Keyword : Haryana

PM `deeply concerned` about nun`s gangrape; seeks immediate report

Expressing ‘deep concern’ over the gangrape of a 72-year-old nun in West Bengal and the attack on a church in Haryana, the prime minister has sought for immediate reports on these incid

People betrayed as Khemka is shunted out by BJP govt

If he thought that he could breathe easy under the new regime, he felt it wrong. And if the public had hoped to see change in the way governments function, this case is an example that they (govern

Brace up for drought year as monsoon is going to be ‘below normal’ to ‘deficient’

India`s northwest region which includes Delhi, Haryana, Western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are going to be affected by ‘below normal’ to ‘deficient’ monsoon.  The Indi

Bank accounts as instruments of ‘capability building’

With 42 percent literacy rate and more than 90 percent of its work force engaged in agriculture and living in rural areas, Mewat district in haryana has been grappling with many developmental chall

Chaturvedi wins battle, ACC approves cadre transfer

Sanjiv Chaturvedi, the Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer who has emerged as a whistle-blower, has won a battle, as the centre has finally approved his long-pending cadre transfer. The app

Haryana sets minimum qualifications for panchayat poll candidates

Haryana become the second state after Rajasthan to fix educational and other qualifications for the candidates contesting panchayat elections. The state Assembly on Monday passed a bill, fixing the

Haryana to tweak land act for easy acquisition

With central law being abandoned, the BJP government in Haryana is looking to ease its land acquisition policy. It is proposing changes under which reluctant landowners, whose land is being taken,

Supreme court’s help sought to ease commuters problems in national capital region

The Centre has urged the Supreme Court to direct Delhi and its bordering areas like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan to fully implement the reciprocal common transport agreement that had been s

Evening digest: India to overtake US internet user base by next month

India will have the second largest number of internet users worldwide, overtaking US by December 2015. The internet user base in India will end 50% higher compared to a year ago, by end 2015, that

Inspirational woman IPS transferred after spat with Haryana minister

Bureaucrats are favourite punching bags for politicians and Haryana seems to be outdoing other states. A day after she had a public spat with a minister an IPS officer has been shunted out in Harya

Hard to broad ban!

The Haryana government on February 19 suspended mobile internet services in the districts affected by the agitation caused by the Jat community over reservation. The ban was imposed under section 1

Internet ban debate: Don`t block, but leverage

We live in an ultraconnected world today, where a multitude of media – including the internet – and a host of channels crisscross, complement and supplement each other. If one of the st

Jat agitation: Lessons to learn

The recent spate of violence in Haryana was terrifying. The uncontainable rage led to a virtual collapse of law and order in vast swaths of the state. Large-scale violence was witnessed including l

You will need a license to create a WhatsApp group in Kashmir

Moving beyond internet ban, Kashmir’s Kupwara district issued a notice asking all admins of WhatsApp news groups to register their groups with the district authority within ten days. 

Haryana mulls jail term for those who waste water

Haryana government is planning to impose three months imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 for damaging roads by throwing water.  According to a TOI report, PWD minister of the state,

Why pump life into Saraswati when other rivers are on deathbed?

The river Saraswati flowed steadily for over 2,000 years, before dying over 4,000 years back. The Haryana government is now intent on bringing it back to life, even as many other rivers across the

UP tops in human rights violation cases: NHRC

 NHRC’s 2012-13 annual report, which was put in the public domain earlier this month, shows that cases of human rights violation increased to 107,655 from 95,174 in 2011-12. As

Medical admissions: How Haryana govt is favouring pvt colleges

The Haryana government is clearly giving preference to private medical colleges by scheduling the date for the last counselling session a day before the counselling date scheduled for government co

The Equator Equation, or the geography of emissions

The smog that snuffed light and fresh air out of Delhi and other northern parts of India for almost a fortnight is still fresh in memory. Combustion of various types, like fire crackers and burning

Good grassroot governance

The success of a democracy is dependent on informed and active citizens. Over the years, a lot of emphasis has been laid on promoting citizen participation in local governance. Many platforms have

Mourn Junaid’s lynching as he was like my son: Harsh Mander

Social activist Harsh Mander said that he mourns Junaid`s death in the same way that he would mourn his own son’s death.  Mander was speaking at a book discussion organised in

Dera Sacha Sauda chief held guilty in rape case

Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, who heads Dera Sacha Sauda, was convicted on Friday in a rape case by a special Central Bureau of Investigation court in Haryana’s Panchkula

British-era Section 144 may have lost its relevance

 Despite prohibitory orders being imposed in Haryana, including Panchkula, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, violence broke out after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted in a rape ca

Heroine of Hirmathla

A quiet Arab spring led by the veiled womenfolk of Hirmathla is behind making this village in Nuh district, and for that matter, nearly all of Haryana an open defecation free (ODF) zone. Women who

L&T bid is lowest for EESL’s smart meters tender

 Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has emerged as the lowest bidder of the tender issued by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of ministry of power’s PSUs to

Delhi smog as human rights violation: NHRC notice to centre, states

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken a serious view of the “life-threatening high pollution” in Delhi/NCR, and has sought reports, within two weeks, from various union

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