HARYANA

  • Time for our retirement has come: Digvijay Singh 21 hours 49 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 55 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • PM expresses concern over Haryana church vandalism, nun rape case; seeks immediate report March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over incidents of violence against minorities in West Bengal and Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for facts and action taken report into the incidents. "PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal. PM...
  • 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'...
  • Take action against those attacking minorities: Member's of Parliament to Government March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Members in Rajya Sabha on Monday sought stern action to check growing attacks on minorities citing instances of rape of a 70-year-old nun in Bengal and demolition of a church in Haryana, with the government saying communal amity must be maintained at all costs. D Raja (CPI), who had...
  • 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...