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Chandigarh, Aug 20 – All the Ministers of Haryana Government, Chairpersons of all Boards and Corporations, and all BJP MLAs in the state have decided to donate their one month’s salary for  flood victims  of Kerala.

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Chandigarh, Aug 20 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today congratulated Haryana’s young shooter, Mr. Lakshay Sheoran for bagging silver medal in Men’s Trap Shooting at the 18th edition of the Asian Games being held at Jakarta.

          Mr. Manohar Lal said that it is a proud moment for people of Haryana as Mr. Lakshay Sheoran has brought laurels to the State and the country by bagging silver medal in Asian Games. He wished him success in all his future endeavours.

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Chandigarh Aug 20– Haryana Government has directed all the Heads of Departments to cancel the candidature of such candidates who have not responded to the opportunity given to them against the recruitment of post of Clerks vide 10/2015, Cat-1, at their own level. The concerned department should make the appointments at their own level on the basis of waiting list issued by Haryana Staff Selection Commission.

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Chandigarh, Aug 20 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has congratulated Ms. Vinesh Phogat for winning gold medal in women’s 50 kg freestyle wrestling event in the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games at Jakarta.

          The Chief Minister said that the achievement of Ms. Vinesh Phogat will act as a source of encouragement for other girls in the state. She has brought laurels to the country and the state. The whole country is proud of her achievement, he added.

          Mr. Manohar Lal said that this is the second gold medal won by India in these Asian Games and both are won in wrestling by players of Haryana. Earlier, Mr. Bajrang Punia had won gold medal in freestyle wrestling, he added.

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Chandigarh, Aug 20 – Haryana Government has decided to appoint State Public Information Officer (SPIO) and First Appellate Authority (FAA) at State Headquarter to ensure quality and authenticity of information under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

          While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Under Secretary would be SPIO and Joint Secretary, Special Secretary or Secretary would be FAA at Haryana Civil Secretariat and FC office.

          He said that Executive Engineer would be SPIO and Chief Engineer would be FAA at Directorates of Public Works Department or Engineering Departments. Similarly, Joint Director would be SPIO and Additional Director or Director would be FAA at other Directorates, he added.

          The spokesman said that all the Administrative Secretaries and Heads of Departments have been directed through a written communication to issue appointment orders of SPIO and FAA, accordingly.

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Chandigarh, 20 August –  The staff of YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad, has decided to contribute one day salary to the Chief Minister relief fund to support the flood victims in Kerala.

On Vice Chancellor’s appeal, the members of Teaching and Non-teaching Employee’s Associations today met the Vice Chancellor and offered to donate one day salary of all the employees of the University in relief fund for this noble cause. Vice Chancellor appreciated the concern expressed by the members of Employee’s Association and their contribution towards the cause.

Earlier, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar appealed the staff of the University to come forward for the help of affected people by the natural clamity in Kerala. The University staff decided to contribute one day salary amounting to about Rs. 6 Lakh which will be submitted to the Chief Minister Relief fund through cheque.

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Chandigarh, Aug 20 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has congratulated Mr. Bajrang Punia, who had won gold medal in free style 65kg wrestling competition in Asian Games being held at Jakarta.
Expressing his happiness over the victory of Mr Punia, the Chief Minister said that Mr. Punia gave India its first gold medal in 18thedition of the Asian Games and he hoped that players from Haryana would continue to perform better in this competition.

          The Chief Minister congratulated Mr. Bajrang Punia and his family members for this achievement.

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Chandigarh, Aug 20 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal has expressed grief and sorrow on the demise of Mrs. Harpal Kaur, wife of Mr. Pawan Saini, MLA Ladwa.

          In a condolence message issued here today, the Chief Minister expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed the Almighty that the departed soul might rest in peace.
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Chandigarh, August 20 – Haryana Police have arrested five persons for allegedly possessing 38.6 gram heroin from two different locations in district Sirsa.

            While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that the accused have been identified as Gagandeep Singh, Hardeep Singh, Raghubir Singh, Sevendra and Sunil Kumar, all resident of the district Sirsa.

            While Gagandeep Singh, Hardeep Singh, Raghubir Singh and Sevendra were apprehended with 24 gram heroin from Kalanwali area, crime investigation agency had arrested fifth accused Sunil Kumar with 14.6 gram heroin from village Kagdana in the district.
He said that after enquiring about the name of supplier, a case under NDPS Act has been registered against the five accused, besides two others. All accused would be taken on remand by producing them in the court. Stern action would be taken after identifying the other persons involved in the racket of heroin smuggling and efforts were being made to nab them, he added.

            Meanwhile, Director General of Police Mr B.S. Sandhu lauded the efforts being made by Sirsa Police against those involved in drug peddling activities. It may be mentioned here that a crackdown was launched against smuggling of narcotics in the district, especially in the areas bordering Rajasthan and Punjab.

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Chandigarh, August 20 : With 11 more blocks in Haryana having been declared “Saksham” (capable) for achieving grade-level competencies by the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, taking the tally to 18, and 13 more blocks inching pretty close to achieving the tag, things have begun to look up in government schools across the state.
Making the announcement on these 11 blocks, the Chief Minister said the state-wide campaign being run by his office in co-operation with the Education Department to improve the quality of education in schools had begun to show results. It aims to enhance the learning level of students of government schools and to ensure they have the knowledge of subjects as per their age group.
The blocks declared Saksham are Karnal (Karnal),  Dadri (Charkhi Dadri), Nahar (Rewari), Lakhan Majra (Rohtak), Bahadurgarh (Jhajjar), Farukhnagar (Gurugram), Gurgaon (Gurugram), Kanina (Mahendragarh), Nangal Choudhary (Mahendragarh) Rajaund (Kaithal) and Samalkha (Panipat).
Mr Manohar Lal said earlier seven blocks had been declared Saksham in the first three rounds. As many as 13 blocks are very close to becoming Saksham. The aim is to make the whole of Haryana Saksham soon, he added.
Detailing broad contours of the campaign,  the Haryana Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, said under the Saksham campaign various initiatives were being implemented, including focus on remedial education through learning enhancement programme, improving SAT results by reducing cheating, improving data collection and data analysis, strengthening the review and monitoring mechanism, facilitating macro (district) and micro (block) planning and implementation through Saksham Plans and improving technology systems (Management Information System, Academic Monitoring System) of the Education Department.
The decision and assessment of a particular block to be Saksham is taken by third party (Hyderabad-based Gray Matters India). If a block feels that 80 per cent of its students have achieved grade level competency, it nominates itself under ‘Saksham Ghoshana’, which is then assessed by third party. It includes assessment of students of Grade 3, 5 and 7 in Hindi language and mathematics. The latest round of assessment was done on August 3 in which 23 blocks participated from 17 districts, Mr Sharma added.

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Chandigarh, Aug 20- A joint statement was issued after the Regional Conference of Chief Ministers on the issue of Drug Menace, Challenges and Strategies convened by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal here today. Before the start of the conference, a two-minute silence was observed to pay homage to the former Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The Chief Ministers of Punjab, Capt. Amarinder Singh and Uttarakhand, Mr Trivendra Singh Rawat were present in the meeting, whereas the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Mr Jairam Thakur joined them through video conferencing. The senior officers of Home and Police Departments of Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh participated in the conference.

The text of the joint statement : 

“We, the Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and the senior officers representing Rajasthan, Delhi and UT of Chandigarh are happy to have had an extremely constructive meeting on effectively addressing and countering the drug menace. We shared our experiences so far in our State specific battles against drugs and recognized our common concern for developing strategies and actions that our Governments can take to protect our youth, children and the next generations from the harm of drugs. This first meeting of its kind was held in a businesslike and constructive manner. We agreed to meet every six months to review progress on various action points on three dimensions agreed upon in today’s meeting. We also agreed to invite the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and senior officers of Jammu & Kashmir in future.
On the Enforcement side we agreed on the need for more proactive and quick information exchange on drug trends, cases registered, persons named, wanted or arrested beginning from today. We hope to “deliver as one” with the full might of the law in a crusade like manner to break and demolish the supply chains. We agreed on setting up of a Permanent Secretariat for this in Panchkula. We also agreed that there would be monthly meeting of our Special Task Forces and quarterly meetings at the level of Home Secretaries to build interagency trust. We also agreed on regular meetings at the level of DCs and SPs.
On the Preventive side we agreed on the need for a multidisciplinary approach that puts our boys and girls at the centre of our joint response. Those who are the most vulnerable whether in schools, colleges, universities, their residential buildings or outside deserve our special attention. To ensure that no child ever falls prey to pessimism we shall undertake concerted efforts at engagement and awareness generation by various Departments including those of Education, Health, Skill Development alongwith non-governments and community organizations. It would be very important to harness the powers of social media in enabling our youth to emphatically say NO to drugs.
On the De addiction side we agreed to invest more resources in setting up of more centres and strengthening the existing ones whether in the public or private sector. We agreed to go in for intensive identification of “at high risk” individuals and addicts and their prompt medical treatment. We agreed to strengthen the work at the grass roots through use of all possible technologies to make more and more of our villages, mohallas and cities drugs free.”

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