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Patwari attacked, succumbs to injuries
Kaithal, June 14
A Patwari of canal department died after he was attacked by some youths at Pega canal rest house yesterday. According to the information Balwant Singh, SDO, water services division, Pundri, Patwari Ram Kumar and Ziledar Ram Kumar were sitting in the Pega rest house and discussing about the case of canal water theft in the area. The Patwari had reported about the water theft to the senior authorities.

Roads and Bridges Corporation to get life
Full-time Managing Director to be appointed

Chandigarh, June 14

The Haryana Government will reactivate the Roads and Bridges Corporation by appointing a full time Managing Director. The government will also spend Rs 1,058 crore on development of roads, bridges and buildings during the current financial year as against the allocation of Rs 695 crore for the same purpose during the last financial year.

Scheme drawn up to renovate ancient monuments
Chandigarh, June 14
The Haryana Government has drawn up a scheme for the renovation, preservation and maintenance of ancient monuments, pilgrimage centres and historical forts in Karnal district.

Power men overpowered by villagers
Bhiwani, June 14
Employees of the Dakshin Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam had to face the wrath of villagers when they tried to disconnect a tubewell connection at Keharpura village here today.

NIT to introduce eight courses
Kurukshetra, June 14
The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, is going to introduce two undergraduate and six postgraduate courses from the current academic session. According to the NIT Director, Dr M.N. Bandyopadhyay, among two new courses, 120 students would be admitted to the information technology and industrial engineering and management branch.


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Raids to nab Agro Fed chief
Ambala, June 14
The Ambala police today raided several places in Punjab and Haryana to nab the chairman of Agro Fed, Mr P S Sandhu, who was absconded after the registration of a cheating case against him and other three officials of the company. The police had sealed offices of Agro Fed on Tuesday.

Medical camp for jaundice cases
Ambala, June 14
The Health Department today organised a medical camp at Baldev Nagar, in Ambala city following the detection of jaundice cases. About 500 persons were examined at the camp and the blood samples of 28 persons were taken. There are no fresh cases of jaundice, a press note said.




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Patwari attacked, succumbs to injuries
Our Correspondent

Kaithal, June 14
A Patwari of canal department died after he was attacked by some youths at Pega canal rest house yesterday.
According to the information Balwant Singh, SDO, water services division, Pundri, Patwari Ram Kumar and Ziledar Ram Kumar were sitting in the Pega rest house and discussing about the case of canal water theft in the area. The Patwari had reported about the water theft to the senior authorities.

In the meanwhile, around 12 villagers, armed with iron rods and sticks, entered the rest house and enquired about Patwari Raj Kumar. Sensing the mood of the armed persons Patwari ran for shelter and bolted himself in a Bath room, but the assailants attacked him and caused him serious injuries.

He was rushed to the Civil Hospital here where doctors referred him to the PGI, Chandigarh. He succumbed to his injuries out side the hospital.

Relatives and residents of Kultaran village, from where the victim hailed, assembled outside the Civil Hospital and blamed the officials of the department for the attack.

The body of the Patwari was taken to Kultaran village for cremation today.

Meanwhile, it is reported that the Alewa (Jind) police has registered a case of murder against the unidentified assailants as the area where incident took place falls in Jind district.

Members of the District Canal Patwari Sangh held a meeting here today and demanded strict action against the assailants. 

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Roads and Bridges Corporation to get life
Full-time Managing Director to be appointed
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 14
The Haryana Government will reactivate the Roads and Bridges Corporation by appointing a full time Managing Director.
The government will also spend Rs 1,058 crore on development of roads, bridges and buildings during the current financial year as against the allocation of Rs 695 crore for the same purpose during the last financial year.

These decisions were taken in a meeting presided over by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to review the functioning of the Public Works (Building and Roads) Department, here last evening.

He directed the Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary Public Works (Building and Roads) Department, Mr Dharamvir, to ensure that senior officers of the department personally visit sites where the work is going on.

On suggestion of the PWD Minister, Mr Venod Sharma, it was decided to constitute a committee to purchase latest equipments to test quality of material used for laying roads.

A new national highway, 73-A linking Jagadhari, Chhachhrauli and Paonta Sahib of Haryana portion will be constructed by the state government, it was stated in the meeting. 

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Scheme drawn up to renovate ancient monuments
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 14
The Haryana Government has drawn up a scheme for the renovation, preservation and maintenance of ancient monuments, pilgrimage centres and historical forts in Karnal district.

An official spokesman disclosed that under the scheme, Rs 20 lakh would be spent on the renovation work of the tank, Karna Taal in Karnal. He said Karna Taal would be given a new look and its ancient glory would be revived.

He added that a life size statue of King Karan of the Mahabharata fame would be installed in the middle of the taal.

He added that a project was being planned for the renovation of Tarawari, Gharaunda forts, Parashar pilgrimage of Behlolpur and stupas of Assandh. He said help of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage would be sought for renovation of the ancient fort of Prithviraj Chauhan in Tarawari and Mughal forts at Gharaunda.

He said the paintings engraved on walls in Parashar pilgrimage of Behlolpur village would be maintained and taken care of. He added that the ancient stupas located in Assandh were probably the biggest stupas in the country.

He disclosed that a professional agency would be hired for the maintenance of documents related to the ancient heritage.

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Power men overpowered by villagers
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, June 14
Employees of the Dakshin Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam had to face the wrath of villagers when they tried to disconnect a tubewell connection at Keharpura village here today.

They were reportedly intercepted by the villagers and beaten up.

According to reports, Lineman Sant Singh and some other employees of the nigam had gone to disconnect a tubewell connection at Keharpura village.

As soon as they started disconnecting the line, Sukhvender, Narender, Jogender and their wives allegedly misbehaved with them. They caught hold of the employees and thrashed them. They also threatened them with dire consequences.

The employees somehow managed to escape and informed their seniors about the incident. A case was registered following a complaint by the higher officials of the department. However, no arrest has been made so far.

In another case, the police arrested the driver of a Tata-407 vehicle on the charge of violating traffic rules. Driver Rohtash of Devrala village had parked his four wheeler in the middle of the road.

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NIT to introduce eight courses
Our Correspondent

Kurukshetra, June 14
The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Kurukshetra, is going to introduce two undergraduate and six postgraduate courses from the current academic session.
According to the NIT Director, Dr M.N. Bandyopadhyay, among two new courses, 120 students would be admitted to the information technology and industrial engineering and management branch.

Dr Bandyopadhyay said the master of business administration (MBA) with 60 students would also be started, while environmental engineering, transportation engineering, robotics and automation, computer aided design (CAD) and nano technology were the five new master of technology (M.tech.) courses which would also be introduced.

The Ministry of Human Resources Development had also allowed the NIT to increase its intake in the existing five branches from 330 to 420. Now the intake in these branches would be computer engineering 60, electronics engineering 90, mechanical engineering 90, electrical engineering 90 and civil engineering 60, Dr Bandyopadhyay added.

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Raids to nab Agro Fed chief
Our correspondent

Ambala, June 14
The Ambala police today raided several places in Punjab and Haryana to nab the chairman of Agro Fed, Mr P S Sandhu, who was absconded after the registration of a cheating case against him and other three officials of the company. The police had sealed offices of Agro Fed on Tuesday.

The SP, Mr Amitabh Dhillon, said the police had sealed all three offices of Agro Fed located in Ambala Cantonment. Three other offices situated in Delhi and Amritsar were also sealed, he added.

Mr Dhillon said the police had received around half a dozen complaints against the company, in which unemployed youth had alleged that they had paid Rs 2 to Rs 3 lakh to the chairman for jobs but they were not given proper employment. The police suspect that the company might have cheated a large number of youth.

When pointed out that Mr Sandhu was enjoying political patronage for the past one year, the SP said if during investigation it was found that any body was involved would not be spared. He said three years ago too a similar case was registered against Mr Sandhu.

It is to be mentioned that the Agro Fed had installed a few hoardings on the GT Road at Ambala Cantonment in which the photographs of some senior Congress leaders were put up. After the registration of the case the hoardings had been removed.

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Medical camp for jaundice cases
Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 14
The Health Department today organised a medical camp at Baldev Nagar, in Ambala city following the detection of jaundice cases.
About 500 persons were examined at the camp and the blood samples of 28 persons were taken. There are no fresh cases of jaundice, a press note said.

The Deputy Commissioner, Mr J.P. Kaushik, directed the Health Department officials to distribute medicines and to generate awareness among people to prevent jaundice. He said the Municipal Council officials had been directed to check water supply connections in the area.

Civil Surgeon Dr DP Lochan said as per the direction of the Financial Commissioner, Ms Urvashi Gulati, a separate ward had been set up in Civil Hospital, Ambala city for jaundice cases.He said the medical camp would be held for two days.

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JE held taking bribe
Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 14
A Junior Engineer working with HVPN was arrested while taking bribe today.
JE Ishwar was nabbed by State Vigilance Bureau officials when he took a bribe of Rs 500 from a shopkeeper. The shopkeeper Jaswinder Singh had lodged a complaint with the State Vigilance Bureau stating that JE Ishwar had demanded Rs 500 for putting up a electricity meter in his shop in Ambala city. A team led by DSP Arun Kumar Moudgil caught the JE when he was taking the bribe amount.

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One killed in mishap
Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 14
One person was killed when the scooter he was riding collided with a Canter on the Jagadhari road today.
Scooter rider Mahinder was killed while Gopal, who was riding pillion, was injured in the accident which took place near Saha. Mahinderís body was brought to Civil Hospital, Ambala cantt for postmortem while Gopal is being given treatment at Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantt

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Man commits suicide
Tribune News Service

Ambala, June 14
An Air Force employee committed suicide last night.
Warrant Officer Rajinder Singh committed suicide at his residence in Ambala cantonment. His body was found hanging in his room. The body was taken to Civil Hospital, Ambala for postmortem. The police is trying to find out the reason for his committing suicide.

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Health centres to get 20 ambulances
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 14
The Haryana Health Department will provide 20 ambulances to the Community Health Centres (CHCs) of the state.
A spokesman of the Health Department said no-user fee would be charged from people falling below the poverty line for the ambulance. 

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