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The real ‘Chak De’ story
Shahabad Markanda, August 9
Neither the glamour of Bollywood nor the offer to work with Shah Rukh Khan could lure the national hockey stars of this little known town of the state. They rather preferred to slog it out on the playfields of Guru Nanak Khalsa Pritam School here for the greater glory of hockey, the sport to which they are passionately committed.
Senior hockey player Balvinder Kaur gives tips to budding players at Markandeshwar Hockey Stadium, Shahabad Senior hockey player Balvinder Kaur gives tips to budding players at Markandeshwar Hockey Stadium, Shahabad.
— Tribune photo by Ravi Kumar

Race for non-Jat votes begins
Chandigarh, August 9
After decades, non-Jat voters suddenly find themselves in the centre of the political stage of Haryana. With the Lok Sabha elections less than two years away, a race has begun among various political parties to woo non-Jat voters of the state.


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Lokayukt revived with fanfare, but who bothers
Chandigarh, August 9
The state’s Lokayukt’s office is crying for official attention. The government apparently is not supplying the Lokayukt with reports on the action taken by it on the basis of the latter’s recommendations after completion of probes on complaints.

Good news for patients
Soon, conduct lab tests at home
Rohtak, August 9
Here’s some good news for persons suffering from heart ailments and cholesterol problems. Following the completion of an ongoing research project at the Department of Biochemistry and Genetics at Maharshi Dayanand University here, it will be possible for them to test the level of triglycerides in their blood at home.

Championing farmers’ cause in his nineties
Never too old to work
Hisar, August 9
At 91, one normally expects help from near and dear ones in living out the remaining years. But here is a man who at this fragile age is still playing the role he so skillfully played during his prime age i.e. a friend of the farmers. Jia Lal Dalal, who occupied several important offices in his lifetime, is these days lobbying with the authorities and agricultural universities to find out ways to rejuvenate agriculture.

Jia Lal Dalal (91)
 Jia Lal Dalal (91)

Preserving history, Krishna Museum way
Kurukshetra, August 9
Kurukshetra, popularly known as the venue of the battle of Mahabharata, is said to be the cradle of Indian civilisation, religion and philosophy. Here Lord Krishna delivered the message of “Shrimadbhagwadgita” to wipe out the ignorance of Arjuna at the outset of the battle.

A mural shows a scene from the Mahabharata in which Bheeshma lies on a bed of arrows.

A mural shows a scene from the Mahabharata in which Bheeshma lies on a bed of arrows

Inside Babudom
All set for reshuffle at the top
Chandigarh, August 9
Two senior bureaucrats of the state will be retiring from service by the end of next month, necessitating reallocation of portfolios among the administrative secretary level officers of the state.

Malls everywhere, parking nowhere
Karnal, August 9
The mushrooming of malls has brought with it numerous problems, particularly inadequate parking space that forces visitors to park their vehicles on the roads in haphazard and dangerous manner.

Vehicles parked on the national highway in front of a mall in Karnal in violation of the rules.
— Tribune photo by Ravi Kumar
Vehicles parked on the national highway in front of a mall in Karnal in violation of the rules

New tourism policy on the anvil
Yamunanagar, August 9
The state government is working on a new tourism policy, which aims at starting a new phase of “brand tourism and tourism marts” in the state. Stating this, tourism and forest minister Kiran Chaudhary said a site had been selected in the district for setting up a tourist centre at a cost of Rs 70 crore.

Sirsa farmer’s battle against congress grass
Sirsa, August 9
The large-scale growth of Congress grass (Parthenium) here has turned out to be a cause of concern for causing health problems to villagers, besides posing a threat to domestic and stray animals in the district.

Ramji Jaimal of Dabri village at work in the fields. — Photo by writer

Ramji Jaimal of Dabri village at work in the fields

High-tension wires spark tempers
Hisar, August 9
The high-tension wires passing over the residential areas have given rise to a controversy following the death of a youth due to electrocution in the Mill Gate area here last week.

High-tension wires pass through a residential colony in Hisar. — Tribune photo by P.L. Munday

‘Outsourcing’ traffic control
Panipat, August 9
The district police has found a novel way to control the traffic near the Panipat bus stand. In a bid to avoid performing duty on hot summer days, policemen depute private security guards, who are on duty at the flyover project, to man the traffic on one of the busiest roads of the country.

High-tension wires pass through a residential colony in Hisar

Relief package for sugar mills
Chandigarh, August 9
The state government has decided to stop unconditional support to loss-making cooperative sugar mills in the state. As part of financial rehabilitation plan, the government has taken a decision to convert the outstanding government loan and interest thereon into share capitals of the mills, thereby helping in reducing the interest liability in future.

Deluge rebuts Faridabad admn’s claim
Faridabad, August 9
The claim of the district authorities on sound flood control measures for the city proved hollow after the arrival of monsoon in the region. While major areas of the city remained submerged, a good part of it presented a pathetic look with roads remaining knee-deep waterlogged during rainy days.

Woes of historical city Panipat
The historical city of Panipat, a premier town of Haryana, has virtually became a vast garbage depot of its own kind. Almost every inch of the city is covered with heaps of filthy garbage, emanating foul smell, besides being a breeding ground for mosquitoes and files.


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