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UPA govt should quit on SYL issue, says Chautala
Ambala, July 25
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said the Congress-led UPA Government should resign on the moral grounds as it failed to maintain the sanctity of the Constitution and implementing the Supreme Court order on the SYL issue.

Cong men befooling people: Ajay Chautala
Bhiwani, July 25
The Central Government and the Haryana Congress were making a fool of the people of Haryana on the issue of the SYL. This was stated by Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Singh Chautala while addressing a press conference at the residence of Haryana Public Enterprises Bureau chairman who is also the vice-president of the INLD, Dr Vasudev Sharma, here today.

HVP to form joint action panel on SYL
Chandigarh, July 25
The Haryana Vikas Party has decided to form a joint action committee of various political parties on the SYL canal. Announcing this in a statement issued here today, the Secretary-General of the HVP, Mr Surender Singh, said all political parties, farmer organisations, student organisations and all those Sikh organisations which raised their voice in the interest of Haryana would be invited to join the action committee.

Surjewala plans ‘jal aavahan’ rallies
Jhajjar, July 25
The All-India Youth Congress President, Mr Randeep Surjewala, today announced to launch a series of “jal aavahan” (appeal for water) rallies in Haryana from Narwana where the first rally will be held on August 3.

Fee fixed for pvt engg colleges
Chandigarh, July 25
The Haryana Fee Committee, constituted by the government under the chairmanship of Justice R.K. Nehru (retd) has fixed fee for the courses of B Tech and BE conducted by private unaided technical education institutions.


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BJP promises university in Bhiwani
Bhiwani, July 25
A university will be set up in Bhiwani and rules made simple to grant recognition to private schools after cancelling the Education Rules 2003, if the BJP forms next government in Haryana. This was stated by district BJP president Tara Chand Agarwal and media in charge Shankar Dhopra here today.

Congress leader shot dead
Sonepat, July 25
Vijay Chaudhary, a Congress leader, was shot dead allegedly by his brother Mannu on the railway flyover here today. A dispute over property is stated to be the cause of the murder.

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UPA govt should quit on SYL issue, says Chautala
Our Correspondent

Ambala, July 25
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, said the Congress-led UPA Government should resign on the moral grounds as it failed to maintain the sanctity of the Constitution and implementing the Supreme Court order on the SYL issue.

Talking to mediapersons here today, he said the Union Government had proved to be the weakest and incompetent government and it was unfit to rule the nation. He said the Punjab Government had refused to comply with the Supreme Court order by annulling the inter-state water accords without consulting the other concerned states and the Union Government kept mum over it. He said such a government might cause danger to democracy.

Mr Chautala said it was mockery of democracy that the Union Government could not dare to snub the Chief Minister of Punjab for committing an anti-Constitutional act. He alleged that the Union Government and the Prime Minister himself were party to the conspiracy hatched against Haryana by the Punjab Government.

The Chief Minister said as per the order of the Supreme Court the Punjab portion of the SYL would be completed soon and Haryana would get the share of its water in every respect. He stressed that the SYL canal was the lifeline of Haryana.

Replying a question he said the delay in the arrival of mansoon had badly affected paddy sowing in the state. He said being an optimist he was still hopeful that nature would bless the people of Haryana and the state would get a moderate monsoon soon. He said it was a serious matter that forecasts of the Weather Department had completely failed and it was a big discredit to a government agency.

It said as a precautionary measure the state government had directed the district authorities to prepare a detailed report of drought-hit areas. He said if the monsoon failed, the state government would not leave the farmers in the lurch. The government would provide every assistance to the farmers of the drought-affected areas. When asked whether the state government would seek any drought-relief package from the Union Government, he said earlier too the state government had handled such situations at its own level.
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Cong men befooling people: Ajay Chautala
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, July 25
The Central Government and the Haryana Congress were making a fool of the people of Haryana on the issue of the SYL. This was stated by Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Singh Chautala while addressing a press conference at the residence of Haryana Public Enterprises Bureau chairman who is also the vice-president of the INLD, Dr Vasudev Sharma, here today.

He announced that if the need arose the INLD MPs would be the first to resign on the canal issue.

He said the INLD believed in the Constitution and in the judiciary. He hoped that the apex court would nullify the Act. He said the Congressmen were misguiding the public on the canal issue. Their intention had never been clear. They gave 72 hours ultimatum and later withdrew it. “If these leaders are for the completion of the SYL canal, their MPs from Haryana should immediately resign to mount pressure on the Central Government,” he observed.

Reacting on the resignations submitted by the BJP legislators, Mr Ajay Singh, said if the BJP was serious on this issue why it forgot to take a step during its four-year government at the Centre. Whereas, he said, the INLD government had been urging the NDA government to solve the issue on the lines of Cauvery settlement.

Earlier, addressing a workers’ meeting held at Rajput dharamshala, he urged the youths and women to be prepared for the movement to be launched by the party on SYL issue. Criticising the Central Government, he alleged that Haryana was ignored in the rail Budget. The Congress MP Kuldip Bishnoi did not raise any demand even though he received votes on the issue of connecting Dadri with Delhi directly.

Similarly, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who had been talking to connect Jhajjar through rail lines, failed to do anything.

Replying a question, he said Haryana would keep providing drinking water to Delhi but the declining water level in Yamuna would make it hard to continue.

The problem would be aggravate if monsoon is not active in north India soon. Education Minister Bahadur Singh, district INLD unit president Ranbir Singh and Shashi Ranjan Parmar MLA also spoke in the meeting.
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HVP to form joint action panel on SYL
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 25
The Haryana Vikas Party (HVP) has decided to form a joint action committee of various political parties on the SYL canal.

Announcing this in a statement issued here today, the Secretary-General of the HVP, Mr Surender Singh, said all political parties, farmer organisations, student organisations and all those Sikh organisations which raised their voice in the interest of Haryana would be invited to join the action committee. However, he said the ruling Indian National Lok Dal and the Congress would not be welcome in the joint action committee.

He said when his father, Mr Bansi Lal, got additional water for Haryana in 1976 and then got the SYL canal constructed in Punjab in 1986, the Congress was ruling at the Centre. He claimed that because of the strong leadership provided by Mr Bansi Lal there was no hindrance in the construction of the canal. However, now the Congress leadership both at the Centre and in Haryana, he said, was weak. This was why the party was not able to do more than indulging in cheap gimmicks.

Mr Surender Singh said if the Congress leaders and the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, were really interested in the construction of the SYL canal, no one would be able to stop the flow of river water to Haryana. 
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Surjewala plans ‘jal aavahan’ rallies
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, July 25
The All-India Youth Congress President, Mr Randeep Surjewala, today announced to launch a series of “jal aavahan” (appeal for water) rallies in Haryana from Narwana where the first rally will be held on August 3.

Addressing Youth Congress activists at Bahadurgarh here today, Mr Surjewala said that these rallies would be organised at all the 19 districts headquarters in August to build pressure on the Centre for early completion of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal. He held that the President had referred the Punjab Assembly Act abrogating the water sharing agreements to the Supreme Courts following the activism and concern shown by the Congress MLAs and MPs from the state.

The Congress leader blamed the Chief Minister, Mr Om Prakash Chautala, for neglecting the interests of the state as he had failed to take any step against the Punjab’s annulment of the water sharing agreements. He said that Mr Chautala and his father, late Mr Devi Lal, had been against the completion of the SYL canal as they opposed the Iradi Tribunal constituted for judicious distribution of the Ravi-Beas waters between the two states.
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Fee fixed for pvt engg colleges
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 25
The Haryana Fee Committee, constituted by the government under the chairmanship of Justice R.K. Nehru (retd) has fixed fee for the courses of B Tech and BE conducted by private unaided technical education institutions.

An official spokesman said here today that the committee, a quasi-judicial body, had decided that the annual tuition fee of these courses at Apeejay College of Engineering, Sohna; Career Institute of Technology and Management, Faridabad; Lingaya’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Faridabad; MM Engineering College, Mullana; NC College of Engineering, Israna; and TITS, Bhiwani; would be Rs 37,000. However, the Career Institute of Technology Management, Lingaya’s Institute and TITS would charge Rs 1,000 per student per annum in addition for those courses which had been accredited by the National Board of Accreditation.

The BRCM College of Engineering and Technology, Behal; Dronacharya College of Engineering, Kaithal; Haryana Engineering College, Jagadhri; Hindu College of Engineering, Sonepat; PDM College of Engineering, Sarai Aurangabad; Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research, Mithapur; BS Anangpuria Institute of Technology and Management, Faridabad; DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kanina; Jan Nayak Ch Devi Lal Memorial College of Engineering, Sirsa; Swami Devi Dayal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Barwala (Panchkula); Seth Jai Prakash Mukund Lal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Radaur; Vaish College of Engineering, Rohtak; and the Textile Institute of Technology and Sciences, Bhiwani; would charge an annual tuition fee of Rs 34,500.

The annual tuition fee at Bhiwani Institute of Technology and Sciences, Bhiwani; Doon Valley Institute of Engineering and Technology, Karnal; Somany Institute of Technology Management, Karnal; Al-Falah School of Engineering and Technology, Faridabad; Bhagwan Mahavir Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sonipat; Jind Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jind; and Shri Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Kurukshetra, would be Rs 32,000.

The students would also have to pay development fee of Rs 8,000 per annum. The annual student fund would be Rs 1,500. One-time refundable caution money would be Rs 2000. The same amount of caution money would be charged from hostelers separately. The hostelers will also pay Rs 1,500 as student fund.
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BJP promises university in Bhiwani
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, July 25
A university will be set up in Bhiwani and rules made simple to grant recognition to private schools after cancelling the Education Rules 2003, if the BJP forms next government in Haryana. This was stated by district BJP president Tara Chand Agarwal and media in charge Shankar Dhopra here today.

They said the INLD government had promised the private school owners that their demands would be considered sympathetically and examinations of classes VIII, X, and XII would be opened for private students. But the government, they alleged, had deceived the school owners by ignoring their demands and as many as 35,000 unrecognised schools were running from pillar to post for their existence. The indifferent attitude of the government would render nearly 4,000 teachers jobless and government schools would have to face lack of basic amenities, they alleged.

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Congress leader shot dead
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, July 25
Vijay Chaudhary, a Congress leader, was shot dead allegedly by his brother Mannu on the railway flyover here today.

A dispute over property is stated to be the cause of the murder. It is stated, Chaudhary was going in his car towards his home when Mannu stopped the car by giving signal to the driver. Thereupon, both of them had an altercation regarding the dispute. When Chaudhary did not yield, he was shot at least four times.

He was taken to the local civil hospital, where he was declared brought dead. The Government Railway Police has registered a case.

The alleged assailant has surrendered to the police.
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Job in Army: candidates cautioned against touts
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, July 25
The Army has cautioned, unemployed youths against touts and middlemen for recruitment in the Army, advised them to inform the police about them.

An Army press note said the government had introduced open recruitment system in 1998 and candidates could contact recruitment office. To maintain transparency in recruitment, officers are appointed from different places.

Recruiting officer Charkhi Dadri, Lt-Col R.K. Srivastav said here today that there were 284-vacancies of havildar in Army Education Corps. Candidate for Science stream 227 and for Arts stream —57. 
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Tribunal visits Yamuna canal

Karnal, July 25
The Ravi and Beas waters tribunal, asked to specify the quantum of waters to be distributed between Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, today visited the Western Yamuna Canal (WJC) here.

The tribunal, headed by Mr Justice P C Balakrishna Menon examined the map depicting the Narwana-Karnal branch, an official release said.

The SYL canal water will merge into the WJC water at this very point from where the Narwana-Karnal branch flows. Yesterday, the tribunal had visited Gurgaon.

The tribunal included Mr Justice M Y Iqbal, Mr S Mani, Mr Ashok Aggarwal, Advocate-General, Haryana, Mr K K Lahiri, advocate, Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Mr Anil Razdan, Secretary Irrigation and Power, Haryana, Mr A K Ganguly, senior advocate, Punjab, Mr Har Bhagwan, Advocate-General, Punjab and Mr Aruneshwar Gupta, Additional Advocate-General, Rajasthan.
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