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Show door to turncoats, corrupt politicians, AAP to people

Aam Aadmi Party national executive member Naveen Jaihind on Tuesday said the party, which polled nearly 5 lakh votes in the recent Lok Sabha polls in Haryana, would encourage electorate to show door to corrupt and turncoat politicians who are eyeing Vidhan Sabha through electoral politics.

State government may decide on property tax waiver by Diwali: MP

Member of Parliament (MP) Prem Singh Chandumajra on Monday said the Punjab government was likely to take a final decision on exempting residents having houses with an area of up to 125 square yards from paying property tax before Diwali.

T20 fever ready to grip tricity fans again

The action and razzmatazz of cricket’s shortest version will be on display at the PCA stadium when it hosts the group-stage matches of the Champions League T20 tournament from September 18 to 28.

2 PAU professors transferred for failing to forecast weather

Punjab Agricultural University’s (PAU) school of climate change and agricultural meteorology has become a topic of discussion on the campus after two of its assistant professors got transfer orders on late Saturday evening for not being able to alert the higher authorities in the department about rainfall prediction on September 12 and 13, when mela took place.

Govt picks 57 private companies for audit; panchayats cry foul

Ignoring the opposition by panchayat heads over the decision of the state government to hire registered firms of chartered accountants to conduct physical verification of all village panchayat records, the rural development and panchayat department has identified 57 private firms for the work.

Youth held for converting wife to Islam

A teenaged youth was arrested on Monday from a village under Kochadhaman police station area in Bihar’s Kishanganj district on charges of converting his wife—a minor girl— to Islam after marrying her recently.

HJC open to grand alliance: Bishnoi

Haryana Janhit Congress (HJC) supremo Kuldeep Bishnoi has said he was open to a grand alliance to make a stable government in Haryana. Bishnoi, who was in Karnal to chair a function of his party’s youth wing, said the HJC would announce all candidates by this week.

Junior Chautala challenges Hooda

After three-time Congress MP from Faridabad and vice-president of Indian National Lok Dal Avtar Singh Bhadana dared Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to contest assembly election outside Rohtak, another INLD leader and MP Dushyant Chautala challenged Hooda to contest from Uchana assembly segment.

Doctor booked for sexual harassment

On the complaint of one of his employees, a doctor running a private hospital here has been booked on charges of sexual harassment and intimidation.

Left parties protest against bill seeking to prevent damage to public, pvt properties

Left parties and their affiliated trade and kisan unions joined hands to lodge their protest against the Prevention of Damage to Public and Private Property Bill proposed by the Punjab government with an aim to curtail protests and demonstrations against the government.

HPTDC guest houses saddled with Rs. 4.4 crore unpaid bills

Struggling to pull the corporation out of the red for the past many years, the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corp has now asked the state’s general administration department to pay back expenses incurred on providing subsidised services to “VIPs” at the state run guest houses in New Delhi and Chandigarh.

Schools asked to get samples approved

The UT education department has made it mandatory for all government schools to get uniform samples approved form the government laboratory beforeissuing payment to uniform suppliers.

One held for raping schoolgirl

The police arrested a man, identified as Bodh Raj alias Monu, a resident of Gurdaspur, on charges of raping a schoolgirl.

Money missing from post office accounts, head suspended

After complaints of missing money in several accounts, Haryana circle post office authorities suspended Raj Bala, who was heading the Devinagar post office in Panchkula on Monday.

Man gets two-year jail for committing thefts habitually

District sessions judge SK Aggarwal on Monday awarded two-year sentence to a drug addict for “committing thefts habitually”. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs. 2,000 on the convict, Nizamuddin (32), a resident of Milk Colony, Dhanas.
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