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Pvt firm staff thrashed for lifting garbage;15 booked; Is the garbage causing great trouble due to the strike?

Panipat :
The police have booked 15 persons, including two sons of the district president, Nagar Palika Karamchari Sangh, for allegedly thrashing employees of a private company for lifting garbage here.

In a complaint to the Commissioner, Municipal Corporation (MC), Shiv and Rakesh, both employees of JBM Enviro, a private company, stated that they reached Jain Mohalla to lift heaps of garbage from near the Jain temple on Saturday.

“As we started lifting garbage, Govinda, Rakesh Kumar, Naveen, Rahul, Ajay, Jaiveer and nearly 10 other persons reached there,” they said. The youths, carrying hockey sticks and lathis, started thrashing them and tried to prevent them from lifting the garbage, they alleged. The accused stated that they had come to stop them at the behest of Subhash Chandalia, president of the sangh. They also alleged that the accused also poured some suspicious substance into the engines of their tractors.

Meanwhile, Shiv Prasad Sharma, Commissioner, MC, forwarded their complaint to the police.

Deepak Kumar, SHO, City police station, said that a case had been registered against 15 persons, including Govinda, Rakesh, Naveen, Rahul and Ajay on the complaint forwarded by the MC Commissioner.

He said two PCR vans had been provided to the MC to give security to the teams engaged in lifting of the garbage. “We have also installed cameras on the PCR vans to record any untoward situation during garbage collection,” he said.

Refuting the allegations, Chandalia said it was a conspiracy hatched by the private company and the MC authorities against him and the striking employees to mount pressure on him to end the strike. The case lodged against his sons was totally false, he said.

Meanwhile, members of the sangh staged a dharna near Palika Market here.

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Jind man held for poisoning three daughters to death; Is this the extent of poverty?

Kurukshetra :
The Jind police have arrested Kashmiri Singh for allegedly poisoning his three minor daughters to death.

A Jind court on Friday sent the accused to 14-day judicial remand. The accused allegedly administered poison his four children and wife on Tuesday.

Alewa SHO Hari Om said the condition of Singh’s wife Suman and daughter Sneha had reportedly improved.

“The victim’s relatives on Friday shifted Suman to a private hospital in Panipat, whereas Sneha is being treated at the PGIMS, Rohatk,” said the SHO.
A resident of Bhigana village, Kashmiri, a daily wage earner, was an alcoholic and poisoned his family in an inebriated state, said the police.

Kashmiri has been booked on charges of murder and other sections of the IPC on the statement of Singh’s daughter Komal, who later died at hospital.
The deceased have been identified as Komal (17), Kafi (14) and Kiran (7).
In her statement to the police on Thursday, Komal had alleged that all of them were forcibly poisoned by their father.

“The girl also alleged that her father used to beat them up regularly and keep them hungry for several days. A few hours after registering her statement, in presence of a magistrate, the girl died,” said the SHO.

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Class XII results: Rural students perform better; Is there a trend of studies in Haryana?

Hisar :

Students from rural areas in Haryana have performed better than their urban counterparts, while girls have outshone boys in the Class XII state education board examinations, results for which were declared.

Haryana School Education Board (HBSE) Chairman Jagbir Singh said: “This year’s pass percentage is 63.84 — a drop of one percentage point from previous year’s 64.5.”
The board chairman said 2,22,388 students had appeared in the senior secondary examination, of which 1,41,973 passed, 49,163 got compartments and 31,252 failed.
Girls again performed better than boys. Girls’ pass percentage was 72.38 — much higher than boys’ pass percentage of 57.1. 

The pass percentage of rural areas was 64.75 whereas it was 62.04 in urban areas.
Singh said the pass percentage of government schools was 63.62 and that of private schools 64.06.

Hisar students Heena and Naveen are overall toppers in Class XII examinations. 
Heena of Government Senior Secondary School, Patel Nagar, secured 98.2 per cent (491 marks out of 500) in the non-medical stream. Naveen of Holy Child Senior Secondary School, Surya Nagar, appeared for the examination in the medical stream.
Heena is the daughter of photo studio owner Prem Singh. She credits her success to her family and teachers. She aspires to be a computer engineer.

None of the students from her school had passed the Class XII examinations last year.  Government Senior Secondary School principal Asha Bhyan said Heena’s success filled her with proud as the previous year’s result had been a setback for the school.

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Mayawati to lead Third Front: Abhay; Does Abhay Chautala statement matter?

Kurukshetra :
Leader of the Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala said the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) was making efforts to form a Third Front by roping in regional parties.
He said this during an INLD-BSP workers’ rally before kicking off a “jail bharo” campaign here. “Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati will lead the grand alliance. The INLD-BSP will rout the BJP and the Congress (in the Assembly elections),” the INLD leader said.

“In the 2014 parliamentary elections, people had voted for the BJP, hoping that it would provide an alternative to 10 years of poor governance by the Congress. But the BJP has failed to fulfil its pre-poll promises such as employment generation, implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report and curbing black money,” he said.

In Haryana, Abhay said, the Manohar Lal Khattar government had failed to make progress in SYL canal construction, while an important irrigation project of Dadupur-Nalvi had been scrapped.

“Sanitation workers, guest teachers, ASHA workers and employees of other government departments are protesting against the anti-worker policies of the BJP government,” the Ellenabad MLA said.

On political developments in Karnataka, he said the BJP was following in the footsteps of the Congress by not allowing the alliance with more seats to form government.

“In 1982, Bhajan Lal was asked to form government in Haryana when the Congress leader had only 32 MLAs, whereas late Devi Lal had the support of 54 legislators,” he claimed.
State INLD president Ashok Arora said, “The BJP government is spending crores of rupees on image-building programmes such as ‘Rahgiri’, whereas welfare projects have been ignored.”

State BSP president Prakash Bharti said the party was committed to extend support to the INLD, and fight the BJP and Congress at the national level.

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8-hour power supply sought for farmers; Whether the claims of government are being fulfilled?

Yamunanagar :
Congress leader Satpal Kaushik has asked the state government to ensure an eight-hour uninterrupted power supply to the farm sector and clear the payment of sugarcane producers.

He said that the sugarcane crop spread in lakhs of acres in the state had started drying up as the farmers were not able to irrigate their fields due to inadequate supply of power.
“There is a need of irrigation in sugarcane crop at least once in a week in this hot weather conditions. But, farmers are not able to ensure irrigation of their crop even in two weeks due to inadequate supply of electricity,” said Kaushik.

Kaushik said that he met the Superintending Engineer, Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, Yamunanagar, on Friday and told him about the problem being faced by the sugarcane growers.

“The hot weather conditions are affecting the sugarcane crop spread in five lakh acre in the state as the farmers are not getting adequate power supply to irrigate their crop,” said Kaushik.

He said the sugar mills owed more than Rs 700 crore to sugarcane growers and the government should get their payment cleared.

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