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THE TRIBUNE SPECIALS
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TERCENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
H A R Y A N A

Haryana leaders call the Act unprecedented, unconstitutional
Chandigarh, July 13
Realising that the Punjab Termination of Agreement Act sponsored by their own party has put them in a difficult situation, leaders of the Haryana Congress have adopted an aggressive attitude on it.

CM suppressing opponents: MLAs
Chandigarh, July 13
The Haryana Congress today accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of suppressing his political opponents by implicating them in false cases and sought the Governor's intervention in the matter.

Govt to employ 7,000 ‘suraksha saathis’
Hisar, July 13
The Haryana Government has decided to raise a state industrial security force on the pattern of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Five battalions of the force have been sanctioned by the state government.

Move to upgrade police communication network
Chandigarh, July 13
The Haryana Police has initiated a Rs 6 crore scheme to improve the department's communication network right down to the level of police stations. A wide area network scheme had been made operational and more than 400 persons have been trained for its implementation.

Haryana introduces accident pro forma
Chandigarh, July 13
A comprehensive accident investigation proforma has now been introduced in Haryana on the pattern of some foreign countries to record every conceivable detail about accidents to reduce the rate of accidents by government buses.


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EARLIER STORIES
 

AITC to pass technology to farmers set up
Karnal, July 13
The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here has established Agriculture Information Technology Centre (AITC) to pass on the latest agriculture dairy technology to the farmers on the pattern of “single-window” delivery system.

Govt targets 11 pc growth in fish production
Karnal, July 13
Haryana has set a target of 11 per cent annual growth rate for production of fish in the state. In the last financial year, 39,237 tonnes of fish was produced in 8,760 hectares.

Notices to dairy owners
Sonepat, July 13
The Sonepat Municipal Council today issued notices to the owners of dairies asking them to shift their dairies from the populated areas by July 17, otherwise they would be dealt with sternly.

Haryana board introduces biotech
Panchkula, July 13
The Haryana School Education Board has decided to introduce biotechnology as a subject in Class XI. The subject would be available at government schools in district headquarters across the state.

Sharp decline in admissions to Jhajjar colleges
Jhajjar, July 12
Sharp downfall in the admissions to the undergraduate courses in the colleges of the district is causing concern in the academic circles. At least 50 per cent of the total seats allotted by the university in five government colleges of the district are lying vacant.

Rent recovery to continue
Karnal, July 13
The process of recovery of ground rent amounting to more than Rs 1.5 crore from the franchisees of the local Siti Cable by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and the municipal council (MC) will continue as per the existing law and bylaws.

Panchayat helps end enmity
Sonepat, July 13
A 10-month-old enmity between two rival groups over a murder case came to an end and changed into a friendship following the intervention of a panchayat of 36 biradaris held at Sisana village, about 25 km from here, today.

Additional charge for 2 IAS officers
Chandigarh, July 13
The Haryana Government has given additional charge to two IAS officers with immediate effect.

Spate of robberies in Ambala
Ambala, July 13
Robbers struck at a house located in Prabhu Prem Puram, Ambala Cantt, this morning.

Rotary Club installs office-bearers
Kaithal, July 13
The joint installation function of the Rotary and the Innerwheel Clubs took place here on Sunday night. New teams of office-bearers took charge. Mr Ranjit Bhatia, former district Governor of District 3080, was the chief guest and Dr D.P. Gupta, surgeon, was the guest of honour.

Probe sought into woman’s death
Sonepat, July 13
A demonstration was organised in front of the office of the SP here today to demand an impartial inquiry into the death of a housewife, Saroj Bala, wife of Mr Rajesh, on July 6 last.

Man killed, wife hurt in mishap
Jhajjar, July 13
One person was killed and his wife injured when a Canter crushed them near the Kulana turn early this morning.
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Haryana leaders call the Act unprecedented, unconstitutional
Yoginder Gupta
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
Realising that the Punjab Termination of Agreement Act sponsored by their own party has put them in a difficult situation, leaders of the Haryana Congress have adopted an aggressive attitude on it.

Interestingly, the agreement which is primarily sought to be negated by the Act was brokered by none other than Mrs Indira Gandhi, who is revered by all Congressmen.

While the Haryana Congress president, Mr Bhajan Lal, and a former Leader of the Opposition in the State Vidhan Sabha, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, spoke against the Punjab Act yesterday itself, second-rung leaders of the party also jumped in the fray today.

The officiating Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, today led a group of eight party MLAs to the state Governor, Dr A.R. Kidwai, to urge him to convey their strong reservations over the Act to the President, the Prime Minister and the Union Government. They described the Act as “totally unprecedented and unconstitutional”. They also said the Act would lead not only to breakdown of the constitutional machinery in the country but would also subvert the unity of the nation.

They told the Governor that the Punjab Assembly, by passing such a Bill, had encroached upon the power of the Supreme Court. The Assembly, they said, could not act as an appellate authority over the judicial verdict.

The Haryana Congress leaders are afraid that the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, has given a stick to the ruling INLD to beat them in the coming Assembly elections.

The INLD supremo, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, never tires of accusing the Congress leaders of not being serious about the SYL canal. He cites the walkout staged by the Congress when the Haryana Assembly was debating a resolution on the canal during its last session, in support of his contention. Now he has got additional ammunition. He would try to run down the Haryana Congress by telling people that its counterpart in Punjab was denying them their lifeline.

The Congress leaders have taken an aggressive line to deny Mr Chautala an opportunity to blame them for the Punjab Act. The Congress MP from Faridabad, Mr Avtar Singh Bhadana, has threatened a statewide agitation against the Punjab Act. Capt Yadav has demanded the convening of a special session of the Assembly to discuss the aftermaths of the Punjab Act.

However, at least one party opposed to the Congress has already opened the attack against it. The Secretary-General of the Haryana Vikas Party, Mr Surender Singh, said here today that his party would stage dharnas at all district headquarters against the Punjab Act.

He said Capt Amarinder Singh’s step was against the agreements brokered by the supreme leaders of his own party, Mrs Indira Gandhi and Mr Rajiv Gandhi. He said whenever an agreement was reached on the SYL Canal between Punjab and Haryana, it was only when the Congress was in power in the two states as well as the Centre. Even now the Union government was being led by Dr Manmohan Singh of the Congress. Therefore, he said, the Congress president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, should immediately direct Capt Amarinder Singh to start construction of the SYL Canal.

Mr Surender Singh said the HVP President, Mr Bansi Lal was instrumental in getting 95 per cent of the construction of the canal completed inside Punjab during 1986-87. In Haryana the canal was constructed before 1974. Now to negate the SYL agreement was meaningless.
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Pacts annulled with Sonia’s consent: Ajay

INLD leader Ajay Chautala addresses party workers in Ambala
INLD leader Ajay Chautala addresses party workers in Ambala on Tuesday. — Photo by Neeraj Chopra

Ambala, July 13
A senior leader of the INLD and member of the Rajya Sabha, Mr Ajay Chautala, said today that the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt Amarinder Singh, had passed the Punjab Termination of Agreement Bill, 2004, with the consent of the Congress President, Ms Sonia Gandhi.

After addressing a rally of party workers here, he said it was unfortunate that the Union Government had not reacted over the anti-constitutional decision of the Punjab government so far. He said that the Haryana Government would approach the Supreme Court in this regard.

Mr Ajay Chautala said most of the water pacts were held during the regime of the Congress government and the Congress itself annulling the accords. He said it was the duty of the Union Government to force the Punjab Government to honour these pacts.

When asked whether the Haryana Government could summon a special session of the Assembly on the pattern of Punjab, he said if the Opposition parties were agreed the state government could think over it. OC
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Waters Act: SC’s intervention sought
Tribune News Service

Karnal, July 13
The Congress Working Committee (CWC) member and in charge of the party affairs of Uttar Pradesh Chaudhary Birendra Singh has demanded from the Supreme Court to take suo motu action against Punjab if it does not comply with the orders of the apex court by July 15.

Describing the Punjab Government’s decision to terminate water-sharing agreements with other northern states as ‘unjustified’, he said Punjab had no unilateral right to annul the agreement, as other states were also part of the agreement.

He said if Punjab feels that an injustice was done to the state during the time of agreement there were several ways within the framework of existing laws to fight for seeking their rights. He said open dialogue with the northern states could have been initiated to at least maintain the dignity of the judiciary.

He further said the Haryana Government should also come forward and call an all-party meeting of the state to take a common stand on the issue.
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HVP threatens protest
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) has strongly criticised Punjab for nullifying water-sharing agreements with other states. In a statement here today, Mr Surinder Singh, Secretary General of the HVP, said the Bill had been passed unanimously by the Punjab Assembly to block the implementation of the Supreme Court order on the construction of the Sutlej-Yamuna-Link canal in Punjab.

The HVP leader said his party would organise demonstrations at all district headquarters of Haryana to protest against the Punjab legislation.
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CM suppressing opponents: MLAs
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
The Haryana Congress today accused the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, of suppressing his political opponents by implicating them in false cases and sought the Governor's intervention in the matter.

A group of eight party MLAs, led by the officiating Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party, Capt Ajay Singh Yadav, called on the Governor, Dr A. R. Kidwai, and submitted to him a memorandum in this regard. The other who met the Governor were Mr Mange Ram Gupta, Mr Shadi Lal Batra, Mr Jatinder Singh Malik, Mr Lachhman Dass Arora, Dr Raghbir Singh Kadyan, Mrs Anita Yadav, Mr Dev Raj Dewan and Mr Chander Mohan.

The memorandum alleged that several Independent MLAs, including Mr Jai Parkash Gupta, Mr Dewan and Mr Tejvir Singh, who had withdrawn their support to the INLD government, were being harassed and several false cases had been registered against them.

It also alleged that supporters of the ruling Indian National Lok Dal even tried to kidnap Mr Mulla Ram, MLA, from the Delhi Airport a day before the July 28 biennial election to the Rajya Sabha.
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Govt to employ 7,000 ‘suraksha saathis’
Tribune News Service

Hisar, July 13
The Haryana Government has decided to raise a state industrial security force on the pattern of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Five battalions of the force have been sanctioned by the state government.

This was stated by Dr M.S. Malik, Director-General of Police, while addressing a press conference here today. He said the state government would also employ 7,000 “suraksha saathis” in the villages. A “suraksha saathi” would be a resident of the concerned village and would be given a salary of Rs 2,500 per month. He would be required to inform the police about any matter pertaining to the village security.

Dr Malik, who was in the city in connection with a meeting of the Superintendents of Police from Hisar, Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Sirsa and Jind, said community policing had become a global trend. He said the policemen at local level required the cooperation of the residents and to make the police people-friendly was the top priority of the department.

The DGP said the government had sanctioned Rs 6 crore to improve the communication network within the police force. He said to facilitate scientific investigation, the forensic science laboratory at Madhuban had been upgraded. Such laboratories had been established at range level and mobile labs provided at district level, he added.
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Move to upgrade police communication network
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
The Haryana Police has initiated a Rs 6 crore scheme to improve the department's communication network right down to the level of police stations. A wide area network scheme had been made operational and more than 400 persons have been trained for its implementation.

According to a statement issued here today, another Rs 2 crore are being spent to operationalise the nation-wide Police Network (POLNET) in the state, which would connect Haryana Police with other police and law-enforcement organisations in the country. A police station located even in a remote area of the state would have a direct link with any other police station in the country through this network.

To improve scientific investigation, the Forensic Science Laboratory at Madhuban has been upgraded. Forensic science laboratories have also been established at the range-level and mobile forensic science laboratories have been provided at the district level. Investigating officers have also been provided with handy investigating kits.
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Haryana introduces accident pro forma
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
A comprehensive accident investigation proforma has now been introduced in Haryana on the pattern of some foreign countries to record every conceivable detail about accidents to reduce the rate of accidents by government buses.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Haryana Transport Department said the number of accidents of Haryana Roadways buses had reduced from 576 in 1999-2000 to 389 in 2003-04. This rate of accidents was about half the average rate of accidents in all state road transport undertakings in the country. He said the decision to introduce a proforma would further bring down the number of accidents and casualties, thus saving precious lives and property.

With the introduction of this proforma, he said it would be possible to pinpoint the responsibility for causing an accident. 
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AITC to pass technology to farmers set up
Tribune News Service

Karnal, July 13
The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here has established Agriculture Information Technology Centre (AITC) to pass on the latest agriculture dairy technology to the farmers on the pattern of “single-window” delivery system. However, it would be officially inaugurated later this month. After presiding over a meeting of the senior officials and scientists of the institute, the Director-cum-Vice-Chancellor of the NDRI, Dr Nagendra Sharma, while talking to The Tribune revealed that the AITC had been established under the National Agriculture Technology Project (NATP).

He said, “the AITC has been established to facilitate a direct access to the farmers to the institutional resources available in terms of technology, advice and all other forms of help to improve the breeds of cattle buffaloes; enhance milk production and develop quality milk products”.

He said that the centre would help develop collaborative linkage among all the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) institutes located at Karnal to provide a single-window delivery system for the farming community. It may be mentioned that there are six ICAR institutes at Karnal, the Central Soil and Salinity Research Institute, the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Research, the Directorate of Wheat Research, the Sugarcane Breeding Station, the regional station of the Indian Agriculture Research Institute and the National Dairy Research Institute.

Dr Ram Chand, head of the extension division of the institute, who has been given the additional charge as head of the AITC, said the centre would also provide diagnostic services for soil and water testing and plant and livestock health, besides supplying research products such as seeds, other planting materials, poultry strains, livestock breeds, fish seed and processed products from the institution for testing and adaptation of various clientele. AITC would also disseminate published literature and other communication materials such as audio-visual cassettes/CDs of developed technologies, he said.

Today’s meeting emphasised on the local area networking for enhancing awareness among the people about the set-up of the AITC so that the maximum number of farmers could benefit from it. It was also proposed that small facilities should be made available at the centre for the benefit of the farmers to facilitate immediate diagnosis of plant diseases and pest for prescribing remedial measures.

The NDRI’s milk parlour or in other words the products sale counter would also be a part of the AITC. Situated adjoining the AITC, it is already a major point of attraction that catches the attention of hundreds of people daily who come here to purchase quality milk, ghee, flavoured milk, ice cream, lassi, cheese and other milk products.
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Govt targets 11 pc growth in fish production
Kulwinder Sandhu
Tribune News Service

Karnal, July 13
Haryana has set a target of 11 per cent annual growth rate for production of fish in the state. In the last financial year, 39,237 tonnes of fish was produced in 8,760 hectares.

With a view to further promote fish farming, the 17th Fish Farmers Day would be observed tomorrow at Panipat. The Minister of State for Fisheries, Haryana, Mohd Ilyas, would preside over the function. The Joint Secretary of the Union Ministry of Agriculture, Mr P.K. Patnaik, would be the guest of honour.

A senior official of the Fisheries Department said Rs 43.40 crore were earmarked for implementation of various plan schemes for production of fish during the 10th Plan period. Apart from 18 fish farmers’ development agencies in the state, fish markets were functioning at Faridabad, Panipat and Yamunanagar.

The state government had provided a financial assistance of over Rs 2 crore to fish farmers in Haryana to enable them to take up fish farming and prawn culture. Fish ponds were developed over 236.06 hectares, which had either marshy lands or alkaline soil.

Prawn cultivation was taken up at 105 units in the state during the past year. A total of 92 farmers were imparted training in cultivation of prawns by the Fisheries Department. They were taken to Nilore in Andhra Pradesh to acquaint them with the latest technical know-how in prawn farming.

The Union Government had provided an assistance of Rs 49 lakh to the state government for the production of prawns in saline water as a pilot project. An area of 17.20 hectares had been brought under cultivation of prawns under this project. Not only this, cultivation of fresh water prawns had been taken up over 50.35 hectares.
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Notices to dairy owners
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, July 13
The Sonepat Municipal Council today issued notices to the owners of dairies asking them to shift their dairies from the populated areas by July 17, otherwise they would be dealt with sternly.

According to a report, the step has been taken on the persistent complaints by the residents that the dairies have become nuisance for them as the owners dumped the dung of the milch cattle in the drains. Moreover, the dairies create pollution and filth.

The state government had allotted funds for shifting of the dairies from the city and the Municipal Council had already acquired land in Harsana village for the purpose. The council also received applications from the owners of the dairies for the allotment of the plots there.

The council has directed the owners of the dairies to shift their dairies to the new states.
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Haryana board introduces biotech
Tribune News Service

Panchkula, July 13
The Haryana School Education Board has decided to introduce biotechnology as a subject in Class XI. The subject would be available at government schools in district headquarters across the state.

This was disclosed by the Chairman of the Board, Brig (retd) O. P. Chaudhary, here today. He was here to chair a meeting of board members to discuss on policy matters that would bring reforms in the education and examination system.

Brig Chaudhary said that the syllabus and books offered by NCERT would be introduced for teaching the subject. The biology teachers in the schools have been assigned the job of teaching the subject to students opting for the subject.

He said that the board had achieved a major success in curbing the menace of cheating during examinations by introducing some strict measures last year. “We published a book of 10,000 candidates who had indulged in unfair practices while appearing for their examination and distributed it to all schools - which acted as a deterrent. We brought down the number of Unfair Means Case (UMC) to 8,800 this year, from a total of 10.50 lakh candidates who appeared in the examination,” he said.

Brig Chaudhary added that this year, the board had decided to observe the on going academic year as the “reforms in Education year”. “We have compiled data for the results of middle, secondary and senior secondary examination for the year 2004, school wise, district wise and subject wise. This data will be useful to know the position of each school in each district, and we will now initiate education reform programme based on this data,” he says.

On this occasion, Secretary of the Education Board, Mr Rakesh Gupta, said that the Board also planned to allow private candidates for appearing in Class XII for the first time . Earlier students of Class VIII were allowed to appear for the examination as private candidates. 
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Sharp decline in admissions to Jhajjar colleges
Deepender

Jhajjar, July 12
Sharp downfall in the admissions to the undergraduate courses in the colleges of the district is causing concern in the academic circles. At least 50 per cent of the total seats allotted by the university in five government colleges of the district are lying vacant.

According to the sources, regular admissions have closed on Saturday last in five government colleges in Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh townships and rural area colleges in Dujana, Dubaldhan and Badli villages which are affiliated to Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak.

This declining enrolment according to academic experts, showed that the students lack interest in studies. Moreover, with the absence of professional and vocational courses in these colleges studious and talents students opt for job-oriented courses instead of these academic courses.

Mr Joginder Singh Ahlawat, Principal of the Government College, Dujana maintained that traditional courses has taken a backseat and students opt for those courses which are professional.

Poor results in the plus two classes and undergraduate classes due to tough measures being taken by the state education board and the university authorities against copying was another factor. 437 students have been enrolled in the BA (first year) against the allotted seats of 600. Similarly, out of total 180 seats, 113 and out of 120 seats, 67 students have taken admission in the B.Sc and B.Com first classes, respectively.

The situation is grave in rural colleges including Dujana, Dubaldhan and Badli. In the Badli college where only arts subjects are offered, the students strength has reduced to 270 against 375 last year.

Only 91 admissions has been done against 300 sanctioned seats in Dubaldhan while 180 students get admission against 360 sanctioned seats in Dujana, in the BA (first year). While the Dubaldhan college offers only arts stream subjects, it could be end of the commerce faculty in the Dujana college as only 12 students have been enrolled their while a minimum of 20 students are needed for running a particular course.
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Rent recovery to continue
Tribune News Service

Karnal, July 13
The process of recovery of ground rent amounting to more than Rs 1.5 crore from the franchisees of the local Siti Cable by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and the municipal council (MC) will continue as per the existing law and bylaws. A senior official of the district administration said today that the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court did not come in the way of action initiated by HUDA and the MC.

It was learnt that Siti Cable restarted its network in parts of Sectors 9,13, and 14 without seeking approval from the HUDA authorities. An official of the district administration said he would check out if the cable network had been restarted.
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Panchayat helps end enmity
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, July 13
A 10-month-old enmity between two rival groups over a murder case came to an end and changed into a friendship following the intervention of a panchayat of 36 biradaris held at Sisana village, about 25 km from here, today.

According to a report, a meeting of the panchayat of 36 biradaris was held today in the village to resolve the dispute. The murder of the youth took place on September 17, 2003. Mr Ram Phal Dahiya, President of the Dahiya Khap, presided over the meeting.

The meeting asked the persons allegedly involved in the murder case to pay an amount of Rs 2 lakh to the members of the bereaved family as a financial help to which they agreed.

The body of the youth was recovered from a field near the diversion Drain no. 8 on the Sonepat-Rohtak road on September 17 last year. 
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Additional charge for 2 IAS officers
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 13
The Haryana Government has given additional charge to two IAS officers with immediate effect.

Mr.S.S.Dhillon, Registrar, Cooperative Societies, has been given additional charge of Managing Director, Haryana State Federation of Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited, relieving Mr Abhilash Likhi of the charge.

Mr. Anand Sharma, General Manager (Project), Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation, will also look after the work of Additional Director, Women and Child Development Department.
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Spate of robberies in Ambala
Tribune News Service

Ambala, July 13
Robbers struck at a house located in Prabhu Prem Puram, Ambala Cantt, this morning.

The robbers decamped with Rs 5,500 kept in the house when the house owner, Mrs Gupta, had gone to deposit the electricity bill.

A spate of robberies have taken place in Prabhu Prem Puram in the last couple of months. Barely three days back, robbers had decamped with cash and jewellery from the residence of a retired Navy officer.

Retired hon. S/Lt SK Chopra had gone with his family to Vaishno Devi on July 9. While passing through Pathankot, he was informed that a robbery had taken place at his residence. On arrival, he found that Rs 60,000 kept for an operation and gold and silver ornaments were missing. The robbers had broken open the locks of almirahs.

He has told the police that the jewellery includes a gold chain, locket, tops, ring, ear rings and bangles and a set made of silver, silver anklets and a ring.

The local residents have demanded that police patrolling must be intensified so that further robberies can be prevented. They demanded that the police must nab the robbers. They stated that the spate of robberies had caused insecurity in the area.
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Rotary Club installs office-bearers
Our Correspondent

Kaithal, July 13
The joint installation function of the Rotary and the Innerwheel Clubs took place here on Sunday night. New teams of office-bearers took charge. Mr Ranjit Bhatia, former district Governor of District 3080, was the chief guest and Dr D.P. Gupta, surgeon, was the guest of honour.

Rtn Suresh Gupta and Rtn R.K. Gupta were installed as President and Secretary of the Rotary Club and Ms Parveen Bansal installed as President of the Innerwheel for 2004-2005. Mr Anand Khurania and Jai Deep Choudhry, outgoing President and Secretary, highlighted the activities of the Rotary Club. Ms Veena Gupta, President, and Dr Raj Rani Garg, Secretary, Inner Wheel, highlighted activities of their club.

Mr Ranjit Bhatia exhorted members of the Rotary and the Inner Wheel not to consider these clubs as source of entertainment, but as platform to serve the humanity. He also stressed upon the need to launch various service projects.

He honoured club members for their outstanding activities in various fields. Some mediapersons and press photographers were also honoured on this occasion.
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Probe sought into woman’s death
R.D. Sapra

Sonepat, July 13
A demonstration was organised in front of the office of the SP here today to demand an impartial inquiry into the death of a housewife, Saroj Bala, wife of Mr Rajesh, on July 6 last.

The demonstrators sat on a dharna and submitted a memorandum to the SP, alleging that the parents of the woman were trying to involve members of the in-laws’ family in a dowry death case. The memorandum pointed out that she had been living at her in-laws house for the past 13 years.

The SP assured the demonstrators that no one of the in-laws’ family members would be harassed or involved in a false case.

Women of Sikka Colony here also organised a demonstration in front of the office of the SP, demanding the arrest of the persons named in the FIR in connection with the murder of Sanjeev.

The women raised slogans against the police and the state government and alleged that the police had failed to arrest the culprits. The women submitted a memorandum to the SP and urged him to take immediate steps to arrest the persons involved.

Residents of Guhna village also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, urging him to take action against those persons who had occupied and sold panchayat land. They also demanded a high-level inquiry into the case.
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Man killed, wife hurt in mishap
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, July 13
One person was killed and his wife injured when a Canter crushed them near the Kulana turn early this morning.

According to information, deceased Nand Lal and his wife, Kamla, were sleeping outside a house situated on the outskirts of the village. However, a Canter driver lost the control over the vehicle which rammed into the boundary wall of the house and ran over the sleeping couple.

Both were rushed to the PGIMS, Rohtak, in serious condition where Nand Lal succumbed to his injuries.

The police has registered a case against the driver of the Canter for causing death due to rash and negligence driving. The driver has absconded.Top

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