Indira Gandhi University, Mirpur, Rewari marks World Earth Day with Tree Planting initiative

Chandigarh, April 23 – The Department of Management at Indira Gandhi University, Mirpur, Rewari, observed ‘World Earth Day’ in collaboration with the Management Club by engaging in tree planting activities.

Dr. Samriddhi, the Head of the Management Department, emphasized the importance of environmental stewardship, highlighting the collective responsibility to safeguard the planet for future generations. She encouraged students to prioritize environmental conservation alongside their studies, ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for present and future inhabitants.

Dr. Bharti, Sushant Yadav, and Dr. Jaswinder Singh commended the students' efforts and motivated them to continue participating in such initiatives to foster environmental consciousness.

Members of the Management Club, including President Jatin, Vice President Prince, Secretary Vishwas, Joint Secretary Rakesh, Sponsorship Joint Secretary Bharat, and Public Relations Executive Jyoti, along with MBA students Lakshya, Sandeep, Aman, Tarun, and Puneet, actively participated in the tree planting drive, reaffirming their commitment to environmental preservation.


In Haryana, notification for the Lok Sabha elections will be issued on April 29 - Anurag Agarwal

The deadline for filing nominations will be May 6

Chandigarh, April 23 - Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Anurag Agarwal said that the notification for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha general elections in Haryana will be issued on April 29 for the elections scheduled to be held on May 25. The Returning Officer will issue public notice before the commencement of the nomination process well before 11 a.m. The deadline for filing nominations will be May 6, 2024.

Sh. Agarwal shared this while holding a review meeting with department officers regarding election management. He said that public notices will be issued in English and the official language of the State. Notice to be displayed on the notice board of RO, AROs, and in other prominent public offices such as panchayat samitis, gram panchayats, etc.

Sh. Agarwal shared that nomination papers can be submitted by candidates or their proposers in the office of the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. He said that a maximum of three vehicles in the convoy of a candidate or accompanying him to be allowed to come within a periphery of 100 meters of ROs, AROs office. Maximum five persons (including the candidate) can be allowed to enter the office of Returning officer or Assistant Returning Officers.

Sh. Agarwal that any violation of this instruction at the time of filing nomination papers will be seriously viewed by the Commission, and actions will be taken against DEO/RO or such other person including candidate and or his party responsible for violation.

The nomination process will be videographed. Continuous/unedited Videography in the last hour of filing nominations, i.e. 2 p.m. onwards on the last day,will be done. The Returning Officer will ensure the safekeeping of videography and all documents, said Haryana Chief Electoral Officer.

He said that candidates contesting elections under the Representation of the People Act, 1951, are required to deposit security. For Lok Sabha elections, this amount is Rs. 25,000, and for assembly elections, it is Rs. 10,000. This amount is halved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

The Chief Electoral Officer clarified that the security amount must be deposited either in cash before the Returning Officer or Assistant Returning Officer or in Reserve Bank of India/ Treasury. No deposit is acceptable by cheque or Bank draft.

He said that the deposit to be made when filing the first set of nominations or prior to it. The Returning Officer will ensure that nomination papers are not received outside the stipulated hours.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that for recognized national or state political parties, there should be one proposer, and there should be 10 proposers for all other candidates and candidates from recognized political parties of other states. Proposers must be electors of the constituency concerned, said Sh. Agarwal.


MHU to research on seed spices and provide farmers with seeds of improved varieties

Chandigarh, April 23 - Maharana Pratap Horticulture University (MHU), Karnal will establish new dimensions in the field of horticulture in the state and will be instrumental in bringing about revolutionary changes for the farmers. These transformative initiatives will not only enhance the financial prosperity of farmers but also mitigate their reliance on traditional farming methods. This shift will play an important role in conserving natural resources while fostering sustainable agricultural practices.

Moving forward in this direction, under the guidance of MHU, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Suresh K. Malhotra, research work will be started on seed spices including marigold flower, onion, and garlic. Farmers will be provided with an improved variety of seeds as well as information about their methods. He said that research will be conducted along with the cultivation of fennel, coriander, celery, fenugreek, onion, and garlic in 10 acres during the upcoming kharif season. A special seed production program will be carried out to provide farmers with high-quality seeds.

The Vice-Chancellor stated that a department of plantation, spices, medicinal, and aromatic research has been created to conduct research, along with a team of scientists. The department has identified the land and the work will be completed soon, he added.

He stated that MHU aims to improve soil fertility so that natural resources are not overexploited, implying that farmers should farm in harmony with the ecosystem.


The Indian knowledge tradition offers a holistic approach to learning: Prof. Kuthiala

Chandigarh ( DGIPR HARYANA <>), April 23 - The Indian Knowledge Tradition Cell of JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, in collaboration with the Student Welfare Office, Department of Communication and Media Technology, and Vigyan Bharati Haryana, organized a one-day workshop on the theme 'Indian Knowledge Tradition - A Future Roadmap'.

Addressing the event, Vice Chancellor Prof. Sushil Kumar Tomar said that the source of Indian knowledge is our Vedas which contain all types of knowledge. But the knowledge, culture and human values contained in our Vedas have not been incorporated in our modern education, due to which a need was felt to connect the Indian knowledge tradition with education in the new education policy. Prof. Tomar underscored the inclusive nature of Indian knowledge traditions, advocating for equitable access to quality education for all students, irrespective of socio-economic backgrounds.

In his address, Vice Chancellor of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Dudhaula, Sh Raj Nehru, traced the roots of Indian knowledge tradition to religious and karmic principles. He emphasized the indigenous connection between education and environmental stewardship, contrasting western ideology's focus on external happiness with Indian tradition's emphasis on internal fulfillment. Drawing upon examples like Chaturanga (chess) and Mokshapatam (snakes and ladders) games, he highlighted their role in fostering values and critical thinking within Indian educational traditions. He hailed the resilience of the Indian knowledge tradition amidst various challenges.

The workshop's keynote speaker was Professor Brij Kishore Kuthiala, former chairman of Haryana State Higher Education Council.


Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum of Rohtak Zone to convene on April 24, Forum will hear complaints of financial disputes up to Rs 3 lakh

Chandigarh, April 23 - In its unwavering commitment to provide reliable, high-quality, and uninterrupted power to consumers, the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) has embarked on numerous ambitious programs aimed at ensuring complete consumer satisfaction.

A spokesperson for the Nigam highlighted that pursuant to Regulation 2.8.2, the Zonal Consumer Grievance Redressal Forum will address complaints pertaining to financial disputes involving amounts exceeding Rs 1 lakh and up to Rs 3 lakh in each case. Complaint redressal for consumers in districts Karnal, Panipat, Sonipat, Jhajjar, and Rohtak falling under the Rohtak zone will take place on April 24 from 11 am to 1 pm at the conference hall of the office of the Chief Engineer, Rohtak, located on the 4th floor of Rajiv Gandhi Vidyut Bhawan, Rohtak.

It was further informed that matters such as incorrect billing, electricity rates, meter security, faulty meters, and voltage issues of consumers in the Rohtak zone will be addressed during the session. However, cases related to electricity theft, misuse, and accidents will not be entertained.

UHBVN urges consumers to avail themselves of this opportunity by visiting the Chief Engineer's office in Rohtak on April 24 to have their electricity-related grievances resolved. The Nigam reaffirms its commitment to ensuring continuous and uninterrupted power supply to all consumers across the state.


‘Voter-in-Queue’ App to provide information on queues at polling centers - Anurag Agarwal

Now voter will not have to wait long to cast vote

‘Voter-In-Queue’ app to operate in 30 urban assembly constituencies

Voters can go to the booth to vote as the crowd decreases

Chandigarh, April 23- Haryana Chief Electoral Officer, Sh. Anurag Agarwal said that the target for the Lok Sabha elections in 2024 is to achieve up to 75 percent voting, compared to the previous Lok Sabha elections where 70 percent voting was recorded. In this series, the Chief Electoral Officer's office, Haryana, has launched an app called 'Voters-in-Queue', through which voters can obtain information about the queue at polling centers from the comfort of their homes and can go to vote as the crowd decreases.

The ‘Voter-In-Queue’ App has been approved for use by the Election Commission of India.

The Chief Electoral Officer said that for the upcoming elections on May 25, the ‘Voter-In-Queue’ app will be operational in 30 urban assembly constituencies as per the important decisions taken by the Election Commission. Through this, voters can see the live crowd at the polling centers on the day of the election, allowing them to go to the centre to vote according to their convenience. Many times, voters leave without casting their votes after seeing the crowd. But now, through this app, information about the polling centers will be available. He informed that the Election Commission of India has also approved the use of the ‘Voter-In-Queue’ mobile app.

Sh. Anurag Agarwal stated that on the mobile app, voters will feed information such as the name of their area, the name of the polling booth, the voter's name, etc., and they will receive an OTP. Through this OTP, they can connect directly with the BLO at the booth. The BLO will update the app about the number of people standing in the queue every hour or half an hour. The app's primary advantage is that it will save voters time by eliminating the need to wait in long queues, he added.

He further stated that the 30 urban assembly constituencies where the‘Voter-In-Queue’ app will be used include Panchkula, Ambala Cantonment, Ambala City, Jagadhri, Yamunanagar, Thanesar, Kaithal, Karnal, Panipat Rural, Panipat Urban, Sonipat, Jind, Fatehabad, Sirsa, Hisar, Dadri, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Rewari, Pataudi, Badshahpur, Gurgaon, Nuh, Palwal, Faridabad NIT, Badkhal, and Faridabad Assembly Constituency.


Countrywide promoter publishes misleading advertisement, HRERA slaps a penalty of Rs 50 lakh

Chandigarh, ( DGIPR HARYANA<>) April 23 - The Haryana real estate regulatory authority (HRERA), Gurugram has imposed a penalty of Rs 50 Lakh on Countrywide Promoters Private Limited, a city based real estate promoter, for publishing a misleading advertisement in an English daily about its real estate project Green Oaks.

The Authority took strong note of the advertisement published on 02 March and sent a show cause notice to the promoter asking for the reply.

The Authority observed that despite mandatory provisions under Section 11(2) and 13(1) of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016 the promoter did not describe the details in a proper manner in the advertisement, which is a punishable offence under the Section 61 of the Act.

“It is clearly established that the promoter (Countrywide Promoters Pvt Ltd) has indulged in publishing a misleading advertisement to confuse the prospective allottees in making an informed choice. Therefore, the Authority hereby imposes a penalty amounting to Rs 50 lakh under Section 61 of the Act 2016,” said the order.

A bare perusal of the advertisement of two full-coloured shows one full-page contains a photo of a garden/park (Garden of Dreams) and the other page displays a picture of a club, which is not part of the project.

“While, rest of the advertisement shows facilities available which clearly are not part of the project like squash court, state of the art club house, covered pool and spa, outdoor library, rejuvenating sculptural rocks, coffee lounge counter etc. It is all misleading,” order said.

Countrywide Promoters Private Limited is developing an affordable plotted colony Green Oaks at Sector 70-A, Gurugram, under Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna Affordable Plotted Housing Policy 2016 after it obtained RERA registration in 2021.

“It is abundantly clear that the promoter has issued a misleading advertisement for a DDJAY plotted colony to show alluring images to make the prospective investor believe that the project comprises club house and such facilities, which are not existing in the project. This amounts to a violation of Section 7(1)(A)(i). No details, information or visuals of the actual layout or site plan of the project have been provided to enable the prospective allottee to decide upon investing in the project,” said the order.

“Further the promoter has failed to get the registration details amended as per the revised layout in the record of the Authority, which shows the layout plan as approved in 2021. It is also noted that the project was launched in 2021 and the layout plan was revised in 2023. From the Quarterly Progress Report submitted by the promoter prior to the revision of the layout plan it is clear that the third party rights were created before the revised layout plan was approved by DTCP. Under the provisions of Section 14(2)(ii), the promoter is obligated to obtain the consent of at least 2/3 of the allottees before making such changes,” order said.

Being custodian of the Real estate (Regulation and Development) Act 2016, the Authority ensures that every real estate promoter must put correct and accurate information in the public domain about any real estate project.


Haryana ACB Team Nabs Excise and Taxation Official for Bribery

Chandigarh (DGIPR HARYANA<>), April 23: The Haryana Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) team achieved significant success today. The Faridabad team of ACB arrested Excise and Taxation Department (ETO) Bhushan Kumar, peon Manoj, and private person Inderjeet alias Chunnillal on charges of bribery. Peon Manoj was arrested red-handed while accepting a bribe of ₹5.20 lakh. In this case, a total of ₹10.84 lakh has been recovered from the accused.

Providing information the government spokesperson said that the Haryana ACB team had received a complaint that Peon Manoj was demanding a bribe of ₹6.80 lakh through private person Inderjeet at the behest of ETO Bhushan Kumar. Bhushan Kumar was demanding a bribe from the complainant in exchange for reducing the penalty of the vehicle carrying electric motors seized by him. After investigating the facts in the case, the ACB team planned to catch the accused. In this case, the accused Peon was arrested red-handed while taking bribe money from private person Inderjeet. In this case, the house of accused Manoj Kumar was searched and ₹430,000 was recovered from there. In addition, ₹1.34 lakh was recovered from the private car of ETO Bhushan Kumar. Thus, a total of ₹10.84 lakh has been recovered from the accused in this case.

Investigation is being conducted in this case by collecting all necessary evidence. This entire action was taken with complete transparency in front of the witnesses. In this case, a case has been registered against the accused at the Faridabad Anti-Corruption Bureau Police Station and they have been arrested.

The spokesperson of the bureau appealed to the general public that if any officer or employee demands a bribe in exchange for doing government work, then immediately inform the Haryana Anti-Corruption Bureau on toll-free numbers -1800-180-2022 and 1064.


Haryana Police Launches Social Media Campaign to Enhance Driving Skills and Promote Road Safety

Haryana Police Chief Reports Substantial Drop in Road Accidents

Chandigarh, April 23: In a commendable initiative to enhance driving skills and promote road safety among the general public, Haryana Police has launched a new social media campaign. Under this initiative, informative videos are being uploaded on Haryana Police's social media handles to educate the public about driving skills and the importance of adhering to traffic rules.

Educational Videos Foster Safer Driving Practices

These video clips provide valuable insights into techniques for improving driving skills, enabling individuals to drive safely and responsibly. By adopting these techniques, one can significantly reduce the risk of becoming a victim of road accidents.

Positive Impact: Decrease in Road Accidents

The Haryana Police's efforts in promoting road safety have yielded positive results. Compared to the previous year, there has been a significant decrease in the number of road accidents, fatalities, and injuries by the end of March 2024. The state has witnessed a decline of 150 road accidents, 48 fatalities, and 148 injuries, said Haryana Police Director General Shatrujeet Kapur.Harnessing Social Media for Outreach"Social media is a powerful tool to reach a large audience, especially in today's digital age," said Haryana Police Director General Shatrujeet Kapur. "Our informative video clips, uploaded daily on our social media platforms, provide the public with practical techniques for safe driving and accident prevention."

Comprehensive Coverage of Road Safety Topics

These meticulously crafted videos explain driving maneuvers and safety precautions in clear, easy-to-understand language. They cover a wide range of topics, including lane discipline, responsible driving habits for young people, blind spot awareness, helmet use, proper use of pedestrian crossings, speed limits, parking regulations, and the importance of following traffic rules.

Multi-Platform Approach

The campaign extends beyond social media, with the videos displayed on screens in cinemas and shopping malls to maximize their reach.

Call to Action: Public Participation

Director General Kapur urged the public to actively participate in ensuring road safety. "By following traffic rules and encouraging your family members to do the same, we can significantly reduce the risk of accidents," he emphasizes.

Stay Informed and Engaged

He invites everyone to follow the Haryana Police on social media for valuable traffic safety information and updates:

Twitter: @police_haryana

Instagram: haryanapoliceofficial_

Facebook: Haryana Police