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2 arrested women part of plot to kill Haryanvi singer: Police

Gurgaon, March 24 -- The two women allegedly involved in the murder of Haryanvi singer Lala Saini were active participants in the whole plot, police said. Sources said one of the women took the call to kill the singer after it became clear that he could not pay the ransom. The prime accused, before shooting Lala, allegedly called one of the women for consent.

The two women were arrested from Rohtak on Wednesday, three days after the murder of Jo... Read More


CAT directs MHA to give Punjab cadre to IPS officer Amanat Mann

Chandigarh, March 24 -- Setting aside the allotment of Uttar Pradesh cadre to an IPS officer, the Chandigarh bench of Central Administrative Tribunal on Thursday directed Union home ministry, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and ministry of personnel to allot Punjab cadre to the applicant.

Amanat Mann, an IPS officer, currently residing in Panchkula, had opted for Punjab, Haryana and UT as preference of cadre in the form for the Indian Civ... Read More


Minor pregnant, man held for rape

Gurgaon, March 24 -- A contractual employee of the electricity department was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl.

Police identified the accused as Manoj from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, who works in New Palam Vihar for power distribution company Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN).

The victim, a class 10 student, said she met Manoj at her father's shop and became friends with him. In December 2016, Manoj took her... Read More


Govt indulging in vendetta politics: Sukhbir

Khatkarkalan, March 24 -- Shiromani Akali Dal chief and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday accused the newly formed Congress government in the state of indulging in "vendetta politics", saying the cabinet decision of recalling funds sanctioned during the Akali regime "unfortunate".

The first cabinet meet of the new government had adopted the Congress manifesto as its work programme and in order to meet the expenses deci... Read More


Want end to era of confrontation: Capt

Chandigarh, March 24 -- Ruling out vendetta politics against Akalis, chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh said on Thursday he wanted an end to the era of confrontation as his priority was development of Punjab.

Unlike the erstwhile SAD-BJP government, which he said stopped all projects initiated during the Congress rule, his government will continue to support all ongoing projects for welfare of people, said Capt.

Capt, however, reiterated his g... Read More


Cops spare cops, name none, book 'police chowki' for stealing power

Moga, March 24 -- If it's not enough to shock you that a police post in Moga was being run on electricity stolen through a 'kundi' connection, then here's a bit more about misuse of power. The case registered for the theft does not name any person but only 'Chowki, Focal Point, Moga', in the FIR at under the Electricity Act at the police station in Ludhiana.

Norms say police have to mention accused person/s - even as 'unidentified' - while regis... Read More


INLD to meet Rajnath separately today

Chandigarh, March 24 -- Peeved over the alleged indifference of the BJP government on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal, the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), the principal opposition party in Haryana, has said it would call on Union home minister Rajnath Singh separately, rather than joining the all-party delegation going to meet him on the issue on Friday.

Talking to newspersons here on Thursday, INLD leader Abhay Chautala reiterated his surp... Read More


Two trucks catch fire after collision, drivers burnt to death

Kurukshetra, March 24 -- Two truck drivers were burnt to death as their vehicles caught fire after a head-on collision on the Saharanpur-Kurukshetra road near Badshami village of Kurukshetra district on Thursday.

The deceased have been identified as Deepa Singh of Kalari Jagir village and Jaipal Singh of Gharaunda village of Karnal district.

Police said the accident took place around 5.30am and the trucks caught fire soon after the collision.... Read More


MAN KILLS WIFE, THREE CHILDREN, ATTEMPTS SUICIDE

Rohtak, March 24 -- Barely a week after a woman drowned her three children and attempted suicide after a tiff with her drunk husband in Jhajjar, a man in Mahendergarh murdered his wife and three little children in the wee hours of Thursday.

Police said accused Radhe Shyam, who suspected his wife Manju had illicit relationship with another man, brutally murdered her by banging an iron rod on her head and then mutilated her body with a knife.

On ... Read More


HC dismisses plea challenging election of Birender, Chandra

Chandigarh, March 24 -- The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday dismissed a petition challenging the election of Union minister Birender Singh and media baron Subhash Chandra to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana in June last year.

The petition was filed RK Anand, senior Supreme Court advocate, who was backed by the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the Congress and had lost the polls. He had challenged the election alleging "forgery and fabric... Read More