Polio drops administered: Over 3.73 lakh children of migrants were administered polio drops on the first day of the three-day immunisation campaign across the state on Sunday. As many as 3,147 teams and 629 supervising teams were formed by the Health Department to achieve the target of immunising 7.86 lakh children. Four polio cases were reported, two from Ludhiana and one each from Jalandhar and Mohali, in 2009, said a spokesperson of the department.
Hike in MSP of wheat sought: Member, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR), Amardeep Singh Cheema has asked Chairman of the Commission for Agriculture Cost and Prices Dr Ashok Gulati to prevail upon the government to raise the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of wheat by Rs 300 for the next season. Cheema apprised Dr Gulati about the difficulty being faced by the farming community due to astronomical increase in fuel prices, labour and other input costs.
HSTET to be videographed: Videography will be conducted at all examination centres set up in each district headquarters of Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi during the Haryana State Teacher Eligibility Test, which is scheduled to be held on September 24 and 25. A spokesperson said the board would need 30-40 videography systems at district level and 60-100 systems for Chandigarh and Delhi.
KURUKSHETRA SIRSA/FATEHABAD Fatehabad FARIDABAD REWARI Jat yatra: Activists of the Jat Aarakshan Sankalp Yatra of North India, which reached Bawal Chaurasi (a cluster of 84 villages), on Friday were accorded a warm welcome by members of the Jat community at Balawas, Sanjharpur, Banipur, Bawal, Jhabua and Pranpura villages. Flaying the union government as well as the state government for their slack approach in the matter, Yashpal Malik, national president of the Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, said the samiti would now hold a convention at Mayyar village in Hisar district on September 13 in which a strategy for a decisive struggle would be chalked out.
Jat yatra: Activists of the Jat Aarakshan Sankalp Yatra of North India, which reached Bawal Chaurasi (a cluster of 84 villages), on Friday were accorded a warm welcome by members of the Jat community at Balawas, Sanjharpur, Banipur, Bawal, Jhabua and Pranpura villages. Flaying the union government as well as the state government for their slack approach in the matter, Yashpal Malik, national president of the Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, said the samiti would now hold a convention at Mayyar village in Hisar district on September 13 in which a strategy for a decisive struggle would be chalked out.
Mega Lok Adalats to be held today:
Mega Lok Adalats would be held at all the courts in Udham Singh Nagar on Monday. According to District Judge Jaidev Singh, who is also the chairperson of the District Legal Services Authority, the purpose of organising these Lok Adalats is to provide speedy justice at a lower price to the people. Various matters pertaining to prohibition, civil issues, motor vehicle accidents, family disputes and consolidation of holdings would be heard at these Lok Adalats where they would be disposed of following mutual consent of the parties involved. Nainital DM orders blacklisting of contractor Residents loot LPG cylinders in Haldwani Drive to remove Illegal hoardings Man dies on roadside in Bhimtal (Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)
Nainital DM orders blacklisting of contractor: District Magistrate at Nainital Shailesh Bagauli has ordered the blacklisting of a contractor responsible for maintaining sanitation at the Women’s Hospital in Haldwani. He has ordered the authorities at the hospital to make alternative sanitation arrangements at the hospital. At a meeting held with the officials of the Health Department at Haldwani, Bagauli approved a sum of Rs 18 lakh for various expenses of the hospital. It was decided to put additional beds in the hospital stores to cope with the shortage of beds. This arrangement would be in place until the new building of the hospital comes into existence.
Residents loot LPG cylinders in Haldwani: The ongoing crisis of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Haldwani reached its zenith on Saturday when consumers allegedly resorted to looting of gas cylinders in the Unchapul area of the town. According to the reports, angry consumers descended on a delivery vehicle and decamped with seven cylinders and some cash after thrashing the personnel responsible for the distribution of the cylinders. There had been a tiff between the consumers and the suppliers over the issue of the latter stopping distribution of cylinders. The consumers in the area have denied that any cylinder or cash had been looted. The matter is being investigated by the police.
Drive to remove Illegal hoardings: The police in Haldwani has undertaken a drive for the removal of illegally erected hoardings in the town. The drive was started on Saturday with the police removing a large number of hoardings, most of which were erected by student leaders contesting college poll. The police has warned that if these hoardings are erected again, those responsible for it would be penalised. Besides being an eyesore these hoardings are also a cause of accidents and make movement of pedestrians difficult.
Man dies on roadside in Bhimtal: A resident of Bhimtal died on Saturday after lying on the roadside for several hours. It is learnt that Harish Chandra of the Tallital area had been lying on the roadside without showing any movement for several hours near Tikoniya. Despite having noticed him, no one made any attempt to take him to a hospital. When he was finally taken to a health centre by an emergencyresponse ambulance, he was declared dead. He was a truck driver by profession and is said to be very poor. He is survived by his wife and two children.
(Compiled by Rajeev Khanna)