Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his government may not have much to do with Gujarat and its Chief Minister Narendra Modi but they leave no opportunity to show that Haryana and Hooda are way ahead of their Gujarati counterparts. Be they his rallies or statements, Hooda does not let go any occasion to first draw a comparison and then to claim that Haryana and his government are miles ahead of Gujarat and its Modi. In a recent address, Hooda took a dig at the Gujarat chief minister.
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) A court in Harayana's Sonipat town Friday sentenced a man to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for the rape of a first-year law student of Haryana's all-women university, Bhagat Phool Singh Women's University. The court order came just over a year after the victim alleged that she was abducted and gang-raped by four youths May 18 last year. However, the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Manisha Batra acquitted three of the accused youth, citing lack of evidence against them.
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) India's food grain states Punjab and Haryana can help African countries in ensuring food security through exchange of knowledge and technological knowhow, Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil said here Friday. Addressing the seventh Africa Day lecture at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) here, Patil said India and Africa were set to explore immense possibilities in genetic technology and solar energy
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) The heat wave prevailing over the plains of Punjab and Haryana remained unabated Friday with temperatures at most places in the two states remaining over 46 degrees.
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Death, funeral pyre, blood-laced, cheap entertainers, breast-beating, power-drunken mind and obituary - these are the words top politicians in Punjab are using to hurl invectives at each other in a virtual free for all.
Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Sikh holy city of Amritsar Thursday recorded its highest temperature in over three decades with the mercury hitting a high of 48 degrees Celsius as severe heat wave conditions prevailed over Punjab and Haryana. The temperature in Amritsar was a whopping nine degrees Celsius above what is the average for this time of the season, Met department officials said. As per data with the local administration in Amritsar, the highest recorded temperature in the city was 47.7 degrees Celsius on May 21,
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The Punjab government has initiated a probe into the distribution of text books containing allegedly vulgar and irrelevant content in government schools, a minister said Wednesday. Bathinda District Education Officer Surjit Singh Khuram was put under suspension for laxity in this connection.
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The country's second National Institute of Design will come up in Haryana's Kurukshetra district and Japan will provide technological assistance for the same, a minister said Wednesday. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the NID to be set up in Urmi village of Kurukshetra district, 130 km from here. The first NID was set up in Ahmedabad in
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) combine swept the zila parishad and panchayat samiti elections in Punjab, the state election commission announced Wednesday. The Akali Dal-BJP combine won 297 zila parishad seats out of the 329 whose result were declared, an official said
Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) Punjab has asked all its departments to seek permission from the cultural affairs department before renovating any government building that was constructed before 1947, an official said Wednesday. "A communique (has been) issued to all the divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners and sub-divisional magistrates. They have been directed to obtain a no objection certificate (NOC) before demolition, alteration and reuse of all the government buildings built before 1947," the spokesman said