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A high-level delegation headed by president Surinder Singh Pehalwan, secretary-general of the Mulazim Wing Harpal Singh Tejamet and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal regarding the submission of the report and implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Pay Commission. They also demanded to release 10 per cent dearness allowance with effect from January, 2009. Badal ensured to implement the demands at the earliest.



Mr Haryana contest:
The Amateur Body Building Association, Gurgaon, is going to organise 21st Mr Haryana and 19th Mr Gurgaon body building championship at the community centre in Sukhrali village near here on Saturday. General secretary of the association Anup Singh said the competition would be held in between all nine-weight categories. He mentioned that the weight for Mr Gurgaon would be taken on Friday and for Mr Haryana will be taken on Saturday.

Gramin lok adalat:
A special gramin lok adalat and reconciliation camp will be held at Government High School, Rajound, at 10 am on Sunday. Ajay Parasher, CJM-cum-secretary of the District Legal Services Authority said here on Thursday District and Session Judge RS Baswana would preside over the proceedings. Besides Rajound, cases of Serdha, Narwal, Rohera, Kheri Sarafali, Birbangra, Kukarkanda, Faribad and Kotra villages will also be settled in this adalat.

Wheat arrives in mandis: Deputy Commissioner Amneet P Kumar said here on Thursday 4,32,312 MT wheat had arrived in the mandis of Kaithal district on Wednesday. She said as against this only 1,63,975 MT wheat had arrived in the corresponding period last year. She said this wheat had been purchased by six government agencies. The Food and Supply Department had purchased 1,30,292 MT, Hafed 1,24,328 MT, FCI 74296, Haryana Agro 38,627 MT, Haryana Warehousing corporation 20,712 MT and Confed had purchased 44,057 MT.

Wheat reduced to ashes:
Standing wheat crop on five acres in Jodhan Khurd village, near here, was brunt to ashes on Tuesday. The fire broke out at 11 am and engulfed the farms of Papu, son of Sadhu Ram, who owned one acre, and two acres each of Moti and Tekram, both residents of Naultha. Besides, stubble on 25 acres was also brunt. It took more than two and a half hours for fire engines to control the flames. After relentless efforts put in by them, the crop could not be saved.


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