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BJP to go solo
Chandigarh, July 3
Despite the humiliating defeat in the recent byelections in the state, the Haryana BJP still wants to go alone in the Lok Sabha elections. Though the defeat has eroded the state leadership's authority considerably to oppose the high command's plans for an alliance with the INLD of Om Prakash Chautala, it is trying to convince the central leadership to go alone at least in the Lok Sabha elections.

Highway soil upturned
Rift in dept causes trouble for commuters
Fatehabad, July 3
Owing to a tug of war between the Public Works Department (national highways) and the Public Works Department (public health), people have been facing a lot of inconvenience for the past four months.
A school bus being pulled out of a pit on NH-10 at Fatehabad A school bus being pulled out of a pit on NH-10 at Fatehabad.
— Photo by the writer


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Mango mela opens tomorrow
Chandigarh, July 3
The eagerly awaited Mango mela will open at Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore, on July 5. The two-day annual event was started 17 years ago with twin objectives to promote tourism and to encourage growers to adopt the latest technology to increase the productivity and quality of their produce.

Faith no bar for jail inmates
Sirsa, July 3
Secularism behind bars — that’s what the district’s jail stands for and the personal involvement of inmates only lends more credence to this description. Powered by faith, the inmates, over the last few years, have pooled in their resources enough to lay a strong foundation for secularism to prosper on the jail’s premises.
The temple, gurdwara and mazar, built by contributions from and labour by the inmates, stand tall on the district jail premises in Sirsa.
The temple, gurdwara and mazar, built by contributions from and labour by the inmates, stand tall on the district jail premises in Sirsa.

Sahitya Akademi chief under fire
Fatehabad, July 3
The Haryana Sahitya Akademi, a body set up for promoting literature and encouraging writers in Haryana, has been in the thick of a controversy after Udai Bhanu Hans, the state poet of Haryana and a member of the advisory committee of the Akademi, voiced his opinion against its director Desh Nirmohi. He was accused of ignoring traditional Hindi literature.

Varsity accused of hiding facts
Hisar, July 3
Is Kurukshetra University hiding something by claiming that it has no documentary evidence of the appointment of the principal of the local Dayanand College? The answer is yes, going by the claim it has made in reply to a query by a local resident Anil Bhatia under the Right to Information Act.

Inside Babudom
Reshuffle put on hold
Chandigarh, July 3
The much-expected and much-talked about administrative reshuffle in the state will be on hold, at least for the next two months. Reason? In view of the revision of electoral rolls, all those associated with the revision work cannot be transferred till the completion of the job, which is likely to take more than two months.

Tarsem Garg: Pai of Haryana
Chandigarh, July 3
What T.M.A. Pai is to Karnataka, Tarsem Garg is to Haryana, though on a smaller scale. The difference is understandable. Pai's mission was started 55 years ago, Garg embarked on the path to make professional education available at the doorstep of the people of the region 13 years ago.

Tarsem Garg, the man behind the show

Tarsem Garg, the man behind the show

Rural employment scheme
Ambitious plans under job Act
Work on rainwater harvesting to begin soon
Karnal, July 3
The ambitious National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) is all set to give a new lease of life to the water bodies of this district. Sources revealed that under the recently launched scheme, various gram panchayats of the district had shown keen interest in digging new ponds and maintaining the existing ones.

Over 10,000 job cards ready
Jind, July 3
The District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) has prepared over 10,000 job cards for the unemployed looking for employment in the unskilled category under the ‘National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGA) launched in the district in April this year. 

Youth invents solar bike
Jhajjar, July 3
Where there is a will, there is a way - this old adage has been reaffirmed by Attar Singh Ahlawat, a youth of Bhambhewa village in the district. Ahlawat, a small-time electrician, has made an electric bike, which runs on solar energy.

Attar Singh Ahlawat of Bhambhewa village in Jhajjar district with his solar-powered bike. — A Tribune photograph

Attar Singh Ahlawat of Bhambhewa village in Jhajjar district with his solar-powered bike

Nigam to reintroduce VDS
Hisar, July 3
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to reintroduce the Voluntary Disclosure Scheme (VDS) for regularisation of unauthorised extension of load. The scheme will remain in force till July 31 next.

A pioneer farmer
Kurukshetra, July 3
Having a small piece of land for cultivation and increase in production cost of traditional crops has compelled some of the farmers of this district to adopt diversification of crops.

Medicated curtain to curb malaria
Jhajjar, July 3
State health authorities have come up with a novel plan to save the residents of malaria-prone areas from the disease. As per the plan, medicated curtains and bed-nets will be provided to the residents during the forthcoming transmission season.

Vocational training to provide jobs
Yamunanagar, July 3
Ballarpur Industries Limited, in association with the Society for All Round Development (SARD) and CAP (Community and Progress) Foundation, Hyderabad, launched, 'Ek Mauka,' a vocational-training programme to increase employability among youth from underprivileged and disadvantaged sections of the society.

Adult movies flood city cinemas
Panipat, July 3
In their struggle for survival, many cinema halls in the city have chosen to run adult movies on a regular basis. The trend is not difficult to explain and those in the trade reveal that it seems to be the only resort to stay in the business.

Spreading ‘gyan’
Kaithal, July 3
“Gyanjyoti’, a magazine highlighting various features of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in Kaithal district, was released by Naveen Jindal, M.P., Kurukshetra, at a function held at the mini secretariat.

Citizens’ Grievances
Unfair MBBS entrance structure
Students from the rural and the semi-urban areas demand amendment of rules in the MBBS course entrance structure. They complain that the marks obtained by a student in plus two exams are totally ignored and selection is made only on the basis of rank obtained in the entrance test.



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