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Haryana achieves 19.5% growth rate in GSDP

Chandigarh:The Haryana government claims to have achieved 19.5% growth rate in Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) to emerge as one of the top two performers among major states in terms of economic growth during the 11th Five Year Plan. According to a recent Planning Commission report on state finances, the GSDP growth rate of Bihar and Haryana was 21.9 per cent and 19.5 per cent, respectively, during the 11th plan that ranged between 2007 and 2012. The GSDP growth rate measures how fast the economy grows. "It is worth mentioning that except Haryana, none of the previous fast growing big states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu could find a place in the top five."

Sukhbir to take up mining Act with Centre

Jalandhar:Speaking on a ban on mining in Punjab without mandatory environment clearances certificate, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Thursday said he will take up the matter with the Union Ministry of Environment. He wants to institute requisite amendments in the Act to make certain clauses less stringent. Illegal mining was banned in the state following orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Coop banks to be computerised soon

Chandigarh:Haryana Cooperation Minister Satpal Sangwan on Thursday said the process of computerisation of all cooperative banks in the state had started and soon banks will be connected with the Core Banking Solution (CBS) facility.

Rs 17.1-cr nod for road repairs in Haryana

Chandigarh:Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has approved Rs 17.13 crore for the repair and construction of roads under the Schedule Caste Plan and Schedule Caste Sub Plan of 2011-12. Out of the total amount, Rs 11.43 crore will be spent in Kurukshetra and Rs 5.70 crore at Hansi in Hisar.

Man held for shooting at two in Sonepat

Chandigarh:The Sonepat police arrested a youth for allegedly shooting at two men outside a private hospital in Sonepat on Wednesday. Rishabh allegedly shot at Yogesh Bhagat and his associate Mukesh Dahiya.

Punjab govt transfers six IPS officers

Chandigarh:The Punjab government on Thursday transferred six IPS officers with immediate effect. While Dinkar Gupta, posted as additional director general of police (security), has been give the additional charge of law and order, Kuldeep Singh has been posted as inspector general (community policing and training).

10 injured as bus overturns near Batala

Amritsar:Around 10 people were injured after a private bus bound for Batala overturned on Thursday near Shahabad village. While the critically injured were rushed to a private hospital in Batala, others were taken to the civil hospital, said Batala SSP Tulsi Ram. The injured passengers have told the police that the bus overturned after the driver tried to save a person on the road, he added.

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