The family of Karan Singh, who was shot dead during a wedding in Kaithals Khurda village last Saturday, claimed his body after four days of protests and cremated him on Tuesday. This, after the police arrested five of the 14 people booked for the murder. Prime accused Sompal, who had allegedly shot dead Karan, is admitted at the Kaithal civil hospital and will be arrested once he is discharged. Karan was killed after clashes over lowering the volume of music being played at a wedding. Five others sustained severe injuries.
Haryana disburses unemployment aid
Chandigarh: The state government on Tuesday said it had disbursed unemployment allowances amounting to Rs 32.77 crore during the current year, apart from opening nine placement cells at the major industrial towns of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonepat, Yamuna Nagar, Rohtak, Hisar, Panipat, Ambala and Bahadurgarh.
Punjabs anti-cancer campaign on track
Chandigarh: Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Madan Mohan Mittal, while releasing the progress of the state-wide door-to-door campaign for cancer awareness and early detection of the disease, said more than 45 per cent of the population has been covered during the first week of the campaign. Around 40,000 field workers had visited 26, 40,777 houses by December 10, Mittal said .
Hooda govt to launch Foster Care Scheme
Chandigarh: In order to take care of orphaned, helpless and needy children, the Haryana government is set to implement a Foster Care Scheme and an Open Shelter Scheme, across the state. While addressing a two-day state level training program on tracking missing children on Tuesday, Sumita Misra, Director General, Haryana Women and Child Development Department said: The Foster Care Scheme will be launched as a pilot project in six districts whereas the Open Shelter Scheme will be launched in Faridabad. Children found loitering and begging on the roads will be brought to the open shelters and apart from being given food, will be taught and given professional knowledge.