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Haryana elections: Voting disrupted after poll violence in Barwala village

Two groups belonging to the Jat and Balmiki communities clashed after a heated argument between the INLD and HJC workers at booth number 76 in village Niana of Barwala constituency on Wednesday.

2 years on,similar noises in Congress as Rahul Gandhi comes calling

After two years, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi once again comes calling to Punjab in the same month and amid similar sentiments. While in October 2012, there was a chorus to change the then Punjab Congress chief, Capt Amarinder Singh, after two successive defeats at the hustings and his “coterie-centric” style of functioning, this October

Punjab: Suspended IG Cheema now seeks bail in molestation case

Suspended Punjab inspector general of police Gautam Cheema again moved the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday to seek anticipatory bail in the molestation and trespass case registered against him at Mataur in SAS Nagar district on September 2.

After chopper scam acquittals in Italy, Chandigarh businessman wants bail

Chandigarh-based businessman and lawyer Gautam Khaitan has asked a Delhi court to grant him bail on the grounds that in parallel proceedings in an Italian court, two accused had been acquitted of corruption charges related to the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal.

Record 75.9% polling in Haryana amid violence

In a fiercely contested assembly polls, Haryana registered a record turnout of 75.9% on Wednesday, even as violence marred polling in several parts of the state. Counting will take place on October 19.

Haryana elections: A day before polling, loyalists garner support in virtual world

The candidates contesting the Haryana assembly elections might have kept themselves off field after the campaigning ended on Monday, but that did not deter the enthusiasm of their supporters as they took on to the virtual world, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter to garner support for them in all possible manner.

Krishan Pal Gurjar: Playing the CM card between the lines

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is fighting the Haryana assembly elections without naming a chief ministerial candidate, and the opposition is targeting it over being “leaderless”. In such a scenario, the formal stand is that the party's legislature party board will decide the CM upon getting majority. But it also means that every BJP leader worth his salt is being projected by their workers as the CM in his area of influence.

Floods filled Srinagar with record garbage

The recent floods filled the city with garbage of 37,275 metric tonnes, six times higher than an average garbage of 10,500 metric tonnes for a particular month, leaving Srinagar stinky and choked.

Chand-Fiza episode aside, Chander Mohan eyeing a political comeback

The deputy chief minister during Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s first term as chief minister and elder son of three-time CM Bhajan Lal, Chander Mohan is trying to stage a political comeback from Nalwa on the Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) ticket after remaining in political oblivion for six years.

Literary fest: Khushwant Singh a bridge between India, Pakistan

Day 2 of the Khushwant Singh Lit Fest saw what turned out to be one of the most thought-provoking and lively sessions so far. Titled ‘Khushwant Singh as a bridge between India and Pakistan,’ the session saw in attendance politicians Salman Khurshid and Mani Shankar Aiyar.

Pitted against Cong's Ahir leader, state BJP chief sells CM dream

Since 2000, incumbent Congress legislator Rao Daan Singh has thrice beaten state Bharatiya Janata Party president Ram Bilas Sharma from Mahendergarh assembly constituency. Sharma had represented this constituency four times in 1982, 1987, 1991 and 1996.

Khushwant Singh Literary Festival: Storytelling versus politics

Under the bright and scorching Kasauli sun, there was an excited buzz among the audience as Salman Khurshid, former minister for external affairs, and interlocutor Suhel Seth took to the stage for the first session of day two titled ‘At Home in India: A Muslim Saga’.

Players not soldiers should compete: Pak kabaddi team manager

Amid high tension on the Indo-Pak border, Kabbadi teams of India and Pakistan played matches of the World Kabbadi League in a healthy environment in Bathinda late Friday evening. Players on both sides felt there was a need to promote matches between Indian and Pakistan rather than exchanging fire on the borders.

British Columbia premier announces pact in host of fields

Christy Clark, premier of the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) on Saturday announced to forge a collaboration in the fields of skill development, faculty exchange, food technology, processing and cold chain, and dairying and milk processing with the Punjab government to boost socio-economic ties, a spokesperson said here.
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