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HIT-AND-RUN: 2 DIE IN TARN TARAN

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 He reported to the police that he had withdrawn Rs.6 lakh from his account in the local branch of Canara Bank and had kept this amount in his car parked at the office of the Gurdaspur municipal council.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


Abhay to oppose ex-DGP Singal's appointment as info panel chief

Chandigarh, April 25 -- The leader of opposition in Haryana legislative assembly, Abhay Chautala, who is also a member of the statutory committee for selecting the Haryana chief information commissioner (CIC), will oppose the appointment of former director general of police (DGP) YP Singal on the post.

The committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday to choose the CIC from among three shortlisted candidates, of whom Singal is said to be the front... Read More


Cong leaders should ask Sonia to rein in Capt: CM

Chandigarh, April 25 -- Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday accused opposition parties of indulging in "cheap political gimmicks" on the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal issue while expressing confidence that the state would get its due share of water.

Seeking to corner the Congress on the issue, Khattar said its leaders Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Kuldeep Sharma should ask their party president Sonia Gandhi to speak to Punjab chief... Read More


Reserve all govt jobs according to community's share: Saini

Panipat, April 25 -- Terming the increasing population as the biggest hurdle in the development of the country, Bharatiya Janata Party's Kurukshetra MP Rajkumar Saini has demanded that the government takes immediate steps for population control in the country.

"Increasing population is creating problems for development of the country and the government should take steps to implement 'Hum Do, Hamare Do'," said Saini, while addressing a gathering ... Read More


Haryana BJP eyes 2019 polls

Karnal, April 25 -- Two-day state executive meeting of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) began at a private hotel in Karnal on Monday. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, state BJP president Subhash Barala and other senior party leaders and cabinet minsiters attended the meeting. All 280 office-bearers of the party are participating in it.

The leaders exhorted party workers to work hard for the Mission 2019 for the assembly and ge... Read More


SIBLINGS' TIFF OVER TV REMOTE TURNS FATAL

Rohtak, April 25 -- A 13-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself at his house in Asra Ka Majra village in Rewari on Sunday after a minor quarrel with his sister over the TV remote. The deceased has been identified as Aman, a Class-8 student.

The police said Aman's elder brother and sisters were visiting home on holiday, when the boy had a quarrel with an elder sister over the choice of watching the TV channel. When Aman snatched the remote from hi... Read More