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Wednesday, 25 May 2022 | PNS

6 die, 17 injured in road mishap in Jind

Jind: Six people were killed and 17 others seriously injured in a head-on collision between a pick-up vehicle and a truck on the Jind-Kaithal highway on Tuesday. The pick-up vehicle was carrying 23 people of a family who were returning from Haridwar after performing rituals of a deceased relative. The vehicle hit a truck going towards Kaithal. The vehicles collided head-on near the milk plant at Kandela village in Jind district, the police said. The victims have been identified as Channi Devi, 45; Shishpal, 39; Ankush, 19; Dhanna, 70; and Surji Devi, 65; all belonging to Narnaul district. The injured have been sent to the civil hospital in Jind and PGI, Rohtak, said the police.

Khelo India Youth Games  will motivate youth to take up sports says, Haryana CS

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Secretary Sanjeev Kaushal on Tuesday said that The Khelo India Youth Games - 2021, to be hosted by Haryana, will inspire players and children to move forward in sports. The countdown for these games has now started and the Haryana government is leaving no stone unturned to make this grand event a success. In the history of Khelo India, the largest team of 8,500 players is coming to Haryana, which is a matter of pride for the state. On June 4, the Opening Ceremony will be celebrated in a grand manner in Panchkula, for which all the preparations have been completed. Kaushal was taking a review meeting with all the stakeholders regarding the preparations for Khelo India Youth Games 2021. In this meeting, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Sujata Chaturvedi, Secretary, Sports Authority of India, Rohit Bhardwaj and other officials were also present, who specially visited Haryana to review the preparations for Khelo India Youth Games.

Rs 7513 crore transferred sent directly to farmers' accounts: Dushyant Chautala

Chandigarh: Stating that the State Government is committed to buy every grain of wheat of the farmers at MSP, Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that farmers are being paid for their crops on time and the money is being sent directly to their bank accounts. So far, Rs 7513.62 crore has been transferred to the accounts of farmers.  Chautala said that from April 1 to May 15, 2022, a total of 41,40,135 metric tonne of wheat was procured by various agencies of the government, while when procurement was started again from May 16 till May 23, 2022, 6,441 MT wheat has been procured from the farmers i.e. total 41,46,576 MT wheat has been procured, so far. He informed that the government had instructed the officials that the money for the purchase of wheat for the Rabi-2022 crop should be transferred to the bank account of the farmer within 72 hours of crop procurement. This time Rs 7513.62 crore has been sent directly to the bank accounts of the farmers for wheat procurement by the State Government. He said that timely lifting of the crop from the mandis was ensured and all necessary arrangements have been made for the farmers at the mandi.

Sukhbir condemns AAP Govt for failing to protect Punjab’s interests vis-à-vis PU

Chandigarh:  Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday condemned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Punjab Government’s “woeful inadequacy” to protect Punjab's interests by failing to represent its case in the High Court leading to observations asking the Union Government to consider converting the Panjab University into a central varsity  “Despite the fact that Panjab University is a symbol of pride for Punjabis who did not want its unique character to be tinkered in any manner whatsoever, the AAP Government had not even thought it appropriate to defend the State’s position in an appropriate manner in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. This has caused irreparable damage to Punjab’s case,” said Sukhbir, adding that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann should take notice of this development immediately and not only defend the State’s point of view but also take up the issue with the Union Government.

 Punjab School Heads must formulate action plan with staff assistance: Minister

Chandigarh:  Punjab Government has invited the suggestions from all officers and school heads regarding educational reforms by May 31. Fr the same, the state Education Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Tuesday stressed that school heads must send suggestions after due consultations with other employees, students, and their parents. “The teaching community would play a significant role in revolutionizing the educational scenario. The teachers in the government schools are chosen on merit who can make the education more qualitative. Thus, they can strategize exceptionally with the assistance of their staff and increase the confidence level of the students,” said Hayer while presiding over the first meeting with the DEOs (Secondary and Elementary Education), Principals, Head Teachers, and in-charges of the Government Schools via EDUSAT aimed at educational reforms.


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