Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Haryana

Delhi court convicts ex Haryana CM OP Chautala in disproportionate assets case

CBI had filed a charge sheet against Chautala on 26 March 2010, and held him responsible for allegedly amassing assets worth Rs 6.09 crore, much disproportionate to his legitimate income.

How it took a Haryana village to fund journey of women’s shooting ball team to Nationals

After families of Haryana's female shooting ball team were unable to continue paying bills for the athletes, a village, an MLA and a federation stepped in.

Inertia or economics? Why Punjab’s farmers can’t move beyond rice and wheat

Diversification is critical for Punjab and Haryana farmers who face the challenge of depleting water tables. We need another agricultural revolution.

Here is why Haryana, Punjab are wrestling for control over Chandigarh

When Haryana was carved out of Punjab in 1966, both states claimed Chandigarh as their capital. Indira Gandhi gave it UT status as a temporary move to resolve the dispute.

Stolen glances to stolen lives: Stories behind the ‘honour killings’ of Rajasthan, Haryana

The news often reports ‘honour killing’ incidents, but what’s usually missing is the stories of the couples, their families, and how love can generate murderous hate.

Too many IAS chief secretaries, not enough posts — Indian states have a problem

Haryana just promoted seven IAS officers to top scale of chief secretary — taking the total to 20. This is a pan-India practice.

Punjab & Haryana’s 2009 policy to save water worsened air pollution, says ISRO study

The 2009 Act brought in by Punjab and Haryana had no impact on groundwater, shifted the crop harvesting window and stubble burning patterns to low wind season, worsening pollution.

‘Beaten up, bound for days, tortured’ — Assam worker accuses Haryana IPS, wife of bonded labour

The worker, a native of Mangaldoi, said she was tortured between March 2021 and February this year at IPS officer’s Panchkula residence. She is under treatment at Safdarjung Hospital.

This 12-year-old was abducted, married to 52-yr-old. Her rescue exposed ‘child bride’ racket

Police operation to rescue 12-year-old UP girl 'kidnapped & forced into marriage' with Haryana man unearths 'multi-state racket' feeding trend spawned by state's skewed sex ratio.

Aparna isn’t even the first Yadav to break away: 9 times politics came before family in India

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav moving to BJP has brought the spotlight on political family splits. Such cases have been seen across states and parties.

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.