Haryana

Amid Agnipath protests, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar promises government jobs to Agniveers

Chandigarh: Amid the raging protests over the Agnipath scheme for Defence recruitment, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced on Tuesday that every Agniveer returning after completed four years of service in the Armed Forced would be guaranteed a job in the Haryana government. He made the announcement during his address at a state-level function...

Haryana Congress MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi expelled from party for cross-voting in Rajya Sabha elections

New Delhi: Hours after the defeat of Congress candidate Ajay Maken in the Rajya Sabha elections in Haryana by a wafer-thin margin, the party expelled its MLA, Kuldeep Bishnoi, for cross-voting during the elections. Ajay Maken, who appeared to be winning earlier, lost the polls after a vote was cancelled. BJP-backed media baron Kartikeya Sharma...

Rajya Sabha elections eventful; Congress’s Maken bows out in Haryana over cancelled vote

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha elections on Friday remained eventful, with BJP and Congress trading allegations of horse-trading and cross-voting. Counting in Maharashtra and Haryana had to be withheld because of objections by the BJP and was resumed late in the night. Later, Sanjay Raut (Shiv Sena), Imran Pratapgrahi (Congress) and Praful Patel (NCP) from...

Congress Haryana unit revamped; Udai Bhan replaces Kumari Selja as state chief

Chandigarh: The Congress on Wednesday accepted the resignation of Kumari Selja from the post of Haryana Congress president. “Hon’ble Congress President has accepted the resignation of Kumari Selja from the post of the President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect,” read a statement by senior party leader KC Venugopal. Selja said she had...

SC lifts interim stay on Haryana’s 75% private job quota for locals

Directs Haryana govt to avoid coercive action against private firms not following the rule   New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday lifted the interim ban imposed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on the implementation of 75 per cent quota for locals in private jobs in Haryana. It has also instructed the state...

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gets 21-day furlough

The Haryana government has approved a 21-day furlough for Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda who has been convicted for rape and murder. This is the first time that he stepped out on furlough since his conviction. He is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak. Haryana jail minister Ranjit Singh...

Haryana government’s 75% quota for locals in private jobs put on hold

Chandigarh: In a major relief to the private sector, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday put a stay on the 75 per cent quota announced by the Haryana government for locals in private jobs. It has also sought a reply from the state government in this regard. The state government had passed the...

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik says ‘arrogant’ PM Modi asked if 500 men had died for him

New Delhi: Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik might have ruffled quite a few feathers with his recent comments. At a gathering in Dadri in Haryana on Sunday, he talked about Prime Minister’s arrogance when he had gone to talk to him about farmers and farm laws. “We fought within five minutes of the meeting. When...

Hindustan Syringes, India’s biggest syringe supplier, asked to close 3 of 4 plants in Haryana

Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices (HMD) was asked to shut down its plants by the Haryana pollution control board over concerns of use of diesel generator sets New Delhi: Hindustan Syringes and Medical Devices (HMD), the world’s largest manufacturer of syringes, has been directed by the Haryana Pollution Control Board to close three of its...

After over a year of protests, PM finally gives in: 3 controversial farm laws to be repealed

New Delhi: In a major victory for all the farmers protesting against the three controversial farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning announced that the laws would be repealed. He said the process for the same would begin by month-end. After making the announcement, PM Modi urged the protesting farmers camping outside Delhi...

Minor fire breaks out in Taj Express in Haryana’s Asaoti

The Taj Express was on way from New Delhi to Jhansi New Delhi: Fire broke out in a bogie of Taj Express at Asaoti railway station of Haryana en route to Jhansi from New Delhi on Saturday morning. The fire was minor and was doused. All passengers were said to be safe. A fire brigade...

Haryana to slash VAT on aviation turbine fuel to 1% from 20%

New Delhi: Value Added Tax (VAT) on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) in Haryana will be slashed from 20 per cent to 1 per cent, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Wednesday after meeting Union Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. Khattar said that the proposal to reduce VAT on ATF had been accepted. He...