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Karnataka Minister urges people to take pledge for organ donation

India], August 13 (ANI): Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Friday urged people to take a pledge for organ donation on the occasion of World Organ Donation Day. "During this Azadi Ki Amrit Mahotsav, pledge to donate your organs which could be "Amrit" for someone's life," Sudhakar said while addressing a press conference. The Health Minister recalled Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat address, in which he appealed to people to donate organs.

Dr Manmohan Singh Chauhan, director, NDRI, Karnal,said that the NDRI was all set to provide all kinds of support to the NDDB. Over the increasing number of cases of lumpy skin disease in the state, he urged the farmers not to panic as sufficient vaccine is available to protect animals from the disease. (HT File Photo)

NDDB to work with NDRI to take research to farmers

The National Dairy Development Board has decided to work with the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, to take the research to the farmers, said chairman of the NDDB, Meenesh Shah. “We have decided to work jointly and take the research work further so that farmers can avail the benefits,” said Shah speaking at a programme organised to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Model Dairy Plant of the NDRI.

Students of Muslim community during a flag-hoisting ceremony organised as a part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign at Bathindi in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)

‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ drive paves its way to remote areas in J&K

As a part of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, hoisting a Tricolour has become a movement in J&K with several remote areas actively participating in the campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called upon all citizens to turn the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign into a mass movement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India's independence. According to a J&K government spokesperson, from Kathua to Kupwara, people of J&K, particularly children, are organising rallies.

Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur who also holds the home portfolio, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. (HT File Photo)

Himachal CM expresses concern over cyber fraud

Hamirpur's Badsar MLA Inder Dutt Lakhanpal on Friday drew the attention of Himachal government to cybercriminals using obscene video calls to blackmail people. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, said his government had set up cyber cells and a police station for the purpose. Nagrota Bagwan legislator Arun Mehra had said that a heavy machine operator, Vijay Kumar, was prosecuted by a Dubai court. Mehra demanded the government to help Vijay.

Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised Speaker Vipin Parmar to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. (HT File Photo)

HP Speaker authorised to appoint panel for surrogacy board

Himachal Pradesh assembly on Friday unanimously authorised the Speaker to nominate a panel of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy board and member of the board of governors of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Health minister Rajeev Saizal and technical education minister Ram Lal Markanda presented two resolutions in the House to authorise the Speaker to nominate the members of the two boards.

BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ at Karnal. It was carried out under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. (HT Photo)

Dhankar leads Tiranga Yatra in Karnal, hundreds of BJP workers participate

BJP Haryana president OP Dhankar on Friday led the 'Tiranga Yatra' at Karnal in which hundreds of BJP workers and leaders participated. The Tiranga Yatra was carried out under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign. Carrying the Tricolours and banners, participants began the yatra from the Kalpana Chawla Medical College and Hospital's auditorium and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar.

On July 23, Haryana state election commissioner Dhanpat Singh had announced that the panchayat polls will be held as per schedule in Haryana in September. (AFP File Photo/ Representational image)

Haryana panchayat polls will be held in September: Minister

Clearing all speculations regarding panchayat polls, Haryana panchayat minister Devender Singh Babli on Thursday said the election to Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) will be held across the state in September and the government is all set to conduct the polls. There are 6,288 panchayats in Haryana which elect 62,022 panches, 22 presidents and 488 members of zila parishad, 143 presidents and 3,080 members of panchayat samitis.

Sukhbir Badal, in Friday’s meetings, assured the party leaders that all suggestions would be taken into account and the party would never compromise on principles (Hindustan Times)

Jhundan panel has not called for leadership change in SAD: Bhundar

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Balwinder Singh Bhundar on Friday said the Jhundan Committee report had not called for a leadership change. His comments came four days after a section of the party leadership met in Amritsar at the residence of Ravi Karan Singh Kahlon. Senior leaders, including former MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and former speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, along with other leaders seeking change in leadership at the top-level, were in attendance.

The complainant further alleged that Parveen Pal, a lineman of the UHBVN in Karnal, had demanded <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>21,000 bribe for adjusting his pending bill and also issuing him a new connection. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)

UHBVN lineman held for taking bribe in Karnal

A lineman of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam was arrested by the state vigilance bureau, Karnal, while accepting a bribe of Rs 21,000 from a person for adjusting the pending bill and also to allot him a new power meter. Sachin Kumar, inspector, State Vigilance Bureau, Karnal, said that they received a complaint from a person of Pitampura colony of Karnal.

Deepak alias Mundi of Bhiwani, is absconding and a hunt is on to nab him. (HT Photo)

75 days on, no trace of 6th shooter in Moose Wala killing

Around 75 days after the brutal killing of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, Punjab police's special investigation team is still groping in the dark to trace the sixth shooter Deepak alias Mundi of Bhiwani in Rajasthan. Despite claiming that they have got strong leads on the whereabouts of Mundi, who was part of the shooters' Haryana module, police are yet to make any breakthrough. All except Mundi have been arrested by the Delhi Police.

The Haryana Police spokesperson informed that Basant Kumar, inspector; Suman Devi, sub-inspector; Yogesh Kumar, sub-inspector, and Gopal Chand, head constable, are among the 151 awardees selected from across the country this year for the Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation for the year 2022. (HT File Photo/ Representational image)

4 Haryana cops to get Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation

Four police officers and personnel of the Haryana Police have been chosen for the Union Home Minister's Medal for Excellence in Investigation for the year 2022. Sharing the information here on Friday, the Haryana Police spokesperson informed that Basant Kumar, inspector; Suman Devi, sub-inspector; Yogesh Kumar, sub-inspector, and head constable, Gopal Chand, are among the 151 awardees selected from across the country this year. The director general of police, Haryana, PK Agrawal also wished them more success and recognition in the future.

The Punjab vigilance bureau in its investigation found that the jobs were given on fake documents, ignoring reservation rules and in a biased manner. (HT File)

Recruitment scam: Punjab government going slow against officials under scanner

The Punjab government is going slow against officials under scanner for their alleged role in the recruitment scam in technical education department. The vigilance bureau had sought prior approval from the government in January last year to register a case of corruption against the officials of the department, but the government is yet to give its nod. A copy of the report is with HT. An IAS officer, Raji P Shrivastava was directed to submit the report within 45 days.

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann said that the remaining arrears of sugarcane farmers were <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>195.60 crore and he had promised the farmers that out of this <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>100 crore will be paid by August 15 this year and the remaining <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>95.60 cores will be cleared by September 7 (Hindustan Times Media)

Punjab releases 100 crore for cane farmers

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday released the pending payment to the tune of Rs 100 crore to the sugarcane farmers and said that his government was committed towards payment of all farmer dues. Giving details, the chief minister said that Rs 295.60 crores was the total pending arrears of sugarcane farmers which had to be paid by the government or cooperative sugar mills in the state.

Patiala jail officials found out about his escape only five hours later when they tried to locate him so as to take him for his court hearing. (HT File)

Inmate escapes Patiala Central jail by scaling wall

In a major embarrassment to the Patiala Central Jail authorities, an inmate escaped the prison after scaling a wall on Friday morning. Jail officials remained clueless about his escape for at least five hours. The inmate has been identified as undertrial Maninder Singh alias Mani of Lubana Karmu village, falling under Bakshiwala police station, and was brought to the jail about a week ago in connection with a theft and dacoity case.

The victim, Harjinder Singh Dhindsa, 45, suffered injuries to his head and arms, and was rushed to the hospital. Police have initiated an investigation into the incident. (HT Photo)

MP Ravneet Bittu’s PA assaulted by group of miscreants

A group of at least 10 miscreants assaulted the personal assistant (PA) of Ravneet Singh Bittu, Congress' Member of Parliament from Ludhiana, near Ayali Chowk in Ludhiana and fled. Police have initiated an investigation into the incident. Sarabha Nagar station head officer, sub-inspector (SI) Harpreet Singh said The victim, Harjinder Singh Dhindsa, 45 owns a private transport company. Dhindsa asked the driver to meet him at Ayali Chowk, where the accused assaulted him with iron rods and sticks before fleeing.

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