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CM: Power may cost less, conditions apply; Is Govt.; Is the government going to make electricity affordable?

Kaithal :
Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said if people help in bringing down line losses, the government may reduce power tariff in near future.

During a “Seedhi Baat” programme at Kaul village in the district on Friday, the CM urged the people not to indulge in power theft as it was adversely affecting the revenue of the power boards and ultimately, the honest consumer was to suffer.

Announcing a new scheme for the benefit of power consumers, the CM said that surcharge and interest of the defaulters would be waived if they apply for power connection and consumers would be given option to clear their outstanding bills in instalments so that such consumers could shed the habit of stealing power.

He announced Rs 5 crore for development works in Kaul and Pabnawa villages.
Sanctioning Rs 8.74 crore for development works in Dhand, the CM said that projects worth Rs 350 crore were under execution in Pundri Assembly segment. He said that the Kaithal-Karnal and Kaithal-Kurukshetra roads were being widened up to 10 metres and Falgu Tirath would be developed at a cost of Rs 5 crore. To have direct interaction with people, he had started “Seedhi Baat” programme for people living in villages, he said.

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Abhay, Chander Mohan closeted for 40 minutes; Is there something goin on in both the leaders?

Chandigarh :
Leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala’s visit to former Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan’s residence on Tuesday fuelled speculation in political circles.
Abhay visited Chander Mohan’s residence in Panchkula and was closeted with him for over 40 minutes. Abhay and Mohan termed the visit as a courtesy call.

“I was not able to attend the wedding of Mohan’s son Sidharth Bishnoi in December 2016. On Tuesday, I was crossing the road separating Sectors 8 and 7 when I noticed his residence and stopped for a while to bless Sidharth,” said Abhay.

The former Deputy Chief Minister’s future political plans were at the centre of discussion between the two leaders.

Sources said Mohan made his intentions clear about staging a political comeback after a decade-long “exile” after Fiza “episode” and would contest the next polls even if he was not fielded by the Congress. “I will definitely contest the polls either from Kalka or Panchkula,” he told The Tribune.

“The Fiza episode was a conspiracy against me. My family and I suffered because of the episode. People who had voted for me for nearly two decades did not suffer. I will go to them again and seek their blessings in the upcoming elections,” he said.

Mohan had won from Kalka four times in succession and remained a Congress legislator from 1993 to 2009. He became Deputy Chief Minister under Bhupinder Singh Hooda in 2005.

Mohan was dropped from the Cabinet in December 2008 due to prolonged absence following his marriage to Anuradha Bali, alias Fiza, after embracing Islam and adopting the name Chand Mohammad.

The Congress did not field him in 2009. He contested on the Haryana Janhit Congress ticket from Nalwa in 2014, but lost.

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HC for speedy disposal of ejectment petitions; Is it good decision for landlords?

Chandigarh :
In a major relief to landowners seeking eviction of tenants, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has reminded the courts below that ejectment pleas on the ground of personal necessity were required to be disposed of expeditiously. The High Court has also asked the courts below to keep in mind the Supreme Court observations in the case of “Hameed Kunju versus Nazim”.

The apex court, among other things, had observed that the object of the rent laws all over the state was to ensure speedy disposal of eviction cases between the landlord and tenant, especially in those cases where the landlord sought eviction for his bona fide need. An eviction case is a lawsuit usually filed by a landlord against a tenant to recover possession of real property. Personal necessity is one of the grounds for eviction.
Such a lawsuit filed before a rent controller could take years before its disposal.
The reminder by Justice Gurvinder Singh Gill came in a case where the ejectment application was filed by the petitioner-landlord in March 2017 on the ground of personal necessity. “A perusal of the zimni (interim) orders, annexed with the present petition, indicate that till date even the issues have not been framed,” Justice Gill added.
In his petition against M/s Ajay Garments, petitioner-landlord Ujjwal Sahrawat was seeking issuance of a direction to Rohtak rent controller to pass “some appropriate order” for assessment of provisional rent and for disposal of the ejectment application within a fixed time frame.

Taking up the matter, Justice Gill — on a previous date of hearing — directed Rohtak District and Sessions Judge to submit a report in the matter.

In response, the Bench was told that the rent controller, vide order dated May 14, 2018, has assessed the provisional rent of the premises in question at Rs 30,000 per month.
Justice Gill observed the petitioner’s prayer for issuance of a direction to the rent controller for assessing the provisional rent was rendered infructuous after the passing of the order.
“In view of the position, Rohtak rent controller is directed to make efforts to conclude the proceedings expeditiously preferably within a period of six months,” Justice Gill added.

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Rohtak villagers meet SP, seek arrest of accused; Is it a Honour Killing Case?

Karnal :
Scores of residents of Makdoli Kalan and adjoining villages in Rohtak district on Thursday met Superintendent of Police (SP) Surinder Singh Bhoria and demanded arrest of the accused in the suspected honour killing case of Jyoti (19).

Monu, a resident of Makdoli Kalan village and husband of the victim, alleged that Jyoti was murdered by her family members and her father and other villagers had misled the police by claiming that Jyoti had committed suicide.

Earlier, Jyoti’s father Rajesh Kumar along with other residents of Ballah village met the SP on Tuesday evening and alleged that Jyoti had committed suicide after being harassed by Monu. He also alleged that Monu was blackmailing her on the pretext of an obscene video clip of her and he was also demanding dowry.

Monu refuted the allegations and said that he got married to Jyoti on March 14 in a Ghaziabad temple. “Jyoti went to her parental house on May 24. She was beaten up badly by her family members and then they killed her,” he alleged.

“I want justice and I am ready for any inquiry over the allegations levelled by Jyoti’s father against me,” he said.

The SP said an SIT led by DSP Virender Kumar was investigating the case.

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Honeypreet’s bail petition rejected; Is it good Decision?

Panchkula :
A local court on Thursday rejected the bail application of Honeypreet Insan, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s adopted daughter.
The order was passed by Additional District and Sessions Judge Neerja Kulwant Kalson. Honeypreet’s counsel said they would approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court after getting a certified copy of the court’s order.

Honeypreet had sought regular bail on the grounds that the Haryana Police had not found any evidence against her. The SIT formed to investigate the Panchkula violence that broke out on August 25 last year had slapped sedition charges against her.

Honeypreet’s counsel had argued that she had not participated in the violence and was inside the court complex with the dera chief when the verdict was pronounced.

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