The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ambala, Ms Sarita Gupta, here today reserved the order on the application filed by a former DGP, Haryana, Mr SPS Rathore, in the Ruchika molestation case, in which he alleged that an important file related to the case was missing from the court record with the connivance of Madhu Prakash and others.

Counsel Ajay Jain and K.L. Sehgal appearing on behalf of the former DGP concluded their arguments today on this application. Ms Gupta has fixed August 27 for the announcement of order in this regard.

In 1990, Kuldeep Singh, manager of the Haryana Lawn Tennis Association, had filed an application in a court at Ambala against Madhu Prakash and a few others for ransacking the office of the association. Some evidences were also recorded in this regard. 
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Governorís wife inaugurates hostel
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, August 20
Ms Sudesh Kumari, wife of the Haryana Governor, inaugurated Ganga Bhavan, a girlsí hostel, Kurukshetra University here today. She also planted some saplings on the hostel lawns.

The building has been constructed at a cost of Rs 70 lakh within a year. A sum of Rs 30 lakh was granted by the Centre.

Ms Sudesh Kumari praised the Vice-Chancellor and the staff for making elaborate arrangements for creating a congenial academic atmosphere in the university.

Mr R.S. Chaudhary, Vice-Chancellor, said the hostel could accommodate 100 students and was spread over an area of 16,000 sqft. 

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Students hold demonstration
Our Correspondent

Fatehabad, August 20
Activists of the Democratic Youth Federation of India and the Student Federation of India held a demonstration here today against the alleged anti-youth policies and use of force against agitating students at Bhattu in the district yesterday.

The students marched to the Mini Secretariat complex and presented a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Mr R.B. Langyan. Their demands include filling of all vacant posts of teacher through recruitment, remove curbs on the new recruitments and stop the practise of paid seats in professional colleges. The Deputy Commissioner assured them that their demands would be conveyed to the government.

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S.C. Katyal named HERC Member
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 20
The Haryana Governor, Babu Parmanand, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr Subhash Chander Katyal of Palwal (Faridabad), as a Member of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) here today.

Mr Katyal, who is MA in Economics and LL.B., has worked as a Lecturer in economics at Government College, Jind. Mr Katyal was also elected as an MLA from the Palwal constituency in 1987.

Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, Speaker Satbir Singh Kadian, Finance Minister Sampat Singh, Transport Minister Ashok Kumar Arora and several senior officers were present.

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Suicides: all 6 cremated
Our Correspondent

Yamunanagar, August 20
All six persons, including four children, who ended their life yesterday at Mamidi village near here were cremated today. After their post-mortem examination at the local Civil Hospital, the bodies were handed over to the relatives of the deceased.

The six persons who consumed celphos included Issam Singh, Sita Devi, Pooja, Amit, Ajay and Anjali. Shocked by the tragedy villagers also attended the cremation.

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