Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules
Haryana applies brakes on traffic fines; Punjab, Himachal defer new rules


The BJP-ruled Haryana, which was on a spree on imposing fines to motorists for road safety violations, has decided to focus on educating them rather than imposing penalties till Sunday, while its neighbouring Congress-ruled Punjab and BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh have deferred the new traffic rules for the time being.To prevent road accidents, traffic constables of

HC judge recuses from hearing Honeypreet's bail plea HC judge recuses from hearing Honeypreet’s bail plea

A Punjab and Haryana High Court judge has recused himself from hearing Honeypreet’s bail plea, the adopted daughter of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.She is in jail in connection with violence that broke out in Panchkula in Haryana on August 25, 2017, following the conviction of the Dera chief. The case

Punjab, Haryana CMs mourn Arun Jaitley's death Punjab, Haryana CMs mourn Arun Jaitley’s death

The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana have expressed their grief over the demise of former Finance Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who passed away after prolonged illness at the AIIMS in the national capital on Saturday. “Sad to hear that former Union Minister Arun Jaitley ji has passed away. My thoughts are

Punjab: 20 villages flooded in Jalandhar's Lohian Khas No fresh spell of rains; flood-like situation continues in Punjab, Haryana

 No fresh spell of rainfall was reported on Tuesday morning in Punjab and Haryana, though a flood-like situation prevailed in many parts of both the states after heavy rains over the past few days.Although the water-level has started receding in some of the affected areas, many villages in Ludhiana, Rupnagar and Jalandhar remained inundated because

Rains in many parts of Punjab and Haryana Rains in many parts of Punjab and Haryana

Many parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday received light to moderate rains, which brought the mercury down by a few notches, according to the Meteorological Department officials here.        Chandigarh, the common capital of the two states, also received light showers, they said.The maximum temperature at most places dropped slightly and hovered

Haryana declares 2-day state mourning for Sushma Swaraj
Haryana declares 2-day state mourning for Sushma Swaraj

Haryana declares 2-day state mourning for Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday. The Haryana government declared a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect for senior BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who passed away a day ago.”The state government has decided to observe a two-day state mourning as a mark of respect

Punjab, Haryana, Himachal CMs remember Sushma Swaraj
Punjab, Haryana, Himachal CMs remember Sushma Swaraj

The Punjab and Haryana Chief Ministers on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Shocked to learn of the sudden demise of Swaraj, said Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.”I will always remember her as a dynamic and sensitive leader with the ability to empathise with the common people. Will

Udham Singh Death Anniversary: Punjab, Haryana CMs pay tributes
Udham Singh Death Anniversary: Punjab, Haryana CMs pay tributes

Rich tributes were paid on Wednesday, the martyrdom day of Udham Singh, who devoted his life to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.Remembering the freedom fighter, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh tweeted: “Humble tributes to Sardar Udham Singh ji who sacrificed his life to avenge the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. The saga of his courage and valour

Doctors from Punjab, Haryana join nationwide strike against NMC Bill
Doctors from Punjab, Haryana join nationwide strike against NMC Bill

Medical services were affected in Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday after doctors of state-run hospitals joined a day-long strike called by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) to protest against the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, 2019.The impact of the strike was seen more in rural areas of both the states. In urban areas, private doctors

Girl students of Manesar govt school approach Punjab and Haryana HC over harassment

Students of a government girls school in Manesar here have filed a case in Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging that they have been facing harassment on a daily basis. The girls have filed the case with the help of former Sarpanch of the village Ramesh Yadav. “The students had informed me of several harassment

Punjab, Haryana CMs agree on Inter-State meeting on drugs

Chandigarh July 12 The Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana met here on Friday to discuss greater coordination in the battle against drugs, and agreed to hold an inter-state meeting of all the northern states on July 25.The meeting will be hosted by Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said after meeting his Haryana counterpart

Every person has right to request parole: Haryana CM on Ram Rahim

The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who was convicted in August 2017 for raping two of his disciples and is now seeking parole, saying it is his right owing to his “good conduct” in jail. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday

Heatwave to continue in Northern India till Wednesday

Northern India will continue to sizzle in the heatwave conditions for the next two days till Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Monday.The surging heat will pass over Vidarbha over the next five days and over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and south Uttar Pradesh during next two days, the IMD said. Severe heat

Malaoya Academy win national finals of kabaddi meet

Haryana’s Malaoya Academy have been crowned champions of the first ever national finals of Red Bull Tashan  a competitive cross-country Kabaddi tournament for players at grassroots level. Organised here at Phoenix Market city in association with the PKL franchises Puneri Paltan, Haryana Steelers, Bengal Warriors and Patna Pirates, the tournament aimed to widen the reach

Less than 9% polling in Haryana: Lok Sabha Elections
Less than 9% polling in Haryana: Lok Sabha Elections

Less than nine per cent of over 1.80 crore voters in Haryana turned out in the first three hours of polling on Sunday to elect members of Parliament for 10 seats in the penultimate phase of general elections, officials said.”The voter turnout was 8.79 per cent by 10 a.m.,” an electoral official told after polling

Khattar feels Congress was running a ‘BBC ki Sarkar’

 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar never spares an opportunity to draw comparisons between his four and a half-year-old government in the state and the nearly one decade long rule of the Congress.”The Congress was running a ‘BBC ki Sarkar’ in Haryana. This was ‘badliyan’ (transfers), ‘bhartiyan’ (recruitment) and ‘CLU’ (change of land use licences).

Punjab-Haryana rains worry farmers over wheat crop
Punjab-Haryana rains worry farmers over wheat crop

The skies turned dark over parts of Punjab and Haryana on Monday morning with some areas experiencing light rainfall accompanied by strong winds. Darkness descended over Chandigarh and adjoining towns of Panchkula and Mohali, in Haryana and Punjab, respectively, around 8 a.m. The weather continued like this for nearly two hours.Light to moderate rain was

Dastardly act of violence remained unpunished for want of evidence
Dastardly act of violence remained unpunished for want of evidence

A special court here, which had acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the Samjhauta Express blast case, has said a dastardly act of violence remained unpunished for want of credible and admissible evidence. All the four accused — Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary — had been

Sapna Chaudhary does volte-face, claims she hasn't joined Cong
Haryanavi singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary does volte-face, claims she hasn’t joined Cong

New Delhi Within hours of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar welcoming her into the party fold, Haryanavi singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary on Sunday claimed she has not joined the Congress and accused it of using her old pictures with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Babbar had Saturday night welcomed Chaudhary into the party and posted a picture

Dushyant Chautala
Family forced me to leave INLD: Dushyant

HISAR: Dushyant alleged that his family was forced to leave INLD and thrown out. He took it as an opportunity n constituted JJP. Dushyant Chautala founded his own party “Jannayak Janta Party” few months back. Dushyant also demands to remove 370 and 35A in Jammu and Kashmir while talking to reporters. He is the youngest