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The Haryana government today claimed that Kurukshetra has become the first district in the country to launch Village Integrated Monitoring Software.

VIMS starts in Kurukshetra

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government today claimed that Kurukshetra has become the first district in the country to launch Village Integrated Monitoring Software (VIMS) and bringing in transparency to development works at the village level. Deputy Commissioner of Kurukshetra,Mandip Singh Brar,launched the software in Kurukshetra.

HERC to fabricate bus bodies

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Roadways Engineering Corporation (HREC) will now be fabricating bus bodies for other Haryana government departments as well as private enterprises. A spokesperson of HERC said the corporation was successful in fabricating over 11,000 buses for Haryana Roadways and will charge varying percentage profits depending on the consumer company or department.

Two held for lodging false loot complaint

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Police arrested two people for registering a false complaint of loot and dacoity and recovered sunmica worth lakhs of rupees in Sonepat district. As per police,the complaint was registered on January 26 by a resident of Halaalpur. However,while investigating the matter,police found that the complaint was trying to get compensation from a finance company.

Jains to get minority community certificates

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CHANDIGARH: Members belonging to Jain community will be getting certificate of “minority community” after Haryana notified the Jain community as “minority”. A spokesperson of Social Justice and Empowerment Department said,“The department has also issued directions on issuing certificate of minority community regarding Muslim,Christian,Sikh,Buddhist and Parsi communities.”

Treasuries to remain open on March 30,31

CHANDIGARH: All treasuries,sub-treasuries and banks dealing with transactions of the government will remain open in Haryana on March 30 and 31. Deputy Commissioners have also been asked to ensure that all concerned banks engaged in government transactions remain open till late night on March 31.

Find alternate route: Court to NHAI

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday asked National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to find an alternate route for bypass on NH-71. The direction was passed as the present route crosses through the playground of a government college in Rohtak. A petition by a Rohtak NGO was disposed of today after the court asked NHAI to consider a fresh route.

Two cops held for graft

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau Tuesday nabbed a police Inspector and constable,posted in Excise department,while accepting a bribe. Suresh Arora,Chief Director-cum-DGP Vigilance Bureau said they had caught police Inspector Ranjit Singh and constable Hardip Singh demanding and accepting bribe from complainant,Jinderpal of Palliwali village in Nakodar,for implicating him falsely under the Excise Act. He added that the complainant alleged that the accused had raided his house without any official permission and then demanded Rs 5,000 for not booking him under the Excise Act.

BJP announces in-charge for zones

CHANDIGARH: The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Punjab today issued list of its zonal and districts in-charges in Punjab. In a press statement,the president of Punjab BJP Kamal Sharma stated that General Secretary Tarun Chugh has been appointed in-charge of Doaba zone,Rakesh Rathore has been appointed as in-charge of Majha zone and Jagtar Singh Saini has been appointed as in-charge of Malwa.

Kazakh envoy calls on Sukhbir

CHANDIGARH: The Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India,Doulat Kuanyshev,today called on Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to bolster business ties. Badal explained to Kuanyshev that there was greater potential to increasing business ties especially through road route of Attari. Badal added that Punjab,if permitted by Centre,could export Wheat,Rice and perishable vegetables to Kazakhstan at much cheaper rates. Badal also said that Kazakhstan can contribute to the energy security of India if the Kazakhstan-India oil and gas pipeline materialises.

VB nabs Patwari accepting bribe

AMRITSAR: The Vigilance Bureau in Gurdaspur today nabbed Patwari Roshan Lal while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from an ex-serviceman for cancellation of a hypothecation of his four kanal and four marlas of land and for doing intekal (recording land in his name) of the ancestral property measuring another four marlas. A case under Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against the Patwari.