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An endless wait for wedding bells
Fatehabad, February 21
The number of bachelors, having well passed their marriageable age, has been on the rise in almost all parts of the state and Fatehabad district is no exception. Jat youths, particularly those having small landholdings, are being forced into bachelorhood one after the other due the paucity of brides.

Panipat Flyover
Tax on non-users draws flak
Panipat, February 21
The upcoming elevated highway project in the township is again in the midst of the news. This time for creating resentment among the local population on the move that toll tax would be charged from even those not using the flyover.

Deep drilling worries soil experts
Karnal, February 21
Expressing concern over the unchecked deep drilling for tubewells in the country, experts feel this may be one of the major factors behind increasing cases of soil salinity in Indian fields.


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Girl students of Government College, Sector 1, Panchkula, sit in the sun during a free period
Girl students of Government College, Sector 1, Panchkula, sit in the sun during a free period. —Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Healthcare to go in private hands in Gurgaon
Gurgaon, February 21
The district administration has decided to hand over the management of the eight more dispensaries in the city to private companies on the pattern of public-private-participation (PPP) model so as to provide better healthcare services to the people.

Bye to open defecation
Chandigarh, February 21
It is a record of sorts and Naraina village in Samalkha block of Panipat is proud of its achievement. A relatively big village with an 8,000-strong population has earned the distinction of achieving the open defecation free (ODF) status in just about a month. It also stands out as a model of community participation.

CAN YOU WALK THROUGH? A view of the enchroachment on corridor by shopkeepers of Sector 15, Panchkula.
CAN YOU WALK THROUGH? A view of the enchroachment on corridor by shopkeepers of Sector 15, Panchkula. — Tribune photo by Parvesh Chauhan

Delimitation blues
'Displaced' leaders wage turf wars
Hisar, February 21
Bitter turf wars have broken out between politicians of all hues in the state in the aftermath of Union Cabinet's decision to notify the fresh delimitation of Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha constituencies.

Inside Babudom
Bureaucrats' way to evade work
Chandigarh, February 21
Even top bureaucrats duck work. This is evident in the letter written by principal secretary to Chief Minister (PSCM), Haryana, to administrative secretaries with regard to preparations for the assembly session beginning March 7.

Rewari in for better times with Capt Yadav
The newly built Youth Hostel in Rewari.Rewari, February 21
The association of Capt Ajay Singh Yadav with Rewari can be compared with the way CPM stalwart Jyoti Basu served the people of West Bengal for a record number of years. It is a coincidence that when Rewari became a district in 1989, Capt Yadav, too, was elected MLA for the first time in a byelection from here.

The newly built Youth Hostel in Rewari.—Photo by by Sushil Manav

Innovation his scalpel
PGIMS director and renowned orthopaedic surgeon S.S. Sangwan shows several surgical tools modified or evolved by him. Rohtak, February 21
Every surgeon worth his scalpel wants to ensure that his patients lead a pain-free and comfortable life after the surgery. Nonetheless, very few of them are able to evolve new techniques and modify the prevalent surgical tools to suit the patients' requirements.

PGIMS director and renowned orthopaedic surgeon S.S. Sangwan shows several surgical tools modified or evolved by him. 

 Seminar on female foeticide
Fatehabad, February 21
A seminar on female foeticide will be organised here on February 23. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda will preside over the seminar and Justice Vijender Jain, Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, will be the chief guest.

Fire incidents in industries
Owners negligent, so are authorities
Jhajjar, February 21
The frequent incidents of fire in industrial units in Bahadurgarh have exposed the large-scale violations of the fire safety norms by these units, thereby putting the lives of the workers to risk. Negligence on the part of the authorities concerned is also to be blamed as the repeated occurrence of fire mishaps failed to stir them to initiate check on erring units.

Eco clubs set to play active role
Environmental awareness
Gurgaon, February 21
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has formulated a new action plan for making eco clubs formed in the schools of the state more active in spreading awareness about environment among the children and members of the society.

Livestock population declines
Chandigarh, February 21
The total livestock population in Haryana has gone down by about four lakh since 2003. This has been the preliminary finding of the 18th livestock census carried out by the animal husbandry and dairying department recently with October 15, 2007, as the reference date.

Nullah floods residents with problems
Kurukshetra, February 21
The nullah dug up in Jyoti Nagar here by the district administration to carry rainwater of Rajender Nagar, Bank Colony, Vishnu Colony and the adjoining areas, has turned out to be a death trap for stray animals.

HCS selection row
Crucial for INLD to steer clear
Chandigarh, February 21
The number of red faces in the INLD is going up as various irregularities in the HCS and allied services examination conducted by the Haryana Public Service Commission during the party’s regime are coming to public knowledge following an inspection of the answer sheets on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

HUDA sector sans basic amenities
Sonepat, February 21
Residents of HUDA's Sector-15, one of the prime residential areas of the town, have complained of poor roads and faulty sewerage system. And despite several representations of the residents welfare association to the authorities concerned, the problem is far from over.

Citizens’ Grievances

  • Passport delayed

  • Poor sanitation



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