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23 Mar 2017

Ram Mandir dispute not for court: Vij

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

Ambala: Cabinet Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday tweeted that the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case was not a dispute between two people which could be sorted out amicably.

Congress MLA protests ‘inflated’ power bills

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

FARIDABAD: Congress MLA from Tigaon Lalit Nagar today staged a dharna outside the office of the DHBVN in protest against wrong and inflated power bills given to residents of his constituency in the district.

Mentally unsound widow goes missing in Surajkund

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sunita Devi, 28-year-old mentally unsound widow, is missing since government officials took her to Surajkund on Sunday to participate in the second Agri Leadership Summit.

Nalvi urges SGPC to withdraw plea challenging HSGMC

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

KURUKSHETRA: Didar Singh Nalvi, senior vice-president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (ad hoc), today urged the SGPC to withdraw its petition challenging the formation of a separate shrine panel in Haryana.

PGIMS nurses strike work

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

ROHTAK: Services at the PGIMS were adversely affected as staff nurses at the institute went on strike today to press for the fulfilment of their salary-related demands.

Patience paid off: Malik

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

KAITHAL: AIJASS chief Yashpal Malik today visited the dharna site in Deoban village of this district. Addressing the protesters, he said their patience and struggle had borne fruit and the government was forced to accept their demands.

SYL: CM to lead all-party team to meet Rajnath

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will head an all-party delegation to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Mach 24 over the Sutlej-Yamuna-Link (SYL) canal.

Insurance claim under PM scheme denied

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

KARNAL: Chief Parliamentary Secretary (CPS) Dr Kamal Gupta today ordered an inquiry into non-deposit of premium of Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) even as receipt of payment of Rs 330 was issued in this regard.

2 pvt medical colleges ‘bestowed’ special favours

23 Mar 2017 | 12:13 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Manohar Lal Khattar government is all set to give a free hand to two private medical colleges in terms of deciding their fee structure.

22 Mar 2017

SYL canal issue: All-party delegation led by Haryana CM to meet Rajnath

22 Mar 2017 | 3:34 PM

CHANDIGARH: A delegation of all political parties of Haryana led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on March 24 to discuss the Sutlej-Yamuna-Link (SYL) canal issue.

Gannaur SDM faces inquiry

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

SONEPAT: KM Pandurang, DC, has directed Nishant Yadav, SDM Sonepat, to inquire into complaints against Nirmal Kumar Nagar, SDM Gannuar, for using abusive language against subordinates and beating them.

Govt to involve pvt sector in job scheme

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: The state government has decided to involve the private sector in the effective implementation of the ‘Saksham Yuva Scheme’ to generate more employment opportunities for educated unemployed persons.

State to hold industrial expo from March 24

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

FARIDABAD: The state government will hold a four-day industrial trade expo from March 24 to March 28 which will see the participation of manufacturers and traders from some foreign nations too.

Transport Minister bereaved

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

PANIPAT: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with ministers Ram Bilas Sharma, Captain Abhimanyu, Karan Dev Kamboj, state BJP president Subhash Barala, MLAs and hundreds of people attended the last rites of Sunil Kumar (34), Transport Minister Krishan Lal Panwar’s younger son, at Madlauda village.

Industrialists resent hikein circle rate of plots

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

SONEPAT: The Rai Industrial Manufacturing Association (RIMA) has expressed resentment over hike of Rs 7,900 per square metre in the circle rates of the industrial plots by the Haryana State Industries Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC).

Revenue from auction of liquor vends in Faridabad set to go up

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

FARIDABAD: Revenue from auction of liquor vends for the upcoming financial year is perhaps a cause of cheers for the Department of Excise and Taxation.

Months after hard work, payment awaited

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

KARNAL: The rural employment scheme under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) has the highest allocation in the Union Budget, but payment under this head has become a challenging job for establishments.

Child rights panel seeks report on cops’ negligence

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

PANIPAT: A three-member panel of the Haryana State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (HSCPCR) visited Panipat today to inquire into the incident of brutal rape of an 11-year-old girl in Samalkha.

Meet to streamline online admissions on March 24

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: A meeting of the principals of government aided colleges and self financing degree colleges will be held under the chairmanship of the director of higher education, at Panchkula on March 24 to successfully implement the centralised online admissions in colleges of the state.

SIT grills Himachal DFO in khair wood smuggling case

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: A special investigative team (SIT) today questioned the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of the Paonta Sahib forest division of Himachal Pradesh in connection with the khair wood smuggling case.

Wood-based units under dept scanner

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

JHAJJAR: Plywood factories and sawmills being run in various parts of the district have come under the scanner of the Forest Department after the recent sealing of 20 machines installed illegally at a plywood factory in Rohad village.

12 councillors tender resignation over ‘neglect’ of M’garh town

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

KANINA (MAHENDRAGARH): All 12 members of the Kanina Municipal Committee except its chairperson today tendered resignation to Raj Narayan Kaushik, Deputy Commissioner (DC), for not meeting the demands of local residents who have been staging an indefinite dharna outside the local SDM office for over a month.

Power snapped to 1,790 K’shetra defaulters

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

KURUKSHETRA: The UHBVN has disconnected power supply to 1,790 consumers for non-payment of electricity bills.

Brain-dead DSP kept on ventilator

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

PANCHKULA: DSP Bhagwan Dass who had shot himself in the head, is said to be brain dead.

‘Phoenix’ takes prisoners to Limca Book of Records

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

A project aimed at digitising the records of jail inmates in 11 prisons across Haryana has earned four Bhondsi Jail (Gurgaon) inmates an entry into the prestigious Limca Book of Records.

VVIP culture thrives in state with beacons of all hues atop vehicles

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Even as the new governments in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh have announced to shun beacons, Haryana, after once allowing it for the Governor and Chief Justice of High Court only in 2014, now has a long list of VVIPs entitled to beacon.

Khap leader compares quota protest venues to RSS ‘shakhas’

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

HISAR: Satrol Khap leader Capt Mahabir Singh stated that the 50-day long agitation seems to have driven the Jat community towards ‘RSS-like approach’, which was not good for the Haryana society as a whole.

Four-member panel set up to monitor progress on demands

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana set up a four-member sub-committee today to monitor progress of the ‘agreement’ between the state government and All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS).

Pay bills, repay loans: Malik to Jats

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

JASSIA (ROHTAK): Having reached a settlement with the government, All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) leader Yashpal Malik has asked members of the Jat community to end non-cooperation with the government, pay their electricity and water bills and repay loans taken by them.

Will reach Delhi without notice if cheated, says AIJASS leader

22 Mar 2017 | 12:53 AM

PANIPAT: All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) president Yashpal Malik today said the dharna at Israna in the district would be lifted and only samiti members would stage the dharna at Ugrakheri village up to March 26.

21 Mar 2017

State sports tournament for women in Panchkula today

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has increased the award money to be given to the winners at State-Level Sports Meet for Women from 2016-17 by four times to encourage the rural women to take interest in games, boost their confidence and improve community participation in government programmes.

Sweets manufacturing unit gutted in Kaithal

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

KAITHAL: A sweets manufacturing unit at Shiv Nagar here was destroyed completely in a fire that broke out in the wee hours of Monday.

Farmers yet to get kharif dues

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Farmers of Haryana are yet to get their dues for the low yield of kharif crop under the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna (PMFBY) as the harvesting of the next rabi crop is about to begin.

Safidon MLA awarded for high poultry turnover

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

FARIDABAD: The second Agri Leadership Summit came to an end today with the presentation of awards to various achievers.

HC passes strictures on Ambala court

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court has virtually passed strictures on an Ambala court for passing an order without the application of mind and without taking into consideration the provisions of law.

Minor at orphanage reunited with family

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

PANIPAT: With the efforts of District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Panipat, an inmate living at the orphanage in Sondhapur on the Jatal road in the district was reunited with her parents today.

Policy notified on supply of AYUSH medicines

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: The government has notified Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) Medicine Procurement Policy, 2016.

17 months on, farmers await state govt’s lucky draw

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

KARNAL: The state government had initiated the ‘Krishak Upahar Yojana’ in October 2015 to inspire farmers to get ‘J forms’ on selling their produce, besides encouraging crop diversification.

Public distribution to go cashless from July 1

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: In a development that will give a push to cashless economy, the public distribution system (PDS) transactions are set to go cashless in Haryana from July 1.

3,691 SCs get financial help

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

CHANDIGARH: Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Krishan Kumar said here today that financial assistance of over Rs 22.91 crore, including Rs 2.44 crore as subsidy, had been provided to 3,691 beneficiaries under various schemes of the Haryana Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (HSCFDC) in the current financial year up to February.

Advocates suspend work

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

KARNAL: Advocates of the Karnal Bar Association today kept their work suspended over an FIR against Baldev Rana, former president of the Bar, in an abetment to suicide case.

AIJASS chief blames officials for violence

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

JHAJJAR: All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) chief Yashpal Malik said that police officials were responsible for the violence and arson in Dhani Gopal village of Fatehabad district yesterday.

Jat protesters booked for assaulting cops, scribes

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

HISAR: The Fatehabad police have registered two cases against Jat protesters for allegedly assaulting police personnel and mediapersons near Dhani Gopal village yesterday when the protesters went on rampage.

Shouldn’t have held talks with Malik, says K’shetra BJP MP

21 Mar 2017 | 1:00 AM

CHANDIGARH/KURUKSHETRA: A day after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar brokered peace with Jats, BJP MP from Kurukshetra Raj Kumar Saini today questioned the wisdom of holding a joint press conference with Jat leader Yashpal Malik when his men were attacking the police in Fatehabad.

20 Mar 2017

Jats demand action against 'erring cops' after Sunday's clash

20 Mar 2017 | 7:32 PM

FATEHBAD: Jat leaders demanded action against policemen who “used force” against peaceful protesters, inciting the violence.

BJP MP Saini hits out at govt for talks amidst thrashing of cops by Jats

20 Mar 2017 | 5:00 PM

CHANDIGARH: A day after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar brokered peace with Jats, his party’s MP Raj Kumar Saini on Monday questioned the wisdom of holding a joint press conference with quota leader Yashpal Malik when his men were attacking police in Fatehabad.

DGP visits injured cops in Fatehabad, says guilty won’t be spared

20 Mar 2017 | 11:50 AM

CHANDIGARH: Director General of Police KP Singh on Monday said some anti-social elements carrying arms had mixed with Jat agitators who had attacked the police in Fatehabad.

Jat agitation in Delhi put off

20 Mar 2017 | 1:44 AM

NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH: After a number of “positive but inconclusive” rounds of meetings with the Jat protesters of Haryana, the state government today finally managed to broker peace with the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, which decided to call off tomorrow’s “choke Delhi” and “Parliament gherao” programme.

Waste-to-energy plant to be operational soon

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

KARNAL: The ambitious project of the Municipal Corporation (MC) to generate energy from biodegradable waste at the city’s slaughter house is going to become operational soon.

10 months on, chaos back on Panipat roads

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

PANIPAT: The NH-1 passing through the city along with other roads here are witnessing chaos and huge traffic jams these days. The reason is cancellation of the odd-even system for auto-rickshaws by the district administration. Now, over 7,000 autos ply in the city daily.

Contruct SYL via HP, says forum

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

NEW DELHI: With the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal project embroiled in politico-legal tussle between Haryana and Punjab, a voluntary group has suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi an alternative route for its speedy construction.

Judicial complex opened in Sonepat

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

SONEPAT: Justice Surya Kant of the Punjab and Haryana High Court said today that with state government’s support, new judicial complexes would be made available at every subdivision within the next two-three years.

Committee finds flaws at M’garh anganwari centres

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

MAHENDRAGARH: A two-member committee formed by the CM Cell has found deficiencies in anganwari centres being run in the district. The committee found that except rice and porridge, other food ingredients were available in several centres.

Diagnose disease from behaviour: Guv to docs

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

KARNAL: Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki today appealed doctors to identify the cause of diseases through behavioural changes in patients.

Selection of consultant at final stage

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

FARIDABAD: The selection process of project management consultant (PMC) for the Smart City project has reached the final stage. The evaluation process of bids of nine companies in race for the work is likely to end soon.

Project okayed to revive Hali lake in Panipat

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

PANIPAT: The Director, Urban Local Bodies, has approved a project to revive the historical Hali lake and a park, which were in a state of utter neglect, in the heart of the city.

Three MoUs inked to promote fisheries, horticulture

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

SURAJKUND (FARIDABAD): Three MoUs were signed for promotion of horticulture and fisheries in the state on the penultimate day of the three-day Agri-Leadership Summit-2017 here today.

‘Shehanshah’ has bull run as ‘Dhanno’ moos to glory

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

SURAJKUND (FARIDABAD): Lectures and seminars may be boring and politically motivated, but not the presence of four-year-old ‘Shehanshah’ and 14-year-old ‘Dhanno Rani’.

Help maintain peace, khaps urged

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

ROHTAK: Rohtak Divisional Commissioner Chander Prakash and Rohtak range IGP Navdeep Singh Virk have exhorted khap leaders and other community leaders to assist the police and administration in maintaining peace and law and order in the region.

Arms licences sans UIN go invalid from April 1

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: The state government has directed all arms licence holders to get the unique identification number (UIN) before March 31 to prevent their licences from becoming invalid.

DAV College wins volleyball tournament

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

KARNAL: The first five-day Haryana state golden jubilee inter-college volleyball tournament concluded at Government PG College here today.

Maruti workers’ march to Manesar on March 23

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

GURUGRAM: Having done an hour-long tools-down symbolic protest on Saturday, the Maruti Suzuki Mazdoor Sangh (MSMS) has decided to hold a march to Manesar on March 23.

Kaithal kid’s model draws Prez’s attention at science exhibition

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

KAITHAL: A science model, Algae Lamp, prepared by Siddharth Gulati, a student of Class X at OSDAV Public School, was exhibited along with other few models at Nav Parivartan Utsav, a science exhibition held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi from March 4 to 10.

Martyr’s statue

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

Mahendragarh: Rao Inderjit, Ram Bilas Sharma and Banwari Lal on Sunday unveiled a statue of Mahavir Prasad, who sacrificed his life while fighting terrorists in Kashmir on August 11, 1992, in Dongra Ahir village on Sunday.

Tension eases up in Hisar, Bhiwani post Delhi deal

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

HISAR: Huge turnout at the Jat dharna sites in Hisar and Bhiwani districts kept the administration and the police authorities on toes before the AIJASS announced to cancel its march to Delhi following an agreement with the state government in Delhi today.

Fearing flop show, Malik was eyeing graceful exit: Khaps

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: Khap panchayat leaders are of the view that cancellation of the march to Delhi by All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) was a foregone conclusion because its leader Yashpal Malik was trying to find a graceful way to end the agitation.

In Sonepat, entry of tractor-trailers barred on GT road

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

SONEPAT: In view of the decision of the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) to gherao Delhi on March 20 in support of its demand for OBC status to Jats, the district administration had made arrangements to maintain law and order situation.

Jats relent, call off Delhi march

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today made no new offer other than what he announced two days back, yet Jat protesters, following his assurance, decided to call off tomorrow’s proposed “Dilli kooch” to press for reservation and other demands.

Security scaled up in K’shetra

20 Mar 2017 | 12:44 AM

KURUKSHETRA: The Kurukshetra authorities scaled up security arrangements following a clash between the police and Jat agitators in Fatehabad district today.

19 Mar 2017

Internet services restored in Haryana after Jats call off Delhi march

19 Mar 2017 | 10:19 PM

CHANDIGARH: Internet services, which had been suspended in many “sensitive” districts of Haryana, were restored this evening after the Jats called off their proposed march to Delhi tomorrow.