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  • Haryana government releases cheques of Rs 28 crore for farmers 2 days ago

    Faridabad: Haryana government on Friday released cheques for a total of Rs 28 crores for rain-hit farmers here whose crops were damaged in the unseasonal rains in the state. Speaking on the occasion, Krishan Pal Gurjar, Member of Parliament Social Justice and Empowerment, quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying, "The country...
  • Only meant to say farmers are fighters not cowards, clarifies Haryana minister 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Under fire for making an insensitive comment on farmers suicide, Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar was forced to clarify his remarks. Claiming that he was quoted out of context, he has said that he never meant what he said. "All that I meant was that people of Haryana are...
  • Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar says farmers committing suicide are cowards 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: Unseasonal rains and hailstorms in many states have ruined crops standing on several thousand acres of land leading to great distress and financial trouble for lakhs of farmers. Many farmers and agricultural labourers have committed suicide while others are burdened with huge loans that they are unable to pay...
  • Cyber crime in Faridabad; businessman robbed of Rs 10,50,000 1 week ago

    Faridabad: In a case of cyber crime, a businessman was robbed of more than Rs 10 lakh from his bank account here, police said on Sunday. Janak Raj Jain, a resident of sector-14 here is into Pharma business and has an account with ICICI Bank sector-16, Faridabad. On April 23, an...
  • BJP completes 6 months in Haryana government, says worked in double shifts 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: The state government has worked in "double shifts" and has accomplished what can be achieved in a year, senior minister OP Dhankar said on Sunday, as BJP government in Haryana completed six months in office. State's Agriculture, Development and Panchayats Minister, Dhankar, who was speaking on the sidelines of his...
  • Religious bodies of Sikh community to send 25,000 food packets every day to Kathmandu 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Religious bodies of Sikh community Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Managing Committee (DSGMC)- will send 25,000 food packets to Kathmandu each day from Monday. A direction to this effect was given to the two bodies by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal, a party...
  • Officials ask money to get work done, allege Haryana farmers April 25, 2015

    Farmers of Jhajjar in Haryana have also been hard hit by crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall. "All my crops have been damaged. I have suffered sixty per cent damage. Officials ask us for money to get our work done," said a farmer. ...
  • Haryana government to construct check dams in Shivalik foothills April 23, 2015

    Chandigarh: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar government would construct small and big check dams in the Shivalik foothills for tapping rain water for irrigation purposes. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has directed the forest department to carry out a survey for the construction of small check dams and similar survey by...
  • Haryana: Basai's cow shelter home to 1,000 stray cows, those rescued from butchers April 22, 2015

    This is a report of a cow shelter in Haryana where over 1000 stray cows and those rescued from butchers are provided rehabilitation. This is part of the state's Gau Raksha Dal or Cow Protection Group. ...
  • Yoga to be taught during first period in Haryana schools April 22, 2015

    Samalkha: Yoga would be taught in schools during the first period to align students with Indian civilization and culture, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Tuesday. The move comes as the state government is making efforts to make yoga a mandatory part of the curriculum. The minister said rules were being framed...
  • Ramdev refuses to accept Cabinet minister status in Haryana government April 21, 2015

    Sonipat: Yoga teacher Baba Ramdev has refused to take a status equal to that of a Cabinet minister in the Haryana government. The state government had decided to felicitate Ramdev, the brand ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in the state, on Tuesday in Sonipat's Rai. But Ramdev decided against...
  • Haryana government to felicitate yoga guru Ramdev on April 21 April 17, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government will felicitate yoga guru Ramdev, the brand ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in the state, on April 21 in Sonipat, a senior minister said in Chandigarh on Friday. "A felicitation programme will be organised in the honour of Baba Ramdev on April 21 in Sonipat...
  • Government paying full attention to Yamuna's cleanliness: Haryana CM Khattar April 14, 2015

    Kurukshetra: The Haryana government is playing a proactive role in ensuring cleanliness of river Yamuna, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Tuesday. Treatment plants are being set up at various points along the river where sewerage is released, he told reporters here. "Such plants have already been set up in Delhi...
  • Haryana government to give Cabinet Minister status to Ramdev April 13, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Monday decided to give "status equivalent to Cabinet Minister" to Ramdev, who has been appointed as the state's brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda. "Ramdev, Brand Ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in Haryana, will be given status equivalent to Cabinet Minister," Haryana's Health...
  • Lessons from Gita, other holy books will be included in school syllabus: Haryana CM April 12, 2015

    Gurgaon: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said that lessons from 'Gita' and other holy books would be included in the syllabus of schools for imbibing moral values among students while also declaring that a university will be set up in Gurgaon. According to an official statement, Khattar made...
  • Don't commit suicide, former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda appeals to farmers April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: After three farmer committed suicide in Haryana following crop damage by unseasonal rains, former state chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday appealed to farmers to not commit suicide and demanded that the government provide immediate relief to farmers. Unseasonal rains and hailstorm have resulted in huge losses to farmers...
  • Haryana Human Rights Commission serves notice to state government after 3 farmers commit suicide April 9, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Human Rights Commission has hauled up the Haryana government over farmer suicides due to crop damage. The panel has served a notice after three farmers committed suicide. This comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced increasing the compensation to farmers whose crops have been damaged....
  • Chandigarh: High Court judge dives into lake to save girl from drowning April 6, 2015

    Chandigarh: A High Court judge in Chandigarh dived into the local Sukhna lake to save a teenage girl from drowning after she allegedly attempted suicide, police said. The incident took place on March 30 when Justice M Jeyapaul (60) of the Punjab and Haryana High Court dived into the Lake to...
  • Moment is truly painful, tweets Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka after his 45th transfer April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Haryana cadre IAS officer Ashok Khemka who has been transferred to an inconsequential posting by the BJP government has tweeted that it is a painful moment for him. Wednesday's order by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's government means Khemka has been transferred 45 times in 24...
  • Whistleblower Ashok Khemka transferred again by Haryana government April 1, 2015

    Chandigarh: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka on Wednesday was once again transferred to an inconsequential posting by the BJP government in Haryana. This is Khemka's 45th transfer in 24 years. Khemka, as per the latest orders of the Haryana government, has been posted as Secretary, Archaeology and Museums Department and Director General,...
  • My sole aim is to end corruption: Haryana CM Khattar March 29, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said his sole aim was to end corruption and give good governance to the state's people. Attacking the previous Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, he said certain people had approached him with offers to follow its "give and take" policy. "In the very...
  • CAG report tabled in Haryana Assembly blames Hooda-government for undue favours to Robert Vadra March 25, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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 March 21, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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....