Haryana

Haryana breaks its paddy production records

Haryana breaks its paddy production records Chandigarh, Dec 14 : Since its formation Nov 1, 1966, Haryana has broken all records in paddy production this season (October 2008-December 2009), according to the state's food and supplies department officials.

Haryana registered a production of over 45.55 lakh tonnes of paddy, more than the previous highest of 45.11 lakh tonnes notched in 2005, the officials said here Monday.

The record production has been achieved despite not so favourable weather conditions this year with the state experiencing less-to-scanty rainfall.

Haryana fillip to Games’ hotels

Haryana The Haryana government has decided to ease the worries of hoteliers gearing up for Commonwealth Games 2010.

They have decided to set up a single-window-service for the speedy disposal of approvals at various departments in Gurgaon, Faridabad and other NCR towns.

As many as 6,647 rooms are being built at various hotel sites. They are likely to be ready for use between March and June next year.

Archeological department unearths Hindu idol in Kurukshetra

Archeological department unearths Hindu idol in KurukshetraKurukshetra, Dec 12 : Archaeological Department has unearthed a Hindu deity''s idol Kurukshetra, which statue is made of white sandstone and depicts Goddess Parvati and her two sons Ganesha and Karthikeya.

Panchkula banks to install CCTV cameras

Panchkula banks to install CCTV camerasPanchkula (Haryana), Dec 11 : To check growing incidents of bank robberies in this Haryana district, police have directed all the banks here to install CCTV cameras in their premises, an official said Friday.

"We met senior officials of all leading banks of Panchkula district (Thursday) to discuss various measures to effectively stop bank robberies. It was decided that all banks will install CCTV cameras by Jan 10," district police chief Maneesh Chaudhary said.

Panchkula banks to install CCTV cameras

Panchkula (Haryana), Dec 11 - To check growing incidents of bank robberies in this Haryana district, police have directed all the banks here to install CCTV cameras in their premises, an official said Friday.

"We met senior officials of all leading banks of Panchkula district (Thursday) to discuss various measures to effectively stop bank robberies. It was decided that all banks will install CCTV cameras by Jan 10," district police chief Maneesh Chaudhary said.

"The banks also have to maintain the proper records of camera recordings. If any bank is found without CCTV camera after this deadline, then strict action will be taken against them."

Sandhu in lead in PGTI Qualifying

Karanjit Singh SandhuGurgaon, Dec 10 : Karanjit Singh Sandhu (67, 76, 69) of the DLF Golf and Country Club led the field at the end of round three of the Aircel-PGTI's Final Qualifying Stage for the 2010 season here Thursday.

Sandhu's total read four under 212 followed by Delhi's Anirudh Goyal (76, 70, 69) and Rajiv Kumar Jatiwal (74, 71, 70) of Chandigarh with matching totals of one under 215.

Haryana teacher's composition becomes CBSE song

haryana mapChandigarh, Dec 9 : A Hindi song "Naya Aghaz" (New beginning) composed by a Gurgaon-based private school teacher has become the signature song of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for its Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in schools.

The song composer, Kamaljit, is a teacher at Salwan Public School.

The CBSE has the song, which is 4.32 minutes long, to further popularise its new concept of CCE in addition to conducting workshops, training teachers and distributing manuals.

Social workers held trying to enter Badal's residence

Social workers held trying to enter Badal's residenceChandigarh, Dec 9 : Over 80 'anganwadi' workers (village-level social workers) were arrested here Wednesday trying to enter the official residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to submit a memorandum, police said.

The workers gathered in Sector 2 from various parts of the state and wanted to meet Badal but were stopped just metres away from the chief minister's official residence.

Haryana to import cattle semen

Haryana to import cattle semenChandigarh, Dec 9 : To produce cattle of the desired sex, the animal husbandry and dairying department in Haryana has decided to import cattle semen.

With the implementation of the government's "Sex Semen Yojana (scheme)", the "X" and "Y" chromosomes would be produced which would make it possible to get the cattle of desired sex, state Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary Hardip Kumar said Wednesday.

Chandigarh people walk for cancer awareness

Chandigarh people walk for cancer awareness Chandigarh, Dec 9 : More than 100 residents of this union territory took part in a cancer awareness walkathon Wednesday to sensitise the masses about the perilous disease of cancer.

The walkathon with a theme of 'know cancer to conquer it' was organised by a city-based NGO Cancer Sahayata Sahyog.

Ace shooter and Olympian Abhinav Bindra flagged off the rally from hotel Taj and it culminated at Sector 17, the commercial hub of Chandigarh, after covering a distance of around 2 km.

Bishnoi wants 'defector' HJC legislators unseated

Kuldip Bishnoi Chandigarh, Dec 9 : Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) president Kuldip Bishnoi Wednesday sought that five legislators who 'defected' from his party and joined the ruling Congress should be disqualified and thereby unseated from the state assembly.

Bishnoi submitted petitions to Speaker Harmohinder Singh Chatha at the Haryana assembly here. Since Chatha was not in his office, Bishnoi spoke to him on phone and was told to leave the petitions with the speaker's office here.    

Bishnoi was accompanied by former Chandigarh MP and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Satya Pal Jain, who is also a lawyer.    

Six vehicle thieves held in Chandigarh

Six vehicle thieves held in ChandigarhChandigarh, Dec 9 : Six people, including a woman, were arrested and 21 stolen two-wheelers recovered as police Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang of vehicle thieves.

According to police, the alleged kingpin of the gang Roshan Sharma, a native of Solan in Himachal Pradesh, and his female accomplice Laxmi Pushpekar were held in sector-45 here.    

The bike they were riding was found to be a stolen one with a fake registration number.    

Haryana Congress issues notice to Kiran Choudhry

Kiran ChoudhryChandigarh, Dec 7 : The ruling Congress in Haryana has issued show cause notice to former tourism minister Kiran Choudhry and some other party leaders following complaints that they had sabotaged the chances of party candidates during the assembly elections, a Congress leader said Monday.

"So far, we have received 26 complaints, and acting on them we have sent notices to around 50 leaders. We have not received any complaint against a sitting MLA," said Phool Chand Mullana, president of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC), here.

Toll in Chandigarh accident rises to 9

Toll in Chandigarh accident rises to 9Chandigarh, Dec 7 : The toll in Sunday's accident, in which a group of slum dwellers, including children, looking for scrap were buried alive after a dumper-truck partially overturned trapping them under loose earth, reached nine Monday after two more bodies were dug out.

All the victims belonged to families of labourers working on nearby under-construction buildings in the city's Sector 31. They had come to the area to collect scrap.

The dead include four children.

Separate high court is Haryana's right: Hooda

Bhupinder Singh HoodaChandigarh, Dec 7 : Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Monday reiterated his government's demand for a separate high court and in the state capital Chandigarh.

"It is our legitimate right to have a separate high court for Haryana and at the same time we want it in Chandigarh," Hooda told reporters here Monday.

"There is only the question of jurisdiction but we are confident that very soon all the issues will be settled and Haryana would have its separate high court," he added.

The centrally administered city Chandigarh is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana.

Court holds out ray of hope for overseas citizens

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday permitted an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Sorab Singh Gill, son of Punjab Director General of Police, to participate in selection trials for the national shooting team.

International skeet shooter Sorab Singh Gill had petitioned the High Court, seeking quashing of November 3, 2009 communication of the Union government whereby he was held ineligible to represent India. The petitioner, born in the USA and doing Law from Panjab University, is an Overseas Citizen of India, duly registered as such in 2007. After his registration as an OCI, the petitioner had represented India in various international events.

Haryana seeks quick sanction of nuclear power plant

Haryana seeks quick sanction of nuclear power plantChandigarh Dec 4 : With a high-level delegation of the Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) of India, concluding its visit to Haryana Friday, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has urged it for fast-tracking 2,800 (4x700) MW nuclear power plant so that it could be set up in the state soon.

Hooda and NPC officials, including its chairman and managing director S. K. Jain, held discussions in New Delhi Friday on the project.

Slow start to India international fashion week

Slow start to India international fashion week Gurgaon, Dec 4 : Empty seats, few buyers and technical glitches -- the Oxybleach India International Fashion Week (OIIFW) got off to a rather disappointing start here. But the organisers hope the event will lead to exchange of ideas among designers.

Unlike other fashion events where you have an elevated ramp, OIIFW has a flat ramp with a very casual seating arrangement -- not in keeping with international standards.

Haryana youth set on fire in a case of road rage

HARYANAChandigarh, Dec 2 : Four people allegedly set a man on fire in Haryana's Sonipat village in a case of road rage, police said Wednesday.

The victim, Pawan Kumar of Parnala village, was waylaid, thrashed and then set on fire Monday night by four unidentified occupants of an Indica car.

Haryana police seemed to be clueless about the identity of four men yet.

Kumar died Tuesday at a hospital in Rohtak, where he was referred to in a critical condition with burn injuries from the hospital in Sonipat.

Clouds prevail in Chandigarh, neighbouring states

Clouds prevail in Chandigarh, neighbouring states Chandigarh, Nov 30 : Clouds prevailed in Chandigarh and its neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana Monday, lowering the temperature further in the region.

"Clouds are there in most parts of the region. We are expecting them to remain there for a few more days and there is also a possibility of drizzle in some parts of Punjab," Chandigarh meteorological centre director Chatar Singh Malik told IANS.




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