‘Cheated’ by realtor, 400 families approach CM; Should the govt. take strong action against such builder?
Say plots not handed over in Karnal despite depositing amount
After depositing almost the entire amount over more than seven years, around 400 families have been left in the lurch as Soni Realtors Private Limited has reportedly not handed over possession of plots in Sector 32-A here.
The residents have been running from pillar to post to get their land registered from a licensed coloniser. A large number of residents alleged that even after getting possession letters and depositing the full amount since 2011, they could not get their land registered.
They approached Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the PWD Rest House to raise the issue. The Chief Minister assured them that injustice would not be meted out.
He asked them to meet the Director, Town and Country Planning Department. Earlier in the day, they met a delegation of the National Company Law Tribunal and submitted their claims.
Mukesh Sharma, one of the affected, said Soni Realtors had got a licence from the Town and Country Planning Department in 2011 to develop a colony on 55 acres comprising commercial plots on around two acres.
He said the coloniser had sold more than 400 plots and plot holders were assured of possession by 2015. He said after failing to get possession of their land, the residents had approached officials of the department, but no action had been taken.
Dr Rakesh Jindal, also among the affected, said he had purchased a 250-yard plot in the colony and deposited around Rs 23 lakh between 2011 and 2013, but was waiting for registration of the plot in his name. “The company owner has left us in an awkward situation as we do not have registry of plots,” he said.
One of the affected said she had procured a 359-yard plot and deposited full payment by 2016. “We have been assured of possession and registry of land, but are still living in rented accommodation and paying instalment on home loan,” she said.
Sandeep Chauhan, who was also affected, said the Town and Country Planning Department should take over the colony for the large interests of residents.
District Town Planner Amrik Singh said the company had not deposited government fee and so they had issued a notice under Section 18. If the fee was not deposited, the licence of the company would be cancelled, he said. Despite several attempts, officials of the company could not be contacted for comment.
MoU signed for PGIMS doctors’ training in UK; Is medical service better than this MoU?
The authorities of Pt Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences (UHS), Rohtak, and the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (BAPIO) have signed an MoU for the training of the local PGIMS doctors in the UK.
The UHS Vice-Chancellor, Prof OP Kalra, maintained that the doctor visiting the UK for the training would bear his/her own expenses and get the salary for the training period from the UK government.
“After returning to India, the doctor would have to serve at the PGIMS only,” he asserted.
The MoU was signed by the UHS Registrar, Prof HK Agarwal, and BAPIO training academy chairman Prof Parag Singhal on Sunday. An Indo-UK symposium on affordable healthcare was also organised on the UHS campus.
Addressing the participants at the symposium, Professor Kalra said getting affordable healthcare was the right of everyone, but much work needed to be done for the provision of quality healthcare in villages and urban slums.
The UHS Vice-Chancellor pointed out that economical healthcare services were available in India, due to which patients from various countries visit our country for treatment.
He observed that the government was laying emphasis on the public-private partnership model so as to ensure the provision of quality healthcare services at affordable cost.
Court drops sedition charges against 19 dera followers; Will the dera followers get relief from this?
Police had registered 239 FIRs
In yet another blow to the Haryana Police, the Panchkula court dropped sedition charges against 19 followers of Dera Sacha Sauda in connection with 2017 violence that killed 36 people and left more than 200 people wounded.
Top aides of dera chief, including Panchkula dera in charge Chamkaur Singh and media coordinator Surender Dhiman, Pawan Insan, are among 19 accused.
The orders were passed on Monday but the copy was made available on Thursday.
Importantly, the Haryana Police had sent reminders to the state government for prosecution sanction for sedition charges, but no sanction was given by the government.
While framing of charges, Additional Sessions Judge Rajan Walia said, “At the very outset, the public prosecutor has fairly conceded that for prosecuting
the accused for the commission of offence punishable under Sections 121, 121-A and 124 of the IPC, sanction has not been accorded by the government and impressed upon the framing of charge under the remaining offences”.
The court framed charges for attempt to murder, rioting and criminal conspiracy under Sections 147, 148,149, 353, 186, 188, 332, 333, 307, 435 read with Section 148, 177 and 120B the IPC against 19 dera followers.
In the FIR no. 343, registered at Sector 5 police station, it was stated that these accused had caused damage to government buildings, LIC building, Fire Brigade property and vehicles of journalists near Hafed Chowk.
After the violence in August last year, the Panchkula police had registered 239 FIRs at different police stations. Of the total FIRs, sedition charge was slapped against the accused in 10 FIRs only. The SIT had sought prosecution sanction from the state Home Department for slapping the sedition charge against dera followers in all these 10 FIRs. However, the state government gave sanction only in two FIRs – the main case of violence in Panchkula and the dera chief’s escape bid.
This is the third dera violence case to see sedition charges being dropped. In February, the court had dropped sedition charge against 53 dera followers in another FIR related to the violence in Panchkula. Similarly, in the first week of July, the court had dropped sedition charges against 41 dera followers in FIR no. 333.
Six persons acquitted in April
In April, in the FIR no. 415, District and Sessions Judge Ritu Tagore had acquitted six persons charged with rioting and snatching at Hafed Chowk — the epicentre of violence on August 25 last year after the arrest of Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
Pollution board recommends closure of three pyrolysis units; Is it a good decision?
Decides to take similar action against three stone crushers
The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has recommended the closure of three tyre pyrolysis oil manufacturing units in Gangutana village and Narnaul in the district. The board has also decided to take similar action against three stone crushers being operated in the Nangal Choudhary area.
During inspection in May, board officials found the units grossly violating mandatory provisions under the Prevention and Control of Pollution Act and Environment Protection Act.
“The officials neither found proper sampling arrangement of stacks nor effluent treatment plants to treat the waste generated from wet scrubber and oil mixed water generated from final oil collection tank. Even, the units did not have proper shed to store carbon black generated as by-product,” said sources.
During inspection of the stone crushers, the officials found that sprinklers were not in working conditions, machineries were not covered properly, metal sheets were lying broken, tree plantation was insufficient and no logbook was maintained regarding electricity consumed for operations of sprinklers, premises were dusty and no wetting was done, said the sources.
Even, the crushers did not have air pollution control measures. The officials also collected samples of air emission from the crushers which also failed the test, said the sources.
“After inspection, the pryrolysis units and stone crushers were issued show-cause notices, but all units failed to respond to the notices in stipulated time. Recommendations for closure of the tyre units have been made, while we have decided to take similar action against the stone crushers,” said Ravinder Yadav, SDO, HSPCB regional office, Dhaaruhera, Rewari.
What is pyroylsis plant?
A pyroylsis plant produces industrial fuel for furnaces by heating rubber tyres in a reactor in the absence of oxygen. This produces a gas which is condensed and turned into fuel oil. Carbon black is a by-product of this process and is used to make dyes.
Haryana school with zero result to get motivational drills; Will this help the children?
The District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), a government teacher training institute located in the district’s Mattarsham village, has adopted Government Girls Secondary School in Kabrel village that shot to infamy due to zero result of Class X students this year.
The DIET staff would organise camps in the school to motivate and train teachers for better performance of students.
All 24 students of the school flunked Class X exams conducted by the Haryana Board of School Education.
The school has a staff of seven teachers. Two posts – one of the head master and another of Sanksrit teacher — are vacant. The school, which re-admitted most of the 24 students, has the strength of 40 students in Class X.
In Parliament, Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala on Wednesday flagged the issue of poor results of the Kabrel school, while demanding recruitment of regular teachers in all government schools.
“The entire batch failed to clear the examination due to shortage of teachers. The Kabrel school did not have a teacher for mathematics, science and English for long,” he said in Lok Sabha.
Village sarpanch Dharam Singh said the panchayat intimated the district education authorities about the vacant posts, but they did not bother to fill them. “The teachers were appointed a couple of months before the Class X exam,” he added.
The ADC, Amarjit Singh Maan, said the DIET had adopted the government school for a year. He hoped it would raise the standards of teaching and learning.
All 24 students flunked Class X
All 24 students of the school flunked Class X exams conducted by the Haryana Board of School Education
The school has a staff of seven teachers. Two posts — one of the head master and another of Sanksrit teacher — are vacant