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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 07:42:48 AM »
Power tariffs on higher side: Sampat
Tribune News Service

Hisar, January 2
Congress leaders have started toeing the AAP line, well aware of the adverse political impact of the power tariff issue which has been gaining momentum in this region.

After Excise and Taxation Minister and Tosham MLA Kiran Chaudhary directed power officials to stop installing the pillar boxes in her constituency, Congress MLA from Nalwa Sampat Singh has also admitted that the power tariffs are on the higher side and even the relief provided by the state government by way of subsidy is not adequate.

Addressing a press conference here today, Singh said the state government had tried to help out the consumers by announcing a subsidy of Rs 200 on power bills up to 1,600 units for every two months, but it was not enough.

The Congress MLA stated that even the electricity police stations meant to curb and take action against those indulging in power pilferage had not proved effective so far. “These police stations need to be strengthened further so that they can register FIRs and take action on its own. At present, the officials at these stations mere conduct raids and then approach the regular police stations in their area for registration of cases,” he said.

The MLA said,” He can understand the anger of the consumers but certain individuals and political parties are trying to politicise the issue for their vested interests which is unjustified.”

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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 07:43:03 AM »
Kisan manch activists protest against ‘inflated’ power bills
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Hisar, January 2
Activists of the Haryana Kisan Manch and Nagrik Manch today staged a demonstration in protest against ‘inflated’ electricity bills here. The protesters demanded special audit of the power companies - Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam- on the pattern of the Delhi and a cut in power tariffs.

After gathering at the Krantiman Park, hundreds of activists in a procession reached the Mini-Secretariat and raised slogans against the power department. Later, the protesters submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner.

Demanding a cut in the power tariffs on the pattern of Delhi, kisan manch leader Ramesh Beniwal threatened to intensify the agitation if the government failed to provide relief to the people by January 15.

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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 07:43:17 AM »
Beniwal stated that revised tariff, fuel surcharge and abolition of the telescopic slab system of tariff had resulted increase of more than 35 per cent in the power bills this year as compared to previous year.

He said, “The distribution companies have been incurring a loss of Rs 3,500 crore every year. Besides, the power utilities showed expenses of Rs 6,000 crore as outstanding in December 2012, which further accumulated their losses. These were given as justification for revision of the power tariff.”

The memorandum submitted to the Deputy Commissioner demands slashing the power tariffs, audit of the power companies by an independent agency, crackdown on corruption in the companies and power theft by unscrupulous consumers, rebate to the consumers who are regular in bill payment, to check power loads to do away with the ‘concocted’ load which is resulting in inflated bills etc.

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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 07:43:31 AM »
INLD demo against power, water bills in Kurukshetra
Tribune News Service

Kurukshetra, January 2
Hundreds of INLD members led by state unit president Ashok Arora held a demonstration against the sky-rocketing electricity and water bills and property tax in Haryana.

Party members gathered at Jat Dharamshala here before taking out a procession and burning an effigy of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Ambedkar Chowk. The INLD workers later met Tehsildar Surajmal and submitted a memorandum to him for the Governor of Haryana.

" Even Congress leaders have raised questions over the speed of meters", said Ashok Arora.

The state government had not only put an extra burden of Rs 5,600 crore on the people but also imposed a slab system and fuel charges on them, Arora aaded.

The INLD leader asked the government either to abolish property tax and fuel surcharge or face a statewide agitation.

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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2014, 07:43:48 AM »
Demo against Reena Birat’s appointment 
Tribune News Service

Sirsa, January 2
Reena Birat's appointment as president of the District Mahila Congress has sparked a revolt against Sirsa MP Ashok Tanwar with several women activists questioning the appointment.

Prominent activists of Mahila Congress like Sanju Bala, spokesperson of the District Mahila Congress; Raj Rani Jindal, former district president; Kailash Rani, a veteran Congress leader; and Kamlesh, block president of the organisation, today held held a demonstration against Sirsa MP Ashok Tanwar, holding him responsible for the change.

Addressing mediapersons at Congress Bhawan here, Sanju Bala

said Reena Birat had become a primary member of the Congress only recently and elevating her to the post of president ahead of those who have been working for the party for years was insult to them.

The Mahila Congress activists threatened to hold a demonstration outside Tanwar's residence if case Reena Birat's appointment was not cancelled.

She said Mahila Congress workers would bring this to the notice of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

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« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2014, 07:44:03 AM »
Guest teachers stage dharna
Tribune News Service

Kurukshetra, January 2
A large number of guest teachers staged a demonstration and sat on indefinite dharna outside Congress Member of Parliament Naveen Jindal's house here on Thursday.

Alleging discrimination and ignorance by the state government, guest teachers said until the Member of Parliament himself listens to their plea, they will not withdraw the dharna.

Seeking regular job guarantee, Rakesh Kumar, guest teacher's leader, said: "There are about 1,900-2,000 guest teachers in Kurukshetra Lok sabha constituency, who are waiting for their jobs to get regularised."

“It's been eight years now and we will not bear discrimination and ignorance anymore," Rakesh Kumar added

Guest teachers want Naveen Jindal to be with them and lead them in front of the government or arrange a direct meeting of the state committee with Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2014, 07:44:16 AM »
Rohtak gets 2 police stations
Tribune News Service

Rohtak, January 2
Residents of Rohtak have got two new police stations.

The police posts at the PGIMS and the old vegetable market have been upgraded as police stations.

The new police stations were inaugurated by Anil Kumar Rao, Inspector General of Police (Rohtak range), yesterday. With this, the number of police stations in Rohtak has reached 11.

Official sources said a plan was afoot to develop the Rohtak police administration on the Gurgaon pattern.

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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2014, 07:44:32 AM »
Out in the open in biting cold 
BPL families suffer for want of grants under Priyadarshini Awas Yojna
Shiv Kumar Sharma

Yamunanagar, January 2
Over 10 poor families of Judda Shekhan village are forced to live under the open sky in the bone-biting cold as they could not construct roofs in their houses for want of grants under the Priyadarshini Awas Yojna (PAY).

Members of these families and animals are falling ill because of severe cold. Their ration, including flour, wheat and sugar, got damaged in rain two days ago.

Keemti Lal and Kela Devi said Rs 90,000 were given to BPL families under the scheme to construct 'pucca' houses. The government had provided them the first instalment of Rs 25,000 but the second instalment had not yet been given.

“We have demolished our mud (kutcha) houses and have been able to construct only walls with the first instalment disbursed under the scheme,” they said.

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« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2014, 07:44:45 AM »
Both said they had been making rounds of the officials concerned for the past several months to get the second instalment but they were sent back on one pretext or the other.

They added that their family members had to sleep in the open or under a ‘tirpal’ (tent) made of empty bags of fertilizers which was of little use in this harsh weahther.

Dr Satbir Singh Saini, ADC, however, said the second instalment could not be released as they had received complaints against those who were constructing houses under the scheme. Now that the complaints had been found to be false, the second instalment would be released tomorrow,” added the ADC.

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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014, 07:45:02 AM »
Non-availability of potable water belies govt claims
Tribune News Service

Jind, January 2
The lack of potable water in the villages of this district has belied all the claims of the state government.

Residents of Jajanwala, Ital Khurd, Ital Kalan and many other villages are allegedly without potable water. They met INLD leaders and aired their grievances and the leaders have assured full support to the residents of the affected villages.

The villagers are forced to drink highly polluted water, which has caused many diseases among them.

“All sources of water, like hand-pumps, canals and village ponds, have highly toxic water. It carries many pollutants and causes serious health problems. The number of villagers suffering from water-borne diseases has been on a rise for the last many months,” alleged Chanderpati, an aged woman of Jajanwala village.

Some other women accompanying her alleged that their repeated requests to the Jind district administration and written requests to the government had fallen on deaf ears.

The villagers alleged that the water was not only unfit for human consumption, but was also not fit to wash clothes or even prepare tea after boiling it. Whenever they mixed the water in milk, the milk starts smelling bad and within minutes it turns yellow.

The Jind Deputy Commissioner has denied having received any complaint in this connection.

 

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