18 get Sahitya awards: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today honoured 18 litterateurs for their outstanding work during 2013. The Aajiven Sahitya Saadhna Samman was conferred on Gopal Das
'Neeraj'. The award carries a cash prize of
Rs 5 lakh, a shawl and a citation. The Aditya-Alhar Hasya Samman carrying a cash prize of Rs1 lakh was conferred on Ashok
Chakrdhar. The Mahakavi Surdass Samman of
Rs 1.5 lakh was conferred on Madan Gopal Shastri whereas Babu Balmukund Gupt
Samman, Lala Desh Bandhu Gupt Samman and Pt. Lakhmichand Samman carrying a cash prize of
Rs 1 lakh each were conferred upon Chandrakanta, Manmohan Gupt Moni and Acharya Mahabir Prasad
Shastri, respectively. Similarly, Jankavi Mehar Singh Samman and Shresth Mahila Rachnakar Samman of
Rs 1 lakh each were given to Yoginder Moudgil and Sudarshan Ratnakar, respectively. The Vishesh Sahitya Sevi Samman of
Rs 51,000 each was conferred upon Rajinder Mohan Bhatnagar, Baldev
Vanshi, Amarnath Amar, Amarnath Sahni, Virender Goyal, Roop Devgun, Mahender Sharma and Anupam
EC orders on transfers: In view of the coming Vidhan Sabha elections, the Election Commission of India
(ECI) has directed the Haryana Government to transfer all officers connected directly with elections if he/ she has completed three years in present posting or home district during the last four years. The order would also be applicable to the officers completing three years on or before October 31. Shrikant
Walgad, Chief Electoral Officer, Haryana, gave this information in a video-conference with DCs and returning officers of all districts here today.
Hooda okays Rs 485-cr for Gurgaon, 3 towns: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday approved Rs 485.93 crore for development works in four towns — Pinjore (Rs 22.31 crore), Faridabad (Rs 59.24 crore), Hisar (Rs 23.17 crore) and Gurgaon (Rs 381.21
Aim to plant 2 lakh trees in
one month: Sonepat DC: Deputy Commissioner Sameer Pal Srow said around two lakh saplings will be planted in the district in the next one month. Speaking at the district-level Van Mahotsav function at DCR University of Science and Technology, Murthal, he urged each student to plant four trees.
India, Mauritius NGOs join hands to help special kids: A MoU has been signed between National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activists (NIFAA), an NGO of India, and the Global Rainbow Foundation (GRF), a charitable trust of Mauritius, to work for the welfare of physically and mentally handicapped children.
Kanwariya goes missing in Western Jamuna Canal: A 15-year-old Kanwariya went missing in the Western Jamuna Canal
(WJC) on Tuesday afternoon. Sachin, a Kanwariya of Shakti Nagar in Sirsa, had left home with his friends to bring
"kanwar" and holy water from the river Ganga in Haridwar on July 10. While returning from
Haridwar, Sachin and his friends went into the WJC near the Railway Bridge,
Yamunanagar, to take a bath today. He slipped into the deep end of the canal accidently and then went missing. Sachin's parents were informed about the incident. The city police and a team of divers were searching for the boy till the filling of this report.