A family of five was killed in an accident on the Agra-Delhi highway at Hodal in Palwal on Tuesday. The family was on its way back from Vrindavan to Delhi when a canter suddenly applied brakes and their Santro car rammed into the truck. The CNG kit in the car also caught fire. While two of the car occupants died,three succumbed on way to the hospital. The deceased have been identified as Ashok Aggarwal,his wife Manju,son Amit,daughter-in-law Seema and grandson Shobhit.
Man killed by uncle,sons in Hisar dist
Hisar: The body of Amarjeet (22),a resident of Ladosa village in Hisar district,was recovered from Neoli Kalan village on Tuesday. Amarjeet,aka Sonu,was found with injury marks on his body. Amarjeet was having a property dispute with his uncle and cousins,who allegedly took him to a secluded spot in Neoli Kalan and stabbed him to death. A case has been registered against Amarjeets uncle and his cousins, an investigating officers said.
Capt asks workers to get ready for LS polls
Hoshiarpur: Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked party workers to get ready for the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing a public meeting organised by local MLA and District Congress Committee president Sunder Shyam Arora,Amarinder said: The Akalis were getting nervous and arm-twisting Congress workers to join them. The Akalis,particularly Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia,has let lose a reign of terror on the workers.
Punjab failed to account for SCs
Jalandhar: The Chamar Mahan Sabha,a non-political caste-based organisation working for SCs,on Tuesday alleged that though SC contributes 35 per cent to Punjabs population,the state government has failed to accommodate them during the recently-concluded elections of mayors of four municipal corporations (MCs). Saying that the government must respect the sentiments of the SCs as far as sharing of the power is concerned,Sabha president Paramjit Singh Kainth urged the state to appoint officers belonging to the SCs as commissioners of the existing MCs.
Majithia: NDA will provide development
Amritsar: Cautioning people to exercise their franchise in a judicious manner in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections,Punjab Cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia on Tuesday said that to march hand in hand towards progress and to usher an era of development,it is necessary that NDA should come to power at Centre. Speaking during a rally at a village in Majitha constituency,he said: People may not have to wait for the Parliamentary elections as Congress would crumble far early under the weight of its own mismanagement.
No non-teaching work for teachers
Chandigarh: The Haryana Elementary Education Department has issued directions that teachers cannot be deployed on non-teaching work during teaching hours. In a written communication,District Elementary Education Officers have been directed not to allow teachers to leave school during teaching hours. Teachers should devote the entire teaching time to teaching and no non-teaching work should be assigned to them during that duration,a state government said.
Paddy procurement begins in Haryana
Chandigarh: For the Kharif season 2012-13,procurement of paddy has started in Haryana and a total of 20,155 metric tonnes of paddy has already arrived in various mandis. As per official records Kurukshetra has received the most paddy at 11,948 metric tonnes.
ASHA workers: Rs 100 to recharge phone
Chandigarh: Haryana health minister Rao Narender Singh has announced that Rs 100 per month will be given to Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers),and female Multi Purpose Health Workers (MPHW) for getting their cellphones recharged to maintain better coordination with needy women,children and patients.