HARYANA

  • Moga incident: CCTV footage that shows the Orbit bus driving rashly 2 days ago

    The Punjab Haryana High Court has taken suo moto notice of the Moga case. CNN-IBN has accessed CCTV footage of the same bus driving rashly on a state highway. The bus can be seen suddenly changing lanes to avoid a head on collision with a tractor. ...
  • Haryana government releases cheques of Rs 28 crore for farmers 4 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...
  • Amit Shah ticks off Haryana minister on farmer suicide remarks 5 days ago

    New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday disapproved of the controversial remarks of Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar who had said farmers who commit suicide were "cowards" and asked party leaders to refrain from making such comments. "I don't agree with the remarks at all. I...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 6 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Only meant to say farmers are fighters not cowards, clarifies Haryana minister 6 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 1 week 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...
  • BJP completes 6 months in Haryana government, says worked in double shifts April 26, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • Monsoon to be below normal this year April 22, 2015

    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 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 grant cabinet minister status to Ramdev today April 21, 2015

    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...