Sunday, June 30, 2013

Efforts to get Mohindergarh and Bhiwani included in NCR

 by Haryananewswire
  With the efforts of Haryana Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his MP son Mr Deepender Singh Hooda, Haryana has high hopes from NCR Planning Board meeting scheduled to be held on Monday in which the issue of including districts of Mohindergarh and Bhiwani of Haryana into NCR will be taken up.
This was stated by Haryana Health Minister Rao Narender Singh,     Co-operation Minister Mr Satpal Sangwan and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Rao Dan Singh in a joint statement issued here today.
They all hail from districts of Mohindergarh and Bhiwani. Rao Narender Singh is MLA from Narnaul in district Mahendergarh, Satpal Sangwan is MLA from Charkhi Dadri in district Bhiwani and Rao Dan Singh represents Mahendergarh Assembly constituency in Haryana Assembly.
In a joint statement issued here today, they   said that the people of these two districts have time and again raised the issue of their inclusion into NCR region. In every public meeting organized in the districts of Bhiwani and Mahendergarh, the issue was put before Chief Minister Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda who assured them that he would take up the matter with the  Union Urban Development Minister Mr Kamal Nath. Consequently, the Chief Minister Mr  Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his MP son Deepender Singh Hooda met Mr Kamalnath several times and discussed the issue with him. They strongly advocated for inclusion of these districts into NCR and have succeeded in taking the matter upto NCR Planning Board. These leaders of Bhiwani and Mahendergarh region are hopeful that the efforts of Chief Minister and his MP son would bring positive results.

999 Haryana persons rescued in Uttarkhand

 by Haryananewswire
 As many as 999 persons hailing from Haryana  have so far been rescue from the devastation in Uttarakhand and out of them 74 have been rescued today as per the information received from Haryana police control room in Dehradun.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that no person hailing from Haryana has been found stranded as on today. He said that 22 persons were reported missing today thus raising the numbers of such persons to 395.
          He said that Gauri Shanker son of Sukhi Ram, a resident of Ballabhgarh had passed away in the base hospital of Rudra Pryag in Uttarakhand today. Two persons namely Anita wife of Surender and Vandana wife of Sunil of Ambala Cantt. are admitted to the base hospital in Rudra Pryag. Their respective families in Ballabhgarh and Ambala have been informed about them information.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Justice Sathasivam for bringing down pendency of cases to zero level

Chief Minister's Relief Fund

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hood,a was presented with a cheque of Rs one crore for Chief Minister’s Relief Fund  by Haryana Cooperation Minister Mr Satpal Sangwan and Chairman, HAFED, Capt. Chhatar Singh , here today.
Those present on the occasion included Vice Chairman of HAFED, Mr Jagjit  Singh Sangwan, Additional Chief Secretary, Cooperation Department, Mrs Shakuntla Jakhu  and Managing Director, HAFED, Mr Ashok Yadav .

Friday, June 28, 2013

Master plan for development of all 'Tiraths' in Kurukshetra

by Haryananewswire
  Haryana will prepare a master plan for the development of all the Tiraths situated in the holy city of Kurukshetra where Lord Krishna delivered the celestial message of Gita to Arjuna.   
          A decision to this effect was taken in the 79th meeting of Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) held under the Chairmanship of Governor Mr. Jagannath Pahadia here today. Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Finance Minister, Mr Harmohinder Singh Chattha and Member of Parliament, Mr Naveen Jindal also attended the meeting.
The other important decisions taken in the meeting included starting the facility of battery driven vehicles at all the Tiraths for the convenience of the pilgrims and handing over the work to upkeep the Tiraths situated in the villages to the Gram Panchayts.  It was also decided that Municipal Council, Pehowa would maintain Saraswati Tirath in Pehowa.
          It was decided that a sum of Rs. one crore would be separately earmarked in the budget of the Board for the world famous annual Geeta Jayanti Utasav. The meeting also decided to install a grand statue of Lord Krishna in the premises of Brahma Sarovar in the next two years. A sum of Rs. six crore would be incurred on it out of which Rs. one crore has been approved by the Tourism Department. Mr. Hooda gave his consent for contributing the remaining Rs five crore.
          Mr. Pahadia said that Kurukshetra has a separate identity of its own in the map of the world. Due to the efforts of the State Government during the last few years, extensive work has been undertaken to rejuvenate and develop pilgrimages situated over an area of 48 kosas in Kurukshetra. The development of religious places of   Som Tirath, Pandu Pindara, Kapil Muni Tirath, Kalayat, Rinmochan Tirat etc has already been completed.
          While appreciating the Chief Minister for his interest in  the development of Kurukshetra, Mr. Pahadia said that due to his generous assistance, rejuvenation and development of all pilgrimages of Kurukshetra have become possible. He also expressed his gratitude to Mr. Hooda for providing a sum of Rs. eight crore to the KDB for the development of pilgrimages. He said that all those pilgrimages have been taken on priority which has been decided by the Chief Minister to be rejuvenated.
          In the meeting Finance Minister Mr. Harmohinder Singh Chatha urged to give special attention on the development of pilgrimages in Pehowa. Mr. Hooda assured that there would be no scarcity of fund for the development of Kurukshetra.
          Mr. Hooda gave his consent to the demand of MLA Kurukshetra Mr. Ashok Arora for extending the drain to be constructed from Sultanpur road to Sanhit Sarovar to Basti. This drain would be constructed by the end of this year. Mr. Arora also demanded the construction of theme park in the Mela area. Member of Parliament Mr. Naveen Jindal also supported the demand. Mr. Hooda said that this park would be constructed and directed the concerned officers to identity land for the same.    Annual financial statement of the KDB for the year 2011-12 was also approved in the meeting.
          Earlier, a two minute silence was observed in the memory of those who have lost their lives during devastation in Uttarkhand.
          Vice Chancellor of Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra Lt. Gen. Dr. DDS Sandhu, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Mr. Samir Mathur, Secretary, Governor and Member Secretary Kurukshetra Development Board Mr. Mahender Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Kurukshetra Mr. Mandeep Singh Brar and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.

Details of registered applicants for flats uploaded

by Haryananewswire
Haryana Housing Board has uploaded details of all the registered applicants for triple storeyed flats for BPL families, showing complete particulars of each district on its website The registration for these flats has been floated from December 7, 2012 to January 7, 2013 which was further extended up to January 22, 2013 and the draw of lot would begin from July 9 and would last upto July 18, 2013.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Board said that all lists had also been made available for inspection in the office of Haryana Housing Board, Panchkula. List of Gurgaon had been made available with Estate Manager, Housing Board, Gurgaon and lists of Dharuhera and Rewari had been made available with Estate Manager, Housing Board, Rewari. Similarly, list of Faridabad had been made available with Estate Manager, Housing Board, Faridabad and lists of Hisar, Sirsa, Fatehabad and Ratia had been made available with Estate Manager, Housing Board, Hisar.
He said that the lists of Kaithal and Kurukshetra had been made available with Estate Manager, Housing Board, Kurukshetra and lists of Panipat and Narwana with Estate Manager, Housing Board, Panipat. Similarly, Lists of Karnal, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat and Amrawati had been made available with Estate Managers of Housing Boards of Karnal, Rohtak, Sonipat and Panchkula respectively.      
          The spokesman said that discrepancies and objections, if any, with reference to information given in the application form would only be submitted in writing to the Secretary, Haryana Housing Board, Panchkula on or before July 5, 2013 thereafter Housing Board would not be responsible for any error or omission. No objection would be entertained after July 5, he added.
          He said that lists of successful applicants would be prepared by draw of lots subject to eligibility in the office of Housing Board, Panchkula. He said that for Panipat the draw would be held at Sector 39, Panipat on July 9. He said that all other districts the draw would be held at Awas Bhawan, Sector 6, Panchkula. Draw of lots for Sirsa, Fatehabad and Karnal would be held on July 10, for Rohtak, Hisar and Jhajjar on July 11, for Kaithal and Rewari the draw would be held on July 12, for Kurukshetra, Dharuhera, Ratia, Narwana and Amrawati (Pinjore) the draw would be held on July 15, for Sonipat Phase-III the draw would be held on July 16 and for Faridabad and Gurgaon the draw would be held on July 17 and 18 respectively.  All the successful applicants could participate in the draw, he added.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Veteran Journalist Devbrat Vashistha dies

By Haryananewswire
Veteran journalist Dev Brat Vashisth passed away after brief illness in Bhiwani on Wednesday. His final rites were performed at local cremation ground and funeral pyre was lit by his son. He was 80. With his demise an era in Haryana journalism ended. He was committed to his writings .
After holding editorship of renowned weekly newspaper ‘Chetna’, he launched ‘Dainik Chetna’ in 1981 from Bhiwani. His inspirations were behind launching of daily Hindi daily ‘Evening Mail’, English daily ‘The homepages’. During emergency period (during 1975 to 1977) he along with his father remained political prisoner in Haryana.
He was a staunch follower of ethical journalism and established great discipline in writings. He was a fearless journalist and always published articles  in support of common men. Several social organisations passed grief resolution on his death and paid tribute to him. He was awarded with ‘Babu Banarsi Dass Gupt Bhiwani Gaurav Puruskar’ for journalism by the Bhiwani Parivar Maitri Sangh, Delhi. He was founder general secretary of  the Haryana Shramjivi Patrakar Sangh.
He remained associated with English dailies The Tribune, Hindustan Times and Hindi dailies Hindustan, Navbharat Times for a long period as correspondent from Bhiwani district.
Ex Deputy Speaker of Vidhan Sabha Dr. Vasudev Sharma, former MLA and DCC president Dr. Shankar Bhardwaj, HPCC spokesman Ashok Buwaniwala, Cong leader Ram Pratap Sharma, Tosham sarpach Dev Raj Toshamia, HJC Youth wing state president Virender Kaushik, INLD leaders Vikram Singh Tanwar, Ramesh Bansal, Dr V B Dixit, Dr. K D Sharma, Dr. Roshan Lal, Dr. Swasti, Praveen Kokra, ex-municipal councilors Ramesh Hetampuria, Pawan Kedia and Haryana Pragtisheel Patrakar Sangh state president Narottam Bagri, journalists Ram Niwas Sharma,Ajay Malhotra,  Rajender Chauhan, Anuj Rana,Ashok Dhikav,  BJP district president Tara Chand Agarwal, Bhiwani Petroleum Dealers Association office bearer Maman Chand Agarwal, Gig Raj jain, Balmiki Sabha president Ramesh Dhikav, Shyam Milan Mandal body members Ghanshyam Bagri, Sanjay Sharma, Praveen Singhal, Vijay Goyal, were among others who joined funeral.

CM Milk Production Incentive Scheme

by Haryananewswire
The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, today announced to give an additional Rs four per litre on purchase of milk to the milk producers. This additional amount would be given from today to September 2013 under Chief Minister Milk Production Incentive Scheme.
          Mr Hooda made this announcement while interacting with those farmers who had called on him in Jind today to thank him for giving Rs 100 crore to the cooperative sugarmills to pay the arrears of sugarcane producers.

Schedule of Lok Adalats released

By Haryananewswire
Haryana State Legal Services Authority has released the schedule for the Lok Adalats to be held in the state from the months of July to September 2013.  
While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Authority said that special Lok Adalats for settling cases of senior citizens would be held in all the district  and sub divisional courts on July 20. Lok Adalat  would also  be held at Siwani on July 29.  
He said that in the month of August, the Lok Adalats would be held at Hodal on 3rd, Naraingarh on 10th, at Kaithal, Pehowa, Panchkula, Sirsa, Ellenabad, Yamunanagar and Bilaspur on 17th, at Bhiwani, Loharu, Fatehabad, Tohana, Ratia, Hissar, Hansi, Narnaul, Rohtak, Meham and Rewari on 24th and at Bahadurgarh on 31st. He said that special Lok Adalats for petty criminal cases in all the district  and sub-divisional courts would be held on August 17.
He said that similarly, on September 7, the Lok Adalats would be held at Faridabad, Jind, Safidon, Narwana, Jhajjar and Palwal. On September 21 these would be held at Guhla, Kurukshetra, Assandh, Mohindergarh, Panipat, Hathin and Kosli. On September 28 the Lok Adalats would be held at Ambala, Gurgaon, Karnal, Nuh, Sonipat, Gohana and Ganour.
He said that special Parivarik Mahila Lok Adalats would also be held on September 28 in all   district  and subordinate courts in the State.

Haryana Education Minister suggests centralised testing system

By Haryananewswire
The Haryana Education Minister, Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal ,today suggested to introduce a centralised testing system at least at two stages up to class VIII where a non- performer could be detained till he or she attains the required level of learning up to that stage. 
            Mrs Bhukkal was presiding over the 4th meeting of Sub-Committee of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) to review the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) and No Detention provision under Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act in Bengaluru today. Three such meetings have sofar been  held   where responses have been received from 15 states and UTs on CCE and no-detention provision.
          Mrs Bhukkal said that she personally observed that “no detention” is generally not supportive. She said that it has been felt that this provision is taking away the pressure to perform from minds of both the children and the teachers. Hence, there is a lot of apprehensions and anxiety among the parents with regard to certification of their children at different stages which was there in existence earlier.  Similarly, it is also correct that children should not suffer from fear of examination but at the same time the incentive to perform should not be taken away. High performance as well as no performance needs to be brought on record in some manner which incentivizes achievement motivation among children, she added.
            Mrs. Bhukkal said that there is a need to have a mechanism to put in place to uniformly assess the level of learning at a certain stage through an independent testing or examining body rather than leaving it entirely to the teachers who will be assessing according to their own perceptions and parameters leading to promotions to next classes automatically up to class VIII.  
She said that as in case of other professions like those of doctors and engineers, one should have an aptitude to become a teacher. A 4-year integrated course would be introduced in Haryana at teacher training institutes so as to improve the quality of teachers.
            The Minister said that Haryana has taken a slew of initiatives on CCE. The government had started a programme called ‘Pravesh Utsav’ to create awareness among the parents and teachers about the outcomes of curricular and co-curricular activities of each class. The programme was launched with a view to create conducive environment for children to visit the schools, along with their parents, for admission.
            Those present on this occasion included Education Minister of Chattishgarh, Mr Brij Mohan Aggrawal, Education Minister of Bihar Mr. Prashant Kumar Shahi, Principal Secretary, School Education Department, Haryana Mrs Surina Rajan and a number of senior officers from Central and State Governments.