Its rather tranquilising signature musical Aaj ka mera yeh Haryana sung by Kailash Kher for 2009 assembly elections seems to be a passé. Enter rapper Yo-Yo Honey Singh with his bubbly Yo- Yo gailay nachega, Tau ki maati ka yo gana charon or bajega, Yo Yo gailay tum bhi gao -the infectious 2014 poll campaign theme song coined for Om Prakash Chautala's Indian National Lok Dal (INLD). VIDEO INSIDE
Priyanka Panwar, Tintu Luka, Mandeep Kaur and M. Poovamma set a Games record with a timing of three minutes and 28.68 seconds at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium.
A spirited Indian men's hockey team defeated arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wracking shoot-out to end its 16-year gold medal draught in the Asian Games and earn a direct berth to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
As they grow older, women voters in Haryana get the better of men - numerically speaking. In the 70-years plus age group, it is the women who outnumber men among eligible voters in the state.
A multi-cornered contest is in the offing for the 90 assembly seats in Haryana with six parties, the Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), BJP, HJC-HJCP combine, BSP and Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP), battling it out.
A tentative analysis of seatwise contests after the filing of nominations suggest that the three political majors, the Congress, BJP and INLD, each are essentially in contest on 45 to 55 seats.
United Jehad Council (UJC), a Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) based umbrella group of 13 militant outfits, on Wednesday decided to suspend militant activities in the state in the wake of devastating floods.
The Congress party manifesto, which was released just two weeks prior to the Haryana assembly polls on Wednesday, turned out to be old wine in a new bottle.Most of the promises made are from the recent Panipat rally announcements or have already been implemented.
Even as more than 100 big establishments in the city are yet to clear their house tax payments, no action has been initiated against them despite the fact that the cash-starved Amritsar municipal corporation needs huge money to carry out its various projects.
Soon, house owners in village settlements falling within the lal dora will get ownership rights and will be able to mortgage their properties to raise loans.Through the proposal, the SAD-BJP government is targeting the poor population which has no assets except a dwelling unit, which currently has no value and can’t be used to raise a loan.
Even as the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is repeatedly charging party’s former ally Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leadership of patronising goondaism in Haryana, the BJP leader was seen rubbing shoulder with DP Yadav, an alleged liquor mafia-turned-politician from Uttar Pradesh, at party’s official function in Ambala on Monday.
Three people were killed and four injured when an explosion ripped through a junk dealer’s house at Gaaziwal Maini, 45 kilometres from Amritsar.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has issued contempt notices to former Punjab chief secretary Rakesh Singh, a former excise and taxation commissioner and a serving excise and taxation commissioner for misleading the court in a matter pertaining to the recruitment of excise and taxation inspectors in 1999.
Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal would lead the state-wide ‘Mission Swachh Bharat’ as he would inaugurate this programme in a state level function to be held at Talwandi Sabo on October 2.
The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notices to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala on a plea for directions to the politician to surrender immediately. Chautala, who is out on bail after being convicted and sentenced in the teachers’ recruitment scam, was directed by the HC last week to surrender by October 17.
Judicial magistrate Geetika Jyoti on Wednesday sent the four accused in the Jamalpur shooting case to one-day police remand. The public prosecutor demanded a 10-day remand for the accused, who were brought to the court in the afternoon under high security.