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20 years later, case filed for recruiting 4 on fake papers; Is the law ignored in this matter?

Ambala :
The Ambala police have registered a case against the District Education Officer and a retired government school principal in connection with a 20-year-old case of fraudulent recruitment of four Class IV employees.

As per information, the recruitments were made from 1994 to 1998 at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Police Lines, Ambala City.

The retired principal and the present District Education Officer, who was then a senior lecturer in the school, were members of the recruitment committee. The age certificates of all four employees and caste certificate of one of them were found to be fake.

The advocate for the complainant in the case said, “The then principal had misused her powers to adjust them. The case was registered on the directions of the court. The complainant in the case, Paramjit Sharma, joined the school as principal in March 1999. He observed the irregularities and took action against them. In 2000, a writ was filled in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the selection of an ineligible candidate and the appointment was quashed.”

“In 2002, the matter was raised before the then CM and in 2004, a writ was filed by the complainant in the High Court. Despite directions from the court, no action was taken and contempt was filed in 2015.

“In 2016, a letter was sent by the Education Department to the police to register a case in this matter but to no avail. Then, the complainant approached the district court. A few days ago, the court summoned the SHO and ordered the registration of a case,” he said.
The advocate said, “Finally, a case has been registered against DEO Uma Sharma and retired principal Prem Behl.”

Paramjit Sharma said, “I have been harassed over these years for discharging my duties as principal. I have spent all my energy and money in this case.”

The case has been registered under Section 406, 420, 409, 466, 467, 471 and 120-B of the IPC.

Baldev Nagar police station SHO Rajnish Yadav said, “A case has been registered and the matter is being investigated.”

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College principals told to ensure shifting of students; Whether the students are having problems with the new conditions?

Higher Edu Dept Directive creates flutter among students, lecturers

Rewari :
Candidates who have taken admission in the under-graduate (UG) courses in government colleges in this academic session will have to change either their subject/stream or college if the student strength is less than 20 in the subject/stream.

The Department of Higher Education has directed principals of all government colleges in the state to ensure the shifting of such students to nearby college or change his/her subject/stream according to his/her choice. The condition will be applicable to old colleges, while a minimum strength of 10 students for a subject/stream have been placed for the newly established colleges, say sources.

A communiqué in this regard has been sent to the principals from the office of the Director-General (Higher Education) whereby the principals have also been asked to complete the process of merger and rationalisation within two days by complying with the directives in letter and spirit, the sources maintain.

The directives have not only created a flutter among students and teaching faculty but also caused fear among extension (guest) lecturers of being displaced as the move will also adversely affect the workload, the sources add.

Executing the directives, Government College, Nahar, has asked its all 10 students of B Com (Ist year) either to change their stream or to shift the nearby college.
“The notice has left all of us high and dry. I do not want to change my stream, hence will have to go to either Kosli which is 7 km away or Kanwali village that is 17 km from Nahar,” said a BCom student, adding that it would further add to his woes in case these colleges would also be facing same problem of student strength of less than 20.

Similar is the situation in Government College at Badli village in Jhajjar district where the student strength of commerce stream is less than 20. “We have asked commerce students to adopt one of two options, either to change stream or college,” said SN Sharma, Principal of the college.

Another principal said the opening of several new colleges was the main reason behind the decreasing number of students in old colleges as they now prefer to get admission in their nearest college. “Definitely, the move has brought misery to those students who have opted for subject/stream having strength of less than 20,” he added.

Ishwar Singh, president, Haryana Extension Lecturers Welfare Association, says the new directives have left many extension lecturers displaced due to considerable drop in the workload, hence the government should also ensure their adjustment.

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Candidates who have taken admission in the under-graduate courses in government colleges in this academic session will have to change either their subject/stream or college if the student strength is less than 20 in the subject/stream. The Department of Higher Education has directed principals of all government colleges in the state to ensure the shifting of such students to nearby college or change his/her subject/stream according to their choice

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Cops to ensure kanwariyas’ security; Is it a good decision?

Chandigarh :
The Haryana Police are set to make adequate security arrangements for the smooth conduct of ongoing Kanwar Mela-2018 that began on July 28 and will continue up to August 9.

Mohd Akil, Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order), said all Commissioners of Police and District Superintendents of Police have been directed to ensure smooth kanwar yatra by making elaborate arrangements for maintaining law and order and smooth flow of traffic in their respective places of postings. They have also been instructed to make available additional force in the districts concerned. The officers have been asked to make all arrangements so that kanwariyas do not face any inconvenience.

Akil said the meeting was also held with the officers of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand to ensure proper coordination. Elaborate arrangements have also been made to segregate the movement of kanwariyas and other road users and to minimise inconvenience to the general public and devotees.

He said the police had also been directed to carry out intensive patrolling on all routes being used by the kanwarias in the state. Traffic jams must be avoided and camping or parking places must be located away from the main roads with suitable security arrangements. All officers must ensure that the kanwar shivirs are established at sufficient distance away from the road edge and the shivirs should be located on the same side on which kanwarias travel. In addition, they have also been instructed to ensure adequate arrangements for safety of security of female kanwarias.

He said apart from keeping a watch on anti-social elements, the police would also plan alternate routes for traffic diversion, if required. Senior police officers of Gurugram, Faridabad, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonipat, Jhajjar, Mewat and Palwal have been asked to put extra emphasis on the security and traffic arrangements during the yatra, he added.

No heavy vehicle to ply on Meerut road till Aug 9

Karnal: Keeping in view the Kanwar yatra, the district administration has planned a major traffic diversion in the district for nine days from August 1 to 9. During this period, there would be a ban on the plying of heavy vehicles on Meerut Road, which is a major road connecting Haryana with UP and further to Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The entry of light vehicles would also be banned between August 7 and 9 on this road.

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Honey trap: Woman among five arrested in Fatehabad; Are Honey Trap incidents growing in Haryana?

Chandigarh :
In a honey trap case at Fatehabad, the police arrested five persons, including a woman, who recorded her conversation with the victim and then threatened to lodge a complaint against him.

A spokesperson of the police said Teja Singh, a class IV employee at the blood bank in Civil Hospital, had lodged a complaint that some youths were blackmailing him on the basis of his telephonic conversation with a woman.

He alleged that initially, they had demanded Rs 1 lakh to settle the matter, but now, they had scaled down their demand to Rs 40,000.

On the advice of the police, Teja Singh called the callers to the bus stand to take the first instalment of Rs 20,000. The accused came in a car and the moment they accepted the money, they were nabbed by a police party. The police have identified the accused as Sunil, alias Sonu of Shekhupur Daroli, Dharambir and Sneha from Banawali, Vijay Singh from Kharaiti Khera and Jai Singh from Bighar road in Fatehabad. 

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Yamuna overflow: Haryana releases 21,006 cusecs of water; Whether the flood of Yamuna threatens Haryana?

New Delhi :
The water level of the Yamuna river in the national capital is expected to rise further as 21,006 cusecs of water has been released from the Hathani Kund Barrage on Tuesday night.

The water was released by Haryana at 10 pm.

The water level in the Yamuna in Delhi was recorded at the 205.96 meter mark at the same time.

Earlier on Tuesday, 19,662 cusecs of water was released at 6 pm from the Hathani Kund Barrage. At that time, the water level in the Yamuna was recorded at the 206.05 meter mark.

This comes after the Railways earlier temporarily suspended the rail traffic over the old Yamuna Bridge Loha Pul.

Due to the closure of the Yamuna Bridge, at least two passenger trains have been cancelled while 19 trains have been terminated. Meanwhile, 17 trains have been diverted after the water level crossed the danger mark.

Earlier, as to how families residing near old Yamuna Bridge in the national capital are allegedly forced to stay on roads due to less availability of shelter homes.
The families were evacuated from their homes after the water level of the Yamuna crossed the danger mark.

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