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Court Commissioner visits Hisar village 17.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Hisar, June 16 The High Court-appointed Court Commissioner on Saturday visited the district’s Bhatla village, where Dalits have been facing social boycott for a year. The Court Commissioner, Additional Advocate General Deepak Balyan, met Dalit families at Ravidass Mandir. Dalit youth Ajay Kumar, who has filed a petition in the High Court, recorded his statement before Balyan and claimed Dalit families were facing social boycott. “We have been at the receiving end of upper-caste families. To make matters worse, the police are backing upper-caste families. These are trying times for us. My family sold off cattle as we could not get fodder for it. Upper-caste landowning men have refused to hire us for agriculture-related works,” Ajay alleged. Later, Ajay told The Tribune that every time, members of a commission visited the village to redress grievances of Dalits, the police misled them. The trigger for social boycott was a clash between Dalit and upper-caste youths on June 15, 2017. The ...
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Court orders stay on sealing of liquor vends in P’kula till June 20 16.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panchkula, June 15 A local court here on Friday ordered status quo till the next date of hearing on the MC’s notice to seal liquor vends in the town over land rent dues. Recently, the Panchkula MC Commissioner had issued notices to 15 such liquor vends in the town. Jubilee Beverages Limited, through its counsel Sameer Sethi, had approached a local court against the MC notice. Giving details about the court proceedings, advocate Sameer Sethi said they had moved court against the MC notices and now, the court has ordered the parties to maintain a status quo till the next date of hearing, June 20. The petitioner had maintained that it ran 11 liquor vends in Panchkula under tin sheds on open land and had already paid advance rent to HUDA. Recently, MC commissioner Rajesh Jogpal issued notices to liquor shops near Mansa Devi Complex, Sector 3, near hotel Bella Vista in Sector 5, near Majri Chowk, at Bhainsa Tibba in Sector 5-B of the MDC, near Suraj Theatre in Sector 1 and others, ...
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HC bins land ownership plea of Faridabad MC 12.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 11 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has held that 104 kanals and nine marlas in Ballabgarh, Faridabad district, does not belong the Faridabad Municipal Corporation. With this judgment, Justice Ritu Bahri has ended a three-decade-long legal tussle. The case has its genesis in a civil suit filed by Ram Chand and other plaintiffs for declaration that the land situated within the revenue estate of Lakkarpur village in Ballabgarh tehsil was owned and possessed by them. Directions were sought for restraining the defendant, Faridabad Complex Administration, from claiming any right or possession. The complex administration was later converted into a municipal corporation. Counsel for the defendant Puneet Bali told the Bench that the land was erroneously shown to be vested in the Lakkarpur gram panchayat after enactment of the Punjab Village Common Land (Regulation) Act, 1961. Thereafter, mutation entered by the revenue authorities was attested in favour of the gram ...
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Haritha Haram to help toddy-tappers 9.6.2018 Hindu: Cities
The fourth phase of Haritha Haram – the State’s flagship plantation programme comes with a message, and action plan to prepare better livelihoods for
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1 crore saplings to be planted in Mohali 8.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Mohali, June 7 Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur Sapra on Thursday said one crore saplings would be planted in next three years in Mohali. As many as 20 lakh saplings will be planted this year.    Farmers have already planted 1,22,784 saplings in the district under an agroforestry mission.  Sapra said sandalwood saplings would also be provided to farmers through the Forest Department nursery, situated at Mullanpur. During the drive, preference will be given to traditional plants. The DC further shared that there was 10.75 per cent forest area in the district besides 10,000 hectare hilly region was the natural forest zone.  She said under the mission, saplings would be planted in schools, colleges and at common land in 464 villages.  The Deputy Commissioner further said every resident in the district would be encouraged to plant at least two to five saplings and preference will be given to local varieties. Sapra added awareness parks had been established at Bhabhat, Peer Muchalla and ...
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Overflowing sewage: It’s Prem Nagar this time! 4.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 3 The tall claims made by the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation about ensuring hygienic conditions fall flat as residents continue to suffer due to overflowing sewage in Prem Nagar. Residents here, once again, are living under the continuous threat of catching diseases. Sewage gets collected in their streets, vacant plots and outside their houses. The affected area is situated near Dhandari Khurd, where residents are exposed the most to choked sewers. Residents complain that sewage has been collecting in the streets for the past three weeks and it is hard to cross streets flooded with stinking sewage. The problem of choked sewers returns after a short time and residents this time had pinned their hopes on the new MC House, who, they feel, would pay attention towards their problem. But even after two months, nothing has been done in this regard. They said sewers remain choked, causing overflowing water to get accumulated in the area. Kaushal Kumar of Prem Nagar said: ...
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Tehsildar refuses lie-detector test 31.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 30 Bassi Pathana Tehsildar Kuldip Singh Dhillon, who was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau on Sunday for embezzlement of funds pertaining to the acquisition of Jheourheri village shamlat land for the international airport, refused lie-detector test in the court on Wednesday. The prosecution had moved an application for the same in the court. Dhillon allegedly helped two main accused sarpanch Gurpal Singh and Mohammad Suhel Chauhan in the case of getting land registered fraudulently. The Vigilance claimed that Dhillon received a bribe of Rs 17 lakh from the accused and was instrumental in the execution of Rs 6.35-crore scam. The police told the court that they are to check Dhillon’s involvement in other cases and also check whether more accused were involved with him. The police are also yet to recover the embezzled money. So far, the police have arrested around 12 persons in the case. The Vigilance have registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and Sections ...
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Jheourheri land scam: Tehsildar sent to two-day police remand 29.5.2018 The Tribune
Mohali, May 28 A local court on Monday sent Bassi Pathana Tehsildar Kuldip Singh Dhillon, who was arrested by the Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Sunday for embezzlement of funds pertaining to the acquisition of Jheourheri village shamlat land for the international airport, to two-day police remand. Dhillon allegedly helped two main accused — sarpanch Gurpal Singh and Mohammad Suhel Chauhan — in getting land registered fraudulently. The VB claimed that Dhillon received a bribe of Rs 17 lakh from the accused and was instrumental in the execution of Rs 6.35-crore scam.  The police told the court that they were to check Dhillon’s involvement in other cases and whether more accused were involved in the scam along with him. The police are also yet to recover the embezzled money. So far, the police have arrested around 12 persons in the case. On February 20, the bureau had registered a case under the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act against former Mansa ADC Gurvinder Singh Sarao, BDPO Malvinder Singh, ...
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VB nabs tehsildar in Mohali land scam 28.5.2018 The Tribune
Chandigarh, May 27 The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Sunday arrested Bassi Pathana tehsildar in a case of embezzlement of funds pertaining to the acquisition of Jheourheri village shamlat land for the international airport in Mohali. In a statement, the bureau said Kuldip Singh Dhillon, who was posted as tehsildar, Bassi Pathana, allegedly helped two main accused sarpanch Gurpal Singh and Mohammad Suhel Chauhan in the case of getting land registered fraudulently. The Vigilance claimed that Dhillon received a bribe of Rs 17 lakh from the accused and was instrumental in execution of Rs 6.35-crore scam. So far, the police have arrested around 12 persons in the case. The bureau have registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC and Sections 13(1)(d) read with 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act against former Mansa ADC Gurvinder Singh Sarao, BDPO Malvinder Singh, Panchayat Officer Ravinder Singh, Gurpal Singh, Surinder Singh, Mohammad Suhel, Darshan Singh, Swarn Singh, Darshan Singh and others on ...
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Land pooling scheme mooted for creating basic amenities 28.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Solan, May 27 The Town and Country Planning Department has initiated a land pooling scheme to reconstitute the plots for creating basic amenities in various Special Area Development Authorities of the state. According to the directions issued by the Director, Town and Country Planning Development, which is perhaps the first such attempt, an effort is being made to define and demarcate the area for public purposes. The private plot owners can identify a common land where they can create facilities like building, roads, drainage, sewerage lines and other similar amenities. State Town Planner, Sandeep Sharma, while confirming the development, said an effort was being made to pool land on the lines of town planning schemes in Gujarat where private individuals can set aside common land for creation of basic amenities. The scheme can help in the planned development of plots where the key issue of developing basic amenities can also be taken care. It, however, fails to address the key ...
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Odisha to plant palms to arrest lightning bolts 26.5.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
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Farm labourers protest auction of common land 26.5.2018 The Tribune

Tribune News Service

Muktsar, May 25

Farm labourers held a protest against the auction of village common land and gheraoed the community centre at Khunde Halal village here on Friday.

The protesters did not even allow the officials of the BDPO office, panchayat members and the police to come out of the community centre.

Later, the administration agreed to hold a meeting and pass a resolution to give plots to farm labourers on May 30, following which the officials were allowed to come out of the community centre, said Tarsem Singh, a leader of the farm labourer union. The farm labourers have been demanding free five-marla plots for landless labourers for long.

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Top J&K BJP leader ‘bought’ village land in Nagrota not up for sale 24.5.2018 India – The Indian Express
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Hike in lease amount for village common land angers Dalits 24.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Sangrur, May 22 The Rural Development and Panchayat Department’s directions to increase the lease amount for village common land by 5-20 per cent has angered the SC community, which wants reserved land at lower prices. The department had stated that this year, there should be a 5-per cent increase in the lease amount for common land given at Rs 30,000 per acre last year. Land leased out for Rs 20,000 to 30,000 per acre should fetch at least 7.5 per cent more. The department had said the lease money for plot between Rs 15,000 and Rs 20,000 should be hiked by Rs 15 per cent, while the one given for Rs 15000 per acre, should get at least a 20 per cent hike. “Our union has been fighting with the upper caste residing in 50 villages in various districts. Dalits do not have money, while landlords want to take reserved land on lease. We have been demanding land for Dalits at lower rates. But the decision to increase it will only escalate tension,” said Sanjeev Mintu, president, ...
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Africa and climate change exiled by emissions 16.5.2018 Downtoearth
The impacts of climate change are making the continent even more vulnerable
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TSIIC gets 3,000 acres for NIMZ 14.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Farmers who surrendered lands accept consent award of ₹ 6.5 lakh an acre
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Dilemmas of self-rule 14.5.2018 Downtoearth
In Jharkhand, movement for self-rule is about seeking better governance and community rights over natural resources
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HC appoints IAS officer, 2 others to decide cases 11.5.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 10 The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday appointed a woman IAS officer, Tanu Kashyap, along with two other officers, Hardyal Singh Chatha and Amardeep Singh Bains, for deciding cases related to illegal possession of land on the periphery of the city. The move comes amid allegations of illegal possession of land by politicians, bureaucrats, senior police officials and other big wheels on the periphery of Chandigarh. Kashyap is posted as the Director, Rural Development and Panchayat Department, while Chatha is Fatehagarh Sahib ADC and Bains is the Deputy Director. The Punjab Government, on a previous date of hearing, had filed a status report by way of an affidavit by the Director, Rural Development and Panchayat, Sibin C. Among other things, a list was furnished of officers to whom the responsibility of the Collector and Appellate Authority under the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act could be assigned. The names of the officers were finalised by the ...
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Open season on religion 8.5.2018 Blogs
If open-air namaz represents a law and order problem and potential land jihad, then Khattar should also be exercised about kawariyas, jagrans and trees on public land that morph into temples
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Yak and reindeer herders meet on top of the world 7.5.2018 Downtoearth
Yak herders from Bhutan, Nepal, and China met with reindeer herders from Norway, Russia and found surprising commonalities in the challenges they face, especially climate change
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