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5th State Finance Commission submits report

Chandigarh: The 5th State Finance Commission of Haryana has submitted its report to Governor, Kaptan Singh Solanki on Wednesday. Chairman of the Commission, Mukul G. Asher said that for the first time, the report had been prepared in record time of 15 months. He said that the Commission evaluates financial system of the Panchayati Raj Institutions and Urban Local Bodies and make recommendations for their improvement. Others present on this occasion included Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, P Raghavendra Rao, Secretary to Governor, Amit Kumar Agrawal and other Members.

Punjab Vigilance nabs ASI in bribery case

Chandigarh: State Vigilance Bureau, Punjab on Wednesday nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) red handed while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000. An official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said ASI Avtar Singh posted at Police Station Shahkot in Jalandhar district was nabbed red handed on the complaint of Mangal Singh. The Complainant has approached the VB that the accused ASI was demanding Rs 25000 not to implicate him in a criminal case. After verifying his information, the Vigilance team laid a trap and the accused ASI was arrested on the spot while accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 from the complainant in the presence of two official witnesses. A case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against the accused and further investigations was under progress.

42 gazetted & 11 restricted holidays declared

Shimla: Himachal Government has declared 42 gazetted holidays in all including 3 gazetted holidays for women employees, alongwith 16 separate gazetted holidays under Negotiable Instrument Act for the employees working in all government offices /boards/ corporations / educational institutions of the state for the year 2018. According to the notification issued on Wednesday, the government employees can also avail two restricted holidays during the year. The Deputy Commissioners have been authorized to declare two local holidays within their jurisdiction in connection with the celebration of important fairs and festivals in their respective districts during the year 2018.

1,15,47,151 apple boxes reach market

Shimla: A spokesman of Himachal’s Horticulture department on Wednesday said that till date, 1,15,47,151 boxes of apples have been sent to major markets in the country from the state. Royal Delicious A quality medium grade was sold for Rs 780 per box of 20 kg capacity, Red Delicious for Rs 600 and Golden Delicious for Rs 470 per box. He said 11,629 metric tonnes of apples have been procured under market intervention scheme by HPMC and HIMFED.

IPW announces a WWP Wrestling event

Chandigarh: Indian Pro Wrestling (IPW), an Indian associate of WWP- World Wrestling Professional chaired by Angelium Kaur announced the WWP Wrestling event in Tricity on December 2. KD Gujjar, Managing Director, IPW said “This region has given the best of sports people to India across the Globe, now is the time for us to breed “World Beaters” from India in Professional Wrestling.”  Mark Beale, President of World wrestling Professional headquartered at South Africa said, “It gives me an immense pleasure to announce the fights in the beautiful surroundings of Chandigarh and its satellite town, we feel pleasure to announce the participation of the International wrestlers like Ry Beck, Brody Steel, Mr. Wrestling, Kilimanjaro, Nightmare, Ananzi & Tiger Rapta to name a few. Apart from the above 2 International female wrestlers would also be part of this contingent.”

Sonalika ITL emerges as leader

Chandigarh: Sonalika International Tractors Ltd has emerged as leader in the over 50HP Category in Punjab & Haryana with a market share of 31.7 per cent and 38.7 per cent respectively. In Punjab, the company registered a growth of 19.9 per cent in its total volume sales from April-July by selling 1259 tractors as compared to 1050 tractors same period last year. Sonalika ITL is the number one tractor company in Haryana for the last four years, and in Punjab, Sonalika ITL is the second largest tractor manufacturer. Vivek Goyal, Deputy Country, said: “We attribute our growth in the region to likely above average monsoon and higher minimum support price of crops (MSPs). The company has already emerged as leaders in >50 HP category which is dominated by progressive farmers across the country.

HIPA training through video conferencing

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) has established a training set up for video conferencing with its main studio installed at Fairlawn Shimla. Class rooms have been made available at all blocks in the state including Panchyati Raj Training Centre Mashobra and offices located at Baijnath. Director, HIPA Madhubala Sharma on Wednesday said the state government had decided that training will be given to officers and officials of different departments working in the field near their working places. Facility of video conferencing is now available in all the departments of the state. The system will not only save travel expenses, but also precious time, besides being facility to learn near their working places.

10,000 meritorious students given laptops

Dharamshala: Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Minister Sudhir Sharma said the government had distributed laptops to 10,000 class 10 and 12 students based on their results in this years state board examinations. Multimedia and IT enabled study systems have been provided in 2,142 higher and senior secondary schools in the state, the minister said after inaugurating an additional building for a school in Dharamshala assembly constituency’s Jadraangal village.

Man kills boy for scratching tractors paint

Amritsar: A six-year-old boy has mercilessly been strangled to death allegedly by his neighbour who was furious with him for scratching his tractors colour. Shubhpreet went missing at around 9:30 PM Monday night from village Malikpur in Jandiala and later his body was found in a wheat husk room, police said. Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, 18, has been arrested in connection with the killing, said Gurpartap Singh Sahota, DSP (Jandiala), Amritsar. During preliminary investigation, it came to light that Gopi was annoyed with Shubhpreet’s behaviour.  “Gopi never liked the boys mischievous behaviour and was furious with Shubhpreet for spoiling the paint of his tractor with scratches and had even warned the kid not to do so,” the officer said. In a fit of rage, Gopi strangled Shubhpreet to death, the officer claimed.  




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