Ambala: Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja yesterday said the government had sanctioned Rs 100 crore for the Ambala parliamentary constituency under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Modernisation Mission.

Waste liquid material from chemical and pesticide factories in Mandhor village, close to the city, has started polluting the village handpumps.

A few villagers met officials of the Haryana pollution Control Board at Panchayat Bhawan today. The chairman of the board addressed a meeting of panches and sarpanches on the precautions to be taken to check pollution in their villages.

A large number of poor families in Ambala are yet to get the payment for their work under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act even though three months have passed.

As per the guidelines under the scheme, it is mandatory that the payment to the labour be made every fortnight.

The Haryana government has proposed a project to provide irrigation facilities in Ambala district and the adjoining areas.

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday hit out at political parties which had been making the Dadupur-Nalvi canal project their poll plank and even included it in their election manifestos but on coming to power forgot all about it. This was the reason why the project was not initiated for more than 30 years, he said.

Ambala: Ammonia gas leaked from a pipeline here on Friday causing panic among employees of a milk plant.

Around six employees of the Vita milk plant were affected by the ammonia gas and were admitted to local hospital, official sources said here. A number of people of the adjoining colonies complained of the effect of the gas on their eyes.

With the completion of the Ambala Zirakpur four-laning project, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is all set to formally inaugurate the project on December 10.

Union Minister for Shipping, Roads, Transport and Highway T R Baalu will throw open the project for which a toll plaza has been set up at Dappar.

Panchkula, September 13 In the months to come, road connectivity in the region is set to touch heights with the Ambala-Zirakpur and Zirakpur-Parwanoo four-laning projects being completed soon.

Ambala-Zirakpur project
Incharge: GMR company

Cost: Rs 282 crore (approximately)
Deadline:November 14

RS 2 lakh could have solved many of the problems this unemployed graduate was facing. But Samsher could not have lived with the guilt if had used the money. The Ambala resident had picked up a bag containing the cash by mistake. As soon as he realised that, Samsher handed it over to the police. His honesty paid off. Director Public Instruction (Schools) S K Setia promised Samsher a supervisor's job under Mid Day Meal scheme on a salary of Rs 6,000 on Thursday.

Ambala - Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram visited the Chaur Mastpur branch of the Punjab National Bank, 17 km from Ambala, on Friday to get first-hand information of the implementation of the loan remission scheme. Chidambaram expressed satisfaction with the working of the bank officials. He also visited State Bank of Patiala branch at Shahabad.