60-yr-old farmer commits suicide
Moga: A 60-year-old farmer of Dhalleke village,who was carrying a debt of Rs 7 lakh,committed suicide on Thursday night. Jagtar Singhs body was reportedly found hanging from a tree near a railway track. Moga SSP Surjit Singh Grewal said that a case had been registered under the CrPC.
Haryana wont see power shortage: Yadav
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Power Minister Ajay Singh Yadav on Friday said there will be no shortage of power in the state this summer as adequate arrangements have been made in this regard. At present,the rural electricity consumers were being supplied electricity up to 14 hours and urban consumers upto 22 hours,said Yadav,while presiding over the monthly review meeting of power corporations here.
Badal nod for 300-cr cancer project
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday approved a Rs 300-crore project to equip government medical colleges in Patiala,Amritsar and Faridkot with super specialty facilities. Badal said that paucity of funds would not be allowed to hamper the states mission to provide the best available treatment to patients inflicted with cancer. He asked the Health and Family Welfare principal secretary to bring a composite proposal for approval in the next Cabinet meeting .
42 file nominations on second day
CHANDIGARH: For the MC polls slated to be held on June 2 in seven districts of Haryana,42 candidates filed their nomination papers on Friday. State Election Commissioner Dharam Vir said,On the second day of filing nominations,30 papers were received for Municipal Corporations and 12 for Municipal Committees.
Two IAS officers transferred
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Friday issued transfers and posting orders of two IAS officers with immediate effect. S S Prasad,Principal Secretary,Haryana Higher Education Department,has been given additional charge of Principal Secretary,Haryana Social Justice Empowerment and Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Departments; while Anshaj Singh has been posted as Secretary,Haryana Board of School Education,Bhiwani.
Hooda launches rural livelihood mission
CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday launched the Haryana State Rural Livelihood Mission at Taoru in Mewat district. In the first phase,the mission will be implemented in 12 blocks of four districts,including Bhiwani,Kaithal,Jhajjar and Mewat. Hooda said the mission aimed at strengthening self help groups through training and skill development.
12,500 Dalits to get financial aid
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation has decided to provide financial assistance to 12,500 Scheduled Caste beneficiaries under various schemes during the current financial year. The Corporation had assisted nearly 12,000 beneficiaries with over Rs 47.74 crore during 2012-13, said Geeta Bhukkal,minister of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Minister,Haryana.
15 child labourers sent to care centre
Amritsar: As many as 15 child labourers,who were on Wednesday rescued from a rented accommodation where they were forced to manufacture artificial earrings under inhuman conditions,were taken to Child Care Home,Hoshiarpur,on Friday. Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal said the children would soon be sent to their respective homes in Bihar.
Punjab reorganises water supply scheme
Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Friday launched a project to reorganise rural water supply and sanitation schemes aiming at covering the entire rural population of 166 million people under drinking water and sanitation programmes.