Pedestrian killed, another injured in Manesar accident

Gurgaon, April 25 -- A pedestrian lost his life after a Maruti WagonR hit him and another pedestrian near Manesar bus stand around 2.30am on Sunday.

The accident took place when a Tempo Traveller lost control and hit the side of a Wagon R, which also lost control, swirled on the street and hit two pedestrians walking next to a wall. One of them, Jitender, died as a result of the accident, and the other, Bijender, was grievously injured.

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Tarn Taran, April 25 -- Two persons were killed after an unidentified vehicle hit their motorcycle on the Amritsar-Khemkaran road near Chabhal village on Monday night. The victims, identified as Harjit Singh, 50, and Rajwinder Singh, 35, worked as a mason and a labourer, respectively. They were on their way home to Aima Kalan village around 8:30pm, when a vehicle hit them, killing them on the spot. The unidentified vehicle driver fled the scene. ... Read More

Bajwa's statement on gang wars unfortunate: Phoolka

Chandigarh, April 25 -- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday condemned Punjab rural development and panchayats minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa's statement that "it is good that gangwars are happening in Punjab and criminals are killing each other". In a release issued here on Monday, Punjab leader of opposition HS Phoolka said the statement was "highly condemnable" and shows that the government has failed to provide peaceful environment to the... Read More

SAD flays Capt for skipping Niti Aayog meeting in Delhi

Chandigarh, April 25 -- The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday termed as "unfortunate" the failure of the Punjab government to use the Niti Aayog meeting to make a claim for special funds for the state as well as an action plan to take its farm economy out of the red. In a statement here, Akali MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa said all except three chief ministers, including Captain Amarinder Singh, attended the meeting of the Niti Aayog held to set goa... Read More

6 lakh stolen from Akali leader's car in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur, April 25 -- 6 lakh were stolen from an Akali leader's car parked at the municipal council office in Gurdaspur on Monday. The cash belonged to Harmindar Singh alias Happy Pahra, who is Gurdaspur block samiti chairman. He reported to the police that he had withdrawn Rs.6 lakh from his account in the local branch of Canara Bank and had kept this amount in his car parked at the office of the Gurdaspur municipal council. He said that he had... Read More

Faridabad's Ballabhgarh is now Balramgarh

Chandigarh, April 25 -- Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced that Ballabhgarh will now be known as Balramgarh. The CM also announced a number of projects for the development of Ballabhgarh and New Industrial Township assembly constituencies, while addressing a public meeting at Ballabhgarh in Faridabad. The CM asked the people present if they wanted Ballabhgarh be renamed Balramgarh or not. When people raised their hands... Read More

Haryana govt revises BPL, DPL income norms

Chandigarh, April 25 -- The Haryana government has revised the annual income limits of families living below poverty line (BPL) and those below double the poverty line (DPL) in both rural and urban areas of the state for various bank-assisted and National Scheduled Caste Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC)-assisted schemes.

The limit of annual income of BPL families will be 49,000 (earlier 40,500) in rural areas and 60,000 (earlier 51,50... Read More

Punjab housing dept introduces SMS facility

Chandigarh, April 25 -- The Punjab housing and urban development department has launched a slew of SMS services to provide information to applicants and allottees to protect consumer rights in real estate sector. The SMS facility proposes to cover all services provided in the Right to Service Act, 2011.

The service provides for informing the consumers/allottees about their payments, including instalments seven days prior to the due date, payment... Read More

HC notice to Haryana on retd judge's plea

Chandigarh, April 25 -- The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday put the Haryana government on notice on a petition moved by justice Iqbal Singh (retd), Haryana gurdwara election commission chief.

The response has been sought by October 26. Singh was appointed the commissioner in August 2014 after the then Congress government enacted the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Act, 2014, for the management of gurdwara properties within Haryana.

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Chhota Rajan, three others convicted in fake passport case

New Delhi, April 25 -- A Delhi court on Monday convicted noted gangster Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan and three others in a fake passport case.

Rajan had allegedly procured a fake passport in the name of Mohan Kumar with the help of three government officials- Jayashree Dattatray Rahate, Deepak Natvarlal Shah and Lalitha Lakshmanan- working at Regional Passport Office (RPO), Bangalore.

The court will on Tuesday hear arguments on ... Read More