Women engineers invade male bastion
Chandigarh, January 17
“Man” power is gradually paving way for “woman” power at the office of the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited. From being confined to working in the secretarial jobs in the department, women are now empowered, rubbing shoulders with their male counterparts in the engineering wing as well.
Jhajjar village owes a lot to this VC winner
Jhajjar, January 17
As a mark of honour to the Victoria Cross winner, Capt (honourary) Umrao Singh, the Army postal service has released a postal envelope depicting the brave warrior in action at Kaladan valley in Burma during the World War II.
Capt Umrao Singh, known as VC in his native Palra village of the district, died on November 21, 2005. He was awarded Victoria Cross, the highest gallantry award during the British rule, for his heroics against a Japanese offensive in Kaladan valley.
The depiction and picture of Capt Umrao Singh on an envelope released by the Army postal service.
Ambala lawyers wage a long battle
Ambala, January 17
The persons who are the most instrumental in the justice delivery system are themselves at the receiving end of the Ambala district administration.
Around 750 lawyers have been sitting under tin sheds for the past several decades as no chambers have been constructed for them.
Advocates in the Ambala court complex are forced to sit in the open due to the unavailability of chambers. A Tribune photograph
Potable water a luxury in Jind
Jind, January 17
All is not well with the drinking water supply system in the district. Though there is a canal passing through the middle of the city, majority of the population is forced to drink water supplied from
tubewells. While the authorities have proposed to supply treated water from the canal for the upcoming new residential sectors in the town, the existing population residing in the old areas have no option but to consume water which has high fluoride content and pose a health hazard.
Promotion creates problem for IPS officer
Chandigarh, January 17
Satyendra Kumar, a 1979 batch IPS officer of Haryana, has been recently promoted to the rank of ADGP. However, rather than being a good thing, the promotion has created a problem for him. As a result of the promotion he did not get his pay for the month of December given in January.
BASKING BEAUTIES: Tigers enjoy the winter sun at the mini-zoo near the Tilyar Tourist Complex in
Rohtak. Photo: Manoj Dhaka
Bhajan’s suspension strengthens Hooda
Chandigarh, January 17
There could not have been a better start to the New Year for Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh
Hooda. Not only he won kudos from a person who was not seen as very favourably disposed towards him, but the beginning of the year also saw the virtual banishment of his bete noire from the Congress.
When Margaret Alva replaced Janardhan Dwivedi as AICC general secretary in charge of
Haryana, many presumed that she would not be as benevolent towards Hooda as Dwivedi was perceived to be.
They owe their success to scientific dairying
Karnal, January 17
Rajbir and Sompal, both brothers of Badsalo village in Nilokheri block of this district, who were mainly dependent on agriculture till 2005, now own a commercial dairy farm and are earning more income, besides providing regular employment to seven persons on their dairy farm.
Dr Dalip K. Gosain, senior scientist of the NDRI (right), along with Rajpal on the latter’s dairy farm in Badsalo village in Karnal. Tribune photo: Ravi Kumar
His swangs drew crowds for 50 years
|Rewari, January 17
Master Neki Ram, an eminent bard, folk musician and a sangi (performer of operas) of the Ahirwal region, who regaled audiences in various parts of India and Pakistan for over 50 years (1934 to 1985), has now almost gone into the dark realm of obscurity owing to obvious reasons.
It is an established fact that the great art of composition and performance of swangs (operas), which greatly flourished in the 19th and 20th centuries, has almost reached a dead-end owing to the rapid advancement of electronic media.
Master Neki Ram
Power generation to be ‘new industry soon’
Gurgaon, January 17
Power generation would be a new emerging industry in India soon as the graph of net deficit of power shortage is going up in almost all of the states of the country and private players are entering in this industry to cater to the demands of the people.
Colleges shy of employing regular principals
Sonepat, January 17
A number of institutions of higher education in Sonepat are being run without regular principals for the past many years. The management committees have been managing the affairs of these institutions with acting principals for their own convenience and self-interest.
Mass participation must to save
Sirsa, January 17
The government can start a number of schemes, but their success depends on the common man whose participation makes all the difference, says eminent scientist Kuldeep
Dhindsa. Citing an example, Dr Dhindsa says a scheme called biological conservation programme was started to clean the water near the ghats of
Banaras. Under the scheme, 1,000 turtles were put in the river with an idea that dead bodies would be eaten by the turtles and the water would remain clear.
ISKON to spend Rs 7 cr on temple
Yamunanagar, January 17
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKON, will build a temple in Dadwa village located on the Jagadhri-Saharanpur road here. The temple, Shri Radhakunj Bihari and Vedic Sanskara Kendra, will come up at a cost of Rs 7