Additional district and sessions judge Anshu Shukla, who presiding over a special court for crime against women, acquitted a 24-year-old youth booked on charges of rape, on Friday.
The WhatsApp messenger service launched by the Chandigarh traffic police evoked good response as cops received over 300 complaints within 24 hours of start of the service.
The race for Punjab University Teachers Association (PUTA) seats took a twist on Friday, after all 19 members of the association, including five office-bearers, were elected unopposed. Friday was the last day to withdraw nominations. The unopposed elections came 11 days before the scheduled PUTA polls.
With the help of residents, BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi organised a green peace drive in Sector 15 and planted 500 saplings in the area.
In spite of reports of fallout within the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) after Harjit Singh Adaltiwala was declared as the party candidate for the upcoming Patiala Urban bypoll, the AAP leaders and volunteers accompanied Adaltiwala amid much fanfare to the mini secretariat where he filed his nomination on Friday.
Former external affairs minister Natwar Singh has come under attack from his own family on his controversial book. His brother-in-law and deputy leader of Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday accused Natwar for breaching the trust of the Gandhi family and defended Rahul Gandhi for asking mother Sonia to not to take up the post of the Prime Minister.
The 14th Sharmpa- Mipham Chokyi Lodro Shamar Rinpoche, the second most important figure in the Kam-tsang (Karma) Kagyu tradition in Tibetan Buddhism, was finally cremated according to his wishes at Shar Minub monastery on Thursday after over one and half month of his passing away.
Haryana CPM on Friday submitted a memorandum to governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, demanding a probe into the controversial appointments by the Congress government in State Information Commission and Haryana Right to Service Commission.
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)on Friday released its first list of 62 candidates for the forthcoming elections to the 90 member Haryana assembly scheduled to be held by October end.
After Nepalese labourers involvement in murder cases in the district, deputy commissioner Dinesh Malhotra has directed not to employ any migrant labourer without registration.
The State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC) has identified 878 villages and decided to take help of Lok Mitra Kendra and other individuals as banking correspondents to increase the outreach of banking services in the state.
One person was killed while 30 others injured in four accidents here on Friday.
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday urged the union ministry of road transport and highways to declare more roads as national highways in the state and to speed up work on existing projects.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday said it was "satisfied" with the preparatory arrangements made for the upcoming Assembly polls in Haryana.
A group of boys thrashed a Class-11 student of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 28, and made an objectionable video of him.