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Hooda flays INLD, BJP for neglecting Fatehabad

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday criticised the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and BJP for neglecting Fatehabad, when they were in power. While speaking at a public rally in Tohana, Hooda said, "The INLD-BJP government during its six-year tenure spent only Rs 488.15 crore on Fatehabad, while the present government had so far spent Rs 2192.93 crore on various development projects". Hooda announced that a government polytechnic institute will be set up in Tohana.

Haryana: 1,448 graft cases filed last year

Chandigarh: "Haryana's Lokayukta received 1,448 corruption complaints in the past one year, of which action has already been taken on 900 cases, while investigation was going on in the remaining cases," said Justice Pritam Pal (retd) of the Haryana Lokayukta. He added that pending cases would be disposed of soon. "In these cases, the maximum number of complaints are related to the police and Revenue and Food Supply Departments.

AAP to campaign in Haryana, Delhi

Chandigarh: Social activist Arvind Kejrival-led Aam Aadmi Party's Haryana faction on Sunday announced that the party would contest in the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha polls in Delhi. Party member Yogender Yadav said, "With an aim to contest in Delhi Assembly polls, the party has launched a comprehensive campaign in Haryana and Delhi. Owing to the wrong policies of the government, Kejrival has to sit on a hunger strike".

Carpenter held for 'harrassing' girl

Jalandhar: A carpenter has been arrested by the Jalandhar commissionerate police for allegedly harrassing a girl over the phone. Police said the accused had threatened to commit suicide if the girl did not agree to marry her. On the complaint of the girl, Surjit Sing of Chak Kalan was arrested near Nakodar.

'Need specialised workforce for tourism'

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