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PM unveils statue of Sir Chhotu Ram, lays foundation tone of Rail Coach Refurbishing Workshop in Haryana

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sampla in Rohtak district of Haryana on Tuesday to unveil a statue of Deenbandhu Sir Chhotu Ram and lay the foundation stone of the Rail Coach Refurbishing Workshop in Sonepat.
 
Once complete, the workshop will be a major repair and maintenance facility for rail coaches in the northern region. It is being set up using modular and prefabricated construction techniques, modern machinery and environment-friendly features.
 
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Modi said Chaudhary Chhotu Ram was one of those social reformers, who stood for the oppressed and the deprived.
 
The Prime Minister complimented Sir Chhotu Ram’s vision. In this context, he also spoke of the Bhakra Dam. He also mentioned Sir Chhotu Ram’s initiatives to provide remunerative prices to farmers and spoke of the steps taken by the Union Government in this regard.
 
The Rail Coach Refurbishing Workshop will contribute to the development of not just Sonepat, but the entire state of Haryana. It will benefit small entrepreneurs in the region, besides generating employment for youth, he added.
 
Speaking about the progress of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, he said that the first beneficiary of the health assurance scheme was from this State. He expressed satisfaction that, in two weeks, more than 50,000 people have benefited from this scheme.
 
Mr Modi mentioned the success achieved under the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” scheme. He observed that girls born in villages of Haryana are making the country proud in the global arena, and the youth of Haryana is helping make India a global sports power.
 
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Four teenagers from Haryana drown in Yamuna

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Four teenage boys from Haryana drowned while bathing in the Yamuna river in northwest Delhi early on Sunday, police said. 
 
The bodies of two of them were found, while the others were yet to be traced.
 
"Seven youngsters, all from Haryana's Sonipat district, had come to Alipur for a swim in the river. Four of them drowned, with a call on the incident received by police around 7.30 a.m., Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Gaurav Sharma said.
 
They were students of Class 9 in their native place.
 
The police officer said that fire brigade, a disaster management team comprising nine divers and motor boat were pressed into service to locate the boys. 
 
"However, bodies of only two have been located, as of now, and sent for post-mortem. Efforts are on to search for the two others," he added.
 
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Minor earthquake shakes Sonipat region in Haryana, tremors felt in Delhi

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An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, shook the Sonipat region in  Haryana today and the tremors were felt in Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), Haryana and some parts of Uttar Pradesh.
 
A bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 28.9°N and longitude 77.0°E, occurred at 1537 hourss at a focal depth of 5 km.
 
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Minor earthquake recorded in Sonipat region of Haryana

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An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.0 on the Richter scale, was recorded in the Sonipat region of Haryana this morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 29.0 degrees North and longitude 77.2 degrees East, occurred at 0627 hours at a depth of 5 km, an IMD bulletin added.
 
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Man accused of 1992 murder of Indian family in Dubai sentenced to death

A CBI court in Ahmedabad has convicted Ravjibhai Manubhai Pawar of the murder of his Indian employer and four other members of his family in Dubai in 1992 and sentenced him to death.

A press release from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that its investigations had shown that Pawar, while working as a domestic servant in Dubai, had kileld Mr Ramesh K Sagar and four others of Mr Sagar's family on January 4, 1992.

He was also accused of rape and of stealing household articles, including clothes, ornaments and cash.

Pawar feld from Dubai on January 5 and came to India. On the basis of an Interpol alert, he was nabbed on January 10 by the Gujarat police and a first information report (FIR)was registered.

Since the accused was an Indian national and the offence took place outside India, the case was entrusted to the CBI. The Dubai Police had also registered an FIR and collected evidence, which was used by the CBI during investigation and trial of the case, the release said.

The chargesheet was filed on January 23, 1992 in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chikhli. The trial court found him guilty and convicted him.

The case was registered by the CBI, Ahmedabad (now Gandhinagar) Branch on April 27, 1992 on the basis of the request and consent of the Government of Gujarat for futher investigation of the case filed at the Chikhli Police Station, the release added.

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Minor quake recorded in Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border region


An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale, was recorded in Sonepat district of Haryana and Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh in the border region between the two states.


The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin that the quake, which had its epicentre at latitude 29 degrees North and longitude 77.2 degrees East, occurrd at 08.36 hours today at a depth of 10 km.


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