Ekta Bhyan has made India proud by clinching India’s fourth gold medal at the Asian Para Games-2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Chandigarh, October 10- Another girl from Haryana, Ekta Bhyan has made India proud by clinching India’s fourth gold medal at the Asian Para Games-2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today congratulated Ekta Bhyan on winning Gold medal in the women's club throw event at the Asian Para Games-2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. “You have made the nation proud with your superb performance,” said the Chief Minister.

Ekta Bhyan has created history by bagging India’s fourth gold at the Asian Para Games-2018. She topped in the women’s club throw event. Ekta scored her best throw in her fourth attempt, 16.02m, winning the F32/51 event. Ekta was ahead of UAE’s Alkaabi Thekra, who threw 15.75m.

Ekta is Haryana’s first and second Indian woman to win Gold medal in Para Athletics at Asian Para Games.

Earlier this year, she had bagged one gold and one bronze medal in club throw and discus throw at World Para Athletic Grand Prix in Tunisia. Now, she is eyeing to win a medal for the country in the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020.

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The 32nd World Conference of World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) conference will be organised at Gurugram

Chandigarh, Oct 10– The 32nd World Conference of World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) conference will be organised at Gurugram on 11 and 12 October which will be inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Mr Purushottam Rupala. A total of 18 countries from five continents, embassies and diplomatic officers from 16 countries and over 50 Indian delegates from different State Agricultural Marketing Boards of India will be participating in the event.

Haryana Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, Mr. O.P. Dhankar, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Mr Sanjay Aggarwal, Chairman, WUWM, Mr Zengjun Ma, would also be present in the opening ceremony.

Today the Additional Chief Secretary Agriculture Smt Navraj Sandhu reviewed the arrangements of the world conference at the venue, Hotel Westin in sector 29 Gurugram.

She said that this is for the first time a conference of WUWM is being organised in India at Gurugram, Haryana, under the theme “The Wholesale Markets in the Digital Era: Challenges and Opportunities." The conference is being hosted jointly by the Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB), Panchkula and the National Council of State Agricultural Marketing Boards (COSAMB), New Delhi with World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM), Hague, Netherlands.

The keynote speaker of the ceremony will be Prof Nilesh Dattani, London School of Economics, London . The aim of the conference is to exchange information and knowledge between members, as well as with other public or private bodies regarding wholesale and retail markets. Discussions under single roof would benefit the practitioners in search of ideas on the appropriate model to apply in their respective countries. The conference would offer a strategy and comprehensive knowledge of the global wholesale market industry, support members in the operation and promotion of their markets.

She said that in order to achieve the objective of the conference, sessions would be organised on topics such as Modernisation, New Technologies, Market Networking, e-NAM, Reshaping Markets, Supply Chain Efficiency, Market Reforms and Market Integration.

The foreign delegates along with the Indian delegates would also visit the Fruit and Vegetable Market, Azadpur, Delhi, which is the biggest Fruit and Vegetable market in Asia, registered in Limca Book of Records for its highest volume of fruit and vegetables handled, she added.

The delegates would also be taken to APMC Sonepat to see the live demonstration of e-NAM (Electronic-National Agricultural Market), which is one of the largest pan India electronic trading platform in the world connecting more than 500 markets of India covering 16 States and two Union Territories connecting 100 million farmers selling their agricultural produce.

The delegates would also be taken for a visit to India International Horticulture Market (IIHM), Ganaur, Sonepat which is going to be developed by Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board (HSAMB) to attract international investment from different parts of the world. The IIHM is being developed on 537.6 acres area on National Highway No.1 near Delhi Border. It is being developed into a destination, where produce is transported from producer end for its distribution after value addition to domestic, country wide and export markets. The market is designed to be one of the largest market in the country.

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Haryana Government will set up Government Homeopathic College in Ambala Cantt,

Chandigarh, Oct 10– Haryana Government will set up Government Homeopathic College in Ambala Cantt, on 11 acres 5 Kanal and 19 Marlas land of Gram Panchayat, Manglai.

In this regard, Haryana Chief Minister has approved the proposal of Gram Panchayat to give AYUSH department, 11 acres 5 Kanal and 19 Marlas land of Gram Panchayat, Manglai under Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964, of Rule 6(5) for setting up the Homeopathic College. This land would be leased for 33 years at the rate of Re. one per acre per year.

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Haryana Director General of Police, Mr B.S. Sandhu today inaugurated newly constructed building of Naggal police station in Ambala.

Chandigarh, Oct 10- Haryana Director General of Police, Mr B.S. Sandhu today inaugurated newly constructed building of Naggal police station in Ambala. The building has been constructed at a cost of about Rs 2.5 crore.

While speaking on the occasion, the DGP said that it would fulfill the requirement of modern police station. Naggal Police Station, which was earlier working in a rented accommodation, would now shift to the newly constructed building equipped with all modern facilities. Apart from district Ambala, such kinds of police stations were being constructed in the entire state.

Mr Sandhu said that State Police is upgrading its infrastructure to provide better living and working facilities to its officers and officials. Various residential and office accommodations have been constructed across the State.

Later on, while interacting with media persons, the DGP said that a proposal to set up a Cyber Police Station in Faridabad has already been forwarded to the government and the same will soon be opened.

In reply to a question, he said that crackdown on illegal trade of drugs was among the top priority of the police. After a joint conference of seven states, a common secretariat for data and information sharing has been established in Panchkula. We are working to make the society completely drug-free. Special Task Force is also supplementing the efforts in this direction, he added.

He said that state government had also decided to constitute Anti Terrorist Force ‘Kavach’ to further strengthen the security as well as law and order arrangements in the state. ADGP Ambala Range Dr. R.C. Mishra was also present on this occasion.

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Police have seized huge quantity of several drugs valued around Rs 22 crore in district Sirsa

Chandigarh, Oct 10– In line with the government’s commitment to make Haryana a drug free state, Police have seized huge quantity of several drugs valued around Rs 22 crore in district Sirsa alone during last five and half months period under an ongoing campaign ‘Prabal Prahar’.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Haryana Police said that during the past five and half months, 250 cases were registered and 409 people arrested on the charge of possessing drugs in the district. Out of 250 cases registered, 204 are under session trial.

Giving details of the drug seizure, he said that large quantity of narcotics including more than 4.444 kg heroin, 16.437 kg opium, 28.730 kg ganja, over 2200 kg of poppy husk and doda post, 2,93,478 restricted drug pills, 1009 restricted injections and 34,100 restricted capsules were seized from the possession of arrested accused during this period. Market value of these drugs is expected to be around Rs 22 crore.

He said that following the directions of Director General of Police, Mr B.S. Sandhu to nab the criminals and anti-national elements, Sirsa Police acting tough to completely curb smuggling of narcotics in the district especially in the bordering areas with Rajasthan and Punjab. Mr Sandhu lauded the efforts of the district Superintendent of Police, Mr Hamid Akhtar who has been taking stern action against the people involved in smuggling of narcotic substance.

Mr Sandhu also urged the people to come forward fearlessly, and share information against the sale, consumption and use of narcotics in the state so as to help the police to completely curb drug menace from the society.

Apart from taking stern action against drug smugglers, he said that Police is also making aware the general public about the ill effects of drug addiction. People of the district also supplementing the efforts of the police to deal with drug peddlers and drug problem. This campaign would be continued in future also so as to make the state and district completely drug-free.