• Haryana Khaps and Jat Arakshan Sangrash Samiti
    Jul 01, 2015 23:00 IST

    In Sirsa, sulking villagers pooled money to construct a Rs 1-cr bridge

    They were simply tired as the government paid no heed to their repeated requests. Deciding enough was enough, residents of three villages in Sirsa district joined heads and pooled money to construct a 250-feet long and 40-feet wide bridge over Ghaghar river, which connects Alikan and Panihari villages.

  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh-N
    Jul 01, 2015 22:54 IST

    Castration of dera followers: CBI submits second interim report, high court seeks third report by October 7

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday submitted to the Punjab and Haryana high court its second interim report on investigations into allegations of castration against Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda head, Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

  • Devootes at Darshan Didar Yatra in Amritsar. HT Photo
    Jul 01, 2015 22:27 IST

    Takht Patna Sahib to take out yatra of Guru Gobind Singh's relics

    Sikh devotees across the country will soon get a rare opportunity to see Guru Gobind Singh's relics. The nationwide yatra will be taken out in the run-up to the congregation to mark the Guru's 350th birth anniversary, to be held at the Patna Sahib gurdwara on January 5, 2017. Patna is the birthplace of the 10th Sikh Guru.

  • Bhakra dam. HT Photo
    Jul 01, 2015 21:43 IST

    Delay in replacement of runners at Ganguwal, Kotla powerhouses causes Rs 150-cr loss

    The alleged delay in the replacement of turbine runners of one unit each at Ganguwal and Kotla hydro powerhouses of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) have reportedly led to a loss of Rs 150 crore on account of huge generation loss of more than 750 million units

  • Indian Rupee
    Jul 01, 2015 21:27 IST

    Changeover a tough task at hand

    Even as an optimistic BJP government in Haryana on Tuesday set in motion an endeavour involving voluntary public participation to improve recovery of electricity bills and bring down line losses, it is going to be a daunting task for the state government and its power distribution companies. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has offered a barter deal to consumers: pay your bills including arrears, install meters outside houses, replace old wires with insulated ones, bring down line losses and in return get better power supply. Easier said than done.

  • Punjab and Haryana High court
    Jul 01, 2015 21:26 IST

    Badal resort row: Hearing adjourned for July 14

    The Punjab and Haryana high court on Wednesday posted for July 14 the hearing on a petition challenging the acquisition of land for the construction of a road leading to a resort owned by the Badal family in SAS Nagar district.

  • Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister, Punjab
    Jul 01, 2015 21:21 IST

    Be courteous to ministers, Badal tells officers

    Taking cognisance of media reports related to officers' "unexceptional" behaviour of not giving due respect and courtesy to Union ministers and cabinet ministers of the state government, Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday directed all officers concerned to ensure the presence of subdivisional officers and deputy superintendents of police during the official visits of these dignitaries.

  • Punjab cabinet minister Surjit Singh Rakhra-N
    Jul 01, 2015 21:01 IST

    Maluka ask officers to expedite rural projects

    Punjab rural development and panchayats minister Sikander Singh Maluka on Wednesday issued instructions to all authorities concerned to ensure the completion of ongoing rural development projects in time by accelerating the pace of work.

  • Administrative block of Panjab University, Chandigarh. HT Photo
    Jul 01, 2015 20:24 IST

    PU gets $1.3 lakh for Gandhi Bhavan's restoration

    The Getty Foundation, USA, has awarded a grant of $1.3 lakh (around Rs 80 lakh) to Panjab University for the conservation of Gandhi Bhavan. The grant has been provided under the philanthropic initiative 'Keeping It Modern', which is focused on conserving the twentieth century architecture.

  • Haryana governer Kaptan Singh Solanki
    Jul 01, 2015 20:02 IST

    Solanki appreciates homely environment at Shishu Greh in P'kula

    Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Wednesday inspected the Shishu Greh in Sector 15, Panchkula.Solanki inspected the living rooms and playroom of the children besides the kitchen. Interacting with the children, Solanki asked them whether they were getting milk, to which they replied in affirmative.

  • Bus illustration
    Jul 01, 2015 18:13 IST

    Punjab forms special checking teams for illegal buses

    Punjab government on Wednesday formed a Special Traffic Checking Wing to check operation of illegal route stage carriage buses and mini buses.

  • Jul 01, 2015 15:33 IST

    Celebrating the legacy: A Talk with the docs on National Doctor's Day

    An idol family with four generations of doctors continuing the legacy and inspiring many.HT spoke to Dr Andesh Kang, now a senior medical officer and gynaecologist at Civil Hospital, Phase 6, SAS Nagar, who is married to Dr Rajbir Singh Kang, a general physician from Phase 3.Dr Rajbir’s father Dr Malvinder Kang was the director of the health department of Punjab (retired in 1985) and grandfather Dr Sarwan Singh was an army doctor.

  • Unauthorized dwellings of slum people in Dhanas
    Jul 01, 2015 14:57 IST

    Despite reports, Chandigarh failed to check unauthorised structures in Dhanas

    The clash between the police and slum dwellers on Monday could have been averted had the UT administration checked the growth of illegal settlements on shamlat (common or panchayat) land at kachi Colony in Dhanas which came up over the past 18 months.

  • Selfie of Sunil Jaglan,
    Jul 01, 2015 11:07 IST

    #SelfieWithDaughter: A hit or a miss?

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s shout out to fathers and daughters to post selfies together on Twitter received an overwhelming response on Sunday, with the hashtag #SelfieWithDaughter trending worldwide.

  • Net neutrality
    Jul 01, 2015 09:42 IST

    Punjab govt officers to be enrolled under digital locker drive

    The Punjab government has asked its officers to enrol under the national digital locker system (NDLS), thereby enabling them to store and access all documents issued by the government on the cloud storage system.