Haryana Government

  • Haryana: Rs 52.11 crore approved under food security mission May 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana government has approved Rs 52.11 crore for state food security mission for 2014-15 to encourage cultivation of food grains and cereals in the state. This initiative would help encourage production and subsidisation of wheat, pulses, coarse cereals and commercial crops like sugarcane and cotton, an official spokesman said. Training...
  • HC restrains Haryana from prosecuting Maruti for no prior environment clearance May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Monday restrained Harayana government from "prosecuting" car maker Maruti Suzuki for not having prior environment clearance (EC) for its unit in Rohtak after the company gave an undertaking that it will apply for the green nod. The court held that the company...
  • Kanda pulls out from Hooda government, to float his party today May 2, 2014

    Chandigarh: Former Haryana minister and Independent MLA from Sirsa City, Gopal Kanda, withdrew his support to the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in Haryana and would be forming his own party on Friday. Kanda, who is facing trial in the air-hostess Geetika Sharma suicide case, said that he would be floating his...
  • Punjab, Haryana restrict use of red beacons atop vehicles March 3, 2014

    Chandigarh: The governments of Haryana and Punjab have pruned their respective lists of persons authorised to use red beacons atop their official vehicles, following Supreme Court directions. In Haryana, according to state Transport Commissioner Sumita Misra, the Governor and the Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice are authorised to...
  • Haryana orders CBI probe into Rs 8 cr contract awarded by Khemka January 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government has ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into a Rs 8 crore contract awarded by IAS officer Ashok Khemka to a firm in Gujarat when he was the Managing Director of the State Warehouse Corporation in 2009. Ashok Khemka has earlier exposed...
  • Haryana charges IAS officer Khemka with destroying Vadra's reputation December 5, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Thursday served chargesheet to IAS officer Ashok Khemka over Vadra-DLF land deal cancellation issue. He has been given 15 days time to reply to the chargesheet. The state government has chargesheeted Khemka for overstepping his jurisdiction in the cancellation of Vadra-DLF land deal. He has...
  • Khemka says he has been charged as he cancelled Vadra's land deals October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka has indicated that the Haryana government's chargesheet against him could be a retaliation for cancelling Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's land deal. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Jyoti Kamal, Khemka has vowed to keep on fighting. Khemka clarified that he has not been served...
  • MPs seek Manmohan Singh's intervention to end harassment of IFS officer September 29, 2013

    New Delhi: A group of MPs and an activists' outfit have demanded Prime Minister's intervention into the alleged harassment of an Indian Foreign Service officer, who had unearthed a forestry scam in Haryana involving top politicians. The MPs, Basudev Acharia (CPM), Prabodh Panda (CPI), Kushal Tiwari (BSP), Rama Devi (BJP), have...
  • Haryana CM to reward village boy selected for NASA astronaut programme September 14, 2013

    A teenaged village boy, selected by US' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for its astronaut training programme, will be rewarded by the Haryana government, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday. The Haryana government will honour Ashish Kumar with its Pratibha Samman, said Hooda, adding he will also get...
  • 7 Haryana IAS officers stonewalled Khemka's probe into Vadra land deal August 13, 2013

    Chandigarh: Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka in his report had accused Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's of being benefitted by falsifying land documents. CNN-IBN has found that the Haryana government probe appointed to inquire into Khemka's charges has raised more questions than answers as Khemka was stonewalled...
  • Haryana: 2.5 lakh wheat sacks left in the open to rot July 14, 2013

    Bhagola: One of the biggest open foodgrain storages, Bhagola, in Haryana has put a question mark on the government's claim that wheat can be stored in the open without any damage even during monsoons. The rain easily beats one of the most inefficiently managed open storages for wheat where 2.5...
  • Haryana govt working in favour of DLF, alleges Agnivesh November 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Activist Swami Agnivesh on Friday alleged that Haryana government was working in favour of real estate major DLF and urged the Supreme Court to intervene in a matter of use of forest land for recreational use. He told a press conference that the SC-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC)...
  • Haryana govt's masterplans threaten Aravalli forest November 5, 2012

    Mangar: A 500-acre sacred forest preserved over centuries in the concrete jungle of Faridabad, Haryana - the Mangar Bani in the Aravallis - is home to several native species, including about 30 endangered plants. The Haryana government, however, has marked out the area for development in its draft masterplans. Naturalist Pradip...
  • Haryana IAS officer Khemka gets 2 threat calls in 15 days November 3, 2012

    Chandigarh: Senior Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who kicked up a political storm when he alleged irregularities in the land dealings of Robert Vadra and DLF in the state, on Friday said that he had got two threat calls within a fortnight and accused the police of not taking any...
  • Can't hang Sonia over charges against Vadra: Digvijaya October 21, 2012

    The Congress, after being cornered over party president Sonia Gandhi's son-in law Robert Vadra's land deals, has now said that it has enough evidence of corruption against families of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and senior BJP leader LK Advani. However, General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said his party will...
  • Kejriwal questioned by Anna supporters at press meet October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: There was high drama at the press conference held by anti-corruption crusader-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday as former IAC activists and key supporters of Anna Hazare questioned Kejriwal over his team members and their dealings. Annie Kohli, a supporter of Anna Hazare, confronted Kejriwal in full view of TV...
  • Go to court if my order is unfounded: IAS officer Khemka October 18, 2012

    Chandigarh: Senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who was transferred by the Haryana government after he cancelled the mutation of the sale deed between UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's company Sky Light Hospitality and realty major DLF, has said that anyone who feels his order is "unfounded" is...
  • Happy that Khemka raised his voice: Kiran Bedi October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Team Anna member Kiran Bedi has slammed the Haryana government over the transfer of senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka as the DG Haryana Seed Development Corporation three days after he ordered an investigation into the land deals between Congress president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra and construction...
  • Haryana: 19 rapes in one month, government under fire October 12, 2012

    Protests, statements and counter statements have begun to take on political colors even as the ground reality continues to remain grim. ...
  • Robert Vadra: SC had stayed HC order quoted by Kejriwal October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court had stayed the land acquisition quoted by India Against Corruption member Arvind Kejriwal to attack Robert Vadra. The question is if this makes Kejriwal's accusations less factual. "It is not about what is applicable. The fact is that the High Court judges thought that the...
  • I-T dept must probe DLF-Vadra deals: Kejriwal October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: India Against Corruption (IAC) activist Arvind Kejriwal stepped up their attack on Tuesday, claiming a nexus between Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, building giant DLF and the Congress-led Haryana government. Kejriwal also demanded a white paper on the deals from the Haryana government. "Robert Vadra's dealings have deceived...
  • News 360: Kejriwal alleges DLF-Vadra-Hooda govt nexus October 9, 2012

    Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday made fresh allegations against Robert Vadra, DLF and Haryana government. ...
  • The Last Word: Arvind Kejriwal targets Robert Vadra, DLF again October 9, 2012

    Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday held another press conference and targeted Robert Vadra and DLF. ...
  • Haryana Govt refutes Arvind Kejriwal's allegations October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Haryana government on Tuesday refuted all allegations made by activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal in the Robert Vadra-DLF controversy, saying no favour had been granted to the realty major. "All permissions have been given according to rules. No land has been released in the last 10 years. No favour has...
  • Kejriwal questions Chidambaram's clean chit given to Vadra October 9, 2012

    Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal said it was painful that the Finance Minister had given a clean chit to Robert Vadra. ...
  • Robert Vadra: Kejriwal doing everything for publicity, says Cong October 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Congress party has hit back at anti-corruption crusader-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal after his press conference on Tuesday wherein he once again targeted UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, construction major DLF and the Haryana government. The Congress accused Kejriwal of "doing everything for cheap publicity". Even as Kejriwal...
  • Robert Vadra: Kejriwal alleges nexus between DLF and Haryana govt October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption crusader-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal continued his offensive against Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, construction major DLF and the Congress government in Haryana. Alleging that the Haryana government had given undue benefits to DLF, Kejriwal said that the Punjab and Haryana High Court had pointed...
  • Sonia to visit Haryana, may meet rape victim's family October 8, 2012

    New Delhi: With the Congress government facing flak over the series of rape incidents in Haryana, party president Sonia Gandhi will visit Jind district on Tuesday where a teenaged Dalit girl immolated herself after being raped. According to sources, Sonia is likely to meet the family members of the victim,...
  • Ghai's land allotment revoked, villagers are happy September 19, 2012

    Rohtak (Haryana): Lured by the Haryana government into giving away village common land on the plea that Bollywood filmmaker Subhash Ghai's film school project would bring development to the area, residents of Badhsa village in Jhajjar district are rejoicing after the Punjab and Haryana high court nullified the allotment on...
  • Maruti asked to pay Rs 235 cr as compensation July 24, 2012

    Gurgaon: Maruti Suzuki's woes at Manesar are piling up with the Haryana government asking the company to pay Rs 235 crore to HSIIDC as enhanced compensation to farmers for land acquisition under a Supreme Court order. Haryana State Industries and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), in a notice issued on June 25,...