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Cong MLAs’ resignation a gimmick, says CM
Ambala, July 18
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today laid the foundation stone of a dairy scheme in Khatoli village. He said the Congress MLAs had submitted their resignation to their party president which was nothing but a gimmick. He said if they were really concerned at the act of the Punjab Government, they should have tendered their resignations to the Speaker of the Haryana Assembly.

Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala redresses public grievances at the Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar programme at Mandhur village in Ambala on Sunday. Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala redresses public grievances at the Sarkar Aap Ke Dwar programme at Mandhur village in Ambala on Sunday. — Photo by Neeraj Chopra

CPM’s appeal to people
Hisar, July 18
The Haryana unit of the CPM has appealed to the people to avoid violence in protest against the Punjab Bill on termination of waters agreements.

Order to fill ponds with canal water
Sonepat, July 18
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vidya Dhar, today directed the officials of the Irrigation Department to fill the ponds with canal water in all the villages of the district for providing water to the animals for drinking.

7 booked for threatening youth
Kaithal, July 18
The Kaithal police has booked seven persons for demanding Rs 5 lakh as extortion money from a local businessman. According to information, Rajan Seth, a local resident, had lodged a complaint with the police that he was doing a business in partnership with Gursharan Singh and Yogesh under the name and style of Universal Motors at Dhand road here.


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Youth held on rape charge
Rewari, July 18
The police has arrested Sandeep, alias Gabbar, son of Shyam Lal Balmiki, resident of the Circular Road area here on charges of kidnapping and raping a teenaged girl who was recovered from Mumbai recently.

Consumer Forum fines finance company
Bhiwani, July 18
The Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed a private finance company to return insurance amount to a policy-holder.

Ragging banned in HAU
Hisar, July 18
Haryana Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor, M.K. Miglani, has directed university officials to take steps and protect new students from ragging. At a meeting of university officials, he said new-comers should be provided healthy academic atmosphere.
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Cong MLAs’ resignation a gimmick, says CM
Our Correspondent

Ambala, July 18
Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala today laid the foundation stone of a dairy scheme in Khatoli village.

He said the Congress MLAs had submitted their resignation to their party president which was nothing but a gimmick. He said if they were really concerned at the act of the Punjab Government, they should have tendered their resignations to the Speaker of the Haryana Assembly.

Mr Chautala alleged that the Union Government was weak and it could not take action against the Punjab government for “dishonouring” the Constitution. He said Mr Amarinder Singh had taken this harsh decision with the consent of the Union Government and the President of the Congress, Ms Sonia Gandhi.

Criticising the Haryana Congress, he said the Congress leaders were asking him to summon a party meeting on the issue but a month back when he had summoned a party meeting on the SYL issue, the MLAs of the Congress and the HVP had boycotted the meeting.

Asked whether his government would cancel the Yamuna water accord if the Punjab Government did not comply with the Supreme Court order on the SYL canal, he said the people of Haryana would definitely react over the “unconstitutional” action of the Punjab Government.
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CPM’s appeal to people
Tribune News Service

Hisar, July 18
The Haryana unit of the CPM has appealed to the people to avoid violence in protest against the Punjab Bill on termination of waters agreements.

The Punjab and Haryana state committees of the CPM have urged the Union Government to resolve the issue at the earliest.

Mr Inderjeet Singh, state secretary of the party, said Capt Amarinder Singh, the SAD and the BJP wanted to complicate the issue for vested interests. He asked the people to beware of the “cheap” politics of various political parties for the past 30 years on the SYL canal.
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Order to fill ponds with canal water
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, July 18
The Deputy Commissioner, Mr Vidya Dhar, today directed the officials of the Irrigation Department to fill the ponds with canal water in all the villages of the district for providing water to the animals for drinking.

Addressing a meeting of the district officials here, he expressed his concern over the delay in the monsoon and the non-availability of water in village ponds. He stressed the need of filling the ponds with canal water to save the animals during the summer.

He also apprehended that if the monsoon was further delayed, it would adversely affect the kharif crops, particularly the paddy. He directed the officials of the Irrigation Department to take immediate steps to ensure the supply of canal water to the farmers of all villages.

He warned the officials that stern action would be taken against them if they failed to implement the decision.

He also directed the officials to intensify round-the-clock patrolling on the embankments of the canals and check the theft of canal water by unscrupulous farmers. He also directed the officials of the Public Health Department to ensure regular supply of drinking water to urban and rural areas of the district.

Expressing concern over the black marketing of kerosene and diversion of other rationed commodities to the market, he directed the officials of the Food and Supplies Department to take action against the depot-holders found indulging in blackmarketing.
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7 booked for threatening youth
Our Correspondent

Kaithal, July 18
The Kaithal police has booked seven persons for demanding Rs 5 lakh as extortion money from a local businessman. According to information, Rajan Seth, a local resident, had lodged a complaint with the police that he was doing a business in partnership with Gursharan Singh and Yogesh under the name and style of Universal Motors at Dhand road here.

About two months ago a youth, Sunil of Jakholi village, came to his shop and asked him to talk to Surinder Geong on the telephone. Surinder allegedly demanded Rs 5 lakh from Rajan on the mobile and later disconnected the telephone telling him to contact later on .

A few days ago he again started receiving threatening calls on the telephone and Nirmal and Ravi of local Arjan Nagar and Amrik of Punjab and Sanjay and Suresh, residents of Jakholi, again threatened him on the telephone, following which he lodged a complaint with the police. 
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Youth held on rape charge
Our Correspondent

Rewari, July 18
The police has arrested Sandeep, alias Gabbar, son of Shyam Lal Balmiki, resident of the Circular Road area here on charges of kidnapping and raping a teenaged girl who was recovered from Mumbai recently.

Sandeep has been remanded in judicial custody by a local court.

It is reported that the girl, a resident of the Railway Colony area here, had been enticed by the accused Sandeep who eloped with her on April 18, 2004. She was kept at an undisclosed place where she was repeatedly raped for weeks together after which she was taken to Delhi railway station where she was made to board a Mumbai-bound train while the accused Sandeep gave her a slip and returned to Rewari.

Consequently the girl was brought back from Mumbai to Rewari and produced in a court here where her confessional statement was recorded under Section 164 of the Cr. PC on July 15 following which the accused Sandeep was arrested by the police.

The police got the victim as well as the accused medically examined which confirmed rape following which Section 376 was also added to the case of abduction earlier registered under Sections 363, 366 of the IPC against Sandeep.
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Consumer Forum fines finance company

Bhiwani, July 18
The Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has directed a private finance company to return insurance amount to a policy-holder.

In a complaint filed with the forum, a New Housing Board resident Ved Prakash had said that he had taken an insurance cover for his computer and printer from the United Insurance Company on November 2,2000 for a year and that he had deposited the first instalment of Rs 210 with the company next day.

Coincidently, he said, these insured items were stolen on November 3 and he informed the company about the theft. But he said, the company did not pay him the insurance amount. The forum directed the company to pay the insurance amount of Rs 50,000 to the policy-holder. — OC
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Ragging banned in HAU
Tribune News Service

Hisar, July 18
Haryana Agriculture University Vice-Chancellor, M.K. Miglani, has directed university officials to take steps and protect new students from ragging. At a meeting of university officials, he said new-comers should be provided healthy academic atmosphere.

The meeting decided that all new students be lodged in one hostel, which should be provided security. The Vice-Chancellor also asked the Deans not to allow students having less than 75 per cent attendance to take examinations.

The Director, Students’ Welfare, has urged the Deans to form vigilance committees at college level to curb ragging on the campus.
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