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Hawk rescued 
: Mahesh Kumar Upadhyaya of Sriganganagar took a critically injured hawk to a clinic run under the Rajasthan Veterinary University. The clinic’s director, said, “We fed it, gave injections and kept it under close observation for 24 hours to help the bird fly comfortably.”

Colonies inundated in Abohar: Heavy showers inundated some colonies in Abohar. Congress workers took Naib Tehsildar Neeraj Sharma and Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board Sub-Divisional Officer Hakam Singh to a dozen colonies that have been inundated and sought immediate solution.

Meeting: A general meeting of the Class IV for Government Employees and Workers Union, Punjab, held at Union Office on Wednesday. The meeting was presided over by Lal Chand, president of the union. The workers demanded the regularisation of the posts of mid-day meal workers, ASHA workers, Aanganwadhi workers and MNREGA workers.

Honoured: Baba Banda Singh Bahadur International Foundation honoured Brig Nawab Singh Heer with Baba Banda Bahadur Memorial award. President Krishan Kumar Bawa said the country was safe because of the sacrifices of the jawans of the Indian Army. For a better and strong country, youths should join the Army, he added.



CM to honour CWG winners:
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would honour all medal winners of the recently held 20th Commonwealth Games in a function at Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonepat, on August 8, 2014. On Wednesday, an official spokesman said the beneficiaries of Priyadarshini Awaas Yojana from all over the state would be presented with cheques in the same function.

Reimbursement policy: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced a policy to provide reimbursement cost of artificial limbs to employees or pensioners of the state government and their dependents. Under the policy, reimbursement cost ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 4 lakh, for different type of artificial limbs, would be allowed to them.

Roadways staff call off strike:
The 36-hour-long ‘chakka jaam’ by employees of Haryana Roadways ended on Wednesday with an agreement between the employees’ union and the authorities. The employees were protesting against the non-payment of the technical grade and the delay in salaries for the last month. Ram Ashrey Yadav, leader of the Haryana Roadways Workers’ Union said indifferent attitude of the officials had forced around 500 employees to protest.

Strike by roadways employees:
Roadways employees of Jhajjar depot have decided to suspend work for three hours tomorrow to protest against the government’s “ignorance” towards their demands. Earlier, the employees, under the aegis of Haryana Roadways Workers’ Union, organised a demonstration on the depot campus and raised slogans. Karambir, chief of Jhajjar depot unit of the union, said they were demanding regularisation of services of 8,200 contractual employees, technical scale for those deputed at workshops.

Power engineers protest:
Power Engineers of Kaithal zone wore black badges today against the lukewarm attitude of the successive state governments towards their long-pending demands. The meeting was chaired by S K Bansal, superintending engineer, operation circle, Kaithal.

12 booked in murder case:
The police have rounded up four youths for interrogation in connection with yesterday’s assault on two youths. The police said 12 people had been booked. Two youths, Dheeraj of Gandhi camp and Mohit of Prem Nagar, were attacked by motorcycle-borne youths here last evening. Dheeraj was stabbed to death, while Mohit sustained injuries in the assault.

Cong leader joins BJP:
Congress leader Subash Saini joined the BJP in the presence of Kurukshetra BJP MP Rajkumar Saini here on Wednesday. He was the spokesman of district Congress sports cell. Welcoming Subash and his supporters into the party fold, Saini claimed BJP would come back to power in Haryana after the Assembly elections.


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