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Maratha quota stir: From August 1, Dhangars to agitate over inclusion under... 31.7.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Maratha quota stir: From August 1, Dhangars to agitate over inclusion under...
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Goencho Avaaz lays bare top politicians ‘involved’ in agricultural land conversion 23.7.2018 The Navhind Times
VASCO: Non-governmental organisation (NGO) ‘Goencho Avaaz’ on Sunday exposed the names of some Goan politicians and real estate developers involved in the conversion of agricultural and forest lands on a large scale in different parts of the state. Member of ‘Goencho Avaaz’ Manoj Parab said that Maulana Ibrahim, in partnership with Usha Sardesai, wife of ...
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KU to get state’s first velodrome 9.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Kurukshetra, July 8 Kurukshetra University may soon have Haryana’s first cycling velodrome which will facilitate cycling competitions and practice sessions. KU’s director sports Dr KS Kala said on Sunday that the state authorities had shown serious interest in the proposal to use university for the sports facility. “Nearly six-acre of land outside the university campus has been offered for the velodrome. A few months back, a proposal was submitted by the KU which was duly considered. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between KU and the state Sports Department is expected to be signed soon for execution of the project,” said Kala. He said if the cycling players were encouraged, the state would be able to get good cycling players. Meanwhile, the official sources said Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij had taken apersonal interest in the development of a sports facility in Kurukshetra. The state players had bagged the second position in cycling during the 2015 National ...
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Depts lock horns over forest area 3.7.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Chandigarh, July 2 The proposed inclusion of large tracts of uncultivable hills and seasonal rivulets identified as forest area, near Chandigarh, in the municipal limits of the Nayagaon civic body has raised the hackles of the state Forest Department. Objecting to the move by the Local Bodies Department, the Forest Department has stressed that it would result in “unforeseen deforestation” in the ecologically sensitive Shivalik Hills. In its communication to the Principal Secretary, Local Bodies, the department has quoted recent orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, wherein it has been mentioned that many influential persons, who have grabbed the prime panchayat land, were pushing for inclusion of such areas in the municipal limits. Further, quoting scientific studies conducted by the Soil and Land Use Survey of India and Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, both affiliated with the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, a Forest Department official said 1565.71 ...
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DDPO accused of favouring upper caste men at auction 24.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Nabha, June 23 Residents of Kaidupur village alleged that the District Development and Panchayat Officer (DDPO) conducted auction of reserved village common land on Saturday in a fraudulent manner. Sunita Rani in her complaint to the police said they had decided to bid in groups so that more Dalits from economically weaker section could be involved.  She said the auction was cancelled twice earlier as the government rate for the reserved common land was beyond their reach.  Another resident Parminder Singh alleged that the land was rented to a planted bidder by upper caste people who lured poor Dalits by offering them liquor. He said the announcement was made last night so that other bidders could not deposit money. DDPO Surinder Singh refuted the allegations and said the auction was conducted as per the norms. He said the minimum rates for auction could not be decreased and added that if they could not get the Dalit bidders for the third time then the auction would be opened for ...
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Panchkula court extends stay on sealing liquor vends till July 6 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Panchkula, June 20 A local court has extended the status quo on the MC’s notice to seal liquor vends in the town over land rent dues till July 6. Applicant’s counsel Sameer Sethi said the Panchkula Municipal Corporation and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) have sought time to file their replies. “The court has now extended the previous order of status quo till the next hearing on July 6,” he said. Recently, the Panchkula MC Commissioner issued notices to 15 such liquor vends in the town. Jubilee Beverages Limited had approached a local court against the MC notice. 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 Bella Vista hotel in Sector 5, near Majri Chowk, at Bhainsa Tibba in Sector 5-B of the MDC, near Suraj Theatre in Sector 1 and others, claiming that they were flourishing on the MC ...
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HC issues show-cause notice to Panipat DC over contempt 21.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Panipat, June 20 The Punjab and Haryana High Court has served a show-cause notice on Sumedha Kataria, Collector-cum-Deputy Commissioner, for not deciding a case of an alleged encroachment on gram panchayat land of Barauli village within the time period fixed by it. A plant of PepsiCo has been set up on the land measuring 7 kanal and 8 marla on NH-1. Advocate Ravinder Sharma of Barauli village said the gram panchayat had filed a case under Section 7 of the Punjab Village Common Land Act seeking eviction of Aradhana Soft Drinks Company from the panchayat land. The panchayat had also demanded that a penalty be imposed on the firm. The court of the then Assistant Collector First Class had decided the case on January 30, 2009, in the favour of the gram panchayat, he said. Declaring that the land had been occupied illegally, the court had issued directions to get the land vacated within 15 days. The company was also directed to pay a penalty at the rate of Rs5,000 per acre per year till ...
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Father of Cong MLA’s aide assaulted 19.6.2018 The Tribune
FAZILKA: Thana Singh (65), father of Balkar Singh Sidhu, media incharge of Fazilka Congress MLA Davinder Singh Ghubaya, was allegedly assaulted by two youths in Chaurianwali village of the district on Sunday evening. Injured Thana Singh was admitted to the local Civil Hospital from where doctors referred him to Medical College, Faridkot. Sidhu said his father was working in the agriculture fields around 7 pm on Sunday when two neighbours reportedly attacked his father with sharp-edged weapons. He sustained multiple injuries. Fazilka DSP Narinder Singh claimed that land dispute was said to be behind the incident, but the issue had been resolved now. OC Two injured in firing Muktsar: In a dispute between two youths, one of them allegedly opened fire near Chiranji Lal Dhir Park in Gidderbaha on Monday evening. The second youth and an aged passerby were injured. Sources said Maninder Kumar and Jagat Singh, both residents of Guru Nanak Nagar in Gidderbaha, had been having some dispute for the past few days. ...
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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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