Indian Railways dedicates Kalka-Shimla rail track to nation

Indian Railways dedicates Kalka-Shimla rail track to nationKalka (Haryana), Nov 9 : Indian Railways dedicated the Kalka-Shimla railway line to the nation as world heritage track after being declared by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage.

In a vibrant ceremony laced with cultural performance at Kalka station in Haryana, union Minister of State for Railways R. Velu dedicated over a century old Kalka-Shimla rail track by unveiling the plaque on Sunday.

“The entire world know that such a railway, such a wonderful system is here,” said Velu.

NHRC gives Haryana Govt. two months time to report on custodial killing

National Human Rights CommissionNew Delhi, Nov. 5 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo-motu cognizance of the killing of 22 year-old student Kuldeep by the Hisar Police near Bhiwani, and given the state government two months to file a report on the incident.

The NHRC has issued notices to the Director General of Police, Haryana, District Magistrate, Bhiwani, SP, Hisar/Bhiwani to take appropriate action with regard to investigation of the case.

The guidelines were communicated to the Chief Ministers of all States on December 2, 2003 by the NHRC, Chairperson.

Drunken Haryana cops kill innocent youth

In a shocking incident a group of drunken Haryana policemen had shot dead a 22-year-old college student returning home on Sunday night.

The youth Kuldeep Kumar, a BA final year student of Vaish College and a resident of Dabra colony, was shot from point blank range.

While Kuldeep was returning on bike from a party at his friend's place, the unruly policemen asked him to stop Tosham Chowk in Bhiwani. But when he did not stop he was shot in the temple with a service revolver.

As the news of fake encounter spread, local residents began pelting stones at the police at Ghantaghar Chowk and set afire a motorcycle.

Olympic medallist Vijender supports social cause on 22nd birthday

Bhiwani (Haryana), Oct. 31 : In a gesture to support social cause, the Olympic medallist Vijender launched two social campaigns-- ''Tree Plantation'' and ''Save Girl Child'' here on Thursday on the occasion of his birthday.

Vijender who celebrated his 22nd birthday, visited the local temple of Goddess Durga and offered prayers. His coach Jagdish and the President of Boxing Club of Bhiwani, Kamal Singh accompanied him.

Vijender prayed to Goddess Durga for more laurels to India in the boxing ring. After prayers, Vijender planted a tree and inspired others to follow suit. He also urged the people to stop female foeticide and participate in ''Save the Girl Child'' campaign.

Terrorists want to end social unity, brotherhood: Sonia Gandhi

Sonia GandhiPanipat (Haryana), Oct 2 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said that terrorists want to end social unity and brotherhood.

She was speaking at a rally at Panipat in Haryana on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi''s birth anniversary.

Sonia Gandhi said that the designs of terrorists would not succeed and also warned those who were trying to gain political mileage out of the issue.

“Such people are enemies of society and the country, Sonia Gandhi said, and added, “This is a national problem and everybody should come together to fight it.”

FM expresses hope of lifting ban on export of non-basmati rice

P ChidambaramNew Delhi, Sept 22 : With prospects of good kharif output, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday expressed hope that the ban on export of non-basmati rice, which was imposed as a temporary measure, would be lifted soon.

Chidambaram said this after inaugurating new facility of rice exporting firm Tilda Riceland in Gurgaon in Haryana today.

The government had banned export of non-basmati rice in April as part of initiatives to check rising inflation that touched the 13-year high mark of about 12 per cent.