Friday, November 17, 2017

Vyayamshalas in 1500 villages start functioning

CHANDIGARH, NOV 17
 The Haryana Government has a target to provide all facilities to sports persons in their villages and in this direction, vyayamshalas have been made operational in 1,500 villages of the state.
          This was informed by Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, who was speaking after inaugurating a vyayamshala in village Aurangabad, district Sonepat today.
          He said that a sports stadium was already there in village Aurangabad and now a vyayamshala has also been opened in the village where sports persons can practice all sports such as wrestling, volleyball, kabaddi, hockey and football. He said that the present State Government has been paying equal attention to both education and sports. He said that new educational institutions were coming up in the Education City which would provide better education opportunities to youth of the area.
          The Chief Minister said that the State Government had set a target to give LPG connection to each woman in the state and has successfully achieved it.

SCHOOL UPGRADED: Haryana Chief Minister . Manohar Lal today announced to upgrade the Government Middle School in Punhana Block of district Nuh, till Class ten plus two.
          The Chief Minister, who was redressing the grievances of people in Janta Darbar held at Government Women College, Salaheri in Nuh today, redressed 270 grievances.
          The Chief Minister ordered for suspension of Civil Surgeon, Nuh, Dr. Ram Siwach. The complainant had alleged that doctors of Al Afia General Hospital, Mandi Khera demand bribe. Regarding a complaint of embezzlement of government funds in Municipal Committee, Nuh, Mr. Manohar Lal directed to get the matter investigated by Vigilance Department. In view of several complaints received against the Reader of Superintendent of Police, Nuh, Ratan Singh, the Chief Minister ordered to transfer him. 
          While redressing a problem, the Chief Minister urged the people to adopt micro and drip irrigation methods, and save water. On a demand regarding replacement of damaged electricity wires, he urged people to reduce line loss so that uninterrupted power could be supplied. He also urged people to stop theft of electricity and pay bills on time.
          He directed the concerned officers on the spot to redress issues related to construction of road, canal water and replacement of electricity wires.
          Earlier today, the Chief Minister dedicated various projects amounting to about Rs119 crore to the people of Nuh.
          Those present included Public Works (Buildings and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal, MLA, Sohna, Mr. Tejpal Tanwar and others.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Haryana CM greets media persons

Chandigarh, Nov 16 - The Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, has greeted the media fraternity on National Press Day and lauded their services to the people, society, the nation, and democracy.
          In message issued here today, the Chief Minister said, “I greet the media fraternity on the occasion of National Press Day. I laud the role played by them, especially by those in the field, who defy all odds to bring information to the people, put the establishment on their toes, and help shape the course of public discourse. But for this, government policies and programmes would not reach the masses, and public opinion will not be informed. I am sure the National Press Day will strengthen their resolve to play this vital role with added responsibility, vigour and vitality”.
        Referring to social media, the Chief Minister said, “Social media has lent pace to dissemination of news and views and made the space more participative and competitive. I am sure this space will be utilized more responsibly in taking information, not propaganda, to the people”.
          Swearing by the freedom of the press, Mr Manohar Lal said, "A free press constitutes the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy. Committed to upholding the freedom of press and expression in all forms, we have offered several facilities to media persons to enable them to discharge their responsibilities. I hope media will continue to strive to live up to its reputation of being the fourth pillar of democracy”.
          Information, Public Relations and Languages Minister, Mrs Kavita Jain, Principal Secretary, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Mr Rajesh Khullar, Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Mr Sameer Pal Srow and Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr Amit Arya also greeted the media persons on the National Press Day.
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Haryana State Bharat Scouts and Guides Association bags 7 Natl awards

CHANDIGARH, NOV 16
Haryana State Bharat Scouts and Guides Association has bagged seven National Awards for the excellent performance in various Scouts or Guides events and activities planned and organised during 2016-17.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Haryana was the only state which has got the highest number of awards, leaving behind even the big states like Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha and a number of other states and Union Territories. These awards were presented in the National Council meeting that held in New Delhi on November 12, 2017, he added.
          He said that the State Association has also gone much ahead in getting a large number of its field functionaries trained as Pre-Assistant Leader Trainer (ALT), Assistant Leader Trainer and Leader Trainer (LT) which would help it in achieving the goal of bringing about qualitative and quantitative improvement in its training programmes for Scouts or Guides.
HTET COACHING TO SC/ST CANDIDATES: Haryana Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Department has decided to provide 120 hours free HTET coaching to the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Backward Classes, De-Notified Tribes and Ghamantu and Tapriwas Jatis having family income upto Rs 2.5 lakh per annum.
           While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that the candidates desirous of getting free HTET coaching could contact the concerned District Welfare Officer.
           The last date for applying is November 20, 2017, he added.  
NEUROLOHY COURSE:  In Haryana, candidates will soon be able to pursue Diplomat of National Board (DNB) Neurology course as the State Government has decided to start the same in Pt B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Rohtak under National Board of Examination.
          Giving this information here today, Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has accorded approval for the same.
          He said that it would be a three year course with annual intake capacity of two which would be started with the support of experience and expert Neurology Consultants in the larger public interest.
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HSIIDC invites online applications for allotment of 132 industrial plots

CHANDIGARH, NOV 16
Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has invited online applications for allotment of 132 industrial plots of different sizes on lease-hold basis from the members of the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) for the setting up of units at Mega Leather Cluster, Industrial Model Township, Sohna.
              While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Corporation said that out of the total plots, 20 plots are of 4,050 square metres, whereas 60 plots are of 1,800 square metres and 52 of 1,012.5 square metres.
              He said that industrial plots would be allotted for setting up of units for activities as permissible under the sub scheme ‘Mega Leather Cluster’ of Indian Leather Development Programme (ILDP) of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It would be a totally non-tannery Mega Leather Cluster, he added.
              The spokesman said that the authenticity of the applicant would be scrutinised by CLE at the first instance. However, HSIIDC would be final competent authority to allot plots and sites. He said that the allotment would be on lease-hold basis for 99 years and the land premium, equivalent to the tentative cost of the plot fixed or approved for such allottees would be payable.
              He said that yearly economic lease rentals at the rate of Re one per square metre per annum, effective from the date of allotment on lease-hold basis, would be charged. He said that partial benefit to the extent of Rs 2,500 per square metre, out of the Government of India grant of Rs 105 crore, envisaged to be received for the leather cluster, would be passed on to the allottees or entrepreneurs setting up their industrial units at the Mega Leather Cluster. Thus the land premium for Mega Leather Cluster, Sohna would be Rs 7,500 per square metre as against prescribed or base or reserve allotment rate of Rs 10,000 per square metre.
              He said that in case grant amount is not sanctioned or availed or received or withdrawn for the project for any reasons at any stage, the benefit of grant passed on to the allottees would be recovered from the existing allottee or transferee of the plot, along with applicable interest. He said that the allottees would be governed by other relevant clauses of Estate Management Procedures (EMP), as amended from time to time. For detailed terms and conditions and procedures for filling applications, one could visit e-governance portal of HSIIDC www.hsiidcesewa.org.in, he added. He said that the last date for receipt of applications is December 18, 2017.
              The spokesman said that special offer of plots at the rate of Rs 7,500 per square metre has been provided and transparent procedure has been adopted for the allotment of plots. Apart from this, there would be provision for warehouse, testing lab facility, office and training centre, workers’ hostel facility and Ease of Doing Business by self-certification.
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Clean Cold Chain Regional Center in Marnal

CHANDIGARH, NOV 16
 Haryana and United Kingdom (UK) have agreed to work jointly for setting up of a Clean Cold Chain Regional Center in the new Horticulture University at Karnal to prevent post harvest losses in perishable horticulture crops.
              Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Department, Dr Abhilaksh Likhi, who held a meeting with Mr. Cliff Wilson, Department of International Trade in UK today, said that both Haryana and UK would explore the possibilities of signing an MoU in this regard. The advice of Central Government would also be sought, he added.
              Dr Likhi said that such a MOU would help the Crop Cluster Development Programme (CCDP) in skilling and clean technology of Rs 500 crore and could be finalised during the Agri Leadership Summit to be held in March 2018. He said that UK Government and Birmingham University has also been invited to attend and participate in the Summit.
              He said that Haryana has recently launched a programme to organise 13,000 horticultural farmers into a system of 140 crop clusters, intended to speed up the adoption of agricultural and post-harvest management technologies, each with its own logistics centre and refrigerated transport. The system would be 90 per cent financed by the Haryana Government with a budget of Rs 510 crore over three years and ten per cent by the farmers themselves.
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Haryana plans ro itroduce MSP for vegetables

CHANDIGARH, NOV 16
Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal said that government plans to introduce minimum support price (MSP) for vegetables to ensure that the farmers get fair price for their produce in the state.
          He was speaking after receiving the India Today State of States Award in the inclusive growth and tourism development category from the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Mr Nitin Gadkari, at the India Today State of the States Conclave 2017 ceremony in New Delhi, today.
       During his speech, he touched upon various issues and subjects. “We are following the Antodaya philosophy, propounded by Pandit  Deendayal Upadhyay, as a model for inclusive development since it makes the benefits of social welfare schemes reach the last person in the society”.
       Referring to the steps taken to weed out corruption from employment and ensuring jobs only on the basis of merit, he said this had made the youth of Haryana optimistic and encouraged him to turn to education and learning to prepare for competitive examinations.
          “A new Chief Minister of a first-time party in power gets only three years to work. First two years go into undoing the wrongs of the previous government. So actually, my government has worked only for one year and achieved so much. You can imagine what Haryana would be after the next two years”, he said.
          Stressing the need for rising above political considerations of the past to ensure all-round development of the state, the Chief Minister said, “I have visited all the 90 assembly constituencies of his state to ensure uniform development of each part of Haryana.”
          Mr Manohar Lal said his government had set up a Pond Management Authority to preserve and manage 14,000 ponds in the state so that they could be used for irrigation. Our government is committed to equitable distribution of irrigation water. We are promoting drip irrigation for better results.
          He said that as a result of the concerted efforts of the state government and active support and cooperation of the people, sex ratio in the state has improved considerably.
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

16 IPS, 3 HPS officers and 2 DSPs transferred

CHANDIGARH, NOV 14
The Haryana government today posting and transfers of 16 IPS, 3 HPS officers  and 2 DSP with immediate effect.
Charu Bali, awaiting Posting orders has been posted as IG, SVB PKL in place of Dr. M. Ravi Kiran who becomes IG, Prisons PKL. Saurabh Singh, IG, SCB has been given the additional charge of IG, Special Task Force Gurugram. Ashwin, SP/Sirsa becomes SP,Security vice Sh. Ganga Ram Poonia who goes as ADC to Governor Haryana in place of Waseem Akram who will be new  SP,CID.
Simardeep Singh, DCP, Traffic, Gurugrarm will be new SP, Sirsa. Hamid Akhtar, SP, PHQ PKL has been posted as SP,SVB. Rajinder Kumar Meena, SP/Home Guards PKL has been appointed as SP, HPA Madhuban. Sumer Partap Singh, SP/Kaithal will be new SP,Telecom with additional charge of SP, Law & Order. Himanshu Garg, Addl.SP, Bahadurgarh goes as SP, Dadri vice Sunil Kumar who will be new SP, Lokayukta in place of Smiti Chaudhary who goes as SP,SVB. Ashta Modi, DCP, NIT FBD will be new SP, Kaithal.
Kuldeep Singh, SP/Fatehabad will be new DCP,East GGM. Deepak Saharan, DCP, East GGM becomes SP,Fatehabad. Kamaldeep Goyal, SP, Railway Ambala has been posted as SP, Narnaul against vacant post. Vinod Kumar, SP, Telecom (H) PKL has been appointed as SP, Railway Ambala. Kirat Pal, SP, SVB has been posted as DCP, NIT FBD. Usha Devi, DSP, Yamunanagar will be new ACP, Gurugram against vacant post. Veer Singh, DSP, CID, Panchkulla becomes ACP, Pataudi against a vacant post.
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Monday, November 13, 2017

11 NABH certified hospitals empanelled

CHANDIGARH, NOV 13
 Haryana Health Minister Mr Anil Vij said that 11 National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) certified hospitals have been empanelled to facilitate employees and pensioners of the state. With this, the number of government empanelled hospitals has increased to 67.
          Mr Vij said that the empanelled hospitals are Cygnus Hospital, Kurukshetra, Cygnus Hospital, New Delhi, IRCC Hospital, Panchkula, Shri Guru Harkishan Sahib Hospital, Sohana, Park Hospital, Panipat, Ahooja Eye and Dental Institute, Gurugram, Grecian Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, Manglam Diagnostic Hisar, Columbia Asia Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, Indus Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali, Punjab and Mool Chand Hospital, New Delhi.  
          He said that directions had been issued to also get NABH certification to already empanelled hospitals. For this, they had been given two years time to provide excellent healthcare services to the people of the state. If these hospitals donot get certification of NABH during the period then they would be off the list of empanelled hospitals of the state government.
EXAMINATIONS POSTPONED: The Haryana Government has notified that the Departmental Examinations of Assistant Commissioners, Extra Assistant Commissioners, Civil Judges and officers of various Departments of the State Government were scheduled to be held in two phases from November 20 to 24, 2017 and November 27 to 29, 2017 at Lajpat Rai Bhawan, Sector 15, Chandigarh have been postponed due to change of syllabus of Assistant Commissioners and Extra Assistant Commissioners.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that now the departmental examinations of various departments of the state government have been scheduled to be held in two phases from December 11 to 15, 2017 and December 18 to 20, 2017 at Saarthak Government Integrated Senior Secondary School, Sector 12-A, Panchkula.
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Kyrgyzstan partner nation of Surajkund Craft Mela

CHANDIGARH, NOV 13
The 32nd Surajkund International Crafts Mela will be held at Faridabad from February 2 to 18, 2017 in which Kyrgyzstan is the Partner Nation.
          This was informed by Haryana Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Mr Vijai Vardhan in a meeting with Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan, Mrs. Samargul Adamkulova held at New Delhi today.
Mrs Samargul has assured that her country will put up a great participation with a Tourism and Information Pavilion, Participation of Artisans and Cultural Performers. A Kyrgyz food Court would also be set up besides creating kyrgyz ambience in the Foreign Participation area in the Mela.
          Mr Vardhan assured best cooperation on behalf of Haryana Tourism and Surajkund Mela Authority.
          Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Corporation, Mr Maheshwar Sharma was also present in the meeting.
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Mahendergarh Mining Officer suspended

CHANDIGARH, NOV 13
While taking a serious note of a complaint concerning illegal mining, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, today suspended District Mining Officer, Mahendergarh. He also ordered suspension of a bus conductor following a complaint of eve-teasing. 
Redressing the grievances of people at a janta darbar held at Narnaul in Mahendergarh today, he said the present state government had adopted  zero tolerance policy on corruption. He directed officers to complete the works of public welfare on time, and told officers  of the Public Health Engineering Department to immediately lodge an FIR against those who grilled illegal connections in the water pipeline.
Later, while addressing media persons, the Chief Minister said an authority had been constituted for rejuvenation of 14,000 ponds to recharge water in the state. The state government would also build nine dams in the Shivalik area to store water during the rainy season so that it could be utilized for irrigation and other purposes.
The present government has provided water right up to the tail-ends in southern Haryana. A Rs 143-crore lift irrigation project has also been revived for this area. The capacity of canals has been increased which led to water reaching the tail-ends in the district.
In reply to a question, the Chief Minister said line losses of power corporations had been brought down to 24 per cent from 30 per cent after the formation of the government. This has saved Rs 12,000 crore. Any feeder recording less than 20 per cent line loss would get 24-hour electricity. “We have provided 24-hour electricity in four districts of the state and it is our endeavor to stop power theft within two years, so that we can provide electricity at low rates to the people”, Mr Manohar Lal added.
The Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, and Minister of State for Public Health Engineering, Dr. Banwari Lal, MP  Mr Dharambir  Singh, and other prominent people were also present on this occasion.
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Major relief to the ply board industry in Haryana

CHANDIGARH, NOV 10
Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that in a major relief to the ply board industry in the State, the rate of tax on ply board has been reduced from 28 per cent to 18 per cent. This would fulfill the request made by the representatives of the association of more than hundreds of plywood and related manufacturers of the State, he added.
          Capt. Abhimanyu, who is also the member of the GST Council, was speaking after the 23rd meeting of GST Council in Guwahati. He said that Haryana is one of the largest manufacturers of the ply board.
          The Finance Minister said that the rates of tax under GST on spare parts of agriculture implement parts have also been brought down from 18 per cent to 12 per cent on the insistence of the state. He said that the rate of taxes on some of the key items critical to the state have been brought down with the persistence of the state.
          He said that the rate of tax on those scientific instruments which were taxed at 28 per cent under the GST have been placed in the category of 18 per cent. These are microphones, direction finding compasses, hydrographic instruments, balances, machines and appliances for testing hardness strength, elasticity, hydrometer, thermometer, barometer, pyrometers, hygrometer, refractometer, spectrometer, polarimeter, instruments for measuring viscosity and surface tension. He said that there about 2,000 such units in the state mostly in district Ambala.
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CCHAU and Dutch Govt to jointly work on project to tackle issues like crop residue management

CHANDIGARH, NOV 10
The CCHAU and the Netherlands Government have decided to jointly work on a project to tackle issues like crop residue management and work on bio-defense strategy, protected cultivation, peri-urban and urban horticulture, floriculture and hydroponic vegetables.
        Besides, the project will go into setting up of an Indo-Dutch Horticulture Centre at Jhajhar, an agri-business incubation centre and explore the scope for teacher-student training, exchange programme, special short-term training programme and knowledge gap analysis.
This was decided at a meeting of the Joint Working Group of the Indo-Dutch Collaboration presided over by CCSHAU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. K.P. Singh, on the university campus, yesterday.
Addressing the meeting, Prof. Singh sought collaboration of Netherlands in tackling the problem of brackish water in Haryana so that the water could be used for irrigation purposes. It would help overcome the water crisis faced by farmers in growing crops.
Asking the Dutch delegation to provide expertise in setting up flower auction centre in Gurugram, he highlighted the problem of paddy straw burning and its side effects on environment, public health and safety. Various solutions like biochar project for gas bottling, setting up of demonstration models for management of agri-waste were discussed at length at the meeting.  
The CCHAU has submitted a project on Horticulture Centre of Excellence for protected cultivation under the National Agriculture Higher Education Project in collaboration with Wageningen University, Netherlands. The Joint Working Group felt that there is need to minimize post-harvest losses, integrated pest management and provide logistic support.
Besides the Dutch delegation, those present at the meting included officials from the Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Department, State Agriculture Marketing Board, Haryana Dairy Development Corporation, Fishery Department, Haryana, Haryana State Horticulture Development Agency, Mr. Ashok Bansal, Municipal Commissioner, Hisar, and HAU deans, directors and faculty members.  
The Dutch delegation which attended the Joint Working Group Meeting of the Indo-Dutch Collaboration comprised Mr Wouter Verhey, Counsellor, Agriculture, Embassy of Netherlands, Mr. Frederik Vossenaar, Representative, Ministry of Agriculture, Netherlands, Mr. Fokke Fennema, Agriculture Specialist, World Bank, Dr. Arjo Rothuis, Wagenengen University and Research, Netherlands, and Mr. Anand  Krishnan, Deputy Counsellor, Agriculture.
A delegation led by Prof Singh will soon make a presentation to the World Bank to explore generation of resources for development of technology and its dissemination by WUR, Netherlands, Haryana Government and CCSHAU.
Later, the Dutch delegation visited the High Quality Planting Material Centre, horticulture experimental orchard and machinery testing centre at on the university campus.

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Haryana concerred with “Champion of Change” Award

CHANDIGARH, NOV 10
Haryana has been conferred with the “Champion of Change” Award under the category of Best State for engaging maximum apprentices per lakh of population under the Apprentices Act, 1961. Haryana was the only state chosen for the award for outstanding performance in Apprenticeship Training.
             Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Mr Dharmendra Pradhan presented the award to Director Skill Development and Industrial Training Department, Mr Ashok Kumar Meena and Deputy Apprenticeship Advisor, Mr Sanjiv Sharma, during the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017 distribution function organised on the occasion of third foundation day of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship at New Delhi.
             Speaking on this occasion, Industrial Training Minister Mr Vipul Goel, said that the Haryana Government, under the able leadership of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, is committed to implement the Apprenticeship Training Scheme in every eligible establishment in the State including Government Departments, Boards, Corporations and Nigams.
          He said that the State has made significant progress under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in the State by increasing the number of registered establishments from 965 to 5,005 and number of apprentices whose contract bond is generated on apprenticeship portal from 9,198 to 21010 in a short period from January 1, 2017 and November 3, 2017.  Under NAPS, the Government of  India reimburse 25 per cent of the stipend paid to the apprentice, to the establishment.
            He said that the State government has taken various steps to enhance and promote the entrepreneurship training in the state. These included posting of a Deputy Director exclusively for implementing the Apprenticeship Training Scheme, organizing the manpower in field institutes which could be utilised for the implementation of the scheme, allotting monthly targets for establishment and apprentices registration to each officials, providing fixed allowance of Rs 1,000 per month to all officials to meet their expenses for movement in local establishments and preparation of database of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and large establishments.
             He said that a District Apprenticeship Committee, under the chairmanship of respective Deputy Commissioners, including senior officers of various offices and prominent industry associations as its members has also been constituted for monitoring the progress. The exercise for engaging apprentice in Government Departments, Boards and Corporations has been initiated and apprentices would be engaged in all Government offices by first week of December, 2017, he added. 

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Date of registration for Teacher Eligibility Test extended

CHANDIGARH, NOV 10
Haryana School Education Board has extended the last date of registration for Haryana Teacher Eligibility Test (HTET) to be held in December 2017, from November 10 to Novermber 13.
            While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Board said that the candidates could make correction in their applications from November 11 to November 15. The candidates have only been allowed to make corrections in their name, father and mother name, date of birth, mobile number, residential address, subject, gender, uploaded photo and signature, he added.
            He said that if any candidate could not submit the fee by November 13, due to transaction failure, then such candidates could only submit their fee again online from November 14 to 15. No application will be accepted after the last date and after November 15, no applicant will be allowed to make corrections and submit their fee, he added.
BIRTH ANNIVERSARY: Haryana Government has decided to celebrate the Birth Anniversary of great freedom fighter, eminent educationist, the first Union Minister of Education, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on November 11, 2017 as National Education Day. 
            While giving this information here today, an official spokesman said that on this day, educational institutes at all levels would be involved in the celebration by organizing seminars, symposia, essay writing, elocution competitions, workshops and rallies with banners, cards and slogans on the importance of education and the nation’s commitment to all aspects of education.
CM ENQUIRES WELL-BEING OF ELDER COBBLER: Adhering to the ideology of ‘Sabka Sath-Sabka Vikas’, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today stopped his convoy while passing through Shahabad city to enquire about well-being of an elderly cobbler, Ajmer Singh sitting by the roadside.
        The Chief Minister gave Rs 50,000 out of his discretionary funds to Ajmer Singh and assured him that separate arrangement would be made for education of his two grandsons.
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HSIIDC to auction 20 acres of prime freehold land in Gurugram

CHANDIGARH, NOV 10
Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has decided for e-Auction of 20 acres of prime freehold land in Gurugram on the Dwarka Expressway, next to the Global City.
            While giving this information here today, a spokesman of the Corporation said that the last date for registration for e-Auction is December 13, 2017. The brochure containing details and other conditions of auction are available on the web portal www.hsiidc.org.in and www.hsiidcesewa.org.in and 
http://hsiidc.haryanaeprocurement.gov.in.

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HSSPP to organise school band competition

CHANDIGARH, NOV 10
 Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad (HSSPP) is organising a State Level Schools Band Competition at Saarthak Government Integrated Model Senior Secondary School, Panchkula on November 14, 2017. As many as 13 school band groups of boys and girls selected out of the entire schools of the state would participate in this Competition. 
          While stating this here today, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education Department, Dr. K.K. Khandelwal said that of these schools, DAV Centenary Public School (Sirsa), Holy Child Public School (Faridabad), Supreme Senior Secondary School (Jind), Maharaja Agrasain Girls Senior Secondary School (Sirsa), Arya Bhatt High School (Fatehabad), Vaish Model Senior Secondary School (Bhiwani), Government Senior Secondary School Bunga (Panchkula) and Aggarsain Public School (Kurukshetra) are under boys category and Police DAV Public School (Ambala), St. Joseph School (Ambala), Vidya Devi Jindal School (Hissar), Saarthak Government Integrated Model Senior Secondary School (Panchkula) and Arya Bhatt High School (Fatehabad) are under girls category.
          He said that students of both government and private schools would participate in this Competition. The decision to organise the Competition had been taken on the initiation and directions of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Band Competition at Zonal and National level would also be held as planned by the Ministry.
          Dr. Khandelwal said that necessary directions had already been issued to District Education Officers and District Elementary Education Officers to organise the Competition in three phases. He said that two wining boys and girls band groups at State Level would participate in the Zonal Level Competition. He said that Zonal Level winners will participate in the National Level Competition and the National Level winning teams would have the opportunity to present their performance on the eve of next Republic Day Celebrations at New Delhi. 
          State Project Director, Dr. S. S. Phulia said that after Inter School Band Competition on November 14, six Zonal Level Competitions would be held on December 15. The best winning Zonal level teams of both boys and girls would be declared onDecember 20, 2017 and cash prizes ranging from Rs. 5,000 to 10,000 would be given to them. At Zonal Level Competition, the Haryana State would complete with band teams of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. At the National Level, the winner teams in the boys and girls categories will be awarded cash prizes ranging from Rs 10,000 to 20,000, he added. 

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Quacks' clinics raided; 54 FIRs registered

CHANDIGARH, NOV 9
Acting on the complaints received about quacks running clinics, the Chief Minister’s Flying Squad (CMFS), along with officers of the Health Department, today conducted raids at 147 places all over the state, registered 54 FIRs and arrested 55 quacks and their helpers.
        Stating this here today, an official spokesman said while some of these quacks were operating from their houses, others had opened shops. The CMFS and teams of doctors also recovered some prohibited medicines and other surgical items from these clinics.
        So far, 54 cases have been registered against those quacks who were unable to produce their degrees or relevant documents for running clinics. Raids were still continuing till the filing of this report.
        The spokesman said a maximum of 31 raids were conducted in Gurugram where three FIRs were registered and three persons were arrested followed by 11 raids in Faridabad where 11 FIRs were registered and 11 persons were arrested, and nine raids each were conducted in Panchkula and Sirsa.
While one FIR was registered and one person was arrested in Panchkula, two FIRs were registered and two persons were arrested in Sirsa. Similarly, eight raids each were conducted in Sonepat and Narnaul where eight FIRs were registered and eight persons were arrested and one FIR was registered and one person was arrested, respectively.
        He said seven raids each were conducted in Yamunanagar, Hisar and Jind. While one FIR was registered and one person along with two helpers was arrested in Yamunanagar, two FIRs were registered and two persons were arrested in Hisar and one FIR was registered and one person was arrested in Jind.
   Similarly, six raids each were conducted in Jhajjar and Hansi, and two FIRs were registered and one person was arrested in Jhajjar, and one FIR was registered and one person was arrested in Hansi. He said that five raids each were conducted in Bhiwani and Fatehabad. While five FIRs were registered and five persons were arrested in Bhiwani, no FIR was registered in Fatehabad.
        The spokesman said four raids each were conducted in Ambala, Rohtak, Panipat and Rewari. While four FIRs were registered and three persons were arrested in Ambala, two FIRs were registered and two persons were arrested in Rohtak, four FIRs were registered and four persons were arrested in Panipat and one FIR was registered and one person was arrested in Rewari.
  Three raids each were conducted in Kaithal and Palwal. While one FIR was registered and one person was arrested in Kaithal, no FIR was registered and no person was arrested in Palwal. Two raids each were conducted in Kurukshetra, Karnal and Charkhi Dadri. While one FIR each was registered and one person each was arrested in Kurukshetra and Karnal, two FIRs were registered and two persons were arrested in Charkhi Dadri, the spokesman added.
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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hafed to purchase entire bonded sugarcane crop in Assandh area

CHANDIGARH, NOV 7
 Haryana Minister of State for Cooperation Manish Kumar Grover said that Hafed would purchase the entire bonded sugarcane crop of the farmers of the Assandh area and the Sugar Mill Assandh would be operated till the availability of sugarcane. Apart from this, he also directed to ensure that the Mill would achieve average 10.50 per cent sugar recovery during the crushing season 2017-18.
The Minister, who was speaking after inaugurating the opening ceremony of crushing season 2017-18 of Hafed Sugar Mill, Assandh today, appreciated the Hafed’s management for best facilities given to the farmers.
Speaking on the occasion, SDM-cum-General Manager, Hafed Sugar Mill, Assandh, Mr. Anurag Dhalia said that sugarcane area attached to Hafed Sugar Mill, Assandh has increased from 2,000 acres in 2008-09 to 20,330 acres during 2017-18. He said that Hafed Sugar Mill, Assandh was awarded National Level first prize in financial management for the year 2016-17, and second prize in financial management for the year 2014-15 among the Co-operative Sugar Mills situated in India. The Mill produced 3.91 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 37.2 lakh quintals of sugarcane last year which is a new record for the Mill.
During this year Sugar Mill, Assandh has given Rs. 75 lakh as interest free loan and Rs. four lakh as subsidy to the cane growers. In the current season, the target for crushing has been fixed 42 lakh quintals of sugarcane and would also generate 2MW exportable power per day to the State Grid (UHBVN). It is expected that Sugar Mill, Assandh would achieve 10.50 per cent sugar recovery and would export about 40 lakh units to state grid during current crushing season, he added.
Mr. Dhalia said that in order to bring more transparency in cane weighing, modern automatic weighing system under the cameras has been adopted this year in Sugar Mill Assandh to keep the record of tractor and trolleys. He said that advance calendar for supply of cane would be provided to all cane growers to facilitate them. Information is being sent through SMS to the farmers for the calendaring of sugarcane/purchi and their cane payment. The calendaring of the sugarcane is available on the website of Hafed. He said that a sale counter is opened at Mill gate for sale of weedicides, pesticides and Hafed’s consumer products. Apart from this, Press Mud is being given to farmers on 50 per cent subsidised rates to increase the productivity of the sugarcane and soil health.
He said that on the demand of farmers, 24 hours on the spot tyre puncture facility would be provided in the Mill for which payment would be made by the farmers. He said that accidental insurance of the farmers of Sugar Mill area would be done by the Sugar Mill.
Chairman Hafed, Mr. Harvinder Kalyan said that Hafed Sugar Mill was providing various facilities to the farmers such as interest free loan on cane seed, fertilizers and pesticides to encourage them for sowing of sugarcane in the catchment area of Assandh Mill. He said that an attractive Cane Development Plan has been prepared for the season 2018-19 for encouraging the cane growers to increase the sugarcane sowing in the catchment area of the Mill.
MLA Assandh, Mr. Bakhshish Singh Virk appraised the Hafed’s policies regarding releasing of the payment to the farmers at the earliest after the weighing of the sugarcane and maximum facilities being provided to the farmers.
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Haryana to open medical colleges in each disrrict

CHANDIGARH, NOV 7
 Keen on producing 2,000 doctors every year to meet the shortage, the Haryana Government has decided to set up a medical college in every district of the state. 
          This was stated by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, while speaking at the ‘Double Helical State Health Award 2017’ presentation ceremony organized here, late last evening. He honoured about 50 prominent doctors, health experts and medical specialists for their outstanding contribution in the field of healthcare.
      Describing doctors’ profession as stressful, the Chief Minister said that a medical officer performed his duty round-the-clock. It is commendable. The state government is continuously working to meet the requirement of doctors and it could only be achieved by setting up new medical colleges.
   Mr Manohar Lal said a medical health insurance scheme was also being finalized to ensure that poor people did not face any difficulty in getting treatment in hospitals. 
TRANSFER OF AREA: The Haryana Government has decided to transfer the area of village Bhagdana from Police Station Kanina to Police Station, Mahendergarh in public interest.
        While stating this here today, a spokesman of Home Department said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard.
         He said that the village Panchayat Bhagdana, district Mahendergarh had requested the Chief Minister that the area of villages which falls under the administrative jurisdiction of Police Station Kanina  is situated at a distance of about 20-22 kilometers from their village, whereas Police Station Mahendergarh is only about five kilometers. Due to indirect mode of conveyance from village Bhagdana to Kanina, the villagers of village Bhagdana feel inconvenience while visiting Police Station, Kanina for administrative purposes, he added.
SHAHEED UDHAM SINGH GATE: The Haryana Government has decided to construct a gate in the name of Shaheed Udham Singh in district Jind on Rohtak-Bawal Road (NH-71) at Punjab Border.
            Disclosing this here today, a spokesman of Public Works (Building and Roads) Department said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal in this regard.
        He said that as many as 24 gates at various locations at interstate entry points of Haryana are to be constructed. In the same series, it has been decided to construct a gate in the name of Shaheed Udham Singh in district Jind on Rohtak-Bawal road at Punjab Border, he added.
            He said that the Government has also decided to name the road from “Dhani Kumbhawas to Dhani Chitrasen” as “Late Rao Gauri Sahay Marg”. He said that the Gram Panchayat Dhani Chitrasen had submitted a proposal to the State Government for naming of road from “Dhani Kumbhawas to Dhani Chitrasen” as “Late Rao Gauri Sahay Marg”.

 NASEEM AHMED NOMINATED: Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Mr Kanwar Pal today has nominated Mr Naseem Ahmed, MLA as Special Invitee to serve on the Committee on Government Assurances for the remaining period of the year 2017-18.
LAUNCH OF MOBILE APPLICATION: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij will launch a mobile application and release a book titled ‘Standard Operating System’ based on Hepatitis-C at Red Bishop in Panchkula on November 8, 2017. This mobile application would provide information related to health services to doctors in the state.
        While stating this here today, Director General, Health, Dr. Satish Aggarwal said that Health Minister would participate in the state level seminar on Hepatitis-C being organised by the Department on November 8.
        He said that this mobile application would help in promptly updating doctors in the state with new schemes of the State Government and other information. Apart from this, the book titled ‘Standard Operating System’ consists of flowchart of treatment and prevention of Hepatitis-C which would be helpful in treatment of patients.
        Dr. Aggarwal said that Principal Secretary of the Department, Mr. Amit Jha, Nodal Officers of Hepatitis-C in all districts of the State, and senior officers of Central Government would also participate in the seminar.
RAM BILAS TO PRESIDE: Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma will preside over a meeting of Vice-Chancellors and Registrars of all Government and Private Universities of the state here on November 8, 2017.
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that various issues concerning improvement in higher education would be discussed in the meeting.
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Free travelling facility to ine more National Youth Awardees

CHANDIGARH, NOV 6
The Haryana Government has decided to provide free travelling facility for life time to the nine more National Youth Awardees of the State in the ordinary buses of Haryana Roadways. 

          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Transport Department said that these included Mrs Rekha Rani, National Youth Awardee for the year 2008-09 of Ambala Cantt., district Ambala, Mrs Poonam Rani, National Youth Awardee for the year 2009-10 of Siwan Gate, Kaithal. 
           He said that the other National Youth Awardees who have been provided life time free travelling facility included Mrs Suman Rani, National Youth Awardee for the year 2011-12 of Karnal road, Kaithal, Mr Ashok Kumar, National Youth Awardee for the year 2011-12 of New Basti, Hanuman Gate, Bhiwani, Mr Pankaj Sharma, National Youth Awardee for the year 2012-13 of village Jhiriwal, tehsil Naraingarh, district Ambala, Mr Sohan Lal, National Youth Awardee for the year 2013-14 of Punjabi Bagh, Ambala Cantt., Mr Vijay Pal, National Youth Awardee for the year 2013-14 of Gandhi Colony, Baldev Nagar, Ambala City, Mrs Madhu Rani, National Youth Awardee for the year 2014-15 of Punjabi Bagh, Ambala Cantt. and Mr Sudhesh Kumar Puniya, National Youth Awardee for the year 2014-15 of Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar.

ONE-TIME CASH AWARD: The Haryana Government has decided to grant one-time cash award and annuity to the widow of General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) employee OEM Laxman Singh, a Shaurya Chakra Awardee, posthumously. 
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Sainik and Ardh Sainik Welfare Department said that Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to grant Rs 35,000 as one time cash award and Rs one lakh as annuity to Mrs Meena Kumari, widow of OEM Laxman Singh. ===balbirsingh227@gmail.com

Haryana Governor urges people to adopt yoga and Ayurveda

CHANDIGARH, NOV 6
The Haryana Governor, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, today urged the people to adopt yoga and Ayurveda to live a healthy life.  Many diseases hitherto considered incurable can be treated by Yoga and Ayurveda, he said.
        The Governor was speaking at the closing ceremony of the International Conference on Non-communicable Diseases in PGIMER here today. Organized by the World Non-Communicable Disease Federation, the three-day conference was attended by about 1,000 delegates from 100 countries.
At the closing ceremony, the Governor and experts in medical field issued 'Chandigarh Declaration' letter. Prof Solanki also honoured delegates for best entries.
        Prof. Solanki said without good health, all achievements of a man were useless, because only a person having good health could enjoy the pleasures of life. Hence, those spreading awareness about health are doing true human service. 
   Yoga and Ayurveda are good for all human beings as they have no side effects on the body. Thus, on the initiative of the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, the United Nations had declared International Yoga Day on 21st June, he added.
    Others who spoke included Convener, World Scientific Committee, Dr. Dhirendra Narayan Sinha, and Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Prof. Arun Grover. Those present included Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh, Dr. Jagat Ram, Chairman, World Non-communicable Disease Federation, Dr. J. S. Thakur, and senior doctors Dr. Thaksfan Thamarangsi, Dr. G. Devgan and Dr. Rajiv Kumar.
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Nayab Saini urges employees not to go on strike

CHANDIGARH, NOV 6
 Haryana Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Nayab Singh Saini has urged the state government employees not to go on strike keeping in view the public interest and instead go to work and serve the people. 
        Mr Saini, who was reacting to the call of ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ given by Haryana Karamchari Mahasangh, today said that in a meeting held between the representatives of the Mahasangh and officers of the state government on September 18, 2017, consensus had achieved on four demands.
        While referring to these demands, Mr Saini said that the policy dated June 18, 2014 of the State Government has been stayed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, but there is no bar on regularising the eligible workers under the earlier policy of July 29, 2011 as demanded by the Mahasangh. He said that the state government has issued a notification in this regard on October 18, 2017.
        The Minister said that as far as the second demand is concerned, Haryana is the first state in the country to implement ‘equal work-equal pay’ in respect of persons employed under Outsourcing Policy Part-II. Directions have already been issued in this regard, he added.
        On the third demand of Mahasangh, he said that the Health Department is in the process of implementing cashless medical facility for the employees of the state government in respect of treatment for life threatening cases of cardiac emergencies, brain haemorrhage, electric shock, coma, third and fourth stage of cancer and accident cases. He hoped that the scheme would be started in the month of November 2017.
        While reacting to the fourth demand, the Minister said that the state government has implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for its employees, whereas Committee constituted regarding the allowances to be given under the 7th Pay Commission has submitted its report to the Finance Minister. He hoped that these allowances would be implemented within this week.

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Haryan requests Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and UP o launch stray cattle-free programme

CHANDIGARH, NOV 6
The Haryana Government has requested the states of Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh to launch stray cattle-free programme in their respective states so that unwanted migration of such cattle could be prevented effectively in the state.
          In a demi-official letter addressed to the Chief Minister’s of Rajasthan, Punjab, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, Mr Manohar Lal informed that sometime large number of stray cattle enters in Haryana, which shares a large part of its boundary with these states, from other side of border. This has adversely affected the stray cattle-free programme of the state. He urged them to cooperate in this noble cause and launched a similar programme in their respective states so that the entire region could be made completely stray cattle-free. 
          Referring the stray cattle-free programme launched in the state, the Chief Minister said that it had been launched to tackle the problem of stray cattle by way of rehabilitating these animals in the gaushalas, nandishalas, gau-grah and cattle ponds at various places in the state. The government has shifted more than 90 per cent stray cattle to these centres and provided them a better environment to live in. This move had not only made the roads animal free and lowered the incidences of accidents but also prevented the loss to our farmers as these animals were also damaging their crops.

VERIFICATION: Haryana Government has decided to get conduct third party verification in the districts which are declared stray cattle free by the respective district administration in the state. 
          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has directed all the Deputy Commissioners and Municipal Commissioners to put in place concerted efforts to make all the districts and towns completely stray cattle free. 
          He said that Haryana is the first state in the country which has taken the initiative to make all its town’s stray cattle free. He said that as per an estimate, about 1.5 lakh stray cattle were in the state out of which 1.4 lakh have been accommodated and rehabilitated in the gaushalas and nandishalas. Shouldering the responsibility to serve the cattle, the government had already given a financial assistance of more than Rs four crore to the gaushalas and nandishalas during the current financial year. The works to rehabilitate the abandoned cattle is being undertaken in the entire state, he added. 
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