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Abuzz with migratory birds
Chandigarh, November 6
After several years, the Sultanpur bird sanctuary in Gurgaon district wears a busy look once again with the arrival of 5,000 migratory birds. The number is expected to increase considerably by the end of the season.

Maya turns the heat on
Gurgaon, November 6
By putting her stamp on the names of BSP’s three more Lok Sabha candidates from the state, party president and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has thrown an open challenge to the major political parties of the state, besides mounting pressure on the minor ones.


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Alternative road between Karnal, Delhi
Sonepat, November 6
The state irrigation department is all set to provide an alternative road to the GT road between Karnal and Delhi. The new road of 102 km length is being constructed in the common link area of about 60 ft wide between the Delhi branch of west Yamuna canal and the newly constructed carrier lined channel (CLC). Almost 70 per cent of the construction work has already been completed.
Work in progress for the construction of a road between Munak in Karnal and Bindroli in Sonepat district.
Work in progress for the construction of a road between Munak in Karnal and Bindroli in Sonepat district. — Photo by the writer

It ain’t easy to call Gurgaon cops
Gurgaon, November 6
“The destination you are trying to call is not reachable” is the response one gets after calling at the mobile number 9717595423. This is the number that the city police has publicised for receiving complaints from citizens so that they could call or a leave message immediately in case of any crime.

A squirrel waiting to get back home as the sun sets in the backdrop in Karnal.
A squirrel waiting to get back home as the sun sets 
in the backdrop in Karnal. — Tribune photo by 
Ravi Kumar

In dire straits
Potters threaten agitation
Karnal, November 6
The traditional craft of pottery, a major source of livelihood for over one lakh families in Haryana is on the verge of extinction. Fed up with the indifferent attitude of the government, the potters have threatened to adopt the path of agitation in support of their long-pending demands.

Spurious pesticide makers beware
Chandigarh, November 6
The agriculture department has decided to dig its teeth in the multi-crore spurious pesticide business in the state. Besides increasing the surveillance on pesticide manufacturers, the department will be setting up state pesticide testing laboratory.

Anticipating brisk sales in the days to come, a mother-son duo stitches a quilt in Hisar.
Anticipating brisk sales in the days to come, a mother-son duo stitches a quilt in Hisar.
— Photo by Subhash Kumar

Encyclopaedia of state’s culture
Hisar, November 6
The first two volumes of Haryana Encyclopaedia are out. Running into 1,200 pages, the first two volumes cover the cultural aspects of the state.

An endless wait for revised wages
Chandigarh, November 6
For government doctors seeking pay parity with their counterparts in Punjab, the wait for the revised scales is stretching on endlessly. Anxious about their pay packets, the Haryana Civil Medical Services Association (HCMSA) is awaiting a notification since the proposal has cleared all hurdles.

Farmers reap profits as Pusa 1121 prices soar
Sirsa, November 6
Farmers who produced Pusa 1121 variety of paddy have benefited the most from the recent spurt in its prices, as the government has declared it as a basmati variety. Pusa 1121 variety fetched a price of up to Rs 3,400 per quintal in the local grain market early this week although the prices cooled down a bit.

Chaos rules Yamunanagar, Jagadhari markets
Yamunanagar, November 6
Markets in the twin towns of Yamunanagar and Jagadhari are in deplorable condition. There is lack of proper parking space, which has made these places accident-prone causing inconvenience to the commuters. The situation has aggravated more in the absence of the traffic police. People also do not bother to follow traffic rules as the roads are almost jam-packed in the evenings and there is no check upon them.

Traffic mess in a Jagadhri market.
— Photo by the Writer
Traffic mess in a Jagadhri market.

Work on power project at snail’s pace
Karnal, November 6
The implementation of Rs 10,042 crore ambitious plan of the state government to generate 5,000 MW additional power in next four years has made tardy progress.

Ambala police complex dons new look
Ambala, November 6
After the renovation of the local police complex, it has become the first such building in the district which attracts passersby for its artistic look. Around two years back, the SP office was situated in a century old building close to the court complex in Ambala City. The building was later dismantled as it was declared unfit.

The renovated police complex in Ambala. — Photo by the writer
The renovated police complex in Ambala.

Y’nagar industry seeks better facilities
Yamunanagar, November 6
The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) was created to boost local industry by providing basic infrastructure to entrepreneurs. But it failed to do so, allege small-scale industrialists of the Yamunanagar Industrial Estate, who have been struggling hard to get power from industrial feeder.

Power utility extends VDS till Nov 30
Chandigarh, November 6
In view of the persistent demand by the public and the feedback received from its field offices, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has decided to extend the last date of the voluntary disclosure of load scheme for domestic, non-domestic, agricultural tubewells and industrial consumers.

Ambala admn launches cleanliness drive
Ambala, November 6
The district administration has recently started a one-week cleanliness drive involving schoolchildren. A number of steps would be taken to educate residents of the district through various programmes. However, no practical steps are being taken to ensure city’s cleanliness.

Movies This Week
Producer: Popcorn Motion Pictures Pvt Ltd.
Director: Saurabh Kabra Music: Chirantan Bhatt Star Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aashish Chaudhary, Arjun Rampal, Urmila Matondkar, Neha Oberoi, Malaika Arora

                                                Sanjay Dutt in “EMI”
Sanjay Dutt



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