Punjab, Haryana record below normal minimum temperatures
Punjab, Haryana record below normal minimum temperatures


Parts of Haryana and Punjab recorded below normal minimum temperatures on Friday with Hisar registering the coldest at 4 degrees Celsius. Hisar’s minimum temperature was five degrees below normal.Narnaul reeled at a low of 5.5 degrees Celsius while Ambala’s minimum temperature settled at 8.6 degrees Celsius. Karnal recorded a minimum temperature of 7.8 degrees Celsius.

Govt considering Ram Rahim-Honeypreet meeting: Anil Vij Govt considering Ram Rahim-Honeypreet meeting: Anil Vij

 The ruling BJP in Haryana seems to be favouring accused in the Panchkula violence, Honeypreet Insan, to meet her foster father and 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. A Punjab Minister said it is her

Congress to try and form government in Haryana Congress to try and form government in Haryana

Despite falling short by 14 seats to get the magic figure in the 90-member Haryana Assembly, the Congress is hopeful of forming government in the state with the support of Dushyant Chautala’s JJP and Independents (mostly BJP turncoats), party leaders said on Friday.Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni said that the party will try to form

Maharashtra, Haryana Election Results 2019 Live Updates Maharashtra, Haryana Election Results 2019 Live Updates

The BJP on Thursday established a substantial lead as the counting of votes for Assembly elections progressed in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Maharashtra, the BJP was leading at 83 seats and its ally Shiv Sena was ahead at 53 in the 288-member Assembly, according to IANS-CVoter.The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) was leading at 30 seats

Babita Phogat cast vote, vows to promote sports if elected Babita Phogat cast vote, vows to promote sports if elected

Wrestler-turned-politician and BJP candidate Babita Phogat on Monday cast her vote in her native village in Bhiwani along with her father Mahavir Phogat and sister Geeta Phogat.Phogat is among the 12 women candidates fielded by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 90-member assembly elections.“Development of my constituency and promotion of sports in the state

Haryana Assembly polls: Stone pelting reported from Nuh
Facebook alerts people to vote on Maharashtra, Haryana poll day

Facebook on Monday activated its election notification feature for India, requesting people to go out and vote for their candidates in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls and post that they have voted.Voting started in Maharashtra for the 288-Assembly constituencies, while over 1.83 crore voters in BJP-ruled Haryana are to cast their votes to elect

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