Human rights website launched
Chandigarh: The Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC) on Monday launched its website,which will enable people to check the status of their cases directly. Chairperson of the commission,former Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court Justice Vijender Jain launched the website http://www.hhrc.gov.in. Through this website people will be able to address their queries,file complaints and track their cases directly. A list of cases for the day will also be uploaded and information regarding the proceedings made by the commission would also be uploaded within a few days, Justice Jain said.
DHBVN officers get another subdivision
Chandigarh: In order to ensure quality services to its consumers and to improve functioning of its operation sub-divisions,the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam ordered that each of its senior officer of the rank of Superintending Engineer and above would adopt one additional operation sub-division. A spokesman of DHBVN said: Each senior officer of the nigam has been allocated one additional operation sub-division. With this,they will have two sub-divisions now.
48th anniversary of Battle of Phillora
Patiala: The 48th anniversary of the Battle of Phillora during 1965 Indo-Pak War was commemorated in a ceremony held on Monday at the Black Elephant Cenotaph here. During the Battle of Phillora a total of 165 enemy tanks were destroyed by the Indian Army with five officers and 64 other ranks of the Black Elephant formation sacrificing their lives. Among the martyrs was Lt Col AB Tarapore. A wreath was laid at the Cenotaph by General Officer Commanding,Black Elephant formation,in memory of the soldiers.
Firms to examine property papers
JALANDHAR: Two consultancy firms have been hired by Punjab government for examining property documents to know whether they were registered as per norms. Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said,hiring of PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG was aimed at ensuring transparency in the revenue department.
Punjab includes 80 more services under Right to Service Act
Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Monday said 80 more services have been brought under the Right to Service Act,taking the total number of services to 149. Chief Commissioner of Punjab,Right to Service Commission,S C Agrawal said earlier 69 services of 11 departments were covered under this Act,now,80 more services have been included on the recommendation of Department of Governance Reforms to assist people. Punjab Right to Service Act was enacted with an aim to provide hassle-free service to people in a stipulated time,Agarwal said. Till July 2013,as many as 1.21 crore people availed services of this Act.
Taiwan team shows interest in agro deal
Chandigarh: A trade delegation from Taiwan on Monday expressed interest in having strategic partnership with local industry in the field of agro and food processing,solar power and infrastructure to boost bilateral trade. Wenchyi ( Philip) Ong,a former Ambassador of Taiwan in India who was leading the 20-member delegation,said there is a lot of scope for trade and investment in Punjab. The Republic of Taiwan looks forward to partner strategically with Punjab in agro and food processing,solar power and infrastructure, he said. The bilateral trade potential of the two nations,he said,has not been fully tapped yet.
Unused land to be used to raise funds
Chandigarh: The cash-strapped Punjab government has decided to raise funds for irrigation projects by utilising unused immovable government property. The government has constituted a committee to assess the average cost of unused and idle landholding of the irrigation department, an official spokesperson said. The committee would also suggest ways to utilise the land to raise funds for irrigation projects,the spokesperson said. He said the financial commissioner (revenue) would be the chairman of the committee. Deputy Commissioner of SAS Nagar would be the secretary of the committee.
BSF jawan electrocuted
Amritsar: A BSF jawan was on Monday electrocuted when he came in contact with a live wire while repairing wiring in a border post in Gurdaspur,Punjab. The jawan,identified as Sunil Kumar,was posted in the forces water wing and was working with the 74th battalion of the border guarding force. The trooper was rushed to a hospital in Ajnala,where he was declared brought dead. Kumar hailed from Jhajjar in Haryana. An inquiry has been ordered into the circumstances leading to his death by the BSF.
PM releases stamp on Lala Jagat Narain
NEW DELHI: A commemorative stamp in the memory of freedom fighter and veteran journalist Lala Jagat Narain,who was gunned down 32 years ago for opposing terrorism in Punjab,was released by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Monday. Singh released the Rs 5 denomination stamp at his residence in presence of Union ministers,chief ministers of Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and Punjab deputy chief minister. The veteran journalist was shot dead near Ludhiana on this day in 1981 when terrorism in Punjab was at its peak.
Dengue cases in Hoshiarpur hospital
HOSHIARPUR: Over 15 cases of dengue have been reported in the Hoshiarpur Civil Hospital in the last few weeks. Following this,the health department has launched a house-to-house campaign in the area to educate people about disease.