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Union steel minister Birender Singh offers to resign after his son gets Hisar ticket

The Cabinet minister held a press conference to announce this after the selection of his son Brijendra Singh as the BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Hisar.

BJP has a plan to beat Hooda in his fortress Rohtak — field a Jat. But it doesn’t know who

Bhupinder Singh Hooda held on to Rohtak even in the middle of a BJP sweep in 2014. Now, BJP is struggling to find the right candidate to take him on.
Hemant Kalson after being hit | YouTube

Haryana IPS officer who fired in the air in Tamil Nadu was thrashed last year for road rage

IG Hemant Kalson was suspended by the Haryana government after allegedly firing a constable's semi-automatic gun in an inebriated condition.

2 days before model code, Haryana elevated wife of judge hearing Kathua case to info panel

3-member panel headed by CM Khattar cleared the name of Kamaldeep Bhandari, wife of the judge hearing Kathua case, for information commissioner.

All 4 accused, including Swami Aseemanand, acquitted in Samjhauta Express blast case

An IED blast rocked the bi-weekly train near Panipat on 18 February 2007 and killed 68 people from India and Pakistan.
File photo of Sapna Chaudhary during a performance | Facebook

Fame, fortune & attempted suicide — the story of Haryana pop queen Sapna Chaudhary

In just 4 years, dancer-singer Sapna Chaudhary has become a sex symbol & a cultural icon in Haryana and outside. ThePrint speaks to her about the journey.
Ashok Khemka

50 transfers in 26 years put Haryana IAS officer Ashok Khemka on track for dubious record

Ashok Khemka’s transfers don’t seem to be affected by who is in power — he was transferred 21 times in 10 years by Hooda, 6 times in 4.5 years by Khattar.

SC pulls up Haryana govt for ‘shocking’ amendment allowing construction in Aravallis

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday pulled up the Haryana government for trying to circumvent its order banning construction in the ecologically-sensitive Aravalli range. “Do you think you are supreme? This is sheer contempt of court,” the top court said, referring to the amendment of the centuries-old Punjab Land Preservation Act, 1900 (PLPA) passed by the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government. On Wednesday, the state assembly had passed an amendment to the PLPA Act, opening up thousands of acres of land for real estate developers and for mining in the Aravallis and Shivalik ranges. The decision meant it would not only burden the already ecologically-fragile system, but would also pose a major environmental and ecological threat to the national capital region. The top court, which directed the state not to take action under the new law, said, “Legislature is not supreme… At times, court also has to prevail... we want to say a lot...
Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu presents the Budget for the year 2019-20 in the state Assembly

Haryana’s please-all budget in election year includes sops for farmers & govt employees

The Khattar govt plans to distribute Rs 1,500 crore as special financial & social security to families of farmers who possess less than 5 acres of land.
PM Narendra Modi speaks with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar during the launch of 'Swachh Shakti 2019 programme' in Kurukshetra

PM Modi inaugurates National Cancer Institute in Haryana, lays foundation for Ayush University

The prime minister also laid the foundation stones for four development projects in the state.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.