CHANDIGARH: The leader of the Congress Legislative Party,Sunil Jakhar,on Thursday said that most reverse osmosis (RO) systems were not working,as villages were facing day-long power cuts besides poor supply of water. Saying that a parliamentary committee had also suggested that comprehensive research should be carried out in finding the sources of uranium contamination,he added: It needs to be examined whether granite rocks are leaking uranium into water. The state should accept the offer made by renowned scientists Carin S Smith (South Africa) and Christopher Busby (UK).
730 days child care leave for women staff
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government has decided to allow its women employees a maximum of 730 days Child Care Leave (CCL) during the entire service period. The leave will be granted to women to take care of their two eldest children below the age of 18 years,a spokesman said,adding that it wont be allowed for the third child onwards. The CCL can be availed only twice a year with a minimum gap of 30 days between two spells.
Man fakes identity to get job,arrested
JALANDHAR: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested a government school teacher who had assumed a fake identity to get the job nearly 10 years ago. Jaspal Singh of Doggarwasi village in Faridkot district had assumed the identity of his friend Jaswinder Singh of Tarn Taran district,who lives in Australia,and was not aware of the fraud. The Bureau had received a complaint against the teacher in June,following which a probe was conducted.
Akal Takht to award villages with 1 gurdwara
AMRITSAR: Saying that the trend of caste-based gurdwaras in villages and cities was unfortunate,the Akal Takht on Thursday announced that it will award an appreciation letter to the villages where there was only one gurdwara. At places where there were more gurdwaras,these should be used for the welfare for the society, it said.
BSF seizes heroin worth Rs 20 crore
AMRITSAR: BSF on Thursday morning seized 4 kg of heroin worth Rs 20 crore from Khemkaran sector in Tarn Taran district. An official said that BSF personnel had observed suspicious movement along the border with Pakistan. Four packets of heroin were recovered in a search that was carried out in the morning,he added.