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Govt ready to talk to farmers, says Hooda
Gohana, November 25
The government was ready to talk to farmers on indefinite fast and dharna at Sonepat against acquisition of land for the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. This was stated by Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana, here yesterday.

Congress women feeling left out
Chandigarh, November 25
The Congress party, which likes to be seen as a champion of the principle of 33 per cent reservation for women in legislature, does not seem to have any scruple burying the principle in matters related to the party’s organisational affairs.

Haryana to have Kala Bhavan
Hisar, November 25
With a view to promoting art and culture of the state, the Haryana Government is planning to have a “Kala Bhavan” on the pattern of Bharat Bhavan located in Bhopal. This was stated by the Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Birender Singh, while inaugurating the annual youth festival of Kurukshetra University at Dayanand College here on Thursday.

Servant leaves family unconscious, loots house
Ambala, November 25
A male servant took away cash and valuables from the house of a businessman of Ambala City by mixing some intoxicated substance in the dinner last night.

Man dies after penicillin injection
Yamunanagar, November 25
A 25-year-old man died after being administered a penicillin injection at the Community Health Centre, Mustafabad, here today. He had bought the injection from a local drug store.

NCC Raising Day celebrated
Ambala, November 25
Arya Girls College, Ambala Cantonment today became the first college in Ambala to have a short shooting range.


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Drunk roadways driver hits trailer, one killed
Bhiwani, November 25
The driver of a Haryana Roadways bus hit a parked trailor, killing Sub-Inspector Ram Pal near the Sunder branch canal on the Bhiwani-Hisar road his morning.

Singapore delegates visit college
Ambala, November 25
A delegation from Singapore visited GMN College, Ambala Cantonment today. They introduced students and faculty members to Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophy of life. The Singapore delegation comprised Mr Johnson, Mr Jafri, Mr To, Mr John Alex and Ms Koo.

Samiti holds quiz contest
Ambala, November 25
Members of the Sahayata Sadan Samiti, here organised a quiz competition at Government Kanya High School, Saha today.

 




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Govt ready to talk to farmers, says Hooda
Tribune News Service

Gohana, November 25
The government was ready to talk to farmers on indefinite fast and dharna at Sonepat against acquisition of land for the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. This was stated by Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister, Haryana, here yesterday.

Representatives of farmers whose land was being acquired for the purpose had met him last week and were satisfied with the steps the government was taking in this regard, said the Chief Minister. He was not aware of people who still were protesting against the acquisition, however, the government was ready to talk to them whenever they expressed desire for it, he added.

The five farmers, including two members of the Bharatiya Kisan Union, are on indefinite fast in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office at Sonepat since November 9 while members of the ‘Sangharsh Samiti’ were on dharna on the GT Road near Bud Khalsa village for the past 55 days.

Farmers are protesting against the move of acquisition of 2163 acre for the education city saying the compensation announced by the government was meagre compared to market price of Rs 2.5 acre in the region.

On the other hand, convener of the Bhumi Adhigrahan Virodhi Sangharsh Samiti, Rai, Virender Dahiya of Bud Khalsa village alleged the farmers and sarpanches who met the Chief Minister on the issue were under the influence of Mr Jitender Malik, MLA, Kailana. Moreover, those people did not have land in their names, claimed Mr Dahiya.

The samiti had decided to meet the Chief Minister on the issue after a meeting on November 23 but the MLA with some people of his choice met Mr Hooda on the issue, said Mr Dahiya.

Sarpanches of Bud Khalsa, Asawarpur, Patla villages had no land in their names, claimed the samiti’s convener. These people were part of the delegation which met the Chief Minister on the issue, said Mr Dahiya.

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Congress women feeling left out
Shubhadeep Choudhury
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 25
The Congress party, which likes to be seen as a champion of the principle of 33 per cent reservation for women in legislature, does not seem to have any scruple burying the principle in matters related to the party’s organisational affairs.

If the presence of only two women among the 30 district Congress committee chiefs of Haryana puts a question mark on how much the party genuinely believes in women empowerment, the choice for the post of block Congress presidents of Haryana carries even a worse message for women. There is not a single woman among the 137 BCC chiefs whose names were announced by the HPCC working president, Mr Ram Prakash, recently.

Mr Ram Prakash himself likes to associate himself with women-related issues like female foeticide but his support for affirmative action to promote gender equality is not reflected in the list of BCC chiefs. Asked about the absence of any woman among the BCC presidents, Mr Ram Prakash claimed that women would be inducted as members of the BCC when the committees would be formed in December. He also claimed since BCC chiefs usually took a long time to come up to the top levels of the organisational hierarchy of the party, promising women workers had been accommodated elsewhere in the organisation.

“It is not true that there is no woman BCC chief. There is one woman among the 137 block presidents”, he said.

Mr Ram Prakash is a camp follower of the Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, and the Congress faction opposed to Mr Hooda is trying to tighten the screws on the Chief Minister by taking advantage of the glaring drawback in the list of the new BCC chiefs.

The BCC figures at the bottom of the Congress party’s organisational structure and it is supposed to play a key role in the constitution of the district Congress committees (DCCs) and the pradesh Congress committee (PCC).

A PCC functionary opposed to Mr Hooda claimed that it was because of factionalism in the party that women Congress workers did not get their due share for the posts of BCC presidents.

“The only concern of people choosing the BCC chiefs was to accommodate Hooda loyalists as BCC presidents and ignore the other factions”, he said. He added while the Congress party’s Constitution said at first the BCCs would have to be elected, followed by the DCCs and finally the PCC, it was the otherway round in Haryana where first the PCC office-bearers had been chosen.

Importantly, among the two DCC presidents of Haryana, one is Ms Sumita Singh, the Karnal MLA, who is also doubling up as the chief of the PCC women’s wing.

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Haryana to have Kala Bhavan
Tribune News Service

Hisar, November 25
With a view to promoting art and culture of the state, the Haryana Government is planning to have a “Kala Bhavan” on the pattern of Bharat Bhavan located in Bhopal. This was stated by the Haryana Finance Minister, Mr Birender Singh, while inaugurating the annual youth festival of Kurukshetra University at Dayanand College here on Thursday.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the minister said the fact that the state did not have a capital of its own was a major factor in the promotion of art and culture. He announced a grant of Rs 2 lakh for the college and stated that the participants of cultural programmes would be given an increased daily allowance of Rs 60 per head as in the case of sportspersons.

The inaugural function of the three-day event, in which 2,000 participants from 21 colleges are participating, was presided over by Mr Anoop Lathar, Director, Youth and Cultural Affairs, Kurukshetra University. Mr Ishwar Singh Sheokand, Deputy Director (Education), was the guest of honour.

In his presidential address, Mr Lathar exhorted the village panchayats to contribute their might in the promotion of art and culture as they were in direct contact with the masses and the artistes. Earlier, the Principal of the college, Dr R.K. Tomar, welcomed the guests and highlighted the achievements of the college.

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Servant leaves family unconscious, loots house
Our Correspondent

Ambala, November 25
A male servant took away cash and valuables from the house of a businessman of Ambala City by mixing some intoxicated substance in the dinner last night.

All the four members of the family and another servant were found unconscious today morning. Mr Singh is residing in Model Town, a posh colony of the city.

Dhanpreet Singh, a distributor of Lakhani shoes, had engaged a servant Ramu (15) three days ago who belonged to Patiala.

On Friday evening, Ramu cooked the food and mixed some intoxicated substance in the meal. Later, he served it to all the members of the family, including their old servant. Dhanpreet Singh Sobti, his wife Harmeet Kaur, the parents of Mr Singh and the old servant became unconscious after eating the meal. Ramu had enough time to open the lockers of the house.

No clue of Ramu was achieved, police sources said.

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Man dies after penicillin injection
Tribune News Service

Yamunanagar, November 25
A 25-year-old man died after being administered a penicillin injection at the Community Health Centre, Mustafabad, here today. He had bought the injection from a local drug store.

Family members of deceased Praveen Saini have alleged that the death took place because of negligence of doctors. He had undergone a heart surgery last year and was given the injection after every 21 days.

The Chief Medical Officer, Dr P.K. Jain, denied the allegations and said all laid-down procedures were followed before the injection was administered.

An inquiry has been ordered.

According to sources in the Health Department, Praveen Saini of Lwani village had undergone a by-pass surgery last year and was getting treatment from the PGI, Chandigarh. As a routine, he went to the centre for injection in the afternoon but died soon after the injection was given to him.

The police has started its investigations.

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NCC Raising Day celebrated
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 25
Arya Girls College, Ambala Cantonment today became the first college in Ambala to have a short shooting range.

NCC Raising Day was celebrated in Arya Girls College. Col K.B.K. Keshab was the chief guest. He inaugurated the short shooting range. Col K.P.S. Hanspal, Commanding Officer, NCC Girls Battalion Ambala, Mr K.L. Verma, Col Satish Dhawan, Mr Ravinder Malhotra were present.

Col Satish Dhawan announced the best NCC cadet trophy would be given by him every year. A cultural programme was held to mark the occasion. “Nari Shakti” was staged and Haryanvi group dance was performed.

As many as 29 students of the Student Council were honoured, with badges and five students were given certificates for actively participating in the health check-up camp organised by the Red Cross unit of the College.

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Drunk roadways driver hits trailer, one killed
Our Correspondent

Bhiwani, November 25
The driver of a Haryana Roadways bus hit a parked trailor, killing Sub-Inspector Ram Pal near the Sunder branch canal on the Bhiwani-Hisar road his morning. Several passengers sustained injuries. The bus driver fled after the accident. He was reportedly under the influence of liquor.

The injured have been admitted to Hisar, Buwani Khera and Bhiwani hospitals.

One of the injured persons, Prem Munjal, admitted to a private nursing home here, said the driver was drunk. The deceased sub-inspector was posted at the Sabzi Mandi police post here.

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Singapore delegates visit college
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 25
A delegation from Singapore visited GMN College, Ambala Cantonment today. They introduced students and faculty members to Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophy of life. The Singapore delegation comprised Mr Johnson, Mr Jafri, Mr To, Mr John Alex and Ms Koo.

Mr John Alex in his key note address stressed on the need to remain true to one’s conscience. He asserted that no ‘ism’ was against the other as aim of every true ‘ism’ or religion was to help man in attaining salvation.

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Samiti holds quiz contest
Tribune News Service

Ambala, November 25
Members of the Sahayata Sadan Samiti, here organised a quiz competition at Government Kanya High School, Saha today.

In class X, Anuradha was first, Babita was second, Alka was third, Renu was fourth and Rajni was fifth. In class VII, Silky was first, Poonam was second, Pooja was third and Suman was fourth.

Shoes and sweaters were distributed among all students of class VI and class VII students by the samiti.

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