Gurgaon the most progressive city of Haryana has figured among districts having lowest sex ratio even as overall sex ratio of Haryana has increased to 879.
In the face of continued violence against Sikhs, the bipartisan American Congressional Sikh Caucus asked the Department of Justice to include an anti-Sikh hate crime category on the Hate Crime Incident Report.
Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh today continued to reel under sizzling temperatures as severe heat wave continued to sweep the region. According to the MeT Department sources, the maximum temperatures across the two states today were set to hover between 42-46 degrees Celsius.
The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP coalition on Tuesday swept the zila parishad and block samiti elections in the Majha and Malwa belts of Punjab but faced resistance from the opposition Congress at the block level in Doaba.
With the hoisting of the Tricolour and the school flag on the highest peak of the Everest, a seven-member team of students of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, has set a new record of being the youngest team to scale the Everest on Tuesday.
In an affront to the Congress government in the national capital, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) plans to build a memorial to 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims at Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib, adjacent to Parliament House.
Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala was on Tuesday granted interim bail for six weeks by the Delhi high court for undergoing pacemaker implant surgery at a hospital here.
A 14-year-old girl was gangraped by three men in Mandi Ahmedgarh town of Sangrur district on Monday afternoon. Acting on the girl's complaint, the police registered a case late on Monday night and arrested the trio on Tuesday.
More than two years after reserving its verdict, the Delhi high court will today decide whether to prosecute 19 witnesses including Bollywood actor Shyan Munshi on the charge of perjury for turning hostile during the trial of Jessica Lal murder case.
CBI on Tuesday arrested an Indian Oil Corporation safety incharge in Haryana's Ambala for allegedly receiving Rs. 6,000 bribe for issuing safety certificates to oil tankers.
Bollywood actor Vindoo Dara Singh Randhawa, son of late wrestler-actor Dara Singh, was today arrested in connection with the IPL spot-fixing scandal, a Mumbai Crime Branch official said. "Vindoo was questioned after he was found to be in contact with the bookies and subsequently arrested today," the official said without revealing further details.
The Punjab government has come under fire from a Union minister for allegedly failing to observe 'Anti-Terrorism Day' on Tuesday on the occasion of the death anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh, who works at the Veolia bus company at Vantaa near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, is trying to set a precedent by making the authorities allow him to wear a turban at work.
President Pranab Mukherjee will visit Shimla for one-and-a-half days beginning Thursday, an official said on Tuesday. He added that the president will stay at The Retreat, the summer holiday resort of the president on the outskirts of Shimla, and during his stay, he will get a taste of British era heritage.
There was no let up in intense heat wave sweeping Punjab and Haryana, with maximum temperatures in the region today are expecetd to settle between 42-45 degrees Celsius.