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At least 1,833 candidates are in fray for the Haryana municipal corporation and municipal committee elections scheduled for June 2.

Written by Express News Service |
Updated: April 14, 2014 12:36:47 pm

1,833 candidates in fray for Haryana MC polls

Chandigarh: At least 1,833 candidates are in fray for the Haryana municipal corporation and municipal committee elections scheduled for June 2. Out of total 2023 nominations filed. The Haryana police has made adequate security arrangements for maintaining the law and order during the polls.

Show respect to MLAs: Punjab govt to babus

Chandigarh: Pulling up the state bureaucracy,the Punjab government Friday directed it to show “due respect” to MLAs after it received complaints that officers,especially at district headquarters,tend to “overlook” the legislators. Strict action would be initiated against those officers who defy the government directive,an official spokesman said here.

Punjab sets up SIT to stop illegal mining

Chandigarh: Punjab government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to curb the practice of illegal mining in the state. Three helplines,which would be functional 24×7,have also been set up to enable people to report any case of illegal mining,an official spokesman said Friday. The SIT will comprise IG (Bathinda Range) Nirmal Singh Dhillon as Chairperson,and SSP (Ropar) Indermohan Singh,and Joint Director,Industries,Vishav Bandhu,as members.

Amended notification for mines approval

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has issued amended notification for environmental approval of mines having area below five hectares. With this amended notification now it would easier to getenvironmental approval for mines,state Industry and Commerce Minister Anil Joshi said Friday. He said under the amended notification under the “The Punjab Minor Mineral Rules,2013” said under these rules,the environmental management plan could be prepared by any engineer who posses civil,environment,mining or any other prescribed degree.

Punjab to fill 3% handicapped quota

Chandigarh: The Punjab government has issued directions to all state departments to fill the 3 per cent backlog of physically handicapped in direct recruitment and promotions in the stipulated time period and report back to the government.

Cops crack murder case: ‘Love triangle’

Jalandhar: Two days after a man was found killed in fields near Gurka village in Goraya,the police Friday claimed to have cracked the case by arresting two persons,including the deceased’s sister-in-law,Surinder Kaur,and her paramour Pawan Kumar. Sita Ram,a resident of Mehsampur village,also had illicit relation with Surinder. Threatened by Pawan,Surinder wanted out of relationship with Sita Ram. Surinder informed Pawan and the duo then killed Sita Ram on May 22 when he was going to bring his wife from his in-laws house,police said.

NHAI told to act against liquor vends by NH

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court Friday directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to act against all those liquor vends,which have come up within 30 meters of access to the national highways. The court said that vends,within 30 meters,cannot be granted access on national highways.

Man gets life for killing paramour

Hoshiarpur: The court of additional session judge Manjinder Singh Friday sentenced a man to life imprisonment and slapped on him a fine of Rs 25,000 after holding him guilty of killing a woman,with whom he had an extra-marital affair,in November 2012. Joginder Singh had confessed to killing Manjit Kaur,wife of Mohan Lal,of Rahowal village in front of the panchyat,

Himachal HC quashes recruitment of PGTs

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh High Court Friday quashed appointments of 480 Post-Graduate Teachers (Class-III),220 of these filled through direct recruitment and other 260 by way of promotion under HP Higher Education,Class­III (Non­Gazetted) Recruitment and Promotion (1st Amendment) Rules,2011. Passing the orders Justice Rajiv Sharma said the appointments made under the Rules of 2011,which have not been published are illegal.

Punjab MoU for development of rural students

Badal: To ensure all round development of rural students studying in government schools in state,the Punjab government Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NGO International Award for Young People. The MoU was signed by DPI (schools) Kamal Kumar Garg and Bivujit Mukhoty,representative of the NGO,in presence of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. In the first phase the programme would be started as a pilot project in two districts of Sri Muktsar Sahib and Bathinda,under which the NGO would select 20 students each from 14 schools,Badal said adding the students in the age group 14 to 25 years will be trained in community service,skill development,physical recreation and residential recreation.

Two arrested on rape charges in Rohtak

Chandigarh: Haryana Police Friday arrested two youths in separate cases of kidnapping and raping two minor girls. In the first case,a resident of Sunderpur,Deepak,was arrested on charges of kidnapping a minor girl,keeping her in wrongful confinement and raping her. In another case,man was arrested on charges of kidnapping and raping a minor girl of the his village. Both the accused were produced in the court and sent to judicial custody.

School timings changed

Chandigarh: In wake of the intense heat wave in Haryana,Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal Friday ordered change in school timings from May 27 to 31. The schools in state will now be function from 7 am to 11.30 am.

Rs 1928.12 crore revenue collected in April

Chandigarh: The Haryana Excise and Taxation Department has collected revenue of over Rs 1,928.12 crore in April during the current financial year,which is 13 per cent higher as compared to the collection of Rs 1,706.26 crore in the corresponding period last fiscal,state Excise and Taxation Minister Kiran Choudhry said Thursday. She said collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) during April this fiscal was over Rs 1,226.94 crore and collection of Central Sales Tax (CST) over Rs.138.72 crore.

PSPCL to spend Rs 1,611 crore by June,2015

Patiala: The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited will spend Rs 1611.43 crore till June 2015 to reduce commercial and technical electricity losses in 39 cities of the state by strengthening the its infrastructure,its chairman K D Chaudhry said. A special scheme was being launched to regularise electricity losses to 15 per cent or below,he added.

PYC chief takes on Sukhbir

Chandigarh: Punjab Youth Congress chief Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary termed Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s statement on UPA’s performance chart as a ‘frustrated venomous outburst of an illogical mindset.” “Sukhbir has tried to camouflage the mess Punjab state is in today and his statement is an accurate posit of what people of Punjab will say about the Akali-BJP rule in 2014,” Chaudhary said in a press statement.

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