The chief election commissioner, VS Sampath, who held a meeting with the leaders of the major political parties and the senior government officials of Haryana on Friday, and asked the state director general of police (DGP) to make adequate security arrangements in view of the issue of the HSGMC.
Taking up a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) highlighting the harassment of poor patients at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, by charging exorbitant rates due to high rent of their shops, the Punjab and Haryana high court has issued notice of motion to the institute to submit its reply before August 25.
Three devotees were killed and 13 others injured when a truck hit a tempo on the Sirsa rivulet bridge near Sirsa Nangal village, about 12 km from Rupnagar, on late Thursday night. The truck hit the tempo with registration number PB 10 EG-2866, carrying devotees to the Naina Devi temple in Himachal Pradesh, from the rear.
As many as 15 computer school teachers, including two women, were injured when the police used water cannons and batons to disperse around 200 of them at Sector 5 in Panhckula, on Friday afternoon.
The district consumer disputes redressal forum, Chandigarh, directed Punjab and Sind Bank, Sector 22, to pay Rs. 20,000 as compensation to Ayush Enterprises, Sector 34, after holding it guilty of unfair trade practices and deficiency in services.
“Papa, how long is your friend list?” Mohini, my daughter, asked surprising me since she knew I have all but four confirmed friends and the fifth one remains a maverick. “You know it sweetheart,” I replied, waiting for the next probe on the obvious. Writes Col Avnish Sharma (retd)
President of Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) Jagdish Singh Jhinda has charged the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) with inciting religious sentiments of Sikhs by issuing inflammatory advertisements to oppose the formation of a separate Sikh panel in Haryana.
With no let-up in the verbal duel between ministers and other leaders of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), BJP’s Punjab affairs incharge Shanta Kumar on Friday sent a strong directive to his partymen.
The Punjab government on Friday confirmed the promotions of 17 IPS officers in the rank of inspector general of police (IG) with retrospective effect.
‘Killer’ school buses claimed three lives in Punjab on Friday. Two bicycle-borne schoolgirls were run over by a speeding school bus near Hariewala village under Baghapurana sub-division, 40 km from Moga. In Jalandhar, a four-year-old boy died after he fell off a school bus as the door was left open and he was run over by it.
A 45-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to nine-month jail by a German court for spying on the Indian community in the country.
A bipartisan Congressional resolution introduced on the second anniversary of Oak Creek Gurdwara shooting that killed six people has condemned the murderous attack and honours the memory of its victims.
Seema Antil Punia, who won the discus-throw silver at Glasgow on Friday, became the first Indian athlete to win three successive Commonwealth Games medals. But in her home state, Haryana, she has to run from pillar to post to get her due.
The Punjab and Haryana high court on Friday directed Punjab and Haryana to carry out inspection of all school buses and submit reports within two weeks about the safety of these buses. It was made clear that if the states failed to give correct reports, officials concerned would be held responsible.
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.