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Murrah buffaloes

Haryana’s buffalo count dips, officials say dairy farmers now prefer ‘quality over quantity’

Latest livestock census shows Haryana’s buffalo population fell to 43.76 lakh in 2019 from 57.64 lakh in 2012. The fall is higher, at 27%, if compared to 2007 numbers.
Medical staff with a patient of Covid-19 | Imran Nissar | ANI

Haryana to start plasma therapy to treat Covid-19 patients: Health Minister Anil Vij

While Haryana has nearly 14,000 Covid cases, almost 10,000 of them have been reported from Gurugram, Faridabad and Sonipat — all of which fall under NCR.
A view of Fortis Hospital lobby area in Gurgaon

Gurugram Covid crisis could go Delhi way, if testing and health infra not ramped up fast

Gurugram's Covid count rose to 4,307 Sunday, much below Delhi's, but the city's positivity and doubling rates suggest cases will rise exponentially in next few weeks.
File image of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar | Photo: ANI

After VHP campaign on ‘atrocities’ in Muslim-majority Nuh, Khattar promises new conversion law

VHP had thrown its weight behind two probe reports alleging that the dominant Muslim community in Mewat/Nuh had committed atrocities against Hindus and Dalits.
IAS officers

Haryana government transfers 18 IAS & 7 HCS in a major administrative reshuffle

The shuffled officers include Dinesh Singh Yadav, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sonipat, who has been posted as Additional Director (Administration) Higher Education, Haryana.
(Representational image) Medics attend to a suspected Covid-19 patient at a government hospital during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi | Kamal Kishore | PTI

Kejriwal wants to reserve Delhi hospitals for residents but here’s what doctors have to say

Delhi has sealed borders until 8 June over caseload and infrastructure concerns. Some doctors say the move will reduce burden, others call it denial of justice.
Women at a khap session in Haryana | Representational image | Sunil Jaglan

Locked down khaps junk tech distrust, use Zoom to discuss honour killings & couples eloping

Dozens of khap representatives from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, UP and Rajasthan are going online to address some of the social ills that continue to plague society.
The Capitol Complex building in Chandigarh | Wikimedia commons

Another fight brewing as Punjab demands Haryana gives it more space in Vidhan Sabha building

BJP-ruled Haryana first demanded space in December but with Punjab's Congress govt refusing, it intends to escalate the matter to the UT administrator, also the Punjab governor. 
A health worker checks people's temperature on the Delhi-Noida border Wednesday | Photo: ANI

SC asks Centre to take stand on plea seeking opening of Delhi’s borders with UP, Haryana

The plea challenged the decisions of Haryana, UP govts, asserting it is unconstitutional for them to restrict movement for permissible activities within the NCR.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar (right) and Health Minister Anil Vij at a virtual press conference | Photo: ANI

Haryana’s powerful Home Minister Anil Vij locks horns with CM Khattar again as lockdown eased

Home and Health Minister Anil Vij has been at loggerheads with CM Khattar since 2014. Now, he says he ‘fears’ CM’s decisions on relaxing the Covid-19 lockdown.

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An iPhone XR

Apple manufacturer Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years: Report

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.