In Haryana, the procurement of mustard seed under Price Support Scheme of Government of India will continue till May 31, 2018. 

Chandigarh, May 24- In Haryana, the procurement of mustard seed under Price Support Scheme of Government of India will continue till May 31, 2018. The State Government has decided to procure mustard seed from all left out farmers who could not sell their mustard crop between March 15  to April 1 due to rain, immaturity of the crop or left out from the roaster.

This was disclosed by the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal while talking to the media persons at his residence here today.

He said that all the concerned Deputy Commissioners have been directed to prepare the village wise roaster of left out villages and for the wider publicity in this regard. He further informed that Hafed has already procured 2.28 LMT mustard seed from the 1,14,917 farmers covering 4,100 villages of the State. The left out farmers will get benefit from this extension in the procurement.

He said that the procurement of mustard seed would continue from the existing 46 purchase centres in the 14 Districts of the State. The procurement would immediately start from Rewari, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani and Jhajjar and all other districts would also be covered by end of the week.

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Haryana and the Netherlands have decided to collaborate to boost the agriculture and horticulture sector in the state 

Chandigarh, May 24--Haryana and the Netherlands have decided to collaborate to boost the agriculture and horticulture sector in the state with stress on diversification of crops and  supporting development of peri-urban farming along with introduction of high-value chains in horticulture.

          A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by the Haryana Government and the Netherlands Government in New Delhi today in the presence of the Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mr Mark Rotte, and the Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Haryana, Mr O.P. Dhankar.

    The signed MoUs were exchanged mutually by the Chief Secretary, Haryana, Mr D.S. Dhesi, and Mr Alphanso  Stoelinga, the Ambassador of Netherlands.  

          Both the Netherlands and Haryana would now work in collaboration in areas, including Agriculture, Animal husbandry and Dairying, Poultry, Fisheries, Horticulture and Floriculture. They would also join hands for efficient water management in agriculture, use of brackish water, sub-surface drainage and governing structures, including restoration of water bodies.

          They would work together in mitigating the burning of straw with residue management and for the promotion and development of alternative use of straw.

          Both governments would also collaborate for the development of agro-logistic systems, knowledge centres, advanced agricultural practices and post-harvest management, development of a flower market in NCR region of Haryana, and of pack houses, grading, sorting and cold technologies for horticulture.

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An international level martyrs memorial would be set up in Ambala Cantonment at a cost of Rs 173 crore.

 

Chandigarh, May 24—An international level martyrs memorial would be set up in Ambala Cantonment at a cost of Rs 173 crore. Directions have been issued to officers of the Public Works Department to start the construction work within two weeks.  

Disclosing this here today, Mr Anil Vij, Health and Sports & Youth Affairs Minister, Haryana, said the memorial would not only help commemorate and recognize the sacrifices made by the martyrs during the freedom struggle but would also place Ambala Cantt on the world map.

“I have been pursuing this project in the Vidhan Sabha since long but it is the present government which has has paved the way for it. For the construction of this memorial, 22 acres of land has been provided by the Municipal Corporation, Ambala, to the Information, Public Relations & Cultural Affairs Department along with Rs 173 crore for its construction. It would be constructed by the Public Works Department,” he added.

            The spectacular memorial would be 70-foot high with 20-20-foot-high two walls along side on which details of the warriors of the 1857 revolution would be inscribed. In addition, there would be six lawns bearing descriptions of the 1857 revolution warriors and the history of Ambala. There would also be a museum for the 1857 warriors from Haryana.

         The memorial would also house a library, an audio-video museum gallery and food court. In addition, there would be covered parking space, children’s park, public facility, reflecting pool and cafeteria at the site. Provision would also be made for laser show facility at night on the life and incidents of the warriors of the 1857 revolution.

    A sub way would also be constructed for the convenience of visitors to the memorial. It would be a centre of attraction for people coming from around the world, Mr Vij added.

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  B.S. Sandhu expressed grief over the sad demise of Sub-Inspector, Pushpinder Singh posted as MTO in Police Line Panchkula who expired today due to cardiac arrest.

 Chandigarh, May 24 – Haryana Director General of Police, Mr B.S. Sandhu expressed grief over the sad demise of Sub-Inspector, Pushpinder Singh posted as MTO in Police Line Panchkula who expired today due to cardiac arrest.

          In a condolence message issued here today, Mr Sandhu, has expressed his sympathy with the members of bereaved family and also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
          The officers and officials of the Department has also condoled the demise of Mr Pushpinder Singh and prayed the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul.

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Haryana Police, under a special drive ‘Operation Clean’ has succeeded in arresting a most wanted criminal allegedly involved in double murder case from village Dulhera in Jhajjar
 
 Chandigarh, May 24 – Haryana Police, under a special drive ‘Operation Clean’ has succeeded in arresting a most wanted criminal allegedly involved in double murder case from village Dulhera in Jhajjar. A reward of Rs one lakh was declared on his arrest.

          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that arrested accused, alongwith his other associates, was involved in murder of two persons of village Goyala Kalan in connection with rivalry over the issue of parking of car in street. The accused was absconding after committed the crime. A reward of Rs one lakh was declared by the police on his arrest.

          He said that during patrolling, a team of police noticed that a young man started trying to flee in suspicious circumstances after seeing them. Acting swiftly, he was nabbed by the team and recognized as Abhimanyu alias Monu, a native of village Goyala Kalan in Jhajjar.

          During interrogation, the accused confessed to having committed crime on June 25, 2017 and added that he alongwith his associates was involved in murder of Sanjay and Wazir over the parking of car in a street. Three other criminal cases were also registered against the most wanted Abhimanyu in district Jhajjar.   A country made pistol was also recovered from his possession. The accused was produced before the court from where he was sent in judicial custody. Further investigation is under process, he added.

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Haryana Police has seized nearly 690 gram of heroin valued at over Rs 35 lakh in international market f

Chandigarh, May 24 – Haryana Police has seized nearly 690 gram of heroin valued at over Rs 35 lakh in international market from a car in Sirsa’s Gadrana village during operation Prabal Prahar.

          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Police Department said that heroin was seized during patrolling and checking from a Honda Accord car, which was parked in front of a house in the village with its lights on.
          He said that when a CIA team of Dabwali police reached near to the car, a person inside the vehicle abandoned the car and managed to escape taking advantage of darkness. When searched, the police has recovered 690 gram heroin from a box placed below the seat. Primary investigation revealed that narcotic substance was brought from Delhi and was to be supplied in Kalanwali area. 

          He said that efforts were being made to arrest the accused identified as Govind alias Chet Singh, a resident of village Gadrana. He would soon be nabbed and action would be taken after identifying the other persons involved in this racket of heroin smuggling.

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Haryana New and Renewable Energy Department has invited applications for the State Level Energy Conservation Award for the year 2016-17 by June 1, 2018.

Chandigarh, May 24:  Haryana New and Renewable Energy Department has invited applications for the State Level Energy Conservation Award for the year 2016-17 by June 1, 2018.

            Giving details an official spokesperson said that the award would be given under five categories including industries, commercial buildings, Government buildings, educational institutions and organization ideas and new techniques. He said that in the first category of Industries, those who conserve for one MW (Megawatt) or more load would be rewarded with Rs 3 lakh, certificate and a memento as first prize, Rs. 2 lakh, a certificate and memento as second prize. In this same category the industries conserving less than one MW would be rewarded with Rs. 2 lakh, a certificate and memento as first prize and one lakh, certificate and a memento as second prize.

            He said that in the second category of commercial buildings that includes shopping malls, plaza, hotels, hospitals, corporate and resorts there would be Rs 2 lakh and second prize of Rs one lakh with memento and certificate for one or more than one MW energy conserved. Similarly, less than one KW energy conservation, the award will be Rs. One lakh, a certificate and a memento as first prize and Rs. Fifty Thousand, a certificate and a memento as second prize would be given to the winners.

            He further said that the Government buildings with 5000 square feet covered area and more than 500 KW load would be rewarded with Rs 2 lakh and second prize of Rs one lakh along with certificate and a memento and for buildings with 5000 square feet covered area and load less than 500 KW would be rewarded with Rs One lakh as first prize and Rs. fifty thousand as second prize with certificate and memento in both.

            In the category of Educational institutions having more than 30 KW electricity load, Rs 2 lakh as first prize and Rs. one lakh as second prize along with certificate and memento would be given to the winners.  In the same category residential building societies with 10 KW or more load would be rewarded with Rs. Fifty Thousand, a certificate and a memento.  In the fifth category of organization ideas and new techniques a reward of Rs. 2 lakh as first prize and Rs. one lakh as second prize along with certificate and memento would be given to the winners. He said that a state level committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Power for this purpose in which Director HAREDA, representatives of Power Ministry from Government of India, and from industries and Commerce department Haryana, Petroleum Conservation and research association would be the members.  The Project Director, New and renewable Energy Department has been appointed as General secretary of this committee.  For further information one may visit the department on any working day, he added.

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The property owners in Gurugram who will pay their property tax before July 31, will get a rebate of ten per cent. 

Chandigarh, May 24- The property owners in Gurugram who will pay their property tax before July 31, will get a rebate of ten per cent. The property tax notice-cum-bill of current financial year 2018-19 has been uploaded on Municipal Corporation, Gurugram’s website www.mcg.gov.in.
          This was disclosed by Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram, Mr Yashpal Yadav in Gurugram today. He said that more information related to property tax is available on the website and with the concerned Regional Taxation Officers of respective zones. For the payment of property tax, the option of online payment is available and it could also be paid at Citizen Facilitation Centres located in the office of Municipal Corporation, Gurugram, he added.

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Haryana Health Department has issued an advisory on Nipah Virus (NiV) in wake of Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala.

Chandigarh May 24: Haryana Health Department has issued an advisory on Nipah Virus (NiV) in wake of Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala.
           While stating this here today, a spokesman of the Department said that NiV is a highly pathogenic paramyxo virus and large fruit bats of Pteropus genus are the natural reservoir of NiV. Presumably, pig may become infected after consumption of partially bat eaten fruits that dropped in pigsty, he added.


            The spokesman said that seasonality was strongly implicated in NiV outbreaks in Bangladesh and India. All of the outbreaks occurred during the months of winter to spring between Decembers to May and the incubation period varies from 6 to 21 days. While referring to the mode of transmission, he said that two routes of transmission of Nipah virus have been identified from its natural reservoir to human that is drinking of raw date palm sap contaminated with NiV and close physical contact with Nipah infected patients. The person-to person transmission may occur from close physical contact, especially by contact with body fluids, he added.
            He said that laboratory diagnosis of a patient with a clinical history of NiV could be made during the acute and convalescent phases of the disease by using a combination of tests.  Nipah virus is classified internationally as a biosecurity level (BSL) 4 agent. In India, testing facility is available at National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. He said that the clinical features of Nipah Virus are fever, altered mental status, severe weakness, headache, respiratory distress, cough, vomiting, muscle pain, convulsion and diarrhoea. In infected people, Nipah virus causes severe illness characterized by inflammation of the brain or respiratory diseases. He said that in general, the case–fatality rate is estimated at 40 to 75 per cent. However, this rate could vary by outbreak and could be upto 100 per cent, he further added.

            The spokesman said that a systematic surveillance system is a necessary method to identify clusters of encephalitis cases resulting early detection of Nipah outbreaks. The objective of surveillance is to identify clusters of acute encephalitis cases and investigate clusters of cases for quick detection of Nipah outbreak. He said that person from a community affected by a Nipah outbreak who has fever with new onset of altered mental status or seizure and or fever with headache and or fever with cough or shortness of breath. Suspect case-patient who resided in the same village where confirmed case-patient were living during the outbreak period and who died before complete diagnostic specimens could be collected or suspect case-patients who came in direct contact with confirmed case-patients in a hospital setting during the outbreak period and who died before complete diagnostic specimens could be collected.
            He said that Nipah virus being a BSL-4 agent, universal, standard droplet and bio-containment precautions should be followed during contact with excretions, secretions and body fluids of suspected patient. Adequate biosafety precautions should be adopted during collection, transport, storage and processing of suspected sample. The samples should be collected as early as possible preferably within four days with all bio-safety precautions and accompanied with detailed history of patients on the performa which could be obtained from the testing laboratory. He said that presently National Institute of Virology, Pune in public sector is the testing laboratory which is diagnosing Nipah virus infection.  
            The spokesman said that during sample collection wear complete disposable Personal Protective Equipment like N 95 mask, double surgical gloves, gowns and goggles. Wash hands with soap and water atleast for 30 seconds and then clean hand using 1-2 ml alcohol based hand sanitizer before and after collection of samples. The samples may be as throat swab in viral transport medium, urine 10 ml in universal sterile container, blood in plain vial (atleast 5ml) and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) atleast 1 ml in sterile container.
            He said that samples should be safely packed in triple container packing and should be transported under cold chain (2-6°C) to the testing laboratory with prior intimation. Before dispatching the sample disinfect the outer surface of container using 1:100 dilution of bleach or 5 per cent Lysol solution. He said that sample containing vials should be kept in good quality plastic bags tide with rubber bands so that inside material if leaks should not come out of bag. The plastic bag should be kept in another container which should be sealed with adhesive tape. This carrier should be placed in another plastic bag sealed with rubber bands and placed in thermocol or vaccine carrier containing ice. The case sheets with complete information should be placed in plastic bag and should be pasted outside the container, he said.

            The spokesman said that samples should be transported at 2-6°C if they arrive at the laboratory with 48 hours. If shipping time is expected more than 48 hours, the samples should be sent using dry ice.  He said that samples should not be held at -20°C for long periods and it must be stored at – 70°C if storage is required for longer period.
            He said that a close contact is defined as a patient or a person who came in contact with a Nipah case (confirmed or probable cases) in at least one of the ways. If he has slept in the same household as a case, has had direct physical contact with the case (alive or dead) during the illness, has had direct physical contact with the (deceased) case at a funeral or during burial preparation rituals, has touched the blood or body fluids (saliva, urine and sputum) of a case during their illness and has touched the clothes or linens of a case. These contacts need to be followed up for appearance of symptoms of NiV for the longest incubation period 21 days, he added.
            He said that currently there is no known treatment or vaccine available for either people or animals. However Ribavirin, an antiviral may have a role in reducing mortality among patients with encephalitis caused by Nipah virus disease. Intensive supportive care with treatment of symptoms is the main approach to managing the infection in people.
            The spokesman said that Human Nipah virus (NiV) infection is an emerging zoonotic disease which was first recognized in a large outbreak of 276 reported cases in Malaysia and Singapore from September 1998 to May 1999. In India, during 2001 and 2007 two outbreaks in human were reported from West Bengal and neighboring Bangladesh. Large fruit bats of Pteropus genus are the natural reservoir of NiV. There is circumstantial evidence of human-to-human transmission in India in 2001. During the outbreak in Siliguri, 33 health workers and hospital visitors became ill after exposure to patients hospitalized with Nipah virus illness, suggesting nosocomial infection. Nipah cases tend to occur in a cluster or as an outbreak.
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 Centralized online admission will begin in seven universities of Haryana for academic year 2018-19 from May 25, 2018. 

 Chandigarh, May 24---Centralized online admission will begin in seven universities of Haryana for academic year 2018-19 from May 25, 2018. These are: Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Kurukshetra University, Chaudhary Devi Lal University, Sirsa, Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur Kalan, Indira Gandhi University, Rewari, Chaudhary Ranbir Singh University, Jind, and Chaudhary Bansi Lal University, Bhiwani,  

          Giving this information, an official spokesman said here today that the centralized online admission would be for the following courses: M. Pharma, M.Sc. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Mathematics with Computer Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Zoology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Food Technology, Food Science and Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Energy and Environmental Science and Forensic Science.
          The last date for applying for online admission applications is June 15. Applicants wanting to apply for these courses of MDU can submit their applications on MDU website www.mdurohtak.ac.in.
          The entrance exam for M.Sc. Environmental Science, Environmental Biotechnology, Microbial Biotechnology, Zoology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Agricultural Biotechnology, Botany, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Food Technology, Food Science and Technology, Medical Biotechnology, Energy and Environment Science would be conducted from 11 am to 12.30 pm on June 27 and the results would be released on June 28, 2018, the spokesman added.

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 District administration Gurugram has set up a control room at phone no. 0124-2322877 to ensure drinking water supply and information regarding requirement of other relief works.

 Chandigarh, May 24- In view of providing relief to people from scorching heat during summers, the district administration Gurugram has set up a control room at phone no. 0124-2322877 to ensure drinking water supply and information regarding requirement of other relief works.

        While giving this information today, an official spokesman said that during summers, there always remain chance of spread of any disease in any area and the same could be informed at the control room for timely action and preventive measures. The officers of the Public Health Department have been issued directions to ensure the drinking water has sufficient chlorine content so as to prevent diseases like diarrhea and cholera.
          The district administration has also appealed to people in case they see leakage in drinking water supply line then they inform the administration so that the problem could be timely solved, he added.
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Chandigarh, May 24- The Cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have crushed 441.86 lakh quintal of sugarcane and produced over 44.04 lakh quintals of sugar so far during the ongoing crushing season.
          While stating this here today, a spokesman of Sugarfed said that cooperative sugar mill Shahabad has so far crushed a maximum of 80.63 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has produced over 8.54 lakh quintals of sugar, followed by cooperative sugar mill Rohtak which has crushed 63.22 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 6.14 lakh quintals of sugar.
      He said Cooperative Sugar Mill Kaithal has crushed 46.10 lakh quintals of sugarcane and has produced over 4.60 lakh quintals of sugar, Cooperative Sugar Mill Meham crushed 43.71 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 4.27 lakh quintals of sugar while Cooperative Sugar Mill Karnal crushed 39.94 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 4.08 lakh quintals of sugar.
          Similarly, Gohana sugar mill has crushed 43.77 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 4.24 lakh quintals of sugar, Jind sugar mill has crushed 31.49 lakh quintals and produced over 3.04 lakh quintal of sugar, Panipat sugar mill crushed 30.71 lakh quintals of sugarcane and produced over 3.05 lakh quintals of sugar, Sonipat sugar mill has crushed 31.35 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 3.10 lakh quintals of sugar and Palwal sugar mill crushed 30.94 lakh quintals of sugarcane and thus produced over 2.94 lakh quintals of sugar.


          Apart from this, Assandh sugar mill has crushed 40.01 lakh quintals of sugarcane, producing over 4.02 lakh quintals of sugar. So far, the average recovery of sugar from cooperative sugar mills has been 10.20 per cent.

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YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad has directed all the affiliated colleges to promote the participation of students in Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI). 

Chandigarh, 24 May – YMCA University of Science and Technology, Faridabad has directed all the affiliated colleges to promote the participation of students in Swachh Bharat Summer Internship (SBSI). Also, the colleges have been asked to get themselves accredited with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and National Board of Accreditation (NBA) as it is mandatory for all higher education institutions to accord recognition the quality and excellence of education imparted by the higher educational institution.

          In a meeting with Principals of the affiliated Engineering Colleges of Palwal District held at Palwal, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar said that Swachh Bharat Summer Internship is a unique initiative and a great opportunity for students to work for the society. The students with excellent work during their internship would be rewarded at the National level. It would also benefit the students by getting two extra credit points for their internship work, he added. He asked the colleges to assist the students in registration process so that maximum participation of students can be ensured this program.

          Encouraging the colleges to participate in accreditation process, Vice Chancellor said that the periodic evaluation by NAAC and NBA gives an opportunity to institutions to know their strengths and weaknesses through an informed review process and further improves the standard of education on set parameters. Therefore, it is important for colleges to get themselves accredited with the NAAC and NBA. The University would provide all necessary guidance to the Colleges applying for NAAC and NBA accreditation, he added.

          The Vice Chancellor was apprised by the Principals about update on various compliances conveyed to the colleges by the University. The Vice Chancellor also gave patient hearing to the Principals for suggestions leading to quality enhancement and satisfaction of the stakeholders.
During the meeting, Dean Institutions Prof Sandeep Grover informed about the various quality initiatives being undertaken by the University. Deputy Dean (Affiliations) Dr Ashutosh Dixit updated on the affiliation process for 2018-19.
          The meeting was coordinated by Dr Preeti Sethi on behalf of affiliation branch of the University.

          Earlier, Vice Chancellor took round of various exam centres of the University in different colleges of Palwal district.


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 Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has constituted Grievance Redressal Cell 



Chandigarh May 24: Directorate General of Training, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has constituted Grievance Redressal Cell and an Appellate Committee to redress the grievances related to accreditation and affiliation issues. The applicant Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) could address their grievances or representations before the respective authority.
          While this stating here today, a spokesman of Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Department said that the National Council of Vocational Training Scheme (NCVT) is the national level scheme of government of India and pass-out students of the scheme has been recognized in the other States or all over India.
          He said that after passing the ITI courses under NCVT Scheme, these students could get higher education or Central Training Institute (CTI) Course, jobs in companies as well as in department. Efforts are being made by the Haryana Skill Development and Industrial Training Department as well as Directorate General of Training, Government of India for getting affiliation of all SCVT trade units from NCVT, Government of India, he added.
          The spokesman said that the applicant ITI could address their grievances and representations before the Grievance Redressal Cell set up in the office of Director of Training or Member Secretary, NCVT, CIRTUS Building Library Evenue, New Delhi or at email grievancecellaffiliationdt@gmail.com. He said that similarly, grievances and representations could also be addressed to the Appellant Committee, Director General, NSDA-Chairman C/o Deputy Director General (T&E), CIRTUS Building Library Evenue, New Delhi or at email id grievancescellaffiliationddg@gmail.com.