Interest rate cut on farm loans motivated: Cong
Rohtak, July 17
The Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee has said that the Centre’s decision to reduce interest rate on agricultural loans up to Rs 50,000 was politically motivated and aimed at gaining dividends in the coming Assembly elections in five states and to the Lok Sabha a year later.
Third Front accuses BJP, Cong of stoking communalism
|New Delhi, July 17
The Third Front of political parties in NCT of Delhi said the Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) were equally guilty of stoking communalism.
The constituents of Third Front on Thursday held a demonstration to protest the alleged miscarriage of justice in the trial of the perpetrators of communal riots in Gujarat.
Activist of the Third Front sitting on dharna to demand punishment to those involved in
the 1984 anti-Sikh riots at Jantar Mantar in the Capital on Thursday.
— A Tribune photograph
Power Dept to give the stick to errant staff
Gurgaon, July 17
The Chairman of Haryana Power Transmission and Distribution Corporation, Major-General (retd) Bhoop Singh Rathi said here that his department’s aim is to improve relations with the consumers and purge itself of the possible corrupt practices of the employees.
Rains expose inadequacy of drainage facilities in Sonepat
Sonepat, July 17
The worst-ever waterlogging that paralysed the normal life of people living in the low-lying areas of the city during the current spell of rains has not only exposed the inadequacies of the existing drainage system but also the working of the civic administration.
Sushma concerned over imbalance in male-female ratio
Sohna(Gurgaon), July 17
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, today expressed concern at the decreasing population of women in the country, leading to an imbalance in male-female ratio. She also inaugurated a three-day health camp here.
National consultation begins to harness youth power
New Delhi, July 17
The national consultation on “Youth For Development-Vision and Focus” began today at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The two-day national consultation programme will mark the final stage of the deliberations that was initiated through the four regional workshops on the theme in different parts of the country.
Ice factories closed for using impure water
Rewari, July 17
Invoking Section 2 (e) of the Prevention of Epidemics Act 1897, the District Magistrate, Mrs Neerja Shekhar, has ordered the closure of three ice factories in the district with immediate effect.
- Stadium demanded at Rohtak
Sudhar Yojana’ discussed
Delhi, July 17
The headmasters of 47 MCD schools today met the Union Minister of State for Sports, Mr Vijay Goel and discussed the ‘School Sudhar Yojana’, a project the minister has taken up to give a facelift to MCD schools in the Capital.