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Demand to set up minority commission in Haryana
Chandigarh, May 23
The Department of Minority Affairs of the Haryana Congress has demanded that a Minority Commission should be set up in the state to safeguard the interests of the minorities, whose share in the services had declined over the years.

Bhaniarawala case: order reserved for
May 26

Ambala, May 23
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sanjeev Kumar Kaushik, reserved the order for May 26 in case No. 206 which was registered against Baba Piyara Singh Bhaniarawala and two others in Sarhind police station for disrespecting a religious book. The arguments of accused and prosecution that continued for an hour concluded today.

FIR against Bhajan 'motivated'
Chandigarh, May 23
The Haryana Congress and RPI MLA Karan Dalal alleged today that the FIR lodged against former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal and others, including Mr Dalal himself, at Fatehabad yesterday was motivated.

Teachersí selection okayed
Kurukshetra, May 23
The Kurukshetra University Executive Council (EC) at its meeting held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor, Dr A.K. Chawla, here today, approved all selections of teachers against open vacancies and under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS). Dr Chawla said the teachers concerned had been issued appointment letters so that they could join with immediate effect.

Woman burns self, 2 daughters to death
Jind, May 23
Rajpati, a resident of Dahola village in the district, allegedly committed suicide yesterday by burning herself. She also burnt her two daughters, Meena (8) and Nisha (6), to death. According to reports received here today Rajpati set herself and her daughters on fire by sprinkling kerosene at her house. All three died on the spot.


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25 animal skins seized, 2 held
Panipat, May 23
The Haryana police today claimed to have busted a gang of animal skin smugglers by arresting two members and seizing 25 skins of panthers and jungle cats worth Rs 1 crore.

Arrangements for solar eclipse fair discussed
Kurukshetra, May 23
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Abhilaksh Likhi, yesterday called upon the social, voluntary and religious organisations to provide unstinting cooperation to the district administration for successfully conducting the solar eclipse fair to be held on May 31 where lakhs of pilgrims were expected to have a holy dip in the sacred Brahmasarovar and Sannihit Sarovar here.

UP village to get dairy centre
Karnal, May 23
The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) will establish a model dairy centre at Pusar village in Baghpat district of western UP under the Integrated Rural Development Programme.

Dhillon, Rana get additional charges
Chandigarh, May 23
Mr S.S. Dhillon, Registrar, Co-operative Societies and Adviser and Special Secretary, Civil Aviation Department, has been given additional charge as the Director and Special Secretary, non-conventional energy sources, Haryana, relieving Mr K.K. Khandelwal.


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Demand to set up minority commission in Haryana
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
The Department of Minority Affairs of the Haryana Congress has demanded that a Minority Commission should be set up in the state to safeguard the interests of the minorities, whose share in the services had declined over the years.

The demand was made in a memorandum submitted to the Governor, Babu Parmanand, by a delegation led by Mr Jagdeep Singh Cheema, Chairman of the department, here today.

The delegation included Mr Zakir Hussain, MLA, Mr Kulwant Singh and Dr Jagsir Masih Sandhu, General Secretaries of the department; Jaswant Singh Brar, Mr Mehfooz Ahmed, Mr Robinson Samson and Mr Subeg Singh.

The delegation also demanded that a minorities development and financial corporation should be set up for economic upliftment of the minorities.

It also demanded that a memorial should be set up at Rasoi in Sonipat district in memory of the late Mr Partap Singh Kairon, former Chief Minister of Punjab, who was murdered there. The memorandum said the contribution of Mr Kairon towards the development of undivided Punjab, specially in the field of agriculture, was well known.

The delegation said as a tribute to Mr Kaironís stewardship and sacrifices, a suitable memorial at Rasoi would not be out of place.

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Bhaniarawala case: order reserved for May 26
Our Correspondent

Ambala, May 23
The Additional Sessions Judge, Mr Sanjeev Kumar Kaushik, reserved the order for May 26 in case No. 206 which was registered against Baba Piyara Singh Bhaniarawala and two others in Sarhind police station for disrespecting a religious book. The arguments of accused and prosecution that continued for an hour concluded today.

The prosecution has produced 12 witnesses in the case while the accused, Baba Bhaniarawala and two others, also appeared in the court. The counsel of the accused stated that Bhaniarawala and two others were falsely implicated in the case while the counsel of the prosecution argued at length to prove the charges.

An FIR No. 206 was registered against Bhaniarawala and two others, Balbir Singh and Ramphal, in Sarhind police station under Sections 457, 436, 295-A, 153-A and 120B on September 30, 2001, during the regime of the Akali Dal and later on the case was transferred to the court of the Additional Sessions Judge, Ambala, on the direction of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. Besides it six other cases registered against baba and others in different parts of Punjab were also transferred to the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Ambala, a few months ago.

Tight security arrangements were made on the court premises following the threat to the life of Bhaniarawala. About 24 constables along with a few Inspector-level police officers were deployed under the supervision of a DSP. A large number of baba followers were also present in the court.

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FIR against Bhajan 'motivated'
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
The Haryana Congress and RPI MLA Karan Dalal alleged today that the FIR lodged against former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal and others, including Mr Dalal himself, at Fatehabad yesterday was motivated.

In separate statements issued here, the Secretary of the Haryana Congress, Mr Sat Pal Kaushik, and Mr Dalal alleged that certain police officers, who wanted to prove their loyalty to the Chautala Government, went out of their way to please the ruling party.

These officers, they alleged, violated the court orders by preventing Mr Bhajan Lal from moving in the constituency without any hindrance. To escape the charge of contempt of court, the officers had lodged the FIR. They also alleged that the Chautala Government wanted to stop Mr Bhajan Lal from being present in the counting hall at Fatehabad so that the ruling party could play mischief during the counting of votes tomorrow.

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Teachersí selection okayed
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, May 23
The Kurukshetra University Executive Council (EC) at its meeting held under the chairmanship of Vice-Chancellor, Dr A.K. Chawla, here today, approved all selections of teachers against open vacancies and under the Career Advancement Scheme (CAS).

Dr Chawla said the teachers concerned had been issued appointment letters so that they could join with immediate effect. He said in the open category, two appointments, one of history in University College and another of Professor in bio-technology had been approved while under the CAS, appointments in the subjects of English, electronics, music and education were approved.

The Executive Council also approved the enhancement of remuneration to the part-time teachers from Rs 5,500 to Rs 8,000 per month.

In another resolution, Dr Hari Singh, Professor of bio-chemistry and Dean Students Welfare, was appointed as Professor Emeritus for five years.

Dr Chawla said the Executive Council also adopted a resolution relaxing the eligibility condition in the case of Mrs Pushpa Lata, a Hindi teacher at University Senior Secondary Model School while the name of Dr Swadesh Rishi of the Zoology Department was approved for establishment committee of the university.

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Woman burns self, 2 daughters to death
Our Correspondent

Jind, May 23
Rajpati, a resident of Dahola village in the district, allegedly committed suicide yesterday by burning herself. She also burnt her two daughters, Meena (8) and Nisha (6), to death. According to reports received here today Rajpati set herself and her daughters on fire by sprinkling kerosene at her house. All three died on the spot.

Due to this incident, the fire also spread in the house damaging household goods and a portion of the house. A family dispute was stated to be the cause behind the incident. It is learnt that perturbed over the drinking habits of her husband, Mahabir, Rajpati took this extreme step. Rajpatiís husband is said to be missing. A case has been registered at Alewa police station in this connection.

In another incident, a tractor driver was killed on the spot when the tractor which he was driving overturned near Gobindpura village in the district. The deceased has been identified as Bhupinder of Ramgarh village.

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25 animal skins seized, 2 held

Panipat, May 23
The Haryana police today claimed to have busted a gang of animal skin smugglers by arresting two members and seizing 25 skins of panthers and jungle cats worth Rs 1 crore.

Acting on a tip-off, the police raided a house in the Lodha Basti colony of Samalkha town and nabbed two persons identified as Badlu and his accomplice Rishipal of Namunda village and seized skins of seven panthers and 18 jungle cats (ud-bilav), Panipat Suprintendent of Police Suman Manjri said.

During interrogation, the accused confessed to smuggling the skins for the past 10 years. Ayub Khan of Delhi has been buying them, the SP said. PTI

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Arrangements for solar eclipse fair discussed
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, May 23
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Abhilaksh Likhi, yesterday called upon the social, voluntary and religious organisations to provide unstinting cooperation to the district administration for successfully conducting the solar eclipse fair to be held on May 31 where lakhs of pilgrims were expected to have a holy dip in the sacred Brahmasarovar and Sannihit Sarovar here.

Mr Likhi was presiding over a meeting of the voluntary, social and religious organisations here yesterday to take stock of the situation and make foolproof arrangements for the pilgrims reaching here on the solemn occasion of the solar eclipse. During the wide-ranging deliberations, a philanthropist and secretary of the DAV College Management Committee, New Delhi, Mr Vijay Sabharwal, pointed out that efforts should be made to involve all religious institutions in a big way like in the national-level Gita Jayanti celebrations and the Mahabharat Utsav celebrated here during December so that the basic amenities could be provided to the devotees.

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UP village to get dairy centre
Our Correspondent

Karnal, May 23
The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) will establish a model dairy centre at Pusar village in Baghpat district of western UP under the Integrated Rural Development Programme.

Stating this here yesterday, Dr Nagendar Sharma, Director of the NDRI, said Mr Ajit Singh, Union Minister for Agriculture, will lay the foundation stone of the centre on June 6. Mr Kokab Hamid, Minister for Rural Engineering Services (UP), will preside over the function, he added.

Dr Nagendar Sharma stated that six centres would be established in UP. The director held that under the project breeds of the milch cattle would be improved.

Dr Ram Chand, Nodal Officer and Head, Dairy Extension Division, said on the occasion a dairy mela, cattle show, an exhibition on agriculture and allied areas by various agencies and question-answer session for the farmers would also be organised.

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Dhillon, Rana get additional charges
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, May 23
Mr S.S. Dhillon, Registrar, Co-operative Societies and Adviser and Special Secretary, Civil Aviation Department, has been given additional charge as the Director and Special Secretary, non-conventional energy sources, Haryana, relieving Mr K.K. Khandelwal.

Mr H.S. Rana, Director, Consolidation of Holdings and Land Records, Special Collector, Headquarters, and Special Land Acquisition Officer, has been given additional charge as the Joint Secretary, Rehabilitation-cum-Chief Settlement Commissioner, relieving Mr S.N. Roy.

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Power shutdown

AMBALA: Power supply on the Dhulkot-IOC line will be shut for four hours on Saturday, according to UHBVN press. Power supply in Ambala Cantonment Sadar area will also shut from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to maintenance work. TNS

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