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Man held for ‘raping’ minor daughter

Written by Express News Service |
Updated: April 9, 2014 5:45:33 pm

CHANDIGARH: A Sonepat resident was arrested Friday on charges of allegedly raping his minor daughter and threatening his wife with dire consequences. The victim had Thursday reached Kharkhoda police station and alleged that her father Shamlal had raped her on June 24 and when her mother tried to intervene,he assaulted her and threatened her with dire consequences,police said. Shamlal was produced in the court and sent to judicial custody.

Haryana cop booked for rape

Chandigarh: A Haryana Police constable was Friday booked on charges of allegedly raping a woman in Rewari by promising to marry her. Jitender,resident of village Dabri,was booked on the a complaint lodged by a 22-year-old woman who alleged that the constable developed physical relationship with her six-seven months ago by promising to marry her. He backed out of the relation when the woman insisted that they get married. Police are conducting raids to arrest Jitender,who is absconding.

Taipei delegation calls on Badal

Chandigarh: A high level delegation of Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC) Friday called on Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and evinced keen interest in food processing and information technology (IT) sectors and setting up joint ventures in these fields. C K Tien,representative of TECC,who led the six-member team,apprised Badal that Taiwan has a well-knit network of food processing and IT industry and entrepreneurs there could replicate their success stories in Punjab,a spokesperson said.

Badal govt running from food security act: Bajwa

Chandigarh: Congress Friday said the Punjab government is avoiding implementation of Food Security Ordinance. The ruling SAD-BJP in Punjab is running away from its responsibility,PCC chief Partap Singh Bajwa said. He also ridiculed the claim of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal that Food Security Act was carbon copy of the Atta-Dal scheme launched by the state government and added the state government was running the Atta-Dal scheme by diverting funds from central government’s Above Poverty Line food programme,a fact highlighted in the CAG report.

Finance allied farming sector: Badal to NABARD

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday asked the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) to provide finances to the allied farming sector on interest at par with agriculture to give further impetus to the much needed agricultural diversification programme in the state. To boost rural economy,he also demanded NABARD to immediately slash the rate of interest of refinance from 4.5 to 2.5 per cent.

World Cup Kabaddi from Nov 9

CHANDIGARH: The World Cup Kabaddi will be held in the state from November 9 to 23. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday presided over the organising committee meeting held to decide the schedule. The inaugural function will be held at a multipurpose stadium in Bathinda,while the teams will clash for the World Cup title at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. The winning team will receive a cash

prize of Rs 1 crore.

CM flags off Swami Vivekanand Sahitya Rath

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Friday flagged off ‘Swami Vivekanand Sahitya Rath’,as part of the year-long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanand. Badal said Swami Vivekanand was a great visionary who enlightened Indian youth. The Chief Minister also released two books – Patriot Monk and Swami Vivekanand Ke Sapno Ka Bharat – written on the life,philosophy and works of Swami Vivekanand.

Centre approves 2 projects worth Rs 49.50 cr

CHANDIGARH: Anil Joshi,Industries & Commerce Minister of Punjab on Friday said that the Centre had approved two projects of the Punjab government worth Rs 49.50 crore. He added that one of the projects,Strengthening of Institute for Auto Parts and Hand Tool Technology,was meant to strengthen equipment at Institute for Autoparts & Hand Tools Technology,Ludhiana.

Punjab sets up flood control room

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government had set up a flood control room to monitor the day-to-day situation of heavy rain and potential floods in the state,said Janmeja Singh Sekhon,Irrigation Minister of Punjab. He added that district-level flood control rooms were already functioning and the state government was fully prepared to tackle any untoward situation arising out of heavy rain. The control room can be contacted at 0172- 27479901 and fax number 0172-2747798.

Haryana to launch scheme in Kairon’s name

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government has decided to launch ‘Mandi Payment Scheme’ in the state in the name of former chief minister of undivided Punjab Partap Singh Kairon to benefit farmers and to ensure that they get remunerative prices of their produce. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said,“Kairon was a great farmer and leader,who had made outstanding contribution for the welfare of the farming community after India’s independence.

Pak woman intruder buried in India

Amritsar: BSF Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) R P S Jaswal on Friday said the body of Pakistani woman intruder,who was allegedly shot dead by BSF personnel after she did not pay heed to the warnings and approached the barbed wire fence after crossing the international border on July 9,was buried at Thoba village on July 10. He added that Pak Rangers had refused to take the body,citing that the identity of the woman could not be established by them.

Health dept took us for a ride: RMSA

Chandigarh: Members of Rural Medical Service Association (RMSA) on Friday alleged that they were taken for a ride by the state health department. Rejecting the “offer” of the health department to absorb rural doctors in to the regular Punjab civil medical service,the RMSA on Friday said that the health department had “manipulated” the rural doctors into postponing their strike and bought time to move against them in the Supreme Court. RMSA has been demanding a quota in the post graduation seats for government doctors in the three medical colleges of the state.

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