Time is ticking out as all eyes seem anxiously glued on one day - the approaching Sunday - when two Congress rebels will hold rallies. Former Congress strongman Venod Sharma holds a rally (read mahayagna) at Kurukshetra and chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Dharambir Singh holds a rally (read dharmsena rally) at Bhiwani.
The Congress' MP from Sirsa, Ashok Tanwar, says that he has helped bring change in areas in his seat that had been neglected for years and that the people of Sirsa would repose faith in him and elect him as their representative again.
To contest or not to contest — that’s the dilemma faced by Congress MP Jitender Malik, who is anticipating a fierce battle in the ensuing Lok Sabha polls. Despite considerable development in his parliamentary constituency, Malik had recently admitted that he would prefer contesting the assembly elections, apparently due to the comfort factor on an easier poll turf (The Vidhan Sabha polls are due in Haryana this year).
The nomination of two-time Congress MP and former union minister Kumari Selja to the Rajya Sabha has given a shot in the arm to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from the Ambala (reserved) parliamentary constituency.
The Haryana Human Rights Commission has decided to issue a showcause notice to two employees of Shishu Grih, a state-run orphanage at Panchkula for negligence because of which a girl inmate had fallen off an official vehicle and was injured while going to school last year.
Putting the ball back in the court of Haryana government, the lokayukta has declined to review his recommendation for registration of a criminal case against chief parliamentary secretary (CPS) Ram Kishan Fauji in the graft CD case.
Bowing to protests by Rohtak residents and following the intervention of chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the toll tax on Rohtak-Panipat road was on Saturday reduced from Rs 155 for single day (round trip) to Rs 100 a month (on monthly pass basis) for non-commercial vehicles between Rohtak and Gohana towns.
The municipal corporation, Faridabad, (MCF) has sent a notice to the management of an ashram of self-styled godman Asaram at Bhankhari village, near NIT, Faridabad, to remove an alleged encroachment upon half-an-acre of government land or else the MCF will remove it at the cost of ashram.
Locusts are back. This time through modern-age aerial channels: television, radio, the Net and high-end phones. Our skies again seem covered by the swarms (not the original ones that eat grain and have been curbed for three decades). Rajesh Moudgil writes.
After its stunning debut in recently held assembly polls in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party has now decided to intensify efforts to strengthen the organisation in Haryana.
Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has again written to union minister of state for food and public distribution KV Thomas to relax the norms pertaining to milled rice in the wake of the damage caused to paddy by untimely rains in October in the state.
More trouble, it seems, is in store for Haryana IAS officer, Ashok Khemka. The agriculture department has recommended a vigilance probe into the allotment of a work order to an Ahmedabad-based company, M/s Proflex Systems, by Khemka during his tenure as managing director, Haryana State Warehousing Corporation (HSWC), in 2009.
Taking a serious view of the damage caused to the paddy by untimely rains in October, chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has written to union minister of state for food and public distribution KV Thomas to relax the norms pertaining to milled rice.
The National Commission for Schedule Castes (NCSC) has told the Haryana police to add strict sections in the FIR against the police personnel allegedly responsible for the custodial death of a Dalit youth in Ambala and also get the probe shifted outside Ambala.
The 31 announcements made by chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Gohana rally on November 10 would put an annual additional burden of over Rs 3,000 crore on the state exchequer.
A day after he was arrested in Palwal for being involved in an attempt-to-murder case, Haryana Public Service Commission (HPSC) member Harinder Pal Rana submitted his resignation to the state government here on Thursday.
The Haryana health department seems to be at the centre of trouble at present. With no fresh recruitments and those already employed with the department also leaving in the name of poor pay packages and denial of "justified perks", the department is reeling under sever staff crunch.
Folk singer Reshma's eyes spoke deeper than her voice. I think this made her persona even more mesmerising. Her eyes spoke as she talked to me for a few minutes at the fag-end of a press conference at the residence of one of her show organisers in Panchkula a few years ago. It was probably her last visit to the region. Rajesh Moudgil writes
Having received a compact disc (CD) allegedly showing five Congress legislators and three others seeking money for facilitating change of land use (CLU) licences, the anti-corruption ombudsman has sent notices to Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders Abhey Chautala and Ashok Arora to authenticate its genuineness.
The Haryana government has decided to chargesheet 1991-batch IAS officer Ashok Khemka, this time for minor penalties in the case of alleged low sale of wheat seeds when he was the managing director, Haryana Seeds Development Corporation Limited (HSDCL), earlier this year.