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Grit and spirit: Boys warm up outside the boxing hall in BhiwaniBhiwani, August 23
Standing in the boxing hall at the Bhiwani ground at six in the evening was like stepping into the firing zone of a heavily fought battle.
Grit and spirit: Boys warm up outside the boxing hall in Bhiwani. — A Tribune photograph

CCTV for Ambala station 
Ambala, August 23
The lengthy procedure for the installation of a CCTV system at Ambala cantt railway station seems to be worrying the security agencies which are keen that vigil must be stepped up at the earliest following a perceived security threat. The explosions on the Indo-Pak Samjhauta Express at Panipat earlier this year prompted security officials to seek a closed-circuit TV system at Ambala cantt railway station.

BJP squirms as Bishnoi ‘rises’
Chandigarh, August 23
The arrival of Bhiwani leader Kuldeep Bishnoi on the political scene of Haryana has caused a setback to the ambitions of the BJP to become a possible alternative to the Congress and the INLD in the state.

Coming home
Weaver birds in Handa village in Karnal
Weaver birds in Handa village in Karnal district. 
— Tribune Photo by Ravi Kumar


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Neelgai in the fields near Chiraon village in Karnal
Neelgai in the fields near Chiraon village in Karnal. — Tribune photo by Ravi Kumar

Dissidents firm on Hisar MC chief’s exit
Hisar, August 23
The office of the local municipal corporation has been wearing a deserted look for the past one month due to the campaign by dissident councillors to remove chairperson Bihari Lal Rada, who enjoys the backing of local bodies minister Savitri Jindal.

Gurgaon has apology for fire brigade
Gurgaon, August 23
The firefighting department of the millennium city, Gurgaon, seems to be fighting a lonely battle with outdated, obsolete and insufficient machinery, thanks to the apathy of the MC authorities that has put the needs of the department on the backburner. Most of the fire engines are more than a decade old whose proper functioning cannot be guaranteed   The administration in its own report prepared recently has mentioned that with the rapid development of the area, the fire security threat has increased manifold

Nod to railway overbridge at Sirsa
Sirsa, August 23
A long-pending demand of the people of the district has been fulfilled with the sanctioning of the construction of a railway overbridge in the heart of the city. Details of the project, involving a cost of Rs 36 crore, have been communicated to deputy commissioner V. Umashankar. It is learnt that the DC had suggested some modifications and an alternate route to divert traffic.

Panipat offers risky motoring on GT Road
Panipat, August 23
Ill-equipped workers busy cutting grass and other wild vegetation and scores of advertising trucks parked along the GT Road here continue to pose a serious threat to the motorists on the busiest road of the region.

A worker engaged in cutting grass along the GT Road in Panipat without wearing a safety jacket. Trubine photo: Ravi Kumar
A worker engaged in cutting grass along the GT Road in Panipat without wearing a safety jacket

Faculty shortage hits MD varsity
Rohtak, August 23
Thanks to the blanket ban imposed on the appointment of faculty members at Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) here, an acute shortage of teachers prevails at the university teaching departments. Ad hoc measures like employing guest teachers are being taken to keep the show going, though regular recruitment is the need of the hour.

KU sets new targets in post-jubilee year
Kurukshetra, August 23
After celebrating its golden jubilee last year, Kurukshetra University has not stopped its endeavour to consolidate its academic and research programmes. The post-jubilee year has witnessed the introduction of several new-age academic programmes, recruitment of competent teaching faculty, appointment of skilled supporting staff, replenishment of the infrastructure, formation of a cultural council, enhancement in the budget for sports activities, computerisation of the examination wing, extension of the internet to the teaching faculty and increased subscription of email journals in the university library.

Butana home to ‘sultan’ of fish breeding
Butana (Karnal), August 23
Butana village is home to Haryana’s number one fish breeder. Sultan Singh, who is also the sarpanch of the village, ventured into fish farming way back in 1983. He started from a community pond by investing Rs 26,000.

Sultan Singh (centre) with Dr Jagdish Markanday at the former’s fish farm in Butana village, near Karnal. 
Tribune photo:Ravi Kumar
Sultan Singh (centre) with Dr Jagdish Markanday at the former’s fish farm in Butana village, near Karnal

Groundwater Depletion
Barara ‘critical’ block in Ambala dist

Chandigarh, August 23
Groundwater is declining sharply in the Barara block of Ambala district. Its utilisation is highest among other blocks in the district.

Inside Babudom
HCS officers demand better posts

Chandigarh, August 23
The Haryana government's decision to post four IAS officers as zonal transport authority (ZTA) has annoyed members of the Haryana Civil Service (HCS), who view the move as an indictment on their integrity.


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Haryanvi bahu figures in Canadian poll 
Pam HundalFatehabad, August 23
A Haryanvi bahu is making news in Canada by contesting election for the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) of Ontario, a province of Canada. Pam Hundal, whose marriage ceremonies with Bill Bhangal were solemnised on March 5 this year at Fatehabad, is contesting from Bramalea-Gore-Malton riding of Ontario province on PC party's ticket.

Tabla prodigy at 3
Fatehabad, August 23
When children of his age are busy playing hide-and- seek in the streets, he is seen practising difficult rhythms on the tabla. At the age of three, Swra has already become a music prodigy, who can play a number of instruments.

Anil Sharma practising along with his three-year-old son Swra. — A Tribune photograph
Anil Sharma practising along with his three-year-old son Swra

Nawab of Loharu put off by glorification of 1857 revolt
Loharu, August 23
Proud of his Mughal ancestry, “eighth Nawab” of Loharu Alauddin Ahmed Khan, however, is distraught by the glorification of the revolt of 1857. “It was not the first war of independence. All Indian nobles leading the revolt had their own axe to grind against the British. Do you think the queen of Jhansi would have rebelled had the succession issue been conceded in her favour?” asks Khan.
The entrance to the Loharu fort in Bhiwani district.  Alauddin Ahmed Khan
The entrance to the Loharu fort in Bhiwani district

DHBVN to install 24,000 transformers
Hisar, August 23
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) will add 24,000 transformers to strengthen its power distribution system at a cost of Rs 220 crore during the next four years. This will help ensure proper voltage at consumers’ end.

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