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Haryana polls: Delhi HC issues notice to CBI on Chautala campaigning for state elections

The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notice to CBI on plea complaining that former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, who has been out on bail after being sentenced to 10 years in prison in the teachers recruitment scam case, has started campaigning for the upcoming state election without court's consent.

Supply scam: Probe on into dumping of unwanted chemicals

The Punjab health department is in a fix for dumping the unwanted lab chemicals worth over Rs. 1 crore at several health centres in the state, even at the civil hospital at Badal village, the native village of chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

Punjabi NRIs part of well-knit narcotics circuit in state

It is an open secret. Acknowledged for their enterprising skills the world over, some Punjabi NRIs, mainly in Canada and the UK, are spreading the illicit multi-crore drug racket in the international market through hawala transactions, also harming the socio-economic fabric of their own motherland.

Ludhiana shooting: SAD leader shot at brothers from close range

Preliminary investigations into the Ludhiana shooting case have shown that it was SAD leader Gurjit Singh who had shot at brothers Harinder Singh and Jatinder Singh from close range.

Congress set for change of guard at CTCC

The Congress party is all set for a change of guard at the Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee (CTCC) after 14 years of a single man managing its affairs.

24-year-old crushed to death near Kalagram

In the fourth fatal accident on the stretch leading to the railway light point in less than a fortnight, a 24-year-old physiotherapist was crushed to death by the bus of a private college between Kalagram and the signal on Tuesday morning.

Jyoti murder: Panchkula district magistrate recommends appeal

Panchkula district magistrate (DM) SS Phulia, on Tuesday, signed the file recommending appeal against acquittal of Doon MLA Ram Kumar Chaudhary and 11 others in the Jyoti murder case. The final decision now rests with the office of the advocate general.

Paddy procurement begins today

The stage is all set for paddy procurement, which is going to start on Wednesday, with the district administration claiming to have made all arrangements in this regard.

Barnala youth killed in Belgium

The dreams of a poverty-ridden family to live a comfortable life by sending their unmarried son, Lakhwinder Singh Lakhi (23), abroad were shattered when they heard the news of his death in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday.

Cotton sees sharp decline in rates; crop diversification hit

A fall of about Rs. 1000 per quintal in the rates of cotton this year may leave many cotton growers in the lurch with fewer takers for the crop.Both the rates and arrival of the crop in the grain market of the district are considerably low as compared to the last year.

Illegal mining: State counsel seeks time to place policy on record

A division bench of the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the petition seeking a check on illegal mining in Punjab, after the state counsel sought time to notify and place on record the policy framed by the government in this regard.

Gurgaon ammo depot: HC seeks status report on action against encroachers

Taking a serious note of the authorities’ failure to take strict action against illegal construction in Gurgaon and Faridabad near the air force ammunition depot owing to a “casual approach,” the Punjab and Haryana high court has sought a status report from the police of the cases registered against the encroachers.

Haryana assembly polls: Heavyweights raise the stakes in Banger land

Ignored during the nine-year Congress regime, the Banger land (Jind) of the state has become a preferred destination of political heavyweights who have thrown their hats in the poll ring from here to change their political fortunes.

Court questions ‘stoic silence’ of oppn Congress

Despite the Punjab government’s failure to hold elections to 95 municipal councils (MCs) in the state for more than a year, the Punjab and Haryana high court on Tuesday questioned the ‘stoic silence’ of the Congress, the main opposition party in the state, on the issue.

Do you want to elect a CM who will rule from Tihar Jail: BJP president Shah

Taking a dig at Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) chief and former chief minister of Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Tuesday asked if the state wanted to elect a chief minister who would call the shots from Tihar Jail. I BJP promises interest-free loans to farmers
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