Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today held a meeting with the officers concerned to take stock of the procurement of Kharif crop.

Chandigarh, September 29 - Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal today held a meeting with the officers concerned to take stock of the procurement of Kharif crop.

In this meeting, Chief Minister, while considering the interest of farmers, has increased the prescribed per acre productivity of paddy from 25 quintals to 30 quintals. Besides this, if a farmer brings 10 percent additional paddy to the Mandi, it will also be purchased. This limit, which was earlier 25 quintals, has now been increased to 33 quintals.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister while giving strict directions to the procurement agencies, said that in the mandis where paddy has been procured, it should be ensured that the paddy is immediately lifted from tomorrow.

He said that registration on the 'Meri Fasal Mera Byora' portal of marginal farmers will start from October 5. Apart from this, the Chief Minister said that at the mandi level from tomorrow onwards, market secretaries and Arhtiyas will be able to call 25 percent of farmers to mandis on their own.

Mr. Manohar Lal said that farmers will not be allowed to face any problem in the procurement process. At the same time, he also reviewed the purchase of millet, maize, moong and cotton.

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Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal today flagged off a cycle rally in Yamunanagar on the occasion of World Heart Day to create awareness regarding heart diseases among the

Chandigarh, September 29- Haryana Education Minister, Mr. Kanwar Pal today flagged off a cycle rally in Yamunanagar on the occasion of World Heart Day to create awareness regarding heart diseases among the people.

The cycle rally started at Dimple Cinema Complex which culminated at Mukandlal District Civil Hospital in Yamunanagar. Besides Education Minister, Mr Kanwar Pal, Civil Surgeon, Deputy Civil Surgeon, Medical Superintendent of the district also participated in the cycle rally and encouraged the participants.

The Minister said that cycling is not only beneficial for health but also helps in preventing environmental pollution. Including regular cycling in our daily routine can improve our health, said the Minister.

Education Minister said that every part of our body functions during cycling which maintains healthy blood flow throughout the body and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. He said that we should practice some or the other exercise or yoga for leading a healthy life. Cycling is the simplest and effective exercise which reduces the risk of health issues, he added.

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Haryana Police has nabbed three persons in Sirsa district for betting on IPL cricket match played between RCB and Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

Chandigarh, Sept 29: Haryana Police has nabbed three persons in Sirsa district for betting on IPL cricket match played between RCB and Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

While giving this information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson said that police also recovered Rs 20,000 in cash, one LED, two laptops, 12 mobile phones of different makes, two laptop chargers, nine mobile chargers, one extension board, three Wi-Fi routers, and five earphones.

Police had got information that betting was going on in a house at Sirsa when the match was being played between RCB and Mumbai Indians. Based on the specific inputs, a CIA team raided the location and nabbed three persons while betting on IPL match.

Those arrested were identified as Prince alias Sonu and Navdeep alias Kalu, both from Old Housing Board Colony, and Raman Kumar alias Montu, a resident of F-Block, Sirsa.

A case has been registered against them at a police station in Sirsa and further investigation is underway.

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The Election Commission of India has today announced the bye-election schedule to fill the vacancy in Baroda Assembly Constituency in Haryana.

Chandigarh, September 29- The Election Commission of India has today announced the bye-election schedule to fill the vacancy in Baroda Assembly Constituency in Haryana. The model code of conduct has come into force in the region as soon as the bye-elections are announced. Polling will be held on November 3, 2020.

As per the schedule released by the Commission, the last date for filing of nominations is October 16, 2020, while the scrutnization of nomination papers will be held on October 17, 2020. Last date of withdrawal of nomination papers by candidates is October 19, 2020. Polling will be held on November 3, 2020 and counting of votes will be done on November 10, 2020.

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs at all polling stations in the bye-elections. Adequate number of EVMs and VVPATs have been provided and all steps have been taken to ensure that the voting is done smoothly.

The Commission has decided that voter identification will be mandatory at the time of voting in this bye-election. The Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) will be the main document of the voter's identity. However, in order to ensure that a voter is not deprived of their franchise, if their name is mentioned in the electoral rolls, then they can exercise their franchise by using 11 alternative photo identification documents as prescribed by the Commission.

These 11 alternative photo identification documents include passport, driving license, Service identity cards with photographs issued to employee by central, state government, public undertakings or public limited companies, passbook issued by bank or post office, PAN card, Smart cards issued by RGI under NPR, MNREGA job cards, health insurance smart cards issued under the scheme of the Ministry of Labor, pension document with photograph, official identity cards issued to MPs, MLAs, MLCs and Aadhaar cards.

The Model Code of Conduct will come into force with immediate effect in the district in which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituency going for election is included. The model code of conduct will also apply to all candidates, political parties, the state government and central government also.