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Dismiss Chautala govt, says YC chief
Kurukshetra, August 5
Addressing a press conference at PWD (B and R) Rest House, Pipli, 5 km from here today, Indian Youth Congress President, Randeep Surjewala demanded an immediate dismissal of the Chautala government under Article 356 of the Constitution. Mr Surjewala said the government had strangulated the democracy in Haryana by registering false criminal cases against Congress leaders and workers.

Cong to charge sheet Chautala in rally
Kaithal, August 5
Mr Birender Singh, former HPCC president, said here today that Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala through his autocratic style of functioning had harmed democratic institutions in the state. Due to this reason he was no longer popular with the people and all INLD candidates lost recent Lok Sabha elections.

Bhajan Lal grieved over loss of lives
Chandigarh, August 5
The president of the Haryana Congress, Mr Bhajan Lal, today expressed grief at the loss of human lives in the state following floods caused due to heavy rain.

Hooda hails HC order on affiliation
Chandigarh, August 5
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress Lok Sabha member from Rohtak and former chief of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, has welcomed the High Court order quashing the Haryana Government decision to affiliate colleges of various districts of the state to the newly formed Devi Lal University at Sirsa.

NDRI offers help on animal health
Karnal, August 5
The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) has announced all possible help if required by the state governments to provide expert advice to maintain the health status and productivity level of cattle and buffaloes in the flood-hit areas of Punjab, Haryana and elsewhere in the country.


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GOC-in-C visits rain-affected areas
Bodies of three girls recovered
Ambala, August 5
Lt Gen J.J. Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command, visited the rain-affected areas even as the bodies of three of the seven girls who were washed away was recovered today. The GOC-in-C was accompanied by Lt Gen G.D. Singh, GOC 2 Corps, and other senior Army officers. They inspected Devi Nagar area in the City where the breach on the bank of the Ghaggar is being filled by the Army.

Haryana to recruit 425 temporary constables
Chandigarh, August 5
The Haryana Government has decided to recruit 425 temporary constables with science background in various wings of the state police. An official spokesman said here today that the recruitment process would start at the respective police lines at 8 a.m. on September 10.

2,600 hectares land under medicinal plants’ cultivation
Chandigarh, August 5
About 2600 hectares have been brought under cultivation of medicinal plants, especially Amla, in Haryana. Besides, 572 acres of panchayati land has been brought under Jatropha as a part of the drive to promote cultivation of medicinal plants and herbs.

Railway staff protest at Ambala Cantonment railway station on Thursday.Railway staff stop special train
Ambala, August 5
The special train meant for General Manager, Northern Railway, was stopped by a group of Railway employees and their families at Ambala Cantt Railway Station this morning.


Railway staff protest at Ambala Cantonment railway station on Thursday.
— Photo by Neeraj Chopra

New system of bills’ distribution
Chandigarh, August 5
Now besides village chowkidars, one more person authorised by the gram panchayats would also distribute electricity bills amongst the consumers in villages of Haryana.

Villagers get contaminated water
Sonepat, August 5
Despite complaints to the Chief Minister and the district authorities, the residents of Kundli village adjacent to the Kundli Industrial Complex on the Sonepat-Delhi border, are compelled to consume chemically contaminated underground water.

33-kv substation commissioned
Sonepat, August 5
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has commissioned a new 33-kv substation at Khanpur Kalan village in this district under the accelerated power development and reforms programme launched by the Central Government.

J. J. Sekhon thanks Haryana Govt
Chandigarh, August 5
Mr J.S. Sekhon, Chief Commissioner of Gurdwara Election Commission, has expressed his gratitude to the Haryana Government for its cooperation in holding the SGPC polls.

Cracker unit owners still at large
Jhajjar, August 5
The functioning of the police has come under scanner as it has failed to arrest the owners of the crackers unit in which 10 workers burnt to death in fire even after nine days. The owners were booked under Section 304A of the IPC.

LJP moots body for Dalit welfare
Rohtak, August 5
The Haryana unit of the Lok Janshakti Party has demanded setting up of a Haryana Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Commission to check atrocities on Dalits.

Training session of dairy farmers ends
Karnal, August 5
A three-day training programme on scientific dairy farming organised for 30 farm women from Kangra and Dehra Gopipur blocks of Kangra district (Himachal Pradesh) under the Intensive Dairy Development Programme (IDDP) concluded at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here today.

MDU counselling postponed
Rohtak, August 5
Maharshi Dayanand University has postponed the second round of counselling for admission to Bachelor of Pharmacy course which was scheduled to begin here tomorrow.

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Dismiss Chautala govt, says YC chief
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, August 5
Addressing a press conference at PWD (B and R) Rest House, Pipli, 5 km from here today, Indian Youth Congress President, Randeep Surjewala demanded an immediate dismissal of the Chautala government under Article 356 of the Constitution.

Mr Surjewala said the government had strangulated the democracy in Haryana by registering false criminal cases against Congress leaders and workers.

Drawing attention to the crime figures revealed by the state government during its last Vidhan Sabha session that 1.5 rapes, two murders and 12 dacoities were being committed daily.

He said that the moment Haryana independent MLA, Tejvir Singh expressed his desire to join the Congress the Chautala government, implicated Mr Tejvir Singh in an old case and he was being harassed in the jail where neither his wife nor his relatives, were allowed to meet him.

Mr Surjewala alleged that false criminal cases had been registered against 46 Congress MPs and MLAs and over 350 Congress workers.

Proving the nexus between hardcore criminals involved in murders, rapes and smuggling of narcotic drugs, who had been sentenced by courts, were forgiven thrice by the Haryana Government while the Haryana Governor refused to sign on the forgiving papers. This case was now under consideration in the Supreme Court, he added.

He said the shoot-out incidents had happened in 11 district courts in Haryana. He also alleged that Mr Chautala, among others, also carried a proclaimed offender, Mewa Singh, of Surtakhera with him to the China visit.

Among others, former Haryana minister, Tejinder Maan, HPCC, Youth Congress president, Satwinder Singh Sandhu, HPCC, vice-president, R.D. Goyal, HPCC, general secretary, Sunita Chauhan, Kisan and Khet Mazdoor Congress, general secretary, Dharmpal HPCC secretary, Randhir Singh Rana and Thanesar Municipal Council former president, Subhash Sudha were present in the conference.

Later, Congress activists, drawn from Kurukshetra and its adjoining districts of Kaithal, Ambala, Yamunanagar and Karnal took out a procession from Ror Dharmshala to Mini Secretariat. raised anti government slogans in protest against falsely implicating and arresting Mr Tejvir Singh.
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Cong to charge sheet Chautala in rally
Our Correspondent

Kaithal, August 5
Mr Birender Singh, former HPCC president, said here today that Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala through his autocratic style of functioning had harmed democratic institutions in the state. Due to this reason he was no longer popular with the people and all INLD candidates lost recent Lok Sabha elections.

Talking to mediapersons, Mr Birender Singh said the Chief Minister tried to suppress the voice of the opposition in every Assembly session. He alleged that even at Cabinet meetings there was no freedom of expression. He said even the functioning of the Haryana Public Service Commission had come under cloud and it was packed with Mr Chautala loyalists.

He said during the proposed August 9 Kurukshetra rally, he would be chargesheeted publicly. A call would be given to the people of Haryana to join hands with the Congress to get rid of the misrule of Mr Chautala.

Mr Birender Singh said Mr Chautala was never sincere on the construction of the SYL canal. He said during the tenure of NDA government, Mr Chautala never raised the SYL canal construction issue. He ruled out any connivance between the Centre and the Punjab Government in the passing of the Punjab Termination of Agreements Act.

He also demanded an action against Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh for putting the Central Government in an awkward position.

Replying to question about the early Assembly elections in Haryana, Mr Birender Singh said Mr Chautala would not favour early elections but in politics situation could change any time and upset the calculations. Later Mr Birender Singh addressed a workers meeting at local Congress Bhavan and urged the workers to reach Kurukshetra in large number on August 9.
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Bhajan Lal grieved over loss of lives
Tribune news Service

Chandigarh, August 5
The president of the Haryana Congress, Mr Bhajan Lal, today expressed grief at the loss of human lives in the state following floods caused due to heavy rain.

In a statement issued here, he said the Haryana Government should take immediate steps to provide relief to the people who had suffered damage to their property and crops.

He also asked the government to extend relief to the families who had lost their members in these rains and floods. He urged the state Government to take immediate steps to plug the breaches in the canals and embankments which had caused inundation of the populated areas in villages and towns.

Mr Lal said that the Haryana Government should order a special girdawari to assess the loss due to the rains and floods and before these due to long spell of drought, so that adequate relief is given to the sufferers.
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Hooda hails HC order on affiliation
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 5
Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Congress Lok Sabha member from Rohtak and former chief of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee, has welcomed the High Court order quashing the Haryana Government decision to affiliate colleges of various districts of the state to the newly formed Devi Lal University at Sirsa.

In a statement issued here today, Mr Hooda said the step would safeguard the future of students of these colleges. Mr Hooda said the students would rather like their colleges to be affiliated to prestigious institutions like Maharshi Dayananda University of Rohtak or Kurukshetra University then the upstart Devi Lal University.

Mr Hooda said the court decision also vindicated the struggle waged by students to oppose affiliation of their colleges to Devi Lal University. Mr Hooda alleged that the Om Prakash Chautala-led government in the state was indulging in politicisation of the education system. This was leading to deterioration in the level of education in the state, he said.

Mr Hooda said the ruling INLD's decision to put up the Vice Chancellor of MDU, Rohtak, as the party candidate from the Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency was a pointer to the politicisation of educational institutions by the ruling party.
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NDRI offers help on animal health
Kulwinder Sandhu
Tribune News Service

Karnal, August 5
The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) has announced all possible help if required by the state governments to provide expert advice to maintain the health status and productivity level of cattle and buffaloes in the flood-hit areas of Punjab, Haryana and elsewhere in the country.

Talking to The Tribune here today, Dr Nagendra Sharma, Director of the NDRI said he was prepared to send teams of scientists on the spot to study the impact of flash floods on cattle and buffaloes so as to prevent the farming community from facing financial losses on account of loss of crop as well as dairy animals.

He said there was a dire need to prevent the animals from the tripnogomeosis disease spread through mosquitoes, hemorrhagic septicemias (HS) spread through bacterial infection, black quarter (BQ), foot and mouth, thelarasis and mastitis spread through contagious contamination in the flood-hit areas. “Animals husbandry officials of respective states should come out in the flood-hit areas and save the animals on a war footings”, he said.

He said the dairy animals in the flood-hit areas of Punjab and Haryana were under heavy stress — initially due to drought and then following contagious contamination. “Their self-immunity power has already reduced due to non-availability of nutritious fodder during the continued dry spell of more than two months. If diseases hit the animals in the aftermath of the floods, it may lead to a grievous situation”, he said.

Dr Sharma even did not rule out the possibility of an outbreak of epidemic diseases if the animal husbandry departments did not take proper care of animals in the flood-hit areas. He anticipated that milk production in the country could be affected following the continuous dry spell followed by heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Dr Ram Chand, Head of the Extension Division of the NDRI, has chalked out certain guidelines for the farmers hit by the flash floods to prevent their animals from diseases. He stressed upon the need to supplement vitamin-E to the animals as it maintained proper antioxidant status of animals, thereby improving the ability to resist infections that help control udder infections. 
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GOC-in-C visits rain-affected areas
Bodies of three girls recovered
Rahul Das
Tribune News Service

Ambala, August 5
Lt Gen J.J. Singh, GOC-in-C, Western Command, visited the rain-affected areas even as the bodies of three of the seven girls who were washed away was recovered today.

The GOC-in-C was accompanied by Lt Gen G.D. Singh, GOC 2 Corps, and other senior Army officers. They inspected Devi Nagar area in the City where the breach on the bank of the Ghaggar is being filled by the Army. The flow of the river through the breach has been stemmed and the work is likely to be completed by this evening.

The GOC-in-C was informed about the relief operations being carried out by the Army in and around Ambala and Patiala. He took stock of the situation and appreciated the role of soldiers in providing assistance to the populace.

He said the relief operations would continue till it was required by the civil administration.

An Army officer said the Army had deployed 35 task forces for the relief operations. He said 1,000 marooned villagers had been evacuated and 600 schoolchildren rescued. He added that 8,500 food packets had been airdropped and 10,000 distributed.

He said breaches in the Ghaggar, SYL Canal, Tangri, Narwana and the Patiali Rao had been plugged and medical assistance provided to the needy. He stated that reserve task forces were on stand by.

An Air Force officer said two MI 17 and two Chetaks helicopters had been pressed into service for the relief operation. The officer said they have conducted an aerial survey which showed extensive damage in different villages due to the rain. He added that Baknaur air base had been alerted in this regard.

The Deputy Commissioner, Ambala, Mr R.P. Gupta, said the water had begun to recede in the rain-affected areas. “We are continuing round-the-clock relief operations. Drinking water and food is being provided to the marooned villagers,” he added.

With the bodies of three of the seven girls who were washed away in the rain being recovered today, the death toll in the rain has gone up to 10. The bodies of Swaran Kaur, Meena Devi and Renu Bala was recovered a short distance away from where they were swept away. Villagers are still trying to find the remaining four girls.

The Naggal MLA, Mr Jasbir Mallour, continued to tour his area. The villages which are still inundated include Chugna, Bugna, Khanna Majra, Niharsa, Jagoli, Sekhopura, Ismailpur, Kurbanpur, Chormastpur, Khera, Nadiali, Naggal, Sekhonpur, Kaspura, Segta, Bishangarh and Mehmoodpur.

Boats are being used to evacuate the marooned villagers. The villagers have taken a refuge on rooftops. Two deaths have been reported from Metna and two aged villagers died in Segta while a woman got drowned in Ismailpur.
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Haryana to recruit 425 temporary constables
Tribune news Service

Chandigarh, August 5
The Haryana Government has decided to recruit 425 temporary constables with science background in various wings of the state police.

An official spokesman said here today that the recruitment process would start at the respective police lines at 8 a.m. on September 10. The candidates, who would report at the respective police lines of the concerned selection boards along with filled up application forms before 5 p.m. on September 10 would be registered for further process. However, application forms could be submitted before this date also, but the applicants must report on September 10.

He said the candidates, who had already applied for the post of constables with science background in March, 2003, but not selected, were not required to pay the application fee. However, they would have to submit fresh applications on prescribed format.

The spokesman said the candidates should not be less than 18 years and more than 27 years as on September 1, 2004. Relaxation of five years in age would be given to the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The minimum educational qualification would be 10+2 with science stream, irrespective of castes, from a board or a university recognised by the Haryana Board of School Education. The minimum height requirement for candidates was 5’-9” with normal chest of 33” and minimum expansion of 1.5”. Relaxation of one inch each in height and chest would be given to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes.
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2,600 hectares land under medicinal plants’ cultivation
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 5
About 2600 hectares have been brought under cultivation of medicinal plants, especially Amla, in Haryana. Besides, 572 acres of panchayati land has been brought under Jatropha as a part of the drive to promote cultivation of medicinal plants and herbs.

While stating this here today, the Deputy Chairman of the Haryana State Planning Board, Mr.Rajesh Sharma, said with a view to inspiring progressive farmers of Haryana to take up cultivation of medicinal plants in a big way, a group of such farmers was recently taken on a “kisan gyan yatra” to Rajasthan with the assistance of the National Horticulture Board. He said that this group was led by the member secretary of the Haryana State Planning Board, Mr.S.K.Saxena. He said that one more such group would be taken to Rajasthan.

Mr Sharma said the farmers were apprised about the cultivation of different medicinal plants like jatropha, guarpatha and amla and also how to rotate their cycle. They were taken to several villages in the areas of Pushkar and Ajmer to see for themselves cultivation of medicinal and exotic plants and interact with the farmers of Rajasthan.

He said that the cultivation of herbs and medicinal plants was popular in Rajasthan and the farmers of Haryana were inspired to take up their cultivation in a big way. These plants would provide additional income to the farmers. The Departments of Horticulture and Forests were providing all assistance to the farmers in taking up the cultivation of exotic and medicinal plants.

The farmers were also apprised about vermi compost at village Chaksu as such a kind of fertilizer was highly useful for medicinal and exotic plants. They were also taken to the units manufacturing of various products from rose like gulkand, gulabjal and oil. The owners of these units said they were earning handsome income from the sale of these products and such units did not require any complex machinery.
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Railway staff stop special train
Tribune News Service

Ambala, August 5
The special train meant for General Manager, Northern Railway, was stopped by a group of Railway employees and their families at Ambala Cantt Railway Station this morning.

The incident took place when the GM’s special train arrived at platform no. 7, Ambala Cantt Railway Station. The General Manager-(Northern Railways), Mr R.R. Jaruhar, was, however, not travelling in the train when it was stopped.

As soon as the train arrived at the platform, a group of Railway employees and their family members arrived at the platform and demanded to meet Mr Jaruhar.

Thereafter, they sat on the railway track on both sides of the special train and refused to move till their demands were met. They were demanding repair of their quarters and relief as they had suffered losses due to the torrential rains.

The Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Mr Dayal Dogra, tried to pacify the protesters. The protesters cleared the rail track after getting an assurance from Mr Dogra. Mr Dogra inspected their quarters.

Mr Jaruhar arrived at the railway station minutes after the protesters left and the special train left the station.
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New system of bills’ distribution
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 5
Now besides village chowkidars, one more person authorised by the gram panchayats would also distribute electricity bills amongst the consumers in villages of Haryana.

While stating this here yesterday, a spokesman of the Power Utilities said that the new system would be implemented only in those villages where either the chowkidars were illiterate or not willing to distribute the bills. He said that the person who would be authorised by the gram panchayat to distribute bills would obtain the signatures of the recipients of the bills. He would have to submit the list of signatures of the recipients to the gram panchayat as proof of having discharged his duty. Such workers would be paid at the rate of 50 paise per bill through the concerned gram panchayat.

He said that the decision to introduce the new system was taken as there were complaints of non-receipt of bills by the consumers in villages. 
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Villagers get contaminated water
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 5
Despite complaints to the Chief Minister and the district authorities, the residents of Kundli village adjacent to the Kundli Industrial Complex on the Sonepat-Delhi border, are compelled to consume chemically contaminated underground water.

Village sarpanch Rishi Prakash Sharma and Block Samiti member Mange Ram have alleged that a number of industrial units set up around the village have been releasing chemically polluted water in open areas and it gets mixed with the underground water.

They suspect that some of these units might have been releasing contaminated water directly in the sub-soil water through pipes. because of this contamination, the water in hand pumps has become yellowish in colour and harmful for consumption. “The water also smells foul,” they said.

The villagers have written a number of times to the Civil Surgeon, Sonepat, for testing the water, but no action has been taken so far.

Pollution Control Board officer S.P. Rathi refuted the allegation and claimed that not a single unit was releasing contaminated water after enforcement of the new pollution control and solid waste management laws.

However, he admitted that there used to be chemical unit years back and because of its hazardous waste, there might have been some contamination. But as the unit had already been closed a few years back, there was hardly any chance of groundwater getting contaminated at present.
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33-kv substation commissioned
Our Correspondent

Sonepat, August 5
The Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has commissioned a new 33-kv substation at Khanpur Kalan village in this district under the accelerated power development and reforms programme launched by the Central Government.

A spokesman for the nigam told mediapersons here today that this substation had been set up at a cost of Rs 1.26 crore. The new substation had been connected with a 132 kv grid power substation in Gohana town through a 12-km-long 33-kv transmission line. More than 5,000 electricity consumers of 17 villages — Barota, Nagar, Kheri Damkan, Lath, Bidhal, Niyat, Jauli, Sargathal, Kakana, Gamri, Kassanda, Chidana, Dhurana, Shamri, Badhot Khas, Khanpur Khurd and Khanpur Kalan — would benefit with the energisation of this substation. Moreover, an 8-mva transformer had also been installed in the new power substation by the UHBVN.

Referring to the power supply to the Gohana region, the spokesman disclosed that the UHBVN had already energised another 33-kv power substation at Butana village under the same programme at a cost of Rs 1.24 crore. It had also been connected with the 132-kv grid power substation, Gohana, through a 10-km-long transmission line. This substation had started providing power supply to 10 villages — Gangana, Sinwan, Maal, Nooran Khera, Issanpur, Kohla, Garhwal, Nizampur, Rana Kheri, Bhawar and Butana. As many as 6,500 consumers of the area had been benefited by way of better voltage and uninterrupted power supply, the spokesman added.

The spokesman said the UHBVN had decided to give another opportunity to applicants seeking new tubewell connections who had submitted their applications for release of connections up to January last year, but failed to give their consent in the stipulated period.

As per instructions, the applicants seeking such connections are required to make a payment of 20,000 per connection along with consent. They had to make an additional payment of 7,000 per span of higher tension or low tension line.
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J. J. Sekhon thanks Haryana Govt
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 5
Mr J.S. Sekhon, Chief Commissioner of Gurdwara Election Commission, has expressed his gratitude to the Haryana Government for its cooperation in holding the SGPC polls.

In a letter written to the Haryana Government yesterday, Mr Sekhon said holding the elections was a challenging task for the commission in the wake of “non-availability/denial of Central forces” for conducting the elections.

Mr Sekhon lauded the Haryana Government for providing services of senior IAS officers of Haryana for acting as observers for the elections. He also wrote that the efforts of Mr B.D. Dhalia, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, and Mr M.K. Midha, Joint Secretary, Home, needed particular mention in this regard.
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Cracker unit owners still at large
Our Correspondent

Jhajjar, August 5
The functioning of the police has come under scanner as it has failed to arrest the owners of the crackers unit in which 10 workers burnt to death in fire even after nine days. The owners were booked under Section 304A of the IPC.

A spokesman of the district police said here today that five teams of the Crime Branch and the police had been hunting the culprits, Shailender Jain and Manoj Jain, in and around Delhi.

However, all documents of the factory were still locked in the factory. The spokesman said as all rooms were locked, the police had still not been able to seize the official records regarding the validity of the unit and the strength and the status of the workers in the unit.
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LJP moots body for Dalit welfare
Tribune News Service

Rohtak, August 5
The Haryana unit of the Lok Janshakti Party has demanded setting up of a Haryana Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Commission to check atrocities on Dalits.

Addressing a news conference here today, the state LJP chief, Mr Lalit Kumar Gautam said atrocities on Dalits had been on the rise in Haryana over the past few years. The Dulina incident was an example of what Dalits could expect in the caste-ridden society. To ensure that such incidents were not repeated, the government should set up the commission.

Mr Gautam said members of the SC, ST and backward classes occupied only 10 per cent of the Class I posts in the state. The figure for Class II and III posts were 12 and 24 per cent, respectively. As a result, there existed a huge backlog of posts which needed to be filled by candidates from the reserved categories. He said the annual session of the party would be held here on August 8. 
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Training session of dairy farmers ends
Tribune News Service

Karnal, August 5
A three-day training programme on scientific dairy farming organised for 30 farm women from Kangra and Dehra Gopipur blocks of Kangra district (Himachal Pradesh) under the Intensive Dairy Development Programme (IDDP) concluded at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) here today.

Dr Nagendra Sharma, Director of the NDRI said that under the project at least 270 farmwomen and dairy farmers from different blocks of Kangra district had been trained during the current year. He said under the IDDP, two special training programmes were being organised every month.

While addressing the trainees last evening, he stressed upon the need to adopt dairy production technologies at the farm level so that farmers could earn more by exploiting the available resources at the local level. He said in the hilly terrains of Kangra district where land holdings were undulating, the farmers should keep Jersy crossbred cattle which produced more milk. 
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MDU counselling postponed
Tribune News Service

Rohtak, August 5
Maharshi Dayanand University has postponed the second round of counselling for admission to Bachelor of Pharmacy course which was scheduled to begin here tomorrow.

A spokesperson of the university said, late this evening, the decision had been taken in view of the floods in various parts of the state.

The new date would be announced later, he added.
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