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55 sensitive, hyper-sensitive booths identified in Karnal
Karnal SP Surendar Singh Bhoria addresses mediapersons in Karnal on Tuesday. Tribune photo

55 sensitive, hyper-sensitive booths identified in Karnal

1,200 cops to be on duty; UP border to be sealed 48 hrs before polling12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

KARNAL: Gearing up for the Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, scheduled on December 16, the district authorities have identified as many as 30 sensitive booths and 25 hyper-sensitive booths from the 224 booths.

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Tribune News Service

Karnal, December 11

Gearing up for the Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, scheduled on December 16, the district authorities have identified as many as 30 sensitive booths and 25 hyper-sensitive booths from the 224 booths.

Giving details, SP Surinder Singh Bhoria said they would ensure peaceful elections. “As many as 1,200 police personnel have been put on duty for full-proof security in as well as outside the polling stations,” he said.

“We will set up barricades at 13 points, including the entry points of the KMC”. Besides, the Haryana-UP border would be sealed 48 hours before the polling, the SP said.

He said they would keep a vigil and if anyone was found offering cash and liquor to voters, the witness could call or send a message on 9729990750, a number of the SP security in charge.

“We will ensure a fair and peaceful election in the city. We have initiated a special drive against drugs and bail jumpers from December 1 and have been successful in arresting 13 bail jumpers, recovering 365 kg poppy husk, 16.54 gm smack, 9.28 gm charas, 49.78 gm opium and 584 bottles of country-made liquor”, the SP added.

2 EVMs in each booth 

Sushil Malik, ARO-cum-ZA, Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB), said two EVMs would be used in each booth, one for mayoral candidates and second for candidates for the post of councillor. Earlier, it was planned that a single EVM was to be used for candidates of both posts at each booth. He said to avoid the confusion among voters, the Election Commission had now decided to provide separate EVMs at each booth. The final rehearsal of the EVMs would be conducted on December 12 and the polling would be held between 7.30 am and 4.30 pm on December 16. The counting would be held on December 19 at DAV Senior Secondary School.

provocative speech

Poll panel seeks report from general observer

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

ROHTAK: The State Election Commission has sought a report from the general observer regarding a provocative speech by Minister of State for Cooperatives Manish Grover, in which he had offered guns, money and gunmen to residents of a village during campaigning.

BSP ex-MLA backs party nominee’s rival in Y’nagar

BSP ex-MLA backs party nominee’s rival in Y’nagar

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: In a major setback to the BSP, two-time former MLA Akram Khan has extended support to mayoral candidate Rakesh Sharma Kaka, who is being backed by a majority of local Congress leaders.

Carry ID cards, EC tells voters

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana State Election Commission has asked voters of the municipal corporations of Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak and Yamunanagar and the municipal committees of Jakhal Mandi in Fatehabad and Pundri in Kaithal to carry with them voted ID cards or any one of the alternative documents for establishing their identity at the polling station.

Krishna wins poll battle in Rajasthan in second attempt

Krishna wins poll battle in Rajasthan in second attempt

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

HISAR: For Krishna Poonia (36), politics is like sports which, too, require enough patience and a lot of hard work for a positive outcome.

Owners of houses in Aravallis get time till March 31 to vacate

Owners of houses in Aravallis get time till March 31 to vacate

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave time till March 31 next year to owners of 33 illegal houses at Kant Enclave in Faridabad in the Aravalli hills, ordered to be demolished for violation of environmental norms.

Rights panel seeks report from M’garh SP on boy’s death

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

MAHENDRAGARH: The Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) has sought a report from the SP about the investigation into the death of a seven-year-old boy in July.

State to provide 70-90% subsidy for pack-houses

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

CHANDIGARH: Farmers producers organisations (FPOs) in Haryana will get 70 to 90 per cent subsidy for setting up of pack-houses as the state government has earmarked Rs510 crore for setting up 140 pack-houses for fruits and vegetables in the state.

PGIMS doc among two booked

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

ROHTAK: The police have registered an FIR against Dr Jangveer Grewal, president of the Resident Doctors’ Association, PGIMS, and one Krishan under Sections 170, 186, 353, 354-C, 419 and 420 of the IPC.

Man murders daughter in Karnal village

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

KARNAL: A 19-year-old girl was on Monday stabbed to death allegedly by her father at Bahri village in the Assandh block of Karnal district.

Rape victim gets Rs 4-lakh relief

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

AMBALA: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Ambala, has awarded Rs4 lakh in compensation to a rape victim under the Haryana Victim Compensation Scheme, 2013.

Youth booked for father’s murder

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

PANIPAT:A youth reportedly murdered his 70-year-old father in Vikas Nagar in Tehsil camp area of the city late on Monday night.

Three held with 360-kg poppy husk

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

KARNAL: Acting on a tip-off, detective staff of the local police on Tuesday arrested three persons and recovered 360-kg poppy husk worth Rs 11 lakh from their possession.

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Drugs control officer dies in mishap

12 Dec 2018 | 12:48 AM

FATEHABAD: District drugs control officer for Sirsa and Fatehabad districts Rakesh Chhokar was killed when his car collided with a truck near Dhangar village here on Tuesday morning.

Kant enclave: SC extends time till March 31 for owners of illegal houses to vacate

11 Dec 2018 | 9:45 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave time till March 31 next year to 33 owners of illegal houses in Kant Enclave, Faridabad in the Aravali Hills ordered to be demolished for violation of environmental norms.

Only 10 of 5,000 Gurugram PGs are legal

Only 10 of 5,000 Gurugram PGs are legal

11 Dec 2018 | 6:58 PM

GURUGRAM: With the city’s infrastructure reeling under 5,000 illegal paying guest (PG) accommodations or hostels, the Gurugram Municipal Corporation is out to curtail the menace.

22 honoured on Human Rights Day

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

Panipat: Members of the Indian Institute of Human Rights in New Delhi, Lok Marg Foundation and Breakthrough on Monday organised a programme on World Human Rights Day at Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Biholi village of the district.

Commissioner gets additional charge

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has given Mohammed Shayin, Commissioner, Gurugram Division, Gurugram, the additional charge of Managing Director of Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited, along with the charge of Commissioner, Gurugram Division, with immediate effect.

Heist at G’gram jewellery shop

Heist at G’gram jewellery shop

11 Dec 2018 | 7:03 PM

GURUGRAM: Three thieves pulled off a Bollywood-style multi-lakh heist in the city’s famous PC Jewellers.

Gas agency robbery case cracked, accused held

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

GURUGRAM: After two weeks of raids, the police have nabbed the key accused in the Rs37-lakh gas agency robbery case.

MANESAR LAND SCAM

Fake agreements raked in Rs 169-cr proceeds: ED

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

PANCHKULA: The investigation into the Manesar land scam by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has brought out that a builder, Atul Bansal, had employed a unique modus operandi of turning black money into white.

Nod to density of 300 persons/acre

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: In another incentive to the recession-hit realty sector, the Haryana Government has allowed a density of 300 persons per acre in residential projects across the state.

Illegal structure in Rohtak green belt, SP summoned

Illegal structure in Rohtak green belt, SP summoned

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

ROHTAK: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has summoned the Rohtak SP for inaction against the person(s) involved in the construction of an illegal religious structure in a green belt along the Rohtak-Panipat National Highway.

Sportspersons not given their due: MP

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

SONEPAT: Rohtak MP Deepender Singh Hooda lashed out at the BJP government for not giving due honour to sportspersons of the state in the past four years.

Equal number of men, women in fray in Y’nagar

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Women are not behind men in contesting the Municipal Corporation elections here.

Prvocative speech

Minister may get clean chit, says complainant

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

ROHTAK: Rohtak DC Yash Garg has sent a report to the State Election Commission in connection with a provocative speech reportedly delivered by Minister of State for Cooperatives Manish Grover, who had courted a controversy by offering guns, money and gunmen to residents of a village while campaigning for a BJP candidate.

Man held with smack

Man held with smack

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

KAITHAL: The police on Sunday arrested a man with 17.

Pre-wedding festivities begin at Vinesh’s village

Pre-wedding festivities begin at Vinesh’s village

11 Dec 2018 | 7:01 PM

HISAR: Asian gold medallist wrestler Vinesh Phogat (24) is set to tie the knot with her fiancée Somvir Rathee in a traditional but glittering ceremony at her native Balali village of Charkhi Dadri district on December 13.

For better swacch rank, Ambala MC deploys 300 foot soldiers

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

AMBALA: To secure a place for Ambala in the top 100 cleanest cities of the country in the Swachh Survekshan Survey 2019, the Municipal Corporation will deploy 300 Saksham Yuvas in the city and Sadar zone this week.

CM ups focus on Karnal MC pollsMC Polls

CM ups focus on Karnal MC polls

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

KARNAL: The mayoral election in Karnal has turned into a faceoff between the BJP and united Opposition, forcing Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to campaign for the party candidate ahead of schedule.

Abhay should quit as Leader of Oppn, says Deepender

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

ROHTAK: Congress MP from Rohtak Deepender Singh Hooda said INLD MLA Abhay Singh Chautala should step down from the position of Leader of Opposition in Haryana Assembly on moral grounds as three MLAs of his party had joined the new party floated by his nephew Dushyant Chautala.

107 booths in Panipat sensitive

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

PANIPAT: The district administration has identified 107 polling booths as sensitive, with 36 falling in the hyper-sensitive category, out of the total 278 booths for the civic polls scheduled on December 16.

Cash-for-vote: 2 ZP members among 4 held

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

HISAR: A team of the state Vigilance Bureau arrested four persons, including two zila parishad members of Fatehabad district and two relatives of other ZP members, while taking a bribe allegedly in lieu of voting in favour of ZP chairperson Geeta Nangli in Hisar town on Monday.

SIT to probe 2017 Mewat gangrape case, HC told

11 Dec 2018 | 7:02 PM

CHANDIGARH: Less than two years after a case of gangrape of a minor was registered by the Mewat women’s police station, inquiry proceedings have been initiated against two police officials and a special investigation team constituted to expedite the probe.

Bank shames defaulting farmers

Bank shames defaulting farmers

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

HISAR: The Bhiwani District Primary Cooperative Agriculture and Rural Development Bank, earlier known as Land Mortgage Bank, has displayed at public places in Siwani posters of 50 farmers who have defaulted in repayment of loans over the years.

Air quality back to poor in Faridabad

Air quality back to poor in Faridabad

11 Dec 2018 | 7:01 PM

FARIDABAD: Air quality in this industrial hub has plummeted to hazardous level again, thanks to a dip in the temperatures and local sources of pollution.

Rors have roots in Eurasia: Research

Rors have roots in Eurasia: Research

11 Dec 2018 | 9:31 AM

KURUKSHETRA: Working on the desire of Sydney-based IIT graduate Anurag Kadian to know the ancestral lineage of Rors in Haryana, a group of researchers has traced the community to western Eurasia.

Youth Cong leader found dead in hotel room

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

ROHTAK: Mayank Sharma, vice-president of the district unit of the Youth Congress, was found dead in a hotel room under mysterious circumstances on Monday evening.

10 injured in Jind road accident

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

KURUKSHETRA: Ten persons, including three children, sustained injuries after a car collided with an autorickshaw near Jind on Monday.

5 die as car collides with pick-up vehicle in Rewari

5 die as car collides with pick-up vehicle in Rewari

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

REWARI: Five persons were killed and two others were injured in a collision between a car and a pick-up vehicle on the Rewari-Mahendragarh road near Saharanvaas village, here, on Sunday.

Agri meet mulls ways to double farmers’ income

Agri meet mulls ways to double farmers’ income

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a “Top 100 Agriculture Meet” held here on Monday, 33 progressive farmers, 33 agricultural scientists and 33 bureaucrats held a brainstorming session in the presence of Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankar to improve farmers’ lives.

Reserve price ‘not fixed’, unsafe school buildings pose threat

Reserve price ‘not fixed’, unsafe school buildings pose threat

11 Dec 2018 | 12:09 AM

JHAJJAR: The delay in fixing the reserve price for the auction of unsafe buildings of government schools in the district has left the local education authorities high and dry, as they are unable to demand budget for the construction of new buildings without demolishing the existing ones.

5 killed as SUV hits pickup vehicle in Haryana

10 Dec 2018 | 6:45 PM

CHANDIGARH: Five people were killed when an SUV collided head-on with a pickup vehicle in Haryana's Rewari district, police said Monday.

Dushyant launches party at Jind

Dushyant launches party at Jind

10 Dec 2018 | 9:50 AM

PANDU PINDARA (JIND): Expelled INLD leader and Hisar Member of Parliament Dushyant Chautala today launched the Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) at an impressive rally here, claiming he was the rightful heir to the legacy of Chaudhary Devi Lal. “Jannayak” is a reference to the late Jat leader.

College named after 1st CM to open in Beri

10 Dec 2018 | 12:29 AM

JHAJJAR: Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma announced that a women's college named after the first CM of Haryana Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma would be opened at Beri.

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