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BAMS interns protest, want allowance hiked; Is there protest right?

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Kurukshetra :

Students of Shri Krishna AYUSH University took out a march here on Monday, demanding an increase in internship remuneration from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000.
A large number of students from the Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) and other streams gathered on the university premises in the morning.
Raising slogans, the protesters marched through the city with banners. They sat on dharna on the university premises.

The students said they would not join their classes and internship programmes till their demand was met by the authorities.

University sources confirmed that the students had been staying away from their internship assignments since May 3.

An official said the state authorities were apprised of the issue and efforts were being made to resolve the issue.

The last year of the five-and-a-half-year BAMS course was for internship, with students spending six months each at the civil hospital and the ayurvedic institute hospital.
Student leader Amit Verma said the Delhi Government and other adjoining states had been paying more than Rs 12,000 to BAMS interns. “Students have been demanding better allowance for the last almost a decade, but state governments have ignored this demand. It is exploitation of students as we attend daylong duty with doctors,” he said.

Verma said the students of the DPharma course had extended their support to the BAMS students.

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Woman held over ‘false’ rape case; Are there more complaints about lodging of false cases of rape in India?

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Rewari :

The police have arrested a woman for getting a false rape case registered against five persons, including a policeman and two teachers, over two years ago with an intention to extort hefty money from them. An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Haryana Police has been booked for assisting the woman in the crime but is yet to be arrested.

Priyanka, Investigation Officer (IO), said that the woman had accused five persons of manhandling and raping after holding her hostage at a house in Uttam Nagar here in March 2016. All accused were booked under various Sections of the IPC on her complaint and arrested, he added.

“The court found the allegations to be false in November 2017 and acquitted all accused. It directed the Rewari police to hold an inquiry against the woman. The police inquiry revealed that an ASI, identified as Naresh Kumar, was assisting the woman in the crime. Hence, a case has been registered against him,” said Priyanka. The woman was on Monday produced before a court that sent her to police custody. Efforts were being made to arrest the ASI, she added.

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MLAs for early decision on state Cong leadership; Will Rahul Gandhi make a big change in Haryana soon?

New Delhi : After Congress president Rahul Gandhi winds up his election campaign in Karnataka, he would have to turn his attention to faction-ridden Haryana unit where leadership tussles have been brewing for a long time now.

A change in the state organisation has been necessitated by the exit of Kamal Nath, former Congress general secretary in charge of Haryana, who has since been appointed Madhya Pradesh Congress president.

Over the past few days, Haryana leaders and MLAs have been meeting Rahul to voice their opinion on the changing political scenario in the state. All eyes are now on the Congress president for the long anticipated overhauling of the state unit currently headed by Ashok Tanwar.

Among those who met Rahul recently are MLAs Uday Bhan, Jaiveer Singh, Geeta Bhukkal and Shakuntla Khatak, all representing reserved segments in the Assembly. Former minister Capt Ajay Singh Yadav also met Rahul so did Congress Legislature Party Leader Kiran Choudhry.

The group of four senior Dalit lawmakers from Haryana are learnt to have impressed upon Rahul to make an early decision on the state leadership and enable the new organisation to deliver in the next state elections. It is learnt that these MLAs have batted for leadership change to be “in accordance with the people’s aspirations”. This camp of MLAs is loyal to former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and has been insisting, along with a section of others, for Hooda to be made Haryana Congress chief.

Ajay Yadav is reported to have urged Rahul to take serious note of the INLD-BSP pre-poll tie up announcement which could be detrimental to Congress prospects in the state. Yadav urged Rahul to factor in the Dalit and OBC leaders to counter the impact of the Chautala-Mayawati tango in Haryana. The state has around 18 per cent SCs.
Kiran Choudhry, meanwhile, discussed Haryana’s political situation with Rahul and also the fact that the recent Jan Aakrosh rally in Delhi was a huge success. Haryana Congress workers participated in large numbers in this rally and for the first time the Hooda and Tanwar camps lay low and desisted from personal political grandstanding.

AICC sources privy to discussions on Haryana Congress affairs meanwhile say the first priority for Rahul is to appoint a state in charge. Organisational reshuffle will follow. It’s equally important to see how Rahul balances the need to counter the BJP’s growing non-Jat appeal in Haryana. The Congress has a strong Jat leadership in the state with Hooda and Congress’ national media in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala, both seen as potential leaders in this segment. There is however a debate in the party on the urgency to balance the Jat and non-Jat factor. In the latter category, Kumari Selja and Kuldeep Bishnoi are strong leaders.

Recent events, however, give the Hooda camp a lot of hope considering nine-time Lok Sabha MP Kamal Nath managed to become Madhya Pradesh Congress president despite a formidable younger competitor in Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is known for his closeness to Rahul.

State presidency is a key post in Congress affairs as the party constitution mandates the state chief to sit in the meetings where Assembly tickets are decided and finalised. It is for this reason that the post of state campaign committee chief doesn’t enthuse veteran leaders much. In Punjab, too, Capt Amarinder Singh had insisted the state reins to be handed over to him if he was expected to deliver. In Haryana, Hooda’s situation is akin to Singh’s.

Congress MLA Uday Bhan on Friday told The Tribune that the Jan Kranti Yatra which had to be postponed due to ill health of former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda would now resume from Samalkha in Panipat district on June 3.
Priority: To appoint state in charge

After the election campaign in Karnataka, Congress president Rahul Gandhi to turn his attention to faction-ridden Haryana unit.

AICC sources say the first priority for Rahul is to appoint a state in charge. Organisational reshuffle will follow.

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Finance panel ‘proud’ of state’s achievements; Do you agree?

Chandigarh : Ashok Lahiri, the officiating Chairman of the 15th Finance Commission,  said the country is proud of the achievements of Haryana, especially in improving fiscal management. 

He lauded the Saksham Yuva Schem’ of Haryana and also on it becoming the first kerosene-free state in the country.

Lahiri was addressing mediapersons after holding meetings with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu and several senior officers of the state government. He said Haryana is the first state in the country to prepare a vision document of sustainable goals with the UNDP. He said the state government is focused on achieving its targets. 

Several suggestions have been given to prepare district-specific schemes keeping in view requirements of the districts. He said Gurugram district has the highest per capita income in the country, while the per capita income in Nuh district is very low. There is a need to develop Nuh and bring it into the mainstream, he added.
He said Haryana has made exemplary progress in the implementation of GST. Haryana is also progressing well in the field of digitisation.  He said the availability of water in the state is less than the demand. Some areas have been declared dark zones. Hence, there is a need to strengthen the water management system. 
The state government has submitted suggestions to implement the micro-irrigation system on a large scale for judicious use of water and the Finance Commission would definitely consider the suggestion. 

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WHO report on F’bad second most polluted city ‘incorrect’; Is the minister's statement going to cover the truth?

Chandigarh : 
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has termed the recent report of the World Health Organisation describing Faridabad as the second most polluted city in the world as incorrect.

Environment and Climate Change Minister and Faridabad MLA Vipul Goel said the source of the data, on which the report was based, was not clear.

He said the HSPCB had been monitoring the data since 2010 through Continuous Air Ambient Quality Monitoring Station in Faridabad and Gurugram. As per the details available with the Board, the particulate matter PM2.5 level of both the cities was being monitored regularly since 2013.

“These values increase above 170 briefly for few days around Diwali, crop harvesting, during which residue is burnt and peak winter, when the temperature is low and wind velocity is minimum. Therefore, it is not justified to claim that the average PM 2.5 value is above 170 in Faridabad,” claimed the minister.

He said Faridabad was affected mostly due to the pollution in neighbouring Delhi. “Delhi’s pollution level has always remained higher than these two cities as indicated by our reports, hence placing Faridabad above Delhi is not even logical,” he said.

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