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27 Apr 2017

Gondia plane crash: Kalyani was just an hour short of getting licence

27 Apr 2017 | 3:14 PM

NEW DELHI: Trainee pilot Himani Kalyani was just an hour short of completing the mandated 200-hour flying to get a commercial pilot licence when her aircraft crashed, killing her and her instructor.

Tanwar backs SC families’ demands

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

JHAJJAR: HPCC chief Ashok Tanwar today joined the dharna being staged in Bahadurgarh by the SC families whose houses at Sant Ravi Dass Colony in Sector 9A were demolished by HUDA over a week ago.

Material to justify Dhingra panel collated later: Hooda

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana’s former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has expressed suspicion that the state of Haryana had belatedly collated material in an attempt to justify the constitution of the Justice SN Dhingra Commission.

State depriving people of development: Nuh landowners

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nearly two years back, the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government laid out the roadmap for the state’s development.

One killed, six hurt in mishap

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

JHAJJAR: A person was killed and six others were injured when an auto-rickshaw they were traveling in collided with a bus on the Jhajjar-Rewari diversion road here today.

Farmers lock HSIIDC centre over non-payment of dues

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

AMBALA: Demanding payments for their acquired land, nearly 100 farmers today staged a demonstration and locked the gate of the Haryana State Industries Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) centre at Saha in the district.

Special teams to handle crimes against women

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

HISAR: Manisha Chaudhary, SP, formed special teams in all police stations of the district to prevent and keep an eye on crimes against women.

College to be named after Maj Dahiya

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

Government College at Nangal Chaudhary in Mahendergarh district will be named after Rashtriya Rifles officer Major Satish Dahiya, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Kashmir early this year.

Now, clinical duties must for doctors

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: Battling with an acute shortage of doctors, the Health Department has ordered its doctors posted on administrative duties to perform clinical duties for 1 to 8 days in a month in accordance with the demand of their executive duties.

5 lakh tonne more wheat lifted: Paswan

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

SONEPAT: Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan yesterday said government agencies had already purchased 64,26,959 metric tonnes of wheat this season.

3 Bahadurgarh plywood units raided, six sawmills sealed

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

JHAJJAR: A Forest Department team today sealed six sawmills during raids on three wood-based industries in Bahadurgarh.

Help find my mother, Army jawan urges Vij

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

AMBALA: A distressed Army jawan met Health Minister Anil Vij here today and appealed to him to help him in finding his mother.

Dead teenager’s kin block traffic

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

JHAJJAR: The next of kin of a schoolboy who succumbed to his injuries at a hospital disrupted vehicular traffic for over two hours at Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district today.

Village bids tearful adieu to martyr

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

CRPF constable Ram Mehar (40), who was killed in a Naxalite attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh two days ago, was given a tearful adieu at his native Kheri Man Singh village in the district today.

ASI martyred in Naxal attack cremated

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

SONEPAT: The mortal remains of Naresh Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector in the CRPF, who was killed in the Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday, were consigned to flames on the bank of the Yamuna near his native Jainpur Tikola village in the district this morning.

Caught on CCTV camera thrashing old man, two policemen suspended

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

AMBALA: SP Abhishek Jorwal today suspended ASI Suresh and constable Dinesh for thrashing and misbehaving with a 70-year-old man at Prabhuprem Puram in Ambala cantonment.

Ex-DGP Singal chosen as CIC

27 Apr 2017 | 12:54 AM

CHANDIGARH: A high-level committee headed by Chief Minister Manohar lal Khattar today cleared the names of former DGP Yashpal Singal and HCS officer Narinder Yadav for the posts of Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and State Information Commissioner (SIC), respectively.

26 Apr 2017

Govt college to be named after martyr Dahiya

26 Apr 2017 | 12:59 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Government College, Nangal Chaudhary, in Mahendergarh district will be named after Rashtriya Rifles officer Major Satish Dahiya, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Kashmir early this year.

Two Sukma martyrs cremated with state honours in Haryana

26 Apr 2017 | 12:54 PM

SONEPAT/KARNAL: The bodies of the two slain CRPF jawans, wrapped in the Tricolour, were brought in bedecked vehicles to their native villages where a large number of people paid homage.

Four electrocuted in Fatehabad village

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

FATEHABAD: Four persons were electrocuted while repairing a motor at a tubewell in Hinjrawan Kalan village of the district late last evening.

Storm disrupts power supply in Hisar, villages

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

HISAR: A strong squall hit the region this evening, uprooting trees and electric poles at several places in the district. Power supply was disrupted in Hisar town and several villages due to the storm.

No visit without boss’ nod

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Directorate of School Education has issued guidelines for taking disciplinary action against the employees and officers visiting the Directorate without seeking permission from officials in regional offices.

State to get online grievance redress mechanism soon

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana is poised to become the first state to invite all Twitter and Facebook users to interact with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and contribute towards improving various services being provided by different departments, said Dr Rakesh Gupta, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, at a workshop on Social Media Grievance Redress Mechanism at Panchkula, near here, today.

State notifies MC (Amendment) Act

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: The government has notified the Haryana Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2017, and the Haryana Municipal (Amendment) Act, 2017, under which every contesting candidate or his election agent will submit an account of expenditure with the Deputy Commissioner or an officer authorised by the State Election Commission within 30 days from the date of the declaration of election results.

New cotton variety to boost productivity: CICR

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: A new variety of cotton seed developed by Sirsa-based Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR) may help increase the production of cotton, which has remained stagnant for over a decade.

Now, traffic cops to wear body cameras

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

ROHTAK: The district police have directed the traffic policemen to wear body cameras during duty hours. Launching the drive by affixing body cameras on traffic cops here today, Rohtak SP Pankaj Nain said here today that the cameras would record all activities of traffic police personnel and bring about transparency in their functioning.

Rly drivers, guards on 36-hr fast

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

AMBALA: Railway drivers and guards, under the banners of the All-India Loco Running Staff Association and the All-India Guards Council, today proceeded on a 36-hour fast to draw the attention of the government towards unsafe working conditions and long duty hours.

Farmers told not to burn crop residue

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: With a view to curb increasing pollution the state government has instructed farmers not to burn crop residue. It has also warned of strict action those found engaging in the activity.

24 cops found stealing power in Gurugram

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

GURUGRAM: A vigilance team of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) today found 24 police personnel stealing power in the Police Lines here during a raid.

Vigilance registers 281 cases in 29 months

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

CHANDIGARH: Tightening the noose around the corrupt, the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau registered 281 fresh inquiries against different persons during the 29-month tenure of the present government.

Cross-border crime discussed at police meet

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: A meeting of police officials from the districts neighbouring Yamunanagar was held here today to discuss cross-border crime.

Rs 12,000 per acre relief for crop loss due to fire

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

KARNAL: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today announced compensation of Rs 12,000 per acre to the farmers who suffered crop loss due to accidental fire.

Sukma martyr to be cremated today

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

SONEPAT: The last rites of ASI Naresh Kumar would be performed at his native Jainpur Tiloka village tomorrow. Naresh was among the 25 CRPF personnel killed in the Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh yesterday.

Karnal braveheart’s family seeks free hand for security forces

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

KARNAL: Gloom and anger prevailed in Kheri Man Singh, the native village of CRPF constable Ram Mehar (40) who was killed in the Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district yesterday.

BJP to reach out to Muslim women

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

KARNAL: The state BJP will reach out to Muslim women to get their viewpoint on triple talaq and enquire about the problems they are facing. The state cadre of the party has given its consent to the proposal of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold parliamentary and state elections at the same time.

HSGMC to float political wing, says Jhinda

26 Apr 2017 | 12:24 AM

KAITHAL: Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC ad hoc) leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda will float a political wing of the gurdwara panel.

25 Apr 2017

Haryana traffic cops to wear body-cameras

25 Apr 2017 | 6:43 PM

ROHTAK: With a view to bringing transparency in the functioning of the police force, the district police authorities have directed the traffic policemen to wear body-cameras during their duty-hours.

HSGMC leader Jhinda to float political wing of Haryana religious body

25 Apr 2017 | 3:09 PM

KAITHAL: Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) leader Jagdish Singh Jhinda on Tuesday announced to float a political wing of the committee.

Karnal martyr’s family accuses govt of not giving free hand to securitymen

25 Apr 2017 | 2:07 PM

KHERI MAN SINGH (KARNAL): Gloom and anger prevailed at Kheri Man Singh, the native village of Ram Mehar, constable, CRPF, who was among the soldiers killed in Chhattisgarh.

Four men electrocuted while repairing tubewell motor in Fatehabad

25 Apr 2017 | 12:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: Four men were electrocuted while repairing a motor installed at a tubewell in a village in Haryana’s Fatehabad district, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

10 new police stations in Gurugram

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has established 10 new police stations in Gurugram district.

Karnal panchayat wants liquor shop closed

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

KARNAL: Residents of Rasoolpur Kalan village today approached the district administration to stop the sale of liquor in the village. They handed over a memorandum addressed to the SP to SDM Yogesh Kumar demanding the closure of liquor shop.

Encroachments obstruct traffic in Kaithal

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

KAITHAL: All major roads in commercial areas and along the state highways passing through the district have become narrow, thanks to large-scale temporary and permanent encroachments.

‘Uprooted’ SC families seek Prez nod for ending lives

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

JHAJJAR: Members of 11 Dalit families, which have been living in the open at Sant Ravi Dass Colony in Sector 9-A in Bahadurgarh after their homes were razed by HUDA last Monday last, have sought permission from the President to end their lives if the state government does not provide them with land and compensation for their rehabilitation.

Dumping ground now a water body

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMBALA: The Ambala Cantonment Board has come out with a new initiative to save groundwater under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The board has converted a 3.5-acre dumping ground on the Tundla road into a perennial water body.

CM, ministers away, Sectt looks deserted

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

CHANDIGARH: With political bosses away for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s executive meeting in Karnal which began today, the Haryana Secretariat wore a deserted look with hardly any visitors and activity.

Khattar, ministers to work at booth level for 15 days

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

KARNAL: Around 5,000 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and leaders have expressed their willingness to devote 15 days at booths to spread the policies of the party among the masses. They include Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, state BJP president Subhash Barala and several ministers, MLAs and MPs.

Karnal admn sets August deadline for urban areas

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

KARNAL: After accomplishing the target of making rural areas open defection free (ODF) under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the district administration has set its eyes on making urban areas ODF by the end of August.

Nirankari Mission holds blood donation camp

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

KARNAL: As many as 600 persons donated blood at a camp organised by the Sant Nirankari Mission at Satsang Bhawan, Railway Road, here today.

Roadways employees threaten to resume stir

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

AMBALA: Haryana Roadways employees have accused the state government of backtracking from the agreement and threatened to relaunch their stir if demands are not met.

National award for Rohtak panchayat

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

ROHTAK: The panchayat of Bhaisnru Kalan village in Rohtak district was honoured with the ‘Panchayat Sashaktikaran Puraskar’ at a function organised to mark the National Panchayati Raj Day in Lucknow today.

Two held on theft charge

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

HISAR: The police have arrested two persons on the charge of stealing electronic gadgets from government schools of the district. The accused, Shrawan and Manjeet, were arrested from Bhiwani on Sunday.

31 panchayats demand bridge over Yamuna

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Thirtyone gram panchayats of Chhachhrauli block in Yamunanagar district and Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh have passed resolutions demanding a bridge over the Yamuna river near Nawajpur village to connect Haryana and UP.

Villagers assault SDO, block highway in Charkhi Dadri

25 Apr 2017 | 12:30 AM

HISAR: Residents of Charkhi village in Charkhi Dadri district today blocked the Bhiwani-Dadri road in protest against power crisis in the area and allegedly manhandled an official of the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN).

24 Apr 2017

Tributes paid to Lord Parshuram

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

Sonepat: Paying rich tributes to Bhagwan Parshuram, Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain said on Sunday that the Brahmin community had played an important role in taking society ahead.

Haryana Diary

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

Hisar: In a patriarchal society, it is the male child who is termed as the ''kul deepak'' .

Surjewala slams govt over power cuts

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

KAITHAL: AICC media in charge Randeep Singh Surjewala has said people have been reeling under severe power shortage and frequent cuts on a daily basis and the government has turned a blind eye to this problem.

Field fire: Farmers suffer losses, seek relief

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

HISAR: Farmers have incurred heavy losses in several parts of the state after their wheat crop was destroyed in accidental fire.

Shifting of village residents delayed due to official apathy

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

PANIPAT: The shifting of residents of Khukhrana village located near the Panipat thermal power station to a new site is stuck in government files for many years.

Encroachments removed in Sonepat

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

n Sonepat: The district administration removed encroachments on the Sonepat-Bahadurgarh road on Saturday

Govt lowers age limit for men

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

KARNAL: Krishan Panwar, Transport Minister, today announced to reduce the age limit of men from 65 to 60 years for availing the facility of concessional bus fare.

Punish officials for ‘black spot’ remark: Ambala science industry

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

AMBALA: A delegation of the Ambala science industry met Health and Sports Minister Anil Vij here today and sought action against three officials of the Division of Educational Kits, NCERT, for allegedly calling the industry ‘a black spot’ during a hearing in the Delhi High Court recently.

CM for direct train from Bhiwani to Haridwar

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has requested Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu to introduce a direct train from Bhiwani to Haridwar at the earliest.

HBH offers flats for JCOs, ex-servicemen

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Housing Board Haryana (HBH) has invited applications for the allotment of 88 multi-storeyed flats for serving, ex-defence and paramilitary personnel of Haryana up to the rank of JCOs and equivalent and their widows and orphans on a hire-purchase basis at Sector 31, Panchkula.

Dalits demand fair probe into murder

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

KARNAL: State Congress president Ashok Tanwar today extended support to protesting Dalit community members of Patrehri village in Ambala district, who are camping at Karan Park here for the last two days, and demanded a fair inquiry to resolve the matter.

Child safety committee formed in Jhajjar village

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

JHAJJAR: The State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has formed a child protection committee in Rankhanda village in the district to ensure safety of the children after two schoolchildren from the village were abducted this month.

CM seeks loan approval for 11 projects

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has requested Union Minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu to approve loans for 11 projects of Rs 900 crore submitted to the National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB).

Farmers return to BT cotton after experiment with desi variety fails

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

HISAR: After the experiment with the desi cotton failed to bear fruits, farmers are returning to the BT cotton in the next kharif season.

Expedite lifting of wheat: Abhimanyu

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

HISAR: Finance Minister Capt Abhimanyu urged officials to expedite lifting of wheat from the grain markets.

Action against Jats for thrashing cops after talks: Fatehabad SP

24 Apr 2017 | 12:36 AM

FATEHABAD: The outcome of meetings being held at regular intervals between a committee set up by the state government and the representatives of Jats will decide what action, if any, is to be taken against protesters who attacked the police and mediapersons at Dhani Gopal in Fatehabad last month.