A bilingual monthly magazine with a view to highlight and share the achievements, ideas, creative talents of teachers and students of the state to be published by Haryana Higher Education Department.

Chandigarh, February 19 - Haryana Higher Education Department will publish a bilingual monthly magazine with a view to highlight and share the achievements, ideas, creative talents of teachers and students of the state. This bilingual magazine will include articles, inspiring success stories of both teachers and students of the institutions along with monthly news of the department, colleges and universities.

Deputy Director, Dr. Hemant Verma, Higher Education Department said that various initiatives are being taken in the direction to provide quality education to the students in order to make them employment-ready which will improve the overall educational scenario of the state. It will also help in making Haryana an education-hub in North India. He said that keeping this in mind and to highlight the achievements, activities of all the colleges and universities of the state including ideas, creativity of teachers and students, the Haryana Higher Education Department has decided to publish a bilingual monthly magazine. This magazine will act as a mouthpiece of the department through which the department will share information, creativity, ideas and feelings of teachers and students of the state.

He said that all the heads of all the colleges and universities of the state have been directed to encourage their teachers and students to send articles of social and student interest for this magazine. He informed that these articles and success stories can be sent to the department by February 23, 2020 at e-mail: articles.highereducation@gmail.com

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Haryana Police has arrested two persons after heroin weighting 105 gram of worth Rs 10 lakh was seized from their possession in Sirsa district.

Chandigarh, Feb 19 – Haryana Police has arrested two persons after heroin weighting 105 gram of worth Rs 10 lakh was seized from their possession in Sirsa district.

Giving this information here today a spokesman of Haryana Police said that both are resident of Kirtinagar in Sirsa. The duo were nabbed following a tip-off from Ding mor area in the district.

Initial investigations revealed that three cases under NDPS Act have already been registered against them in Sardoolgarh, Mansa (Punjab) and in Sirsa.

He said that the police had got information from a source that both the accused had gone to Delhi and they will be coming back with seized contraband. After finding the information credible, Police team immediately swung into action and signaled an i20 car to stop for checking, but they tried to run away. The alert police team arrested the both and when searched, 105 gram of heroin was recovered from them.

In another crackdown, the police during patrolling had also seized 25 kg poppy husk from the possession of two accused identified as resident of Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda.

Cases under the provisions of NDPS Act were registered against them and further investigation is underway.

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Haryana Government has invited applications from the employees posted in Government offices in Chandigarh for allotment of Type-III and Type-I, Class-IV in Sector-39 B, Chandigarh.

Chandigarh, February 19 - Haryana Government has invited applications from the employees posted in Government offices in Chandigarh for allotment of Type-III and Type-I, Class-IV in Sector-39 B, Chandigarh. The last date for submission of applications for all eligible employees is 10 March 2020.

Giving information in this regard, a spokesman of the House Allotment Committee, Haryana, Chandigarh, said that in this regard, a letter has been written to the Chief Secretary, Haryana, all the HODs of the Department in Haryana stationed at Chandigarh and Panchkula, the Administrative Officer of the Haryana Civil Secretariat, the Under Secretary (Revenue, New Secretariat, Chandigarh Sector-17), Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Panchkula, Superintendent Engineer, Chandigarh Circle, Haryana Public Works (B&R) Department, and Registrar of Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.

Giving information in this regard, a spokesperson of the House Allotment Committee said that, according to the letter, an eligible employee means an employee working in the office of Haryana Government on regular basis.

As per the guidelines issued from time to time for this allotment, the employees on deputation to Board, Corporations and Autonomous bodies at Panchkula and Chandigarh shall also be eligible for allotment of Haryana Government Housing located at Panchkula and Sector-39B.

Apart from that, he also said that Haryana Government employees who have already been allotted Government house of the appropriate category at Chandigarh by UT Administration are not eligible for allotment of the houses at Panchkula and Chandigarh. The employees of Boards or Corporations and of other autonomous bodies are not eligible for allotment of these houses, he added.

The spokesperson further informed that the applications of eligible employees for Type-I and Class-IV accommodation should be verified by the concerned HOD or DDO by January 1, 2020, and the basic salary range should be up to Rs. 35,400. Similarly, the application of the eligible employee for Type-III accommodation should be verified by the concerned HOD or DDO by January 1, 2020, and the basic pay range should be from Rs 44,901 to Rs 56,100.

The spokesperson also said that employees can visit the haryanapwd.gov.in website and download the application form. Applications can be submitted in the office of Secretary, House Allotment Committee, Haryana, Nirman Sadan, Plot No-1, Sector-33A, Chandigarh, between 11 am to 12 noon.

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Haryana Police has issued an advisory requesting citizens to be cautious and alert while registering or activating their FASTag wallets as some fraudsters may try to siphon off money from their bank accounts on the pretext of helping them.

Chandigarh, Feb 19 - Haryana Police has issued an advisory requesting citizens to be cautious and alert while registering or activating their FASTag wallets as some fraudsters may try to siphon off money from their bank accounts on the pretext of helping them.

Advising people to be aware of such fraudsters, Director General of Police, Crime, Mr P.K. Agrawal today said that scamsters have now come up with a new method to dupe citizens after the FASTag has been made mandatory for all private and commercial vehicles for their faster movement at toll plazas. They are now attempting to draw off money from bank accounts of gullible people on the pretext of helping them register and activate their FASTag accounts. As FASTag service is new, scamsters are trying all means to cheat citizens.

Explaining the modus operandi, he said that first, these scamsters send fake messages which appear as if they are from genuine sources like banks, asking for personal or financial details or even OTP in the name of FASTag registration. Then they lure citizens by offering discounts or cash back schemes asking them to transfer money or provide their details. As soon as someone shares details/OTP with the caller, funds are siphoned off from his bank account.

Suggesting the precautionary measures, Mr Agrawal urged the people not to fall prey to these scamsters and whenever they receive any such call regarding FASTag registration, they should immediately disconnect it and directly contact or visit the nearest bank to resolve the issue, if any. He also made it clear that FASTag registration and activation process does not happen by speaking to a bank employee over the phone.

He also advised people not to share the PIN or password with anyone and added that people should buy FASTag only from approved agencies such as banks certified to issue FASTag, toll plazas, paytm and Amazon etc. In addition, citizens should install only the genuine application for smart phones provided by NHAI. For example, my FASTag application available on Google Playstore has been launched by NHAI under Indian Highways Management Company Ltd. (IHMCL).

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Matribhasha Diwas (Mother Tongue Day) will be celebrated on February 21, 2020 in all universities and colleges of Haryana.

Chandigarh, February 19: Matribhasha Diwas (Mother Tongue Day) will be celebrated on February 21, 2020 in all universities and colleges of Haryana.

Giving information about this, a spokesperson of the Haryana Higher Education Department said that the department has given directions to all the Government, Private, Government-aided universities and colleges within the state to celebrate Matribhasha Diwas (Mother Tongue Day) on February 21, 2020, in their respective institutions. If the holiday is declared on February 21, 2020, then this program should be held on 20 February 2020.

He informed that it is also directed to include display of books in the mother tongue, screening of short films, debate competition, group discussion, and short plays in the Matribhasha Diwas (Mother Tongue Day) programme.

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The Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department will conduct trials for the upcoming All India Civil Services Athletics (Including Veteran Male and Female) Tournament-2020 on March 2, 2020.

Chandigarh, February 19: The Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs Department will conduct trials for the upcoming All India Civil Services Athletics (Including Veteran Male and Female) Tournament-2020 on March 2, 2020.

An official spokesperson informed that trials for the selection of the Haryana team for All India Civil Services Athletics Tournament-2020 will be conducted at 11 am on March 2, 2020 in Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex Sector-3, Panchkula. He further informed that the officers and employees going for the trial will be given TA and DA by their respective departments. He informed that in the All India Services Tournament-2020, officers and employees of Board, Corporation, Police Department, Electricity Board, State Small Industries Corporation (SSIDC) cannot participate. He said that any officer, employee who is willing to give the trials must bring the certificate from their respective department.