Sunday, December 10, 2017

Two foreigners among 6 arrested in sex racket

CHANDIGARH, DEC 10
Haryana Police has arrested six women, including two foreigners, and a man for operating a sex racket in a spa centre at Gurugram.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Police Department said that following a tip-off, the police had sent dummy customers to the Auwa Thai Spa Centre in the Central Plaza Mall on Golf Course Road in Sector 53 and found that sex racket was functional in the spa centre.
          The spokesman said that a case has been registered against the accused, including a woman from Thailand and another from Kenya, under various sections at Sector 53 police station. The accused would be produced in the court and sent to police remand, he added.

SIT TO PROBE RAPE ANCIDENT: The Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu, has strongly condemned the incident of rape of six-year old girl in Uklana as a huge embarrassment to the humanity and said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) would investigate the case to ensure that justice is provided to the victim at any cost.
            Interacting with media persons in Hisar today, Capt Abhimanyu said that taking cognizance of the incident, the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, had directed that the case be investigated by a SIT.
         Asked about the campaign launched by the INLD on toll tax, the minister said when in opposition, INLD leaders mislead people by giving irresponsible statements on providing 24-hour power supply and free electricity. They should indulge in responsible politics. If they feel that law is being violated in case of toll or any other issue, they could get it resolved legally. The people of the state have come to understand the politics of INLD very well and have dismissed the party, he added.
          Capt Abhimanyu said the Chief Minister had already ended toll on about 30 roads in the state. The work on laying the web of road network in the country, initiated by the former Prime Minister, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is being carried forward rapidly.
          Earlier while redressing the grievances of people, the minister directed the District Revenue Officer, Mr. Rajender Singh, to suspend such patwaris as caused unnecessary delay in works like registration of mutation (intkal) in the district. Taking a tough stand against officers and employees causing unnecessary delay in the execution of works, he said that negligence in work generated fear of corruption which would not be tolerated at any cost. As many as 58 complaints were taken up and Capt Abhimanyu directed the officers concerned to redress them at the earliest.
          Later, the Minister held a meeting with district officers and sought information about the projects which were lying pending at the headquarters in Chandigarh.
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Gurugram Fortis Hospital face criminal and civil action

CHANDIGARH, DEC 10
Both criminal and civil action is being initiated against the Fortis Hospital in Gurugram in the case pertaining to the death of a child due to dengue. This is being done following the directions issued by the Haryana Health Minister, Mr. Anil Vij.
          Disclosing this here today, an official spokesman said a committee had been constituted to investigate the matter which submitted its report to the Health Department. The department has directed the Civil Surgeon, Gurugram, to provide one copy each of the report to the parents of the child and the hospital, and one copy to the police with instructions to initiate criminal inquiry against the hospital.
          On the basis of report, an FIR has been registered against the hospital under Section 304 (2) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) in Sushant Lok Police Station. The other criminal action against the hospital is being taken under the Epidemic Diseases Act, he added.
          The Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram, Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh, said instructions had been issued to all hospitals in Gurugram that in case of any case pertaining to dengue or swine flu, the hospital would immediately inform the Health Department, but Fortis Hospital did not inform the department about the said dengue case. For this negligence, the Health Department would get a case registered against the hospital under Section 188 of the IPC.
          The spokesman said besides these two criminal inquiries, civil action on three counts was also being taken against the Fortis Hospital. The Drug Controller Department has issued notice to the pharmacy running in the hospital for various shortcomings found and a reply is awaited. The State Drug Controller would take decision on the reply and license of the pharmacy may be suspended under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1945, or may be cancelled. 
          Similarly, on the basis of the report of the investigation committee, notice has also been issued to the blood bank of the hospital for which 15 days have been given to file a reply. On the basis of the reply, action would be taken against the blood bank under which its license may be suspended or cancelled.
          Apart from this, the Health Department has also directed the Haryana Urban Development Authority to check the norms and agreement pertaining to the treatment facility to the economically weaker sections. If any negligence is found, action would be taken against the hospital, he added. 
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Khallar hails media; asks it to frame its own code of conduct

CHANDIGARH, DEC 10
Hailing media as the fourth and an important pillar of democracy, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal Khattar, has said that as the government could not interfere in   their right to free expression enshrined in our Constitution, the media should frame its own code of conduct to ensure that whatever media persons wrote or telecast, is in the interest of the society and the nation.
         Mr Manohar Lal was speaking as Chief Guest at the concluding session of the two-day national meet of the Confederation of Newspaper and News Agency Employees Organizations, here today.
         The contribution of media to the society could not be ignored in the present-day world but maintaining credibility is a major challenge before the media. If they are able to maintain credibility, they would certainly be successful in their mission or profession, he said.
           Exhorting the media persons to take media as a mission, he said in the pre-Independence days, leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Lokmanya Tilak had taken media as a mission, and not as a profession, with the aim to get the country freed from the clutches of Britishers.
    As far as challenges are concerned, media and politicians are facing almost same challenges. While narrating an incident, the Chief Minister said when Mr Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of the country he was asked by the media about his biggest challenge. Mr Modi replied that maintaining good image of his fraternity was his biggest challenge.
           Similarly, to achieve success in the profession, media persons should maintain its image and credibility. Today, professionals like advocates, doctors and media persons need to work with missionary zeal by sticking to ethics for betterment of the society.
      Now-a-days, media has grown manifold and so has the competition among them. The aim of the media should be to work to eliminate social evils from the society, enlighten the people on several issues and refrain from giving news which is not based on facts, he said. 
    Referring to the social media, the Chief Minister said the world had become a village and this form of media was emerging as the fastest way of disseminating news from one part of the world to another as compared to electronics and print media. But authenticity of the news should be verified before circulating it on the social media. He urged media persons to separate news from views as this could present someone in bad light before the readers.
          Mr Manohar Lal said the state government had implemented the pension scheme for media persons in the state and the other announcements made by him would also be implemented soon. Media rooms have been set up in five districts and the process to set up such rooms in the remaining districts is in progress. Haryana is a media-friendly state and everything possible would be done for the welfare of media persons, he added.
          Those present included Director, Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Mr Sameer Pal Srow, Media Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr Amit Arya, and a large number of media persons.
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Friday, December 8, 2017

Terminated Bhuna Sugar Mill employees get jobs

CHANDIGARH, DEC 8
 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the present State Government had provided employment to employees who were fired from Bhuna Sugar Mill and employment would also be provided to the remaining employees under a procedure.
        The Chief Minister, who was redressing the grievances of people in a Janta Darbar organised at Fatehabad today, heard about 500 complaints, demands and suggestions, and directed the officers concerned to redress the same at the earliest.
        Taking action on a complaint, he directed to initiate vigilance inquiry against General Manager, Cooperative Bank, Fatehabad, Narsi Ram. The General Manager had re-issued loan to those who had been declared defaulter by the bank whereas loan was not given to various needy and eligible people.
        On a complaint made by Rekha, a resident of Bhaini Akbarpur, the Chief Minister directed to suspend Poonam, Staff Nurse posted Community Health Centre. The complainant informed that instead of performing her delivery at CHC, Poonam had taken the complainant to a private hospital and charged Rs 17,000 for her delivery.
        Taking action on a complaint made by Jasbir, a resident of village Bhundada regarding illegal acquisition of surplus land of village, the Chief Minister directed to get the entire matter investigated by vigilance.
        Regarding a complaint of unauthorised construction in Ratia, the Chief Minister directed the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Ratia to remove the unauthorised construction and added that such activities would not be tolerated.
        On a complaint received against oriental insurance company regarding issuing claims to beneficiaries under Pashudhan Bima Yojana, Mr. Manohar Lal directed the Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry and Dairying Department, Dr. Kashi Ram to take action in the matter as per rules.

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Dubai entrepreneurs ikeen to invest in Haryana

CHANDIGARH, DEC 8
Haryana Chief Minister  Manohar Lal Khattar said that entrepreneurs in Dubai have evinced keen interest in investing in Haryana in the field of infrastructure, healthcare and housing. A delegation from Dubai would visit Haryana in January, next year.
          Mr Manohar Lal was interacting with the media persons soon after arriving at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi from his 3-day visit to Dubai.
            The Chief Minister said that during his Dubai visit which has been undertaken with an aim to give impetus to the foreign investment in the State, he held 13 meetings with different Entrepreneurial groups within just 44 hours.
           He said that the entrepreneurs in Dubai were really impressed with the development taken place in Haryana as a result of the ease of doing business in the State and evinced keen interest in infrastructure development and healthcare especially in the scheme for setting up of medical college in each district of the State. Besides, they have also shown interest in the import of wheat and rice from Haryana. Discussion was also held regarding sending skilled work force from Haryana to Dubai, he added.
           In reply to a question, the Chief Minister said that investment proposals of about Rs 86,000 crore in the State are on different stages of implementation. He said that those who are raising fingers on this are required to correct their knowledge about the figures.
           Among those present on this occasion included Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh, Minister of State for Cooperation, Mr Manish Kumar Grover, MLA Mrs Seema Trikha, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Mr Deepak Mangla and other prominent personalities.

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Joint duty on Dec 9 or face termination: Vij

CHANDIGARH, DEC 8 
Haryana Health Minister, Mr Anil Vij said that all employees working on contract basis under National Health Mission (NM), had been directed to join their duty by 8 amDecember 9, else their services would be terminated.
               Mr Vij said that in this regards, all civil surgeons had been directed to issue notices to all such employees in their respective districts so that they could join back in time.  Failing which, the contract of those employees would be terminated.
            He said that all justified demands of employees of NHM had already been fulfilled by the state government. Their wages have been increased by three per cent and their service rules have been framed.  Even after this, if they continue with their strike then strict actions would be taken against them.
            Their demand regarding regularization relates to the Central Government, on which the Centre alone can take a decision. All these employees are working under a project.  “Referral Transport and emergency medical services would not be allowed to be suffered in any case, we have our regular employees, if NHM employees do not return in time, we would consider the alternative arrangement, he added.

CDLU INVITES APPLICATIONS: Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa has invited online applications for admission to Ph.D programme in biotechnology, business administration, computer science and applications, chemistry, commerce, economics, energy and environmental  sciences, English, food science and technology, law, physics, physical education and public administration for the session 2017-18.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of University said that last for submission of online application would be January 1, 2018. Application form alongwith required documents and system generated challan either in persons or by post should reach in office of concerned department by January 3, 2018.
           He said that further details could be obtained from university website www.cdlu.digitaluniversity.ac.in orwww.cdlu.ac.in.
CM TO INTERACT WITH HCS OFFICERS Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal will interact with the HCS (Ex. Br.) officers of 2011 batch on December 10, 2017 at 11 am at his camp office here.
           This was informed by an official spokesman here today.

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HSSC to conduct interview on Dec 21

CHANDIGARH, DEC 8
The Haryana Staff Selection Commission (HSSC) has decided to conduct the interview/Viva-voce of the shortlisted eligible candidates for the post of Social Education and Panchayat Officer, Development and Panchayat Department and Assistant Secretary, Agriculture Marketing Board against advertisement No. 7/2015 Category No. 6 and 16 respectively on December 21, 2017 at Commission Office in Sector-2, Panchkula.
           While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Commission said that on the basis of the written examination and scrutiny of documents, the Commission has shortlisted the eligible candidates for interview/viva-voce.
           He said that the roll numbers of the candidates called provisionally for interview or Viva-voce are available on the Commission website www.hssc.gov.in. He said that the candidates have been advised to download the Admit Card from the website of the Commission on or after December 18, 2017 and report at 9 am for interview/Viva-Voce.  They have also been directed to bring all the original documents along with them. In case, a candidate did not appear for interview or Viva-voce no further opportunity would be given thereafter, he added.
           The spokesman said that the candidates have been advised to visit the website of the Commission for information as no communication would be sent to individual candidates separately.

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