HARYANA

  • Officials ask money to get work done, allege Haryana farmers Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • Monsoon to be below normal this year 4 days ago

    New Delhi: For the second successive year, Monsoon is likely to be below normal with parts of north-west and central India to be the most affected. "Monsoon will be 93 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) while 35 per cent probability of monsoon staying below normal has been predicted." "The...
  • Haryana: Basai's cow shelter home to 1,000 stray cows, those rescued from butchers 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 grant cabinet minister status to Ramdev today 5 days ago

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government will felicitate yoga teacher Ramdev, the brand ambassador for promotion of yoga and ayurveda in the state, on Tuesday in Sonipat, a senior minister said. "A felicitation programme will be organised in the honour of Ramdev on April 21 in Sonipat where he will sign an agreement...
  • Time for our retirement has come: Digvijay Singh April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: "Old leaves fall, new ones grow. Time for our retirement has come. It is the era of youth," Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said a day after Rahul Gandhi came back ending his sabbatical amid talk of his possible elevation as Congress President. ...
  • 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 Minister does a 'Sholay's Gabbar' to warn about sex determination test April 14, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday donned the hat of Sholay's iconic character Gabbar Singh to drive home his point on illegal sex determination, saying he wanted to create a situation where doctors would chase away those who approach them for such purposes. "Mein aise halaat paida karna chahata...
  • 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...
  • 24-year-old gangraped survivour fights to terminate her pregnancy: Does abortion law need to change? April 9, 2015

    A 24-year-old gangraped survivour in Gujarat approached the High Court to terminate her 27-week pregnancy. A judicial magistrate had earlier rejected the survivour's application for abortion as she was 24 weeks pregnant when she freed herself from custody of her abductors. In a similar incident, the Punjab and Haryana High...
  • 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....
  • Gold medallist boxer Rishu Mittal forced to work as domestic help April 7, 2015

    In a shocking revelation, Haryana's Gold medalist boxer Rishu Mittal has been forced to work as a domestic help to pay her school fees. A state level boxer, Rishu Mittal, who hails from Kaithal in Haryana, won a Gold medal at the state level championship in 2014. She also represented Haryana...
  • Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij comes out in support of Ashok Khemka April 2, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij on Thursday came out in support of IAS officer and whistleblower Ashok Khemka, Vij said he will talk to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar regarding the officer "who had worked to weed out corruption during the previous Congress regime". Khemka received his 45th transfer...
  • 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,...
  • Light sentences for negligent driving 'mockery of justice': SC to lawmakers March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • SC irked over road accidents, asks lawmakers to re-visit law March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Terming light sentences being awarded in road accident cases as "mockery of justice", Supreme Court on Monday asked lawmakers to "scrutinise, re-look and re-visit" the penal laws saying the poor's life was as worth living as that of the rich. "We are compelled to observe that India has...
  • 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...
  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down March 25, 2015

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • 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...
  • Beef an integral part of Goa cuisine, cannot be banned, says CM Parsekar March 21, 2015

    Panaji: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party ruled states of Maharashtra and Haryana banned beef, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said that there will be no such ban in his state. Parsekar said beef is an integral part of the cuisine of the minority community of the state which constitute nearly...
  • Delhi, Haryana CMs to meet next month to discuss water issues March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to resolve the existing water issues with neighbouring Haryana, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will travel to Chandigarh and meet his counterpart Manohar lal Khattar in April. "I informed Haryana CM Khattarji that I want to come Chandigarh and would like to have lunch with him....
  • 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...