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  • CAG report tabled in Haryana Assembly blames Hooda-government for undue favours to Robert Vadra 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Comptroller and Auditor General has blamed Haryana's previous Congress government led by then Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for showing undue favours to Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in his multi-million rupee controversial land deal with realty giant DLF. Vadra's company, Skylight Hospitality, sold a...
  • Haryana: Farmers in Rewari wait for government's help as crops worth lakhs destroyed 3 days ago

    Rewari: Unseasonal rains across India have led to the extensive damage of crops with Rewari district in Haryana being one of the worst hit. The standing crop in thousands of hectares of land has been destroyed and not just the magnitude of the loss but also pending loans is the...
  • No other service as great as 'gau sewa': Haryana Governor 6 days ago

    Chandigarh: Hailing the Cow Protection Bill passed unanimously by the Haryana assembly, Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Saturday said that no other service is as great as 'gau sewa.' He said by passing the bill, Haryana has carved for itself a separate identity among the states in the country. "Everybody should inculcate...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets farmers hit by unseasonal rains, seeks timely compensation for loss 6 days ago

    Bhiwani: Standing in support of the farmers whose crops were damaged in the recent unseasonal rains in north India, Congress President Sonia Gandhi appealed to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana to provide timely compensation to those in need. "Farmers give us food. If they are suffering it...
  • Why is everything in India named after just Rajiv or Indira Gandhi, asks Haryana Minister 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Haryana Assembly on Thursday witnessed pandemonium after Sports Minister Anil Vij said he would consider renaming sports complexes named after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, drawing opposition from Congress which asked the BJP to apologise for "insulting" national leaders. The trouble began during Question Hour when ruling BJP member...
  • Haryana Police arrests main accused in Hisar church attack case March 17, 2015

    Hisar: Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in to review the investigations, the police has arrested the first accused in the Hisar church attack. An under-construction church in Kaimri village in Hisar was vandalised by a group of people and the cross placed there was replaced with an idol...
  • Church was built in an "illegal" colony: Manohar Lal Khattar March 16, 2015

    Chandigarh: Amid a row over vandalisation of an under-construction church in Hisar, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday told the Assembly that the building was reportedly built in an illegal colony and the dispute was the result of an altercation between the priest and those who attacked the...
  • Haryana government passes law for cow protection, provides for imprisonment upto 10 years March 16, 2015

    Chandigarh: For "protection and upkeep" of cows, Haryana Assembly on Monday night passed a Bill which clamps a complete ban on cow slaughter in the state and provides for a rigorous imprisonment ranging from three years to ten years for killing the animal. After discussing the Haryana 'Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan'...
  • Were enquired by Bajrang Dal members over Hisar church, claims Haryana village Sarpanch March 16, 2015

    Hisar: After an under-construction church in Kaimri village was vandalised by a group on Sunday night, the Sarpanch claimed that they were enquired by Bajrang Dal members over the church. "Bajrang Dal people had come to us few months back. They asked us if we had given permission for a church....
  • Church vandalised in Haryana, cross replaced with Hindu lord Hanuman's idol March 15, 2015

    Hisar: An under-construction church in Kaimri village near was vandalised by a group and the cross replaced with an idol of Hanuman, triggering tension in the area in Haryana. Father Subhash Chand of Williwarsh church lodged a complaint against 14 people, following which a case was registered by police under...
  • After Maharashtra, beef sale banned in Haryana March 14, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has imposed a complete ban on the sale of beef in any form and proposed to provide for 10 years rigorous imprisonment for cow slaughter, but ruled out equating it with murder. "The ban also covers canned beef which was legal during the tenure of previous government,"...
  • Haryana government keen on making sale, storage of beef illegal March 14, 2015

    After Maharashtra another BJP ruled state will ban beef soon. The Haryana government is keen on making sale and storage of beef in the state illegal and the charge they want to press on defaulters is at par with murder. Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code which deals with...
  • Yogendra Yadav asks Opposition in Haryana to raise land issue in Assembly March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav, who is leading the party's 'Jai Kisan Abhiyaan' campaign in Haryana, on Friday urged all opposition parties in that state to take up the issue of amendments made in Haryana Land Acquisition Act in the ongoing Budget session of the Assembly. In a letter written...
  • Haryana government proposes to make cow slaughter, beef possession illegal March 13, 2015

    After Maharashtra, Haryana government will introduce a bill in the Budget session to ban beef and cow slaughter in the state. Punishment under section 302 which amounts to murder, will be slapped for cow slaughter and possession of beef will also be included as crime. ...
  • Haryana government to introduce bill making cow slaughter, beef possesion illegal in Budget session March 12, 2015

    Chandigarh: After Maharashtra, Haryana government will introduce a bill in the Budget session to ban beef and cow slaughter in the state. Punishment under section 302 which amounts to murder, will be slapped for cow slaughter and possession of beef will also be included as crime. Haryana Agriculture Minister Om...
  • Congress stages protest ahead of budget session in Haryana March 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: Hours before the commencement of the budget session, Haryana Congress workers on Monday staged a demonstration in Chandigarh against the Centre's controversial amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, along with Haryana Pradesh Congress committee president Ashok Tanwar and some party MLAs, led a march...
  • 'Aapki Beti Humari Beti' scheme launched in Haryana March 8, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday launched a scheme for girl child - 'Aapki Beti Humari Beti' - with an aim to combat the problem of declining child sex ratio in the state. The scheme was announced at a state-level function on the occasion of International Women's...
  • Haryana mulls law to make registration of pregnancy compulsory March 6, 2015

    Chandigarh: In view of the skewed gender ratio in the state, Haryana government is mulling to frame a law under which registration of pregnancy will be made compulsory. "Legal opinion is being sought to take action if one does not get pregnancy registered within first three months," state's Health Minister Anil...
  • Farmers hold protest in Kurukshetra, block road March 5, 2015

    Kurukshetra: A large number of farmers associated with Bhartiya Kisan Union on Thursday held a protest and blocked the Kurukshetra-Saharanpur road in support of their various demands. The BKU farmers led by Haryana unit president Gurnam Singh, courted arrest at Pipli town, near here in support of their demands, including hike...
  • Haryana: IAF's Jaguar aircraft crashes; pilot ejects safely March 5, 2015

    Chandigarh: A Jaguar fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed close to Shahbad town in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Thursday, with the pilot ejecting safely. "The fighter aircraft crashed in the fields. According to preliminary information, the pilot ejected from the plane before it fell in the fields. He...
  • Largest Indian flag weighing 48 kgs to be hoisted in Faridabad March 3, 2015

    The largest Indian flag weighing 48 kgs will be hoisted at a height of 250 feet in Faridabad. ...
  • Pedestrian succumbs to injuries after being hit by Haryana CM's convoy March 3, 2015

    Karnal: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's convoy hit a pedestrian in Karnal on Monday night, who later succumbed to his injuries. The incident occurred when the Chief Minister's convoy was travelling from Chandigarh to Delhi. The PCR car escorting Khattar reportedly lost control at a turn and hit a...
  • Gurgaon: Foetus of baby girl found dumped in garbage yard March 2, 2015

    Gurgaon: The foetus of a baby girl was found in an open dump yard in Gurgaon on February 25. A boy playing nearby saw pigs carrying the foetus in their mouth and made a video. In the video, the pigs roaming around the dump yard can be seen holding the foetus...
  • Ghar vapasi to continue till conversions are banned:Adityanath February 24, 2015

    Rohtak: Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has stoked a fresh controversy saying VHP's 'Ghar Vapasi' programme will continue unless conversions are banned and claimed India's problem was "vote bank politics fuelled by jehadi fervour". "Conversions spoil communal amity in the country. It should be banned. If conversions continue, I feel...
  • Haryana: 'Pension to be credited to bank accounts of beneficiaries' February 24, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana government on Tuesday said that pension will be credited directly to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries. Haryana Justice and Empowerment Minister Kavita Jain said a pensioner will not be required to open a new bank account if he already has one under the 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan...
  • Teenage girl raped in Haryana February 23, 2015

    Faridabad: An 18-year-old girl was allegedly repeatedly raped by a youth who also filmed the act, police said on Monday. The incident occurred a more than a week back when the girl, whose parents sell milk, had gone to the house of the accused, Virendra, to deliver the milk, a...
  • AAP launches 'Jai Kisan Abhiyan' in Gurgaon February 21, 2015

    Gurgaon: The Haryana unit of Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday started its 'Jai Kisan Abhiyan' from Gurgaon in protest against the recently-introduced "anti-farmer" land ordinance, and shortage of power and urea in the state. Scores of AAP activists, led by state in-charge Yogendra Yadav, gathered at Kamla Nehru Park in Gurgaon...
  • AAP slams Haryana government over land compensation rates February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday slammed the Haryana government over slashing the compensation rate under the new land acquisition policy by half. In a letter to Haryana CM ML Khattar, AAP leader and party's state in-charge Yogendra Yadav has said the party will oppose the new land...
  • Haryana government transfers 18 IAS officers February 19, 2015

    Chandigarh: In a major reshuffle, Haryana government on Thursday transferred 18 IAS officers of various departments, including Excise and Taxation, Education, Industries and Home. An official spokesman said in Chandigarh Sudhir Rajpal, Excise and Taxation Commissioner has been posted as Principal Secretary, Cooperation relieving Alok Nigam of the said charge. In...
  • AAP to launch 'Jai Kisan Abhiyan' in Haryana February 17, 2015

    Chandigarh: With the aim of strengthening itself in Haryana, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday said it would launch 'Jai Kisan Abhiyan' across the state from February 21 over alleged "anti-farmer" approach by the BJP governments in the state and at the Centre. As part of the campaign, AAP workers...