Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today congratulated Mr. Pradeep Singh Malik from Sonipat, who topped the UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2019

Chandigarh August 9/10- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal today congratulated Mr. Pradeep Singh Malik from Sonipat, who topped the UPSC Civil Services Examination, 2019 and said that his achievement would also inspire other youth of the State and country.

Mr Manohar Lal was interacting with Mr. Pradeep Singh Malik as the latter called on him at New Delhi today to take his blessings.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister felicitated Mr Pradeep Singh Malik with a shawl. He also honoured Mr Sukhbir Singh Malik, father of Mr Pradeep Singh Malik by presenting him a shawl and said that credit for the success of Mr Pradeep goes to him.

Mr Manohar Lal said that by achieving this great feat, Mr Pradeep Singh Malik has brought laurels not only to his family and Sonipat but also to Haryana. It is worth mentioning here that, Mr Pradeep Singh, who belongs to Tewri village in Sonipat district, has secured All India first rank in the 2019 UPSC Civil Services exam, the results of which were announced recently.

The Chief Minister said that Mr Pradeep Singh has secured first rank in the Civil Services exam through sheer hard work and dedication. The youth of the country have a lot of talent and are getting success with their ability whenever they get an opportunity. Referring to the call given by Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi for 'Atmnirbhar Baharat’ the Chief Minister said that the youth are being provided better and adequate opportunities to move forward in various fields.

Thanking the Chief Minister, Mr Pradeep Singh said that besides the society, teachers, family and friends, the State has also supported him a lot in his success. He said that during the interview, he was asked questions regarding Haryana from an administrative point of view. In response, he referred to various public welfare policies of the State Government and several reforms undertaken in the field of Ease of Doing Business.

He said that apart from this, he also mentioned other achievements like inclusion of Haryana in the top five states in view of Good Governance Index, Gold Award for timely implementation of citizen-centric services under the e-governance and schemes implemented for women empowerment and strengthening the agriculture sector.

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Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal launched the Anti-Bullying Campaign of Faridabad Police by unveiling Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page of Faridabad to flag the problem of bullying in home, neighbourhood, schools, colleges and workplace

Chandigarh, August 9- Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal launched the Anti-Bullying Campaign of Faridabad Police by unveiling Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page of Faridabad to flag the problem of bullying in home, neighbourhood, schools, colleges and workplace and implement targeted programs to counter the menace.

It is the aim of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal to disrupt anti-social transactions that foster violent and predatory behaviour in society.

The campaign will particularly target teenagers, the segment worst-affected by the problem. Bullying destroys a victim's confidence, impairs their personality development, stunts their social intelligence and drives them to depression and a host of other diseases.

Under the campaign, people will be encouraged to follow Instagram, Facebook and Twitter page with username @FBDpolice. It will carry interactive posts to make people aware about the prevalence of bullying. Besides, it will also have a platform for victims of bullying where they can report bullies. Police will follow it up with counselling bullies with the help of NGOs working with youth-at-risk. Against the violent and incorrigible, police will take legal action under appropriate sections of law.

The initiative is a part of the ‘Teen Age Police’ programme of Faridabad police. The idea is to eliminate the scope of violence and intimidation at interpersonal and group relations at an early stage. The society has juvenile delinquents in substantive numbers. As per a conservative estimate, for every adult criminal, there are at least two juvenile delinquents who ultimately graduate into hardened criminals.

The Anti-Bullying Campaign is first in the series that will later cover other issues particularly baneful for teenagers like drugs, gambling and alcohol addiction, online frauds and human trafficking. Through the initiative, teenagers will be encouraged to develop social skills, empathy and a spirit of voluntary compliance to law so that they grow into productive adults.

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Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that with the introduction of new ordinances in the interest of farmers by the Central Government, farmers would be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country

Chandigarh, August 9– Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Dushyant Chautala said that with the introduction of new ordinances in the interest of farmers by the Central Government, farmers would be able to sell their produce anywhere in the country. Earlier, the farmers could sell their produce within the purview of the market committee of their respective areas.

Mr. Dushayant Chautala was interacting with the media persons after listening to the grievances of people of Uchana in district Jind today.

He said that as per the new ordinances, the farmers would be free to sell their crop in a market or area where they would get a good price for their produce. He said that orders have been issued to conduct special girdawari to assess the loss to cotton crop in several villages of Uchana and Narwana assembly constituencies due to recent rains. It would be ensured that farmers do not face any loss, he added.

On being asked to comment on the Baroda by-election, he said that the date of election is yet to be declared. After the announcement of the election, the coalition government would take a decision about its candidate, he said, claiming that the coalition candidate would definitely win the by-election.

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Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr Banwari Lal said that the Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) of Haryana will now function as Multi Service Centres.

Chandigarh, August 9- Haryana Cooperation Minister, Dr Banwari Lal said that the Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) of Haryana will now function as Multi Service Centres. The NABARD Regional Office, Haryana has started a programme for this purpose.

Dr. Banwari Lal said this while presiding over a meeting of officials of NABARD, Regional Office, Haryana here today.

On this occasion, he also presented an in-principle approval letter to the Managing Director of Haryana State Cooperative Bank for converting 95 Primary Agricultural Credit Societies into Multi Service Centres.

Dr. Banwari Lal said that under this scheme, PACS would develop modern agricultural infrastructure by setting up projects like warehousing and cold storage chains in rural areas. He said that agro-based industries would be developed around the villages through which agricultural produce would be sold in cities by adding value of primary processing so that rural and urban areas could get the benefit of the same.

The Cooperation Minister said that the loan to be provided under this scheme would be integrated with the Agricultural Infrastructure Fund (AIF) and would be made available at an interest rate of only one per cent. He said that efforts would be made to include more committees under the programme in the coming years.

He said that Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) programme under his vision of ‘Atmnirbhar Baharat’. He said that realizing the need of making necessary arrangements for the welfare of the farmers and making them self-reliant, the Central Government has set up Rupees one lakh crore Agricultural Infrastructure Fund to promote infrastructure and investment in the Agricultural sector.

Earlier, Chief General Manager of NABARD, Mr. Rajiv Mahajan threw light on various aspects of this programme.

Among those present on this occasion included Registrar of Haryana Cooperative Societies, Mr. Mani Ram Sharma, General Manager of NABARD, Mr. Rajiv Mahajan, Managing Director of HARCO Bank, Mr. Manoj Bansal, and other senior officers of leading banks.

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Foiling two major drug smuggling bids, Haryana Police, in separate incidents, have seized 500 kg poppy husk and 64 kg 750 gram marijuana (ganja) from Jind and Palwal districts.

Chandigarh, August 9– Foiling two major drug smuggling bids, Haryana Police, in separate incidents, have seized 500 kg poppy husk and 64 kg 750 gram marijuana (ganja) from Jind and Palwal districts. The police have also arrested four persons in this connection.

Giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that a team of CIA in Jind got a tip-off that huge consignment of narcotics was placed on a canal track between Ujhana and Neppewala village. On receiving this information, the police team immediately rushed to the spot and recovered 500 kg poppy husk. A person was also arrested in this connection and has been identified as Mohit.

Initial investigations revealed that the accused had kept the drug consignment near village Ujhana, where his sister's in-laws stay. A canter driver from Madhya Pradesh unloaded seized contraband and the accused was supposed to supply it in Punjab.

In Palwal district, an anti-vehicle theft team got a tip-off that two persons were heading towards village Utawar in a car alongwith drugs. On receiving this information, the police put up barricades and intercepted the vehicle. Search of the car led to the recovery of 54 kg 450 gram marijuana. Two persons identified as Majlis and Waseem, both residents of district Nuh were arrested. Initial investigations revealed that arrested accused along with their aides had brought the consignment from Odisha for supply in neighbouring districts.

The spokesperson said, "In a separate case, sleuths of CIA in Palwal during a raid had arrested Bishamber, a resident of Sira in Uttar Pradesh after 10 kg 300 gram of marijuana was recovered from his possession.” One of his aides managed to escape who had been identified and will be behind bars shortly. Arrested accused revealed that he alongwith his aide had brought marijuana from a resident of Kakha village in Rajasthan.

Cases under the provisions of the NDPS Act were registered against them in different Police Stations. Further investigation is underway, he added.