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Man wanted by Haryana Police held in Delhi
A man, wanted by Haryana Police in a loot case in Panchkula, has been arrested from a south Delhi locality, police said today.
On a specific information, 28-year-old Mahesh alias Ganja was arrested last night from Lodhi Road Complex area where he had come to meet one of his contacts staying in the area, a senior [...]


Haryana to set up spl fund for slum dwellers
With elections round the corner, Haryana Government decided to create a separate fund to deliver services to the poor and slum dwellers, and approved introduction of two bills in this regard.
Today&aposs cabinet meeting decided to create a separate fund named&apos Service to the Poor Fund&aposfor the initiative and approved two separate bills to amend the [...]

Senior INLD leader quits party in Haryana
One of the senior-most leaders of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in Haryana, Sampat Singh Tuesday quit the party citing differences over the way it was being run by the family of former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala.
Sampat Singh, a former finance minister in the Chautala government and a Jat leader, said that he [...]

Haryana to develop 11 new projects to boost tourism
Aiming to boost tourism prospects in Haryana, the state government has decided to establish 11 new projects under public-private partnership at various places, including famous tourist destinations like Surajkund and Karna Lake near Karnal.
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda approved this proposal of the tourism department, during the cabinet meeting here Monday.
‘Out of the 11 [...]

Haryana allocates Rs.900 crore for metro work
The Haryana government Monday approved allocation of Rs.900 crore (Rs.9 billion) for metro rail-link project in the IT city of Gurgaon.
The metro-link will connect Delhi’s Sikanderpur station to national highway no.8 in Gurgaon. The total length of the line is 1.2 km on double track and 3.7 km on single track. There will be six [...]

Haryana shocker: Munak water not for Delhi’s ...
The Haryana Irrigation Department (HID) has once again stunned Delhi, claiming that the capital is not going to get any extra water from the Munak canal project. It has also alleged that work on the canal has been stalled as Delhi has not acquired land for the last 600 metres of the channel.
Delhi government [...]

Gurgaon calls up residents for development work
The Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon has come up with a novel scheme to involve residents in developmental work being carried out by it. The Corporation will constitute citizen supervisory committees to monitor the process and execution of development work in their areas.
Municipal Commissioner Rajesh Khullar told mediapersons that now, instead of calling Detailed Notice [...]

Tata Housing Gurgaon project bags IGBC gold certifi ...
Tata Housing Development Company, on Tuesday said that it has received the first Gold Certification from Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Homes rating for its Raisina Residency project in Gurgaon, near Delhi.
With this certification, the Tata group company becomes the first company in India to receive a gold certification in the residential space [...]

Gurgaon-Delhi metro link contract awarded to DLF-IE ...
A consortium of IERS, DLF and ITNL was on Monday awarded the Rs 900-crore project for development of Metro link from Delhi to Gurgaon that will help decongest the connecting roads.
A proposal on the metro link project between Sikanderpur Station to National Highway No. 8 in Gurgaon has been approved by the Haryana Cabinet [...]

About 64 per cent voters turn up to vote in Haryana
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Around 64 per cent of nearly 1.20 crore voters exercised their franchise as the polling for the ten Lok Sabha seats in Haryana on [...]

RIL to rope in private partner for Haryana SEZ
Project Today reported that Reliance Industries Ltd is planning to rope in a strategic partner for its INR 40,000 crore SEZ project in Haryana.
The private sector partner is likely to provide capital support to the project and will add to the viability of the project, as the global financial meltdown is making it hard for [...]

Sonia Gandhi casts vote, shows ink-mark
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi cast her vote early on Thursday morning.
Accompanied by Delhi Chief Minister and Congressperson Sheila Dikshit, Gandhi walked amidst tight security arrangements to cast her vote for the 14th Lok Sabha elections.
People and other voters were at a distance, kept away deliberately to avoid a security lapse so Sonia Gandhi could cast

Will Delhi pass the Pappu test?
As the Capital goes to the polls on Thursday to elect its seven MPs, all eyes will be on the voter turnout. The city’s earlier score for the 2004 Lok Sabha election was 47% but a tally of 59% in the Assembly elections last November has raised expectations. Surely, the Capital will do better than [...]

Delhi sees 18 percent polling in four hours
The capital witnessed nearly 18 percent voter turnout in the first four hours of polling even as poll officials expressed optimism that the not-so-hot day would see more people coming out as the hours passed.
Polling began at 7 am across the 11,348 polling booths in the capital. The number of eligible voters is about 11.09 [...]

Fate of 210 in fray for tomorrow’s election
The fate of 210 candidates for 10 seats in Haryana, including former Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, will be decided by about 1.20 Crore voters in the state during the fourth phase of countrywide polling for the 15th Lok Sabha tomorrow.
The other key contestants include Union Ministers Selja and Rao Inderjit Singh, both Congress from [...]

Municipality says DLF selling flats without sanctio
DLF Ltd, India’s largest property developer by market value, has been accused of illegally selling apartments without mandatory sanctions at its maiden project in Bangalore.
The Bangalore municipal authority said in a public notice on 6 May that it has not yet given mandatory sanctions for development of the project, DLF Westend Heights, at New Town, [...]

SC panel asks Haryana to clarify mining auction iss
The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee on Friday sought Haryana government’s clarification on the fact that it was holding an auction for the mines of Khori Jamalpur and Sirohi when the apex court had asked for status quo to be maintained. The committee was forwarding a complaint it had received from an NGO citing the [...]

Sonia Gandhi in Haryana
Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who started her day-long whirlwind tour of Haryana from here in Sonepat district, disappointed the people who had gathered here since morning to listen to her when she left without speaking and merely waved to them from her multi-utility vehicle.
Ms. Gandhi was officially here to lay the foundation for a medical [...]

Jhajjar AIIMS a ‘milestone’ in Haryana
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Anbumani Ramdoss on Saturday termed the setting up of a campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jhajjar a “milestone” in the development of Haryana.
Addressing a gathering during “Bhoomi pujan” function and land transfer for the proposed AIIMS at Bhadsa village here, Ramdoss said the medical [...]

Pulse polio round conducted in Haryana
An intensified round of polio vaccination was today conducted in 13 districts of Haryana in which 18.67 lakh children were administered pulse polio drops.
The Sub-National Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation round of 2008-09 was conducted today in 13 districts of the state, a spokesman of the Health department said here.
The districts in the campaign were Ambala, [...]

Verandas, too in Gurgaon premium housing
They are incredibly spacious apartments and much bigger than most in the NCR Gurgaon area. Salcon, a venture of Saluja Constructions, has launched ultra premium condominiums — The Verandas — at one of the most premium locations, the Golf Course Road in Gurgaon.
The Verandas is spread over nine acres, with more than 80% being open [...]

Gurgaon gets special laptop police
The Gurgaon police’s anti-laptop robbery squad is facing an unusual hurdle — the English language. The one-of-a-kind team was formed to probe the rising number of laptop thefts — 125 in 2008.
The policemen, chasing two gangs of laptop-robbers, had to return empty handed from Tamil Nadu and Kerala last month because they could not communicate [...]

Gurgaon forest conservator removed
Transferred to Chandigarh but given no posting, Haryana environment minister ‘not aware’
As the issue of mining on the foothills of Aravallis rages on, with one waterbody after another going dry in Faridabad and Gurgaon districts, the Haryana government on Friday transferred Conservator of Forest (south circle), Gurgaon, R P Balwan.
As per orders issued on [...]

Haryana floats securities to raise Rs 1,295 cr
The Haryana government has floated stocks of ten years tenure for an aggregate Rs 1,295 crore to be sold through Reserve Bank of
India by auction.
The proceeds of the loan would be utilized for financing the expenditure of the developmental programmes of the state government.
While stating this here, a spokesman of the Finance Department said that [...]

Javed finishes 34th in Ist Gurgaon Intl. Chess
UNB, Dhaka
FM Mohammad Javed became 34th in the 1st Gurgaon Open International Chess Tournament with seven points as he got walk over against IM Akshayraj Kore of India in the 10th round match held at Gurgaon in Haryana, India on Thursday.
Bangladeshi GM Niaz Murshed finished 39th and Mohammad Ali 50th in the Indian meet securing [...]

Gurgaon to have its own community radio
Gurgaon based NGO, TRF (The Restoring Force) would be soon launching its community radio in Udyog Vihar, villages of Garhi Harsaru, Dhankot and adjoining areas. TRF had already been allotted frequency of 107.8 MHz by the Information and Broadcasting ministry. The NGO had applied for a radio license in the start of last year [...]

Kuzubov wins, Laxman finishes third in Gurgaon
Second seed Yuriy Kuzubov of Ukraine Kuzubov settled for a quick draw against overnight joint leader and National Under-25 champion R R Laxman to win the Gurgaon International Open Grandmasters Chess tournament by virtue of a better tie-break score here today.
Kuzubov tied for the top spot along with compatriot top seed Alexander Areshchenko, GM [...]

Kuzubov wins Gurgaon International Open chess
Second seed Yuriy Kuzubov of Ukraine won the Gurgaon International Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament with eight points here at Suncity World School here Thursday.
Kuzubov tied for the top spot along with country mate and top seed Alexander Areshchenko, Indian Grandmaster Neelotpal Das, Kazak Grandmaster Anuar Ismagambetov and International Master RR Laxman. But a better tie [...]

On Disability Day, Gurgaon school underlines abilit ...
Twelve-year-old Jonty has Down’s syndrome, detected when he was two. As a student of VISHWAS (Vision for Health, Welfare and Special Needs) School, however, he’s learning how not to let it come in his way. Today, when Jonty, his parents and several other special children marked World Disability Day at Vishwas Kendra in Sushant Lok [...]

Haryana govt draws HC ire for lenient action agains ...
The Punjab and Haryana High Court took the Haryana Government to task on Wednesday over the leniency shown by the state police department towards an officer accused of gangrape.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Tirath Singh Thakur and Justice Jasbir Singh expressed strong disapproval with the action taken by the Inspector General of Police, Rohtak [...]

14 terrorists headed for Delhi?
TOI had raised this question on Monday — where are the 14 other Pakistan trained terrorists? Now foreign news organisations too are asking the same.
The basis of the question is the captured terrorist, Ajmal Amir Kasav, telling his interrogators he had trained along with 23 other LeT for attacks on India. While 10 of them, [...]

Bomb scare in Delhi’s Tis Hazari court
There was panic in the Tis Hazari courts here on Thursday after an anonymous caller threatened to blow up the complex, leading to proceedings being suspended for the day not just in the lower courts but also in the Delhi High Court, police said.
“A call was received at the nearest police station at 9.12am [...]

Sarovar Hotels to come up with two new properties i ...
Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has announced the signing of two new properties in Faridabad, Express Sarovar Portico and Park Plaza, thus adding to the present Delhi NCR portfolio of Park Plaza Gurgaon and the recently opened Park Plaza Noida. Other hotels scheduled to open in Delhi and NCR are Optus Sarovar Premiere and Park Inn [...]

Deshmukh returns from Delhi; stalemate over CM’s post
The ongoing political imbroglio over the removal of the Maharastra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh continues as he returned from Delhi last night without any specific direction from the Congress High Command, sources today said.
“The High Command has not given me any specific instruction on the resignation, which I offered to the Congress Working Committee,” Deshmukh [...]

Two students assaulted by bus staff in Delhi suburb
Two students were severely assaulted Thursday morning by the staff of a private bus in Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi, when they asked the balance amount of the money they paid towards their fares. Gauri Shankar Tiwari (21) and his cousin, Mantosh Mishra (22) were punched and hit with iron rods by the bus [...]

LS polls: BSP to go it alone in Haryana
The Haryana unit of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has reiterated to go it alone in the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Talking to mediapersons at Gohana town, 35 km from here on Sunday, Parkash Bharati, President of the state unit of the party categorically said that the BSP would have no truck with any party and [...]

Haryana rly cops to grill Purohit, sadhvi
A railway police team from Haryana has come to Mumbai to interrogate Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit and sadhvi Pragya singh Thakur to find out if they had any role in the Samjhauta Express blast in February 2007.
Purohit and Thakur have been arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for their alleged role in the [...]

Meet Delhi’s crorepati netas
It’s raining millionaires in Delhi assembly elections, the richest being a candidate of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) with approximately assets worth more than Rs150 crore.
The candidate, Kanwar Singh Tanwar, is fighting from Gurjar-dominated area of Chhatarpur on the outskirts of south Delhi.
Tanwar is not the only millionaire this time; the BJP chief ministerial candidate, [...]

Police arrest seven in Haryana girls murder case
Over half a month after two teenage girls were burnt alive here Oct 28 by their own family members for having met some boys on Diwali night, the Haryana police have arrested seven accused Thursday for their alleged involvement in the crime.”Police have arrested fathers of the deceased girls, Prithvi Singh and Sri Niwas as [...]

India, Pakistan to discuss counter-terrorism in New ...
Indian and Pakistan officials will hold counter-terrorism talks here later this week, the Indian foreign ministry said Wednesday, to build trust and allay security concerns between the two rivals.
The talks come after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari agreed in New York last month to kickstart an embattled peace dialogue [...]

Spot billing for power consumers in Gurgaon
Come September, electricity consumers in Gurgaon can say good-bye to endless queues and the hassles of paying electricity bills.
The Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has decided to make the spot billing system operational in the city by the 15th of next month. “Though there has been considerable reduction in complaints regarding the billing service,

Ride bumpy in Faridabad too
It’s not only Delhi that’s troubled by potholed roads. Most of the stretches in neighbouring Faridabad, except NH-2, are also in a bad state, especially after the monsoon. Accidents and vehicle breakdowns have become a common phenomenon in the city.
Figure this: Industrialist Ramesh Jhawar’s new luxury car broke down in the industrial area of sector-6 [...]

Haryana, Rajasthan ink pact to increase routes of b ...
Haryana and Rajasthan on Thursday signed an agreement under which public transport buses of the two states will conduct services on 404 routes lying in each others territory.
Haryana Roadways will now cover 1, 23,446 kms daily as compared to 62,873 kms as per the last agreement signed in 1997.
The Rajasthan Roadways and private buses authorised [...]

Swan latest to join list of GSM telecom operators i ...
A little known telecom aspirant, Swan, has been awarded start-up GSM spectrum in the coveted Delhi circle that had room for only one extra player.
Swan will now join the league of leading GSM telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone-Essar, Idea, and MTNL.
Promoted by Dynamix Balwa Group of companies with interest in hospitality and real estate, [...]

Haryana Tourism Corporation plans to set up health ...
Haryana Tourism Corporation plans to set up health resorts in Kalesar of the Yamuna Nagar district and Malla near Pinjore in the Panchkula district. The properties will come up under the Public Private Participation (PPP) model. A meeting headed by the Chief Minister, Haryana will be held in Chandigarh to discuss the two projects’ [...]

Delhi hostel death: School denies foul play in girl ...
The family of 16-year-old Pushpanjali Raj, who allegedly fell to her death from the fifth floor of her hostel at a Delhi school, Thursday demanded investigations by the Central Bureau of Investigations. The school authorities have, meanwhile, denied any foul play in the girl’s death.
“The school initially didn’t tell us that she has fallen from [...]

BSNL cables being stolen in Haryana, Punjab
Thieves have been giving BSNL authorities here sleepless nights as recently they have been striking in the tri-city and have stolen telephone cables from manholes/bridges causing “disruption in telecom services”.
“Thieves and anti-social elements have been at work recently and have stolen our cables from manholes/bridges. As a result telecom services have been affected in some [...]

Smart cards to replace ration cards in Haryana soon
A Rs 153.27 cr project for replacing 52 lakh ration cards in Haryana with smart cards under a pilot project is expected to get the Centre’s nod soon.
The revised proposal was forwarded to the Central government earlier this month.
With the implementation of the project, Haryana will become the first state in the country, along with [...]

Foreign Ministe Yadav leaves for New Delhi
Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav headed for Indian capital, New Delhi, Wednesday afternoon to take part in the meeting of BIMSTEC ministers.
During his visit, FM Yadav will hold talks regarding the permanent solution of Koshi problem with his Indian leaders and senior government officials. The recent flood in Koshi due to the breakage of an embankment [...]

Marriott, Uppal group to open five-star hotel in Gu ...
Real estate developer Uppal group has signed an agreement with global hotel chain Marriott International to develop and own a five-star hotel sporting the Marriott brand in Gurgaon, adjacent to the national capital.
The hotel, JW Marriott hotel, will require an investment of around Rs.3.25 billion and will be spread over 12.5 acres off the national [...]

Gurgaon police arrest five cyber café owners
The Gurgaon police Monday arrested five cyber café owners for failing to install closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV) in their cafes and for not maintaining the identity records of customers. The action follows increased vigil after the recent serial bomb blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad and increasing instances of terrorist outfits using cyber cafes to send [...]

Ansal to develop 250 acres SEZ in Haryana
Real estate developer Ansal Properties & Infrastructure Ltd has received formal approval from the Department of Commerce(SEZs), Government of India to develop an engineering-based special economic zone.
The SEZ spread over 250 acres is coming up on the Amritsar -New Delhi Grand Trunk road. A separate subsidiary - Ansal Kamdhenu Engineering SEZ- has been set up [...]

Another Haryana Police official booked for rape
In yet another embarrassment for the Haryana police, a station house officer (SHO) of this district was Monday booked along with 14 others on charges of raping and sexually harassing a widow. The Haryana Police has registered a case against SHO Virender Singh and others following a complaint made by a class IV employee that [...]

Delhi Police to keep check on cycle sellers
With bicycles emerging as the inconspicuous carriers of the deadly explosives in the serial bombings that rocked Ahmedabad on Saturday and Jaipur in May, the Delhi Police on Saturday decided to keep an eye on cycle sellers in the Capital.
This was among a slew of measures decided during an emergency meeting of the top police [...]

Delhi airport staff to boycott work
About 2,000 Airports Authority of India (AAI) employees posted at Delhi airport will boycott work and hold a demonstration tomorrow over the alleged pressure that is being put on them to join service with the private developer of the airport.
The general secretary, AAI Employees Union, Mr MK Ghoshal, alleged that GMR Infrastructure-led Delhi International Airport [...]

Delhi sends forces and federal feelers
The home ministry today dispatched central forces to Gujarat, though the state had not asked for them, stressing the need for a federal agency to tackle terror-related incidents.
Sources said the Centre would push for a federal agency again and soon convene a meeting of chief ministers in the capital.
The Centre would also ask states to [...]

Bangalore blasts: Delhi, NCR on high alert
After the series of blasts that rocked Bangalore on Friday, other major metros, including Delhi and its surrounding areas are on high alert.
Security personnel are keeping a close watch at bus stands, railway stations, airports and sensitive installations. The shopping malls can be especially threatened as they tend to be totally packed over the weekend.
Safety [...]

Huda Barkhad and Ruling Gangsters Unable to Stop So ...
More hysterical the voices of Rayale´s idiotic scribes become, more convincing indications we have that the gangsters´ state So-Mafi-land has reached an advanced level of decomposition and erosion.
In fact, with their paranoid, unsubstantial, personal attacks against me, guys like Ahmed Khayre and Abdulaziz Al Mutairi unveil their masters´ panic in respect with their impending [...]

Gujjar protestors block traffic in Gurgaon
Gujjar agitators on Wednesday blocked an arterial road in this city in the outskirts of Delhi by burning tyres and causing a major traffic jam.
A group of protestors demanding ST status for the community gathered this morning at the M G Road area, where the major malls are located, and set afire tyres, Assistant Commissioner [...]

The Gurgaon advantage
Philips India is hoping to reposition itself in more ways than one
Four hundred and fifty heads from Philips’ offices in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Delhi and Noida will move into a single address in Gurgaon later this year as part of the electronic company’s attempt to create a greater synergy between departments. “Together, we will bring [...]

Audi showroom opens in Gurgaon
LEADING LUXURY car maker Audi has opened a new showroom in Gurgaon, India. The showroom will display 14 Audi cars and the customer will come across the complete Audi experience, including a whole range of Audi models. These models include Audi A8, Audi Q7, Audi A6, Audi A4 and Audi TT in an ’Audi world’ [...]

On alert! Gurjar storm hits NCR on May 29
With the spillover of Gurjars’ stir causing traffic disruptions on some key stretches in the National Capital Region (NCR), the police in adjoining states of Delhi, Haryana and UP are bracing for what may well turn out to be an eventful “rasta roko” protest by the community in the NCR on Thursday.
The Centre has issued [...]

Haryana wants to settle 25,000 land deal cases
The Haryana government has asked the state’s advocate general to find a mechanism to settle over 25,000 lawsuits pertaining to land acquisitions which are now pending before various courts in the state. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said Wednesday he has asked the state’s advocate general to get the cases settled on a suggestion from [...]

Haryana mulls to open private civil aviation school ...
Haryana government plans to set up private civil aviation schools at its four airstrips namely Pinjore, Karnal, Bhiwani and Narnaul through public private partnership so as more avenue can be available for the youths of the state in civilaviation sector.
This was stated by Haryana power minister, Randeep Singh Surjewala who is also head of the [...]

Father held in Delhi suburb death
Arushi Talwar’s body was discovered last Friday at her house in Noida, a prosperous suburb of Delhi.
She stayed there with her parents, both of whom are well known dentists.
The murder has generated huge media and public interest with questions being raised about how the Noida police have been handling the case.
Serious crime [...]

Cong retains Indri seat in Haryana, margin declines
Ruling Congress retained the Indri Assembly seat in Karnal district of Haryana with its candidate Bhim Sen Mehta winning by a margin of 5,865 votes at the end of counting on Sunday, official sources said.
Mehta wrested the seat from Rakesh Kamboj, who had won in the assembly elections four years back. Kamboj was disqualified [...]

Delhi keep semi-final hopes alive
Dinesh Karthik and the Delhi Daredevils’ misfiring middle-order came good when it mattered to clinch a thrilling five-wicket victory and keep their semi-finals hopes alive.
Coming in with the team wobbling at 89 for four, Karthik blitzed a classy 32-ball 56 to take Delhi past the Mumbai Indians’ 176 with one ball to spare in [...]

Haryana Tourism to boost Wedding Tourism
After working on developing Highway Tourism, Haryana now plans to promote Wedding Tourism. This will be done following the concept of its neighbouring state Rajasthan. The Haryana Tourism Department aims to attract Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and foreign tourists to hold a `Royal Wedding’ in some of the historical sites of the state. According to a [...]

Haryana Tourism to boost Wedding Tourism
After working on developing Highway Tourism, Haryana now plans to promote Wedding Tourism. This will be done following the concept of its neighbouring state Rajasthan. The Haryana Tourism Department aims to attract Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and foreign tourists to hold a `Royal Wedding’ in some of the historical sites of the state. According to a [...]

Delhi bus corridor scheme survives axe
The Delhi government on Saturday decided to go ahead with the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system with dedicated corridors, it was announced on Saturday.
Following a crucial meeting on the disputed scheme, the government decided the scheme would continue as it could potentially carry 60 percent of the commuters on a given route.

Sulking Jaffer Sharief arrives in Delhi; to meet So ...
Senior Congress leader C K JafferSharief, who has resigned from the party, arrived here on Saturday for a meeting with party chief Sonia Gandhi but remained non-committal on the future course of action.
Sharief, a six time MP who was humbled in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections, said he could not predict the outcome of [...]

INLD blames Hooda Government for real estate scam
Indian National Lok Dal(INLD) Saturday accused the Haryana government for conniving with the private builders who have generated a profit of Rs.50 crores.
Alleging a multi thousand crore scandal , INLD leader Prof. Sampat Singh, state president, Askok Arora, former minister Jaswinder Singh have a demanded high level inquiry and white paper [...]

Hooda urges Jats to lay emphasis on education
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday urged the members of the Jat community to lay emphasis on education of youth in view of the changing global scenario and make their contribution for eradication of social evils.
Addressing a conference organised by the Terai Jat Maha Sabha at Kashipur in Uttarakhand, he described the [...]

Hooda pats own back
Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said Haryana had acquired the number one position in the country with per capita investment of Rs 78,709, as per a survey conducted recently by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy. This leap to the top is from 14th position some years ago.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating the [...]

Haryana covers 12 districts under polio campaign
About 67 per cent children till the 5 years have been covered on the first day of the Sub-National Intensified Pulse Polio Immunisation round of 2008-09 on Sunday in 12 districts of Haryana.
These are Ambala, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Jhajjar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mewat, Panchkula, Panipat, Rohtak, Sonepat and Yamunanagar.
About 26 lakh children are to be [...]

Former Haryana CM Chautala censured
The Haryana Assembly on Friday censured former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala for misleading the House by making a false statement during the budget session being held here.
The censure of Chautala came for his statement made inside the House about long-term and short-term farmers loans waived off during the government of Chautala’s father [...]

Haryana govt’s novel gesture for maternal car ...
Till a few years back almost 70 per cent women in Haryana delivered babies at home, with the help of a dai or a midwife.
Parvati is the first woman in her family to get routine pregnancy checks. The Haryana government runs delivery huts in order to look after pregnant women right till their children are [...]

Haryana seeks CBI probe into Rajbir killing
Two days after ACP Rajbir Singh’s father and son demanded a CBI probe into the murder, suspecting a deeper conspiracy, Haryana chief minister Bhupender Singh Hooda said on Thursday that his government has decided to seek a probe by the agency. State director-general of police (DGP) R S Dalal said they would be sending [...]

Bhopal gas leak survivors begin protest march to Ne ...
More than 60 survivors and victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas leak began a trek to New Delhi on Wednesday to press for a clean-up of the toxic waste still surrounding the plant, activists said.
Forty more people are expected to join the 800-kilometre (500-mile) march from Bhopal in central India to the Indian capital in [...]

A film festival in New Delhi
The first Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IOR-ARC) Film Festival will be held here from February 22 to March 1, in partnership with the Directorate of Film Festivals.
It was at the seventh Council of Ministers Meeting of the IOR-ARC held in March last year that India offered to host the festival.
The [...]

Three Afghani’s arrested in New Delhi with wi ...
Three Afghan siblings, including two women, were arrested from the airport for allegedly smuggling high-quality heroin, valued at about Rs ten crore in the international market.
The women had concealed five kg each of the contraband in their waist belt and this was detected during a search when they arrived in the national capital on [...]

Parsvnath performs groundbreaking ceremony for mall ...
Parsvnath Developers Ltd said on Thursday that it made the beginning of construction of its Mall at Rohini, Delhi, christened “Parsvnath Mall”. Parsvnath would invest approximately Rs 280 crores in the project. The company performed the earth-bre aking ceremony today.
The mall is spread over an area of 7,300 sqm with a saleable area of [...]

Former Delhi councillor held for murder
Ashok Jain, a former councillor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in murdering a city-based builder last year, police said.
Jain was arrested from Delhi Police’s Crime Branch office in Chanakyapuri after he was being called for questioning in the case of Vijay Dhaiya’s murder at his [...]

‘Akbar’ evicted out of Ambala, Haryana ...
Post the bomb blast in Maharashtra yesterday, the misfortune for Jodha Akbar continued up north in Haryana today. The film has now been removed from the Ambala district of Haryana effective Thursday.
Assorted groups had been protesting the film’s release in Haryana, which is linked to a Hindu soldier turned leader Hemu. Hemu had won 22 [...]

Rape charge on 2 Haryana commandos
In a shocking incident, a 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped by two Haryana Armed Police personnel and a civilian near Governor AR Kidwai’s official residence in Chandigarh in the wee hours on Thursday.
Commando Vijendra, attached to Governor’s security, and constable Dinesh were arrested on charges of raping the woman, SHO Ram Gopal, in whose jurisdiction [...]

Gurgaon pubs can party 24×7
If you were worried that the bell would go before you left work and got to the bar, raise a toast now to Gurgaon. Haryana’s new excise policy allows pubs and bars in plush hotels to stay open all night.
The decision to let the Delhi suburb, heavily populated by call centres and BPOs where [...]

Surajkund Crafts Mela begins Feb 1
Faridabad, Jan 31: All preparations have been made for the 22nd Surajkund Crafts Mela which will be inaugurated on February 1 by Union Minister for External Affairs Pranab Mukherjee.
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and West Bengal Tourism Minister Manabendra Mukherjee will also be present on the occasion.
This year, West Bengal is the [...]

Drain water in Delhi colony taps
The water in the bottle held out by Renu Sharma, a resident of Malviya Nagar, was foul-smelling and muddy. But for the last month and a half, it is what coming out of the taps in Malviya Nagar, affecting at least 70 households in H-block, where many residents are falling prey to gastroenteritis.
The reason [...]

George Clooney working out of Delhi
Hollywood comes to India sporadically, in small, paparazzi-driven doses, usually to vacation, check out the exotica they hope to find on offer, scout a location, or just gorge on the curry.
Philanthropy has its occasional takers, but diplomacy hasn’t seen a name quite as prominent as George Clooney [Images], up for the Best Actor Oscar this [...]

High Court notices to Urban Development Ministry, D ...
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Union Ministry for Urban Development, the Delhi Government and the New Delhi Municipal Council on a public interest litigation challenging grant of accommodation, cars and secretarial staff to non-official members of the civic body in violation of rules framed under the NDMC Act.
A Division Bench [...]

Ready for CBI probe: Hooda
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday said that his government was willing to hand over the investigation into the kidney transplant racket to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) if the Centre desired.
“I have not received such a request so far. But if the Centre wants a CBI inquiry, we will transfer the [...]

HC stays extortion case proceedings against Huda
The High Court on Monday stayed the proceedings of an extortion case against jailed former communications minister Nazmul Huda and his brother Quamrul Huda.
The High bench of Justice Shah Abu Nayeem Mominur Rahman and Justice Shahidul Islam also asked the government to explain in four weeks why the order of framing charges in the [...]

Haryana wants compensation of Rs 2,500-cr in CST lo ...
Haryana has fallen in line with other states as it has opposed the move to gradually phase out central sales tax (CST), which would result into to a loss of Rs 2,500 crore per annum to the state.
Sources in state finance department told FE here on Wednesday that this year alone, the state had [...]

Bird flu scare in Haryana
Panic gripped poultry farmers in Haryana’s Bhiwani District today due to mysterious death of thousands of chickens.
Poultry owners were scared that the bird flu virus has hit them.
“Thousands of chickens are dying daily. Doctors come, they do check up and then go. They are not telling us the exact reason for the mysterious [...]

15-min dream ride to Gurgaon turns nightmare
The promised 15-minute ride from Delhi to Gurgaon has become a pain. The expressway opened up on January 25, amidst chaos and confusion and things haven’t improved much.
People say they have to wait in line for hours to pay Rs 16 — the toll tax — and thus wind up spending more on fuel at

Bhupinder Singh Hooda for more culinary schools in ...
The Government of Haryana has shown a keen interest in opening more culinary schools and institutions for chefs to encourage the tourism industry and the profession of chefs in the state.
Chief Minister of state Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda said this while speaking at the Chefs Awards-2007 function, organized to mark the International Chefs Day [...]

Haryana to set up mahila shakti sadans
Haryana government has decided to set up 500 Mahila Shakti Sadans in rural areas of the state. Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kartar Devi said Mahila Shakti Sadans would be constructed in those villages where the Panchayats would provide 500 square yards of land free of cost for the purpose.
She said that Mahila [...]

Haryana-Canada partnership in farm field likely
Haryana and Canada will explore the possibilities of joint collaboration in agriculture and especially in bio-mass, bio-fuel and bio-technological sectors, an official spokesman said here on Wednesday.
He said this was decided in a meeting between Haryana’s Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary (Agriculture) Raj Kumar with a five-member Canadian delegation headed by Barry Todd, Deputy Minister, [...]

Haryana asked to release water for Chhath Puja
To ensure there is plenty of clean water in the Yamuna for the upcoming “Chhath Puja”, a popular festival dedicated to the Sun God, the Delhi Jal Board has written to the Haryana Irrigation Department to release more water. As the minimum required water level of the river has fluctuated over the past few weeks, [...]

Big win for Gurgaon GSS
Government Senior Secondary School, Gurgaon, defeated St. Ignatius High School, Gumla, 14-0 in the boys’ super league match of the Nehru hockey tournament at the Shivaji Stadium here on Friday. The Gurgaon team scored 13 goals in the second half.
Naveen Kumar was the top scorer with four goals but Sandeep Kumar scored all his [...]

BEML bags Rs 1,144-cr order from Delhi Metro
Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) has informed the BSE that the company has secured a Rs 1,144-cr order from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for manufacture and supply of 156 standard gauge stainless steal metro cars towards second phase of ope ration.
This order is the single largest historic contract that BEML has bagged. BEML [...]

Spotted: Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Delhi airport
This photograph was taken at the New Delhi airport, when I was travelling from Dubai to Ranchi. I met with Mahendra Singh Dhoni [Images], at the domestic terminal, who I believe was on his way to Mumbai for the South Africa series in 2006,’ writes Manoj.
‘He is really a very cool guy, friendly and willing [...]

SAARC countries Home Ministers meet begins in New D ...
Home Ministers of eight South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries are now discussing the resolution mooted by the secretaries of the grouping to effectively deal with the menace of terrorism.
The deliberations of the SAARC conference will be given a final shape today by the Home Ministers of the eight nations, India, Pakistan, [...]

It’s Monkey vs Municipality in Delhi
Residents of national capital New Delhi are a worried lot. If day-to-day problems like power cuts and water shortage were not enough to make their lives miserable, 14 million Delhiites now encounter the growing menace of monkeys in their midst.
Thanks to the declining forest cover in the city, monkeys have been venturing on the streets [...]

Life sentence for 10 Delhi policemen in CP shooting ...
Dismissed Assistant Commissioner of Police S. S. Rathi and nine other Delhi policemen, convicted last week in the infamous Connaught Place shooting case, were on Wednesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here.
Along with Rathi, the other nine convicts — Inspector Anil Kumar, Sub-Inspector Ashok Rana, Head Constables Shiv Kumar, Tejpal Singh and [...]

Haryana, Minnesota ink pact
A declaration of partnership between the state of Haryana and the state of Minnesota of the United States of America was signed to promote the active exchange of ideas, knowledge, and people as it relates to trade and investment, science and technology, education and research, arts and culture for the mutual benefit of both the [...]

Oracle launches twin R&D centres in Gurgaon
World’s third largest software company Oracle today launched Oracle Asia Research and Development Center (OARDC) in India. The new R&D centre is a part of Oracle’s $3 billion planned investment in India over the past five years. As a part of the initiative, Orcale also launched its first partner solution center (PSC) in India.
The two [...]

Delhi High Court orders protection for Chiranjeevi� ...
The Delhi High Court on Monday ordered police protection for Telugu super star Chiranjeevi’s newly married daughter Srija and her husband Sirish Bharadwaj in view of their perceived “threat to their lives” after she married Sirish against the wishes of her family.
Justice S. N. Dhingra ordered protection for the newlyweds when counsel for the couple [...]

Efficient power in couple of years: Hooda
Haryana would not be a power deficit state after two-and-a-half years as the state government was working for increasing the generation of electricity within the state, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Tuesday.
Mr Hooda was speaking on the occasion of foundation laying ceremony of 400/220 KV gas insulated substation at sector 71 in [...]

Pedalling all the way to Delhi with mike and ideals
From Injikudi in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu comes this person with lofty ideals. “I will do my bit for the nation, and God and the country will provide me with food, clothing and shelter,” says 36-year-old D. Balaguru, who, on his second cycle expedition, is campaigning for national integration, secular harmony, humanism, AIDS awareness, [...]

Dacoits strike in East Delhi
Taking a family hostage at gun-point, six young men armed with country-made pistols, knives and rods decamped with jewellery and several thousand rupees in cash at Jwala Nagar here on Friday. Two of the family members sustained head injuries during the dacoity operation.
It all happened around 2 in the morning when the dacoits, dressed in [...]

Dengue hits AIIMS doctor, 87 cases in Delhi
The mosquito-borne dengue has struck again, affecting a doctor of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi and raising the total number of cases reported so far to 87.
Fourth-year MBBS student Varun Sandhyal was admitted with dengue to the intensive care unit of AIIMS, the top public sector hospital of the [...]

First foot-over bridges with escalators for Delhi
With the press of a remote control button, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday inaugurated six foot-over bridges (FOBs) with escalators and two simple ones across Delhi.
The escalators have been installed on bridges which witness high pedestrian movement and would remain operational between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. daily
Ms. Dikshit said the new FOBs would [...]

Nizam’s jewels shine in Delhi
The last time the Nizam’s jewels were on display, they set off a trend of local jewellers copying them now they are back again on popular demand.
Some 300 year-old pieces of jewellery are on display at the National Museum in New Delhi after a span of six years. These pieces are worth a look and [...]

For Netizens, Delhi’s hotter than Mumbai
It has been a longstanding debate that has evoked heartfelt reactions in most people for many years. So when a recent Ernst & Young survey revealed that Delhi had pipped Mumbai to become the best city to live in, the battlelines were etched strongly.
When we at the TimesofIndia.com decided to take this battle a [...]

Haryana ride Sourabh class act
Sourabh Kapoor led the way as last year’s runners-up Haryana trounced Himachal Pradesh 3-0 in the opening match of the North Zone Inter-State Badminton Championships for the Rahimatoola Cup here today.
In the opening match at the Northern Railway Badminton Hall in Karnail Singh Stadium, Kapoor, brushed aside Datul Chauhan 21-11, 21-6 in just [...]

Sonia to visit Haryana on Oct 7
The UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi would inaugurate the newly converted broad gauge rail line between Rewari and Delhi Sarai Rohilla at Rewari in Haryana on October 7.
The implementation of the projects would meet the long standing demand of the people of the state, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said. The project would facilitate a [...]

Protest against criminal assault on doctor in Delhi
The Delhi State Committee of Janwadi Mahila Samiti organised a demonstration at Shram Shakti Bhawan here on Thursday demanding the arrest of the culprit behind the criminal assault on a woman doctor of the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation Hospital in Paschim Vihar this past week.
The delegation was led by All-India Democratic Women’s Association vice-president [...]

4 permanent judges for Delhi High Court
Four Additional Judges of the Delhi High Court — Justice Kailash Gambhir, Justice G.S. Sistani, Justice Hima Kohli and Justice S. Muralidhar — have been appointed permanent Judges of the Court.
Though they were appointed Additional Judges on May 29, 2006, for a period of two years, they have been made permanent within 15 months.
Justice [...]

Porn racket in Delhi school triggers violence
Hundreds of agitated parents damaged public vehicles and hurled stones at a state-run school in the Capital on Thursday after a sting by a private news channel showed one of its teachers allegedly forcing girl students to act in pornographic films. Nine people including a municipal councillor were injured in the violence and police retaliation. […]

Delhi High Court asks Centre to solve AIIMS crisis
Expressing concern over the ongoing strike by resident doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Delhi High Court today directed the Central Government to solve the crisis.
“We are conscious, and we must be concerned on the issue. The Government must act to sort out the problem because patients are facing […]

Delhi HC dismisses PIL on Indo-US nuclear deal
A petition seeking direction to the Centre to approach the President for referring the Indo-US nuclear deal to the Supreme Court was on Thursday dismissed by the Delhi High Court.
A division bench of Chief Justice M K Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Khanna while dismissing the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) said “as of today there […]

Hooda orders magisterial inquiry into Gohana incide ...
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda tonight ordered a magisterial inquiry to look into the circumstances leading to the murder of a dalit youth in Gohana and subsequent events which occurred in the town.
Stating this here, Haryana’s Chief Secretary Prem Prashant said that the inquiry would be conducted by Sub Divisional Magistrate, Gohana who […]

Haryana bandh gets lukewarm response
The Haryana bandh call given by the Adi Dharam Samaj to protest against the murder of Gohana Dalit youth Rakesh, alias Lara, had a lukewarm response in Ambala district today.
All commercial establishments and shops in the district functioned normally throughout the day. All educational institutions including schools and colleges remained open. The vehicular traffic including […]

Haryana calm after two days of caste violence
Most towns in Haryana on Thursday remained calm but tense after two days of caste violence across the state following the killing of a Dalit youth in Gohana town, though protesters torched a bus in Hissar district.
Dalit demonstrators on Thursday torched a Haryana Roadways bus in Hansi town near Hissar, 350 km from Chandigarh.
Police officials […]

Hooda plans three Gurgaon clones
Learning a lesson from the fact that Gurgaon’s proximity to south Delhi and international airport were the two main reasons behind the city’s growth, Haryana government is all set to create three more similar cities in Delhi’s vicinity. These would be within the range of 60 kilometres from Delhi with the closest one being the […]

Dalit-Jat fight breaks out in Sonepat
Inter-caste rivalry broke out in Haryana’s Sonepat after a Dalit youth was killed on Monday. For the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government, caste-related tensions between Dalits and Jats in Gohana town of Sonepat, Haryana, could not have come at a worse time.
With the possibility of fresh general elections becoming imminent, the clash between Dalits and […]

Human trafficking: one more travel agent brought to ...
Probing a human trafficking scam involving suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babubhai Katara, Delhi Police Monday brought one more travel agent from Hyderabad to the capital for further investigations.
Mohammed Shamim, 36, was brought here in the morning on transit remand by sleuths of the crime branch.
Shamim was arrested in Hyderabad July 5 for his […]

Delhi bus commuters continue to suffer
The woes of thousands of bus commuters continued in the capital today, even after more than a week of Delhi Government’s directive to the Bluelines to get safety cirtificates to ply on the roads.
Of a total fleet of 4,600 Bluelines, only 2,900 were plying on the roads along with 2,500 DTC buses today, leaving […]

SGPC urged to follow Delhi panel code
The SGPC has been urged to follow in the footsteps of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee with regard to the enforcement of the simple Sikh marriage code. The Delhi committee has come out with a code asking Sikhs to avoid ostentation and the vulgar display of wealth at weddings.
It has opposed the evil of […]

Haryana Congress plays caste card to counter Mayawa ...
Threatened by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BSP chief Mayawati’s rising influence, the Congress high command is playing the Dalit-Brahmin card in Haryana to checkmate her popularity in the state.
For once, the claim of the predominant Jat community in Haryana was overlooked in the organisational change effected by the AICC on Friday.
Instead, Dalit leader […]

Rs 31 cr schemes sanctioned for NCR in Haryana
The National Capital Region planning board has sanctioned 38 schemes costing Rs 31.22 crore pertaining to the water supply and sanitation department for the districts falling in the jurisdiction of NCR in Haryana.
This was revealed at a meeting presided over by Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda which discussed the funding of water supply […]

Asian Paints plans largest plant in Haryana
Asian Paints Ltd, India’s largest paints maker, said on Monday its board approved setting up a manufacturing plant in north India, to keep pace with future demand.
The company said it would be its largest plant, but did not disclose the size or the investment involved in the project in Rohtak, Haryana. “We expect we […]

Gurgaon burglaries: Police sight similar modus oper ...
Gurgaon Police on Monday said the modus operandi in all eight burglaries over the weekend in Gurgaon was the same, though they haven’t been able to make any arrests.
While seven burglaries were committed in Suncity, located on Golf Course Road and one in Sector 10, a robbery was reported from Malibu Town.
Barring the […]

Two terrorists from Manipur arrested
Two persons alleged to be heading a Manipur-based militant outfit involved in several extortion and murder cases were arrested from northwest Delhi’s Azadpur on Wednesday.
“The two belong to the Kangleipak Communist Party (KCP) and were in Delhi to escape the wrath of other insurgent groups,” said Alok Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell.
The KCP […]

Sex education: Delhi govt issues guidelines
With a huge debate raging on introduction of sex education in schools, the Delhi government has made its stand clear on the issue.
Delhi’s adolescence education programme will not be part of daily classes but will be included in SUPW.
The programme is a watered down version of the national tool kit, which is approved for all […]

HIG flats in Vasant Kunj, penthouses in Faridabad
A budget of Rs 90 lakh gets you relatively more peace of mind and a few simple luxuries that a budget of Rs 70 to 80 lakh would leave you wanting for; such as premium locations and better furnished houses.
You can get HIG flats of 1,300 sq ft in DDA societies of Vasant Kunj, Jasola, […]

Haryana forms Travel Mart to boost tourism
In an endeavour to facilitate tourists and give thrust to tourism in a professional manner, the Haryana Tourism has set up Haryana Travel Mart with the involvement of private sector participation.
This was stated by Commissioner and Secretary (Tourism) Keshni Anand Arora while addressing a press conference here today.
Ms Arora said the Patron-in-Chief of Haryana […]

Haryana Tourism opens doors to PPP
Haryana has firmed up its plans to work in collaboration with the private sector to promote tourism in a big way.
The tourism department has agreed to take note of the perceptions of the private sector by giving it the leverage to have a say in policy making. A tourism policy is also being formulated […]

6000 Sakshar Mahila Samooh formed in Haryana
Haryana Government has earmarked Rs three crore for the implementation of Sakshar Mahila Samooh (SMS) scheme during the current financial year, Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kartar Devi said here today that about 6000 SMS (group of educated women) had already been formed under the programme, which has been included in the State Plan […]

Two police officers assaulted in Delhi
Two OPP officers were assaulted while on patrol in Delhi early today.
The incident occurred at about 2:05 a.m. on James Street.
The officers noticed a teenage girl and a man appeared to be intoxicated.
Police spoke briefly to the 15-year-old and arrested her for being intoxicated in a public place.
When officers moved to arrest […]

Big Apple to invest Rs 45 cr on stores in Delhi, NC ...
Grocery retailer Big Apple Friday said it will invest Rs 45 crore to more than double its stores in Delhi and NCR as part of its plan to have a pan-India presence by 2008-09.
“We would invest Rs 45 crore to set up 65 new stores in Delhi and NCR to take up the total number […]

Youth falls off south Delhi highrise
A young businessman died after falling off a multi-storey building here in what is suspected to be a case of suicide.
Sharad Khurana, said to be in his late 20s, died on the spot after falling off Ansal Chambers in Bikaji Cama Place in southwest Delhi on Friday afternoon, police said.
It was not immediately […]

Sri Lankan bag-lifter held in S Delhi
A 38-year-old thief, allegedly involved in more than 100 cases of bag-lifting, was arrested on Wednesday. Dharmalingam alias Dharma, was arrested along with his aide Pradeep, who was the receiver of stolen goods from Dharma, from Madangir.
Jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh and Rs 18.5 lakh in cash were seized from the two. Dharma, who […]

Japan keen on Delhi-Mumbai corridor
Ahead of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit here late August, India and Japan have stepped up negotiations on an economic pact and the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Delhi industrial corridor with Trade Minister Akira Amari beginning a five-day visit here Saturday.
Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Amari is leading a delegation of top 15 […]

Nich in Delhi, Washington hopes a tie up
India and the United States have “considerable work” to do to resolve their differences over a landmark nuclear deal, Washington’s envoy to New Delhi said on Wednesday, the eve of further negotiations between the two sides.
US Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns is due in the capital on Thursday for talks with Indian officials […]

Centre alerts Delhi, Haryana to check spread of Guj ...
The union home ministry has alerted Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to beef up security so that violence does not spread to these states which have a sizeable Gujjar population.
Following tension in parts of these three states in the wake of large-scale violence by Gujjars in Rajasthan, where several persons have been killed, the […]

Sikh delegation to meet Punjab, Haryana Governors
In accordance with the resolution adopted by the five Sikh high priests, a 11-member Sikh delegation would meet governors of Punjab and Haryana here on Thursday to present memoranda against the activities of the Dera Sacha Sauda in Punjab.
A spokesman of Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) told reporters here today that its president Avtar […]

What’s new in China visa war? Delhi reply
Beijing’s recent denial of visa to an IAS officer from Arunachal Pradesh is not a first — but Delhi’s strong response is.
For years, officials and politicians from the frontier state have been denied permission to visit China on the premise that visas cannot be granted to citizens of a region that Beijing claims as its […]

When Mao ruled hearts in Delhi University
Armed only with idealism and Mao’s Red Book, some of the brightest in Delhi’s colleges embraced Maoism four decades ago, determined to usher in a communist revolution in India, even at the cost of their career. Many of these ‘revolutionaries’ wonder today if it was at all worth the pain.
When the peasants of Naxalbari […]

Delhi unlikely to reduce troops in Kashmir
srinagar • India is unlikely to reduce the number of troops in Kashmir immediately, the state chief minister said yesterday, citing a recent spurt in separatist violence in the Himalayan region.
In March, New Delhi set up a panel of experts to determine whether to reduce the troop numbers after a fall in violence in

Karunanidhi on two-day Delhi visit
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s two-day visit to Delhi beginning today is likely to help the United Progressive Alliance zero in on its Presidential candidate.
Karunanidhi is expected to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to finalise his party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam’s (DMK) support for the UPA’s Presidential nominee.
He […]

Haryana government begin talks with the Dera manage ...
In the wake of the stand off between the Dera Sacha Sauda and the Akali Takht, the Haryana administration on Saturday initiated an official dialogue with the Dera management to resolve the issue over the alleged dressing up of its chief like Guru Gobind Singh.
Top level civil and police officials, led by Hisar range Commissioner […]

CBSE Delhi topper from DPS
The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) class XII results for the Delhi region were announced on 25th May 2007 at 8:00 am.
Radhika Bansal of Delhi Public School (DPS), RK Puram was the topper from the Delhi region with an aggregate of 97.4 %. She scored a perfect 100 in mathematics and economics, 98 […]

Rape in Palika Bazaar, two shopowners arrested
Security at Palika Bazaar has come under scanner after a 23-year-old women has alleged that she was gangraped by two salespersons in a shop yesterday afternoon. The accused have been arrested after medical examination confirmed rape.
The victim, who is estranged from her husband, lives in Faridabad with her two children. She hails from Vardha, […]

838 Average number of births per day says Delhi Gov ...
Delhi saw maximum number of deaths due to heart disease and heart attacks in 2004. While 12,669 people died of heart-related diseases, Tuberculosis was a close second as it claimed 2,315 lives.
As many as 1,533 people died of cancer while road accidents claimed 1,232 lives.
There were 62, 020 deaths due to unknown causes. […]

Poplar, Champa, Amlata… Delhi Metro to run on ...
Sheesham trees from Hapur, Poplar from Saharanpur and flowering Champa: this is how your local metro station, central verges and road side — where Metro lines pass — are going to look like by this monsoon.
Till now, residents have viewed the Delhi Metro as the villain responsible for the felling of trees in their […]

Why these are ‘heady times’ for New Delhi and W ...
While Iraq and Iran have dominated recent headlines, the United States and India have quietly forged the strongest relationship the two countries have enjoyed since India’s independence in 1947.
For most of the past 60 years, the Cold War and vastly differing ideological and governing philosophies kept us, at best, fitful partners.That all began to change […]

Delhi Metro rated world-class by UK agency
A Leading international accredition service has rated the performance of Delhi Metro network as world-class. A surveillance witness audit of Delhi Metro was recently conducted by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The report termed DMRC’s housekeeping and operational controls as world-class.
UKAS is the sole national accredition body recognised by the government to assess, […]

Punit Mathur moves to Big 92.7FM as Delhi station h ...
Punit Mathur has moved to Big 92.7FM. He has joined the radio brand as station head for New Delhi. Mathur has more than 10 years of rich experience in strategic planning, sales and marketing, brand management, business development, network management and key account management.
When quizzed about his latest move, Mathur says, “My challenge […]

The Delhi Airport Experience
Due to some relatives arriving for a family tragedy, I spent some time at Delhi airport, both domestic and international. Some experiences from the departure and arrival locations:
Let me start with the most positive experience. I had to pick some people up from the international terminal (Indira Gandhi International Airport). It seemed smooth as silk […]

Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meet meeting in Delhi
India’s case for setting up another research base in Antarctica and concerns about tourism and its effects on the environment are some of the issues that is going to come up at the 30th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meet (ATCM) beginning here today.
Scientists, policy-makers and legal experts from 45 nations will deliberate the establishment of […]

Katara back in Delhi but son still at large
The Delhi Police team which took BJP MP Babubhai Katara to Dahod returned on Saturday with the MP.
While the police managed to identify Katara’s bank accounts where he kept his ill-gotten cash, they failed to trace his elder son Bhavesh, who fled with more than Rs 15 lakh, withdrawn from one of the accounts minutes […]

Gurgaon Expressway: It’s 50 kmph for now
If you are thinking of zooming through Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, hold your horses. Though the designed speed limit of this stretch is 100 kmph, cars and heavy motor vehicles are not allowed to cross the 50 kmph mark and for two-wheelers the maximum limit is fixed at 40 kmph for the time being.
According to ASP […]

HUDA sent notices to 40 Gurgaon schools
The Haryana urban development authority has issued notices to 40 schools for not providing admissions to the students of the weaker sections of the society.
The allotment letters issued had clause stating, the schools will reserve 10percent seats in the schools for poor students. And the schools will take the same fees from them as […]

Haryana literacy picture grim
While Haryana claims to being among the top states in the utilisation of Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) funds, sources say there are still over 15,000 to 20,000 children in each district — three lakh throughout the state — who are not attending school despite the government’s claims about the project being successful.
While there are […]

Haryana real estate boom hits Rewari
After Gurgaon, the real estate boom is catching up in Rewari, about 50 kms from the millennium city. The auction of 30 sites in brassware market in Rewari fetched Haryana Urban Development Authority Rs 20.85 crore approximately.
Today’s auctions witnessed 458.75 per cent increase in the reserve price. The total reserve price for the 30 […]

RPG group to tap market to fund Spencer’s ret ...
The RPG group will tap the market for funds within the next 12 months to fund the growth of its retail business, but it could opt for a public issue, private equity or private placement, vice-chairman Sanjeev Goenka said Friday.
RPG Retail, which is the umbrella for food, music and the recently launched books and […]

Farmers sell standing wheat to beat government dire ...
Farmers in Punjab and Haryana have pulled up a smart one on the government. Faced with reports that the Centre was set to issue a directive banning private traders from lifting wheat stocks from grain markets for the procurement starting April 1, many have already sold their standing crop to companies.
With the government offering […]

Faridabad:One killed as schoolbus rams into car
At least one person was killed as a schoolbus belonging to the Aravali International Public School rammed into a car in Faridabad’s Sector 21, Newsman sources said.
The car driver died in the mishap, whereas, two schoolchildren were critically injured.
The injured children have been admitted to the Sarvodaya hospital in the city. There were six […]

BJP promises to make Delhi ‘best capital in the w ...
The Delhi Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party today released its manifesto for the forthcoming civic elections, promising to make the city the best capital in the world.
The manifesto was jointly released by the Chairman of the Election Campaign Committee, Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra, the Chairman of the Election Manifesto Committee, Prof O. P. Kohli, and […]

HC stays govt notice
Intervening in the ongoing tussle between Haryana government and private schools, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday stayed with immediate effect and till further orders the notice wherein the schools had been asked to apply within 15 days for recognition under the newly notified amended rules.
The stay order was granted by the […]

3 got off Samjhauta: State police
Some startling facts have surfaced during the investigations of the Samjhauta Express blasts of February 18. Gujarat police claims to have information of three suspects alighting from the ill-fated train after an argument with the RPF jawan. Two alighted near Deewana from the running train, while one got off at the Old Delhi station itself […]

Spotted: Goody gets noble in Delhi
Jade Goody, the British reality show contestant who had made headlines for racially abusing Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty, is in Delhi not for ‘publicity stunt’ but to play Good Samaritan.
Goody, who is in india on what she describes as a private visit, profusely apologised over the racism row on the sets of Celebrity Big Brother […]

Delhi court issues NBW against Quattrocchi
A Delhi court has issued an open non-bailable warrant (NBW) against italian businessman Ottavio Quattrocchi, accused in the Bofors case.
The court order came on an application moved by CBi in Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court seeking initiation of legal proceedings to extradite Quattrocchi from Argentina where he was detained following an interpol Red Corner notice […]

iT policy fails to take off - Youth migrate to oth ...
The information technology policy of the Meghalaya government has failed to cash in on the iT boom. The policy exists only on paper.
Youth from the state who speak fluent English, ideally suitable for business process outsourcing (BPO) and call centre jobs, are forced to migrate to Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Gurgaon for employment opportunities […]

Delhi Government move draws doctors’ ire
in a move that has drawn severe criticism from physicians, the Delhi Government has asked its doctors working on deputation with the Central Government to now select the service they want to remain with.
in an announcement affecting over 1,500 doctors in Delhi, the State Health and Family Welfare Department said: “All members of the […]

New district passport centre in South Delhi
The national capital today got its fourth passport office with the opening of such a centre in South Delhi.
With the opening the new centre, the pressure on other three offices — Asif Ali Road, Shakar Pur and Pitampura – is expected to ease.
It was opened as part of a joint initiative of the […]

Delhi HC rejects plea on Nishabd
rejected the plea to stay the release of Ram Gopal Varma’s film “Nishabd”, starring Amitabh Bachchan.
While dismissing a petition filed by Kanungo Media Private Limited, the producer of Bengali film “Nishabd”, Justice A.K. Sikri said “You have approached court very late, just 10 days before the release of the […]

Navjot Singh Sidhu wins Amritsar by-election
Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu yesterday won the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat by-election, defeating his Congress rival Surinder Singla by over 77,600 votes.
The official announcement of the crucial parliamentary seat result was withheld as two electronic voting machines had malfunctioned. The final result, after counting of votes from the two machines, would be made available later. […]

Delhi’s iNA market on demolition block
The INA market in South Delhi — famed for its exotic vegetables, seafood and other hard-to-find food items — may be shut down temporarily if the civic authorities have their way on Wednesday.
Acting on the high court’s order, the MCD will be entering the market to demolish encroachments and illegal constructions.
Traders said they would protest […]

Haryana delivers 14.01 lakh metric tonne of rice
The Haryana Government has delivered 14.01 lakh metric tonnes of rice to the Central pool so far, Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan said today.
Out of this, 10.32 lakh metric tonnes of rice has been delivered by the six Government procuring agencies while the millers have contributed 3.68 lakh metric tonnes of rice in the […]

Rains break dry spell in Punjab, Haryana
Rains at many places in Punjab and Haryana today broke the long dry spell and also brought down the Mercury, which had witnessed a steep rise in the region during the past five days.
Rain lashed Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana in Punjab and Ambala, Karnal, Panchkula and Kalka in Haryana, the Met Department here […]

Samsonite to outsource manufacturing
Travel solutions firm Samsonite Corporation is looking for prospective partners for outsourcing its product manufacturing in Tamil Nadu and Gurgaon.
The company is negotiating with a Hyderabad-based firm for outsourcing shoe manufacturing, the segment it plans to re-enter by the year end.
The move comes after Samsonite announced that it will be gradually phasing out […]

SAD to make soldiers slain in ‘84 riots a pol ...
Batting for all those servicemen killed during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in various parts of the country while they were in transit, the ex-servicemen wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal is bent upon making it a poll issue.
National secretary general of the ex-servicemen wing of the SAD, Col P i S Phulka (retd) said […]

Reliance Fresh: move to Delhi
‘Content Reliance’s move into Delhi is part of a second expansion push following the firm’s successful entry into retail, which was initiated through its opening of 11 Reliance Fresh outlets in Hyderabad in November last year. So far, the growing number of 2,300 square foot stores, offering around 200 SKUs of vegetables and staple foods, […]

Fee waiver for poor kids in Delhi schools
The Delhi lieutenant-governor has notified the state government’s October 2006 order to private schools built on subsidised public land to reserve 20 per cent of their seats for poor students and also waive their fees.
in lieu of the lands allocated to them at marginal prices, the private schools have been put under the
obligation […]

Reliance Energy bags Rs 38 bn power project
Reliance Energy (REL) has outbid state-run Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) to bag an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth Rs 38 billion for setting up a 1,200 mega watt (MW) coal-fired power plant at Yamuna Nagar in Haryana, reports Economic Times.
The project, implemented by the state government, has received the mega power plant […]

At New Delhi’s speaker’s corner, raw de ...
On a chilly January afternoon in india’s capital, about 100 people gather to watch a traditional dance by pink-clad bare-armed teenage girls hailing from a little district with big aspirations.
The performance aims to stir interest in the long-running demands of the Greater Coochbehar People’s Association which wants Coochbehar — a former kingdom in pre-independence india […]

Delhi to host conference on ‘Look East’ ...
india’s “Look East” policy and how Northeastern india could benefit from it economically would come up for a threadbare discussion at a conference to be held here on January 31.
The participants include Union Ministers Jairam Ramesh and Santosh Mohan Dev, former Union Tourism Secretary M P Bezbaruah, Planning Commission advisor A M Gokhale, Lok […]

Haryana power dept to follow path of uniformity
if the managing directors of the power utilities of Haryana have their way, very soon all the employees of the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam (HVPN), Power Generation Corporation and Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) would be seen in uniforms. And this would be applicable to employees from all classes including the managing directors themselves. […]

Haryana announces sops for journalists
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Friday announced several sops for media persons in the form of reserved housing and higher insurance cover.
Accredited journalists will be acknowledged as professionals like advocates for allotment of plots in urban estates developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA).
The chief minister said plots would be reserved […]

In Gurgaon, ASI, doctor in VB net for taking bribe
The state Vigilance Bureau today caught an assistant sub-inspector (ASi) for taking bribe, busted a racket involved in issuing fake national permits to heavy vehicles, and held a medical officer for demanding bribe to issue certificate to a physically challenged person.
According to officials, ASi Ram Singh, posted at security branch of the Mini Secretariat, […]

Hello Bank, give me 5 lacs or else…
Where Do you go when you want money? A bank, of course. Following that logic, a resident of Gurgaon, walked into a public phone booth at the Post Office Crossing on Monday, called up a branch of the Karnataka Bank in sector 14 and asked for Rs 5 lakh.
The phone was slammed down. But since […]

Setting expectations for 2007
Living in Mumbai, i am somehow bound to the “Will Mumbai become Shanghai?” phrase and all its connotations and interpretations. Before i come to my submission on our state of great expectations, a few words on the Shanghai syndrome.
First, Mumbai should look for a new phrase. That’s because, to my mind, Delhi has already […]

Low calorie, trendy dishes at Haryana tourism compl ...
Tourists visiting or passing by state-run tourist complexes in Haryana will have something new to look forward to - low calorie and trendy dishes.
This marks a changeover by the Haryana tourism in menus across its tourist complexes starting Jan 1.
Cooks from Haryana tourism’s complexes were given a few culinary lessons at the Food Craft Institute […]

Police find 15 skulls in house outside New Delhi
Indian police have recovered 15 skulls, many of children, from a house on the outskirts of New Delhi, officials said on Saturday, believing many of the victims were sexually abused before they were killed.
A domestic worker in the house has admitted killing the children, a senior policeman said, while another official suggested the children might […]

Delhi records a minimum of 5.2 C
The Capital continued to be under the grip of intense winter chill with the miniumum temperature recorded at 5.2 degree Celsius, a day after the city experienced the coldest day of the season.
There was no fog and the morning sky was clear, much to the delight of passengers who were planning the New Year […]

Delhi police take more steps towards modernisation
The Delhi police took a few more crucial steps towards its goal of modernisation this past week with the acquisition of a fingerprint-based Computer Remote identification of Suspects (CRiS) system and formal inauguration of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the crowded Sadar Bazar market, billed as the largest wholesale market in Asia attracting nearly a […]

MPD 2021 will solve all Delhi woes, says Maken
The Centre on Thursday insisted that Delhi’s new master plan (MPD) would address all town planning requirements of the Capital and ruled out placing the anti-sealing law beyond judicial review in the wake of the Supreme Court’s temporary relief to traders from MCD drive.
“We are consulting experts from different fields while we finalise the […]

Govt clears Hilton-DLF hotel JV
The Government on Thursday cleared the proposal by Hilton international Company, USA and DLF Ltd. to form a Joint Venture for perusing hospitality business in india. Hilton will own a 26% stake in the JV while real estate giant DLF will hold the rest.
Hilton will invest US $143mn in the JV, which will build […]

Delhi HC issues notice to Vikas Yadhav
The Delhi High Court today issued notice to Vikas Yadav, a co-accused in the Jessica Lall case, asking him to explain why a case of murder cannot be made out against him.
A Division Bench of Justice R S Sodhi and Justice P K Bhasin expressed disatisfaction over the failure of Yadav’s counsel K N […]

Delhi commuters battle traffic snarls
For Delhiites, it has been a week of huge traffic jams and commuter discomfort.
On Tuesday, Chinese President Hu Jintao was in town while Hu’s talks with Pm Manmohan Singh at Hyderabad House blocked the india Gate roads.
The Tibetan protest against his visit blocked Connaught place, Traffic in the area anyway gets slow towards the […]

UPSRTC moves Delhi HC
THE TUSSLE between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh over plying of buses to and fro reached the court on Thursday.
The UP State Transport Corporation moved the Delhi High Court seeking directions to Delhi Government to allow its fleet to enter the national capital for fuel re-filling.
The UPSTRC petition, which will come up for hearing on Friday, […]

SC gives relief to Delhi traders
The Supreme Court today finally gave relief to over 25,000 Delhi traders against the sealing of their shops in residential areas after they had closed them voluntarily. The court said the Monitoring Committee appointed by it would examine their cases individually to find out whether they were entitled to operate under Centre’s notifications on mixed […]

international Conference on criminal justice in New ...
A two-day international conference on ‘criminal justice under stress: transnational perspectives’ will begin today to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of the indian Law institute (iLi).
The conference, which would focus on various issues including terrorism and the criminal justice system, will be inaugurated by President A P J Abdul Kalam, K N Chandrasekharan Pillai, […]

Delhi HC likely to pass order on petition against S ...
The Delhi High Court is expected to pass a judgement today on a petition filed by an NGO challenging the holding of public offices, including the post of Congress chief, by Sonia Gandhi who is italy-born.
A Division Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Justice Rekha Sharma will deliver the order on the […]

Government nod to Delhi-Gurgaon Metro link
The central government has approved the Delhi-Gurgaon Metro link, which will be completed by 2012, it was announced Thursday.
Minister of State for Urban Development Ajay Maken told the Rajya Sabha that the extension would have stations at Chattarpur, Ghitorni, Arjan Garh (last station in Delhi region), Garden Estate, Sikandarpur, DT City Centre, iiFCO Chowk […]

Hooda should apologise for misinforming people: Bis ...
Kuldeep Bishnoi, Member of Parliament from Bhiwani, has raised a banner of revolt against Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh by accusing him of misleading the people over the compensation to be paid to the people who were killed in a rally that took place at Killait in Haryana during the regime of former Haryana Chief […]

Growth Corridor put on hold
With the Outer Ring Road (ORR) project running into controversies, the government has reportedly put the Growth Corridor project on hold.
Real estate boom in the city happened only after Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (Huda) announced the Growth Corridor project, a 1-km development zone on both sides of the ORR.
Taking prospects along the 162-km […]

HUDA-like rural devp authority soon
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced the setting up of a Haryana Rural Development Authority on the pattern of Haryana Urban Development Authority which would carve out sectors in state villages having population of more than 10,000.
Hooda said this while addressing the sarpanches, panches and chairmen and vice chairmen of Panchayat Samitis […]

Cadet TT title for Anu
Anu Saini of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, Panchkula won the cadet girls’ singles title in the First Haryana Table Tennis Ranking Tournament, which concluded at Sonepat on Oct 22. The tournament was organised by Sonepat District Table Tennis Association under the auspices of Haryana Table Tennis Association.
Anu defeated Anshul of Sirsa in the […]

Higher footfalls, pricing boost Inox profit 23%
Entertainment major Inox Leisure has reported 23 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 6.96 crore during the second quarter (ended September 30) of this financial year compared with Rs 5.64 crore recorded in the same quarter of FY06.
The company’s revenues rose 42 per cent to Rs 39.96 crore during the quarter under […]

Using sun to cool vaccines, Indian scientist gets K ...
The reason often given for the failure of immunisation programmes in rural areas is that implementers are unable to keep vaccines in cold storage for want of power supply. SolarChill, a vaccine cooler developed by an Indian scientist under the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), may help solve that problem.
The cooler developed by Rajendra […]

HC notice to L-G, Delhi Police over suspended copâ ...
The Delhi High Court today issued notices to the L-G and Delhi Police on a petition filed by the son of a suspended police inspector, Devendra Manchanda, who allegedly committed suicide.
Justice A K Sikri, while admitting the petition filed by Prashant, whose father allegedly committed suicide on October 13 due to alleged harassment by […]

Chaos at Delhi Congress Legislature Party meeting
The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting before the Winter Session of the Delhi Assembly turned out to be one of the nastiest in recent years with MLAs getting physical, abusing each other and flashing mikes on the sealing issue.
The sharp differences in the CLP came out in the open in the hour long meeting. The […]

Three more dengue deaths in Delhi, toll 52
Three more dengue deaths were reported in Delhi on Monday taking the death toll due to the mosquito-borne disease to 52.
According to health authorities, the capital has so far reported nearly 2,600 cases of dengue fever.
“During the 24 hours to Monday forenoon, 58 fresh cases were reported in the capital taking the total number to […]

‘Centre unfair to Kerala on Vizhinjam portâ� ...
Former Kerala chief minister A K Antony said the Centre was not being fair to Kerala by delaying security clearance to the Rs43.6bn Vizhinjam Port project. However, he said the Manmohan Singh government’s attitude towards Kerala was far better than its predecessors.
“Compared to all other federal governments in the country, it is without doubt […]

Kashmir riots over planned execution of terrorist
ISLAMIC rebels warned yesterday of “dire consequences” if India executes a Kashmiri Muslim convicted over a 2001 attack on parliament, amid a paralysing protest strike in Indian Kashmir’s main city and a third day of clashes between demonstrators and police.
The turmoil erupted in the Muslim-majority state after a New Delhi judge ordered that Mohammed Afzal, […]

Life Style : Italian Monnalisa label targets Indian ...
Pop group ABBA’s effervescent hit “Dancing Queen” took on a whole new connotation with Italian fashion house Monnalisa unveiling its swish line of western outfits for girls in the 2-18 age band in India.
What a fashion show it was Friday night, with girls aged 2-14, dressed in comprehensive coordinates, playfully dancing down the ramp as […]

Politics : Indian PM leaves for South Africa
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left Saturday for a three-day tour of South Africa to take part in the 100th anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi’s historic satyagraha movement and also for meetings with President Thabo Mbeki.
Manmohan Singh will be visiting Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg, becoming the first Indian prime minister to visit South Africa since I.K. […]

Change mindset, resist populism, PM tells states
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday asked business leaders, politicians and bureaucrats to give up their old mindsets, desist from competitive populism and pull down trade barriers to push India’s development.
‘The old fashioned attitude of ‘chalta hai’ (everything goes) is not consistent with our enormous development potential,’ the prime minister told a conclave with the chief […]

Safai karamcharis issue warning to govt
Safai karamcharis’ unions from eight states of the country have called for to gherao Parliament in case their demands were not met by the Centre and state governments.
Giving a call for abolition of contract system, the unions warned the Centre of serious consequences if their demands were not met.
Expressing anguish over the callous […]

Cheating accused granted bail
The Judicial Magistrate (First Class), M D S Dhillon, today released on bail two accused in a cheating and criminal conspiracy. Those released are Yuvraj, a resident of Kharar, and Gurlal, a resident of Fategarh Sahib.
A case against four people under Sections 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 24 […]

Denied leave ITBP soldier kills himself
Not long ago, a five-year-old kid named Prince fell into a deep open well in Haryana and held the nerve of the entire nation for 48 agonising hours.
In a virtual rerun, though not of same magnitude, a kid of same age was locked inside his classroom for six harrowing hours here and the school authorities […]

Monsoon remains subdued in Punjab, Haryana
Monsoon remained subdued in Punjab and Haryana and most parts of Himachal Pradesh during the past 24 hours.
Except Ludhiana in Punjab and Hissar in Haryana, no rainfall activity was reported from anywhere from the two States. Ludhiana recorded trace rainfall, while Hissar measured 0.3 mm rainfall overnight.
Rains also eluded most areas of Himachal […]

10 ITIs in Haryana to be made into centres of excel ...
AS many as ten Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) will be made centers of excellence and Rs 1.60 crore will be spent on each ITI for upgrading the machinery and introducing new trades which cater to the needs of today’s industry.
This was disclosed in a meeting presided over by the Commissioner Rohtak Division, N C […]

Haryana Govt. allots Rs 2589 cr. for water, sewerag ...
The Haryana Government has chalked out a Rs 2589 crore mega project for the improvement of water and sewerage, which would be implemented with the assistance of World Bank in both the rural and urban areas of the State.
Chief Secretary, Prem Prashant, said this project was the outcome of the recent Divisional Development Review […]

Over 50 Dalit families to hold protest in Delhi
Accusing the Bhupinder Singh Hooda Government in Haryana of failing to provide adequate compensation to the affected families in last year’s Gohana incident, over 50 Dalit families will stage a protest demonstration in New Delhi today.
“Members of over 50 families will stage a protest at Jantar Mantar on August 31 to mark the […]

Sealing, demolitions push up mall prices
Alarmed by the sealing and demolitions of unauthorised buildings in the Indian capital, top retailers are shifting to upcoming malls, leading to a sharp rise in property prices and rentals.
As the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), pushed by a Supreme Court order, prepares to seal over 45,000 commercial buildings operating in residential areas, a […]

Thieves strike Delhi-Mumbai air travellers
RESTRICTIONS ON carrying handbags on flights mean fliers are forced to check in their baggage, including valuables. This, however, is no guarantee of safety — not for those who have flown from the Delhi airport, especially on Indian Airlines.
Till recently, a well-knit group of cargo and baggage personnel — outsourced by the airlines from a […]

Delhi demolitions: Kids try to save school
It’s not just shops and commercial establishments that have come in for demolitions in the capital. A group of children in New Delhi are trying to save their school from the bulldozers.
Akriti and her schoolmates are out on the streets, trying to save their school from the MCD’s demolition squad that will get back […]

Panchkula walks in ‘beauty’ of adverti ...
THE city seems like a life-size portfolio of outdoor advertising. Hoarding, banners and posters are everywhere, defacing the city with impunity. The posters are pasted on public and private property without any consideration for the law and the environs of the city. And this despite the recent assurances of Municipal Council president Manveer Kaur Gill, […]

In Gurgaon, 12-yr-old leads gang of thieves
The Gurgaon police have arrested three children aged between eight and 12 for theft. The gang was allegedly involved in six cases of theft in Gurgaon and included more children who were arrested earlier. The three have been sent to children’s shelter at Sonepat Jail by a local court.
The three, including the 12-year-old gang leader, […]

Free education for Prince
Luck has been smiling on six-year-old Prince since the nation watched him being rescued from a 60-feet deep pit last week with Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announcing free education for him and declaring his village a model village.
A week after the country watched the dramatic rescue operation, the Chief Minister […]

Haryana roadways converts deluxe buses into semi de ...
In a significant move that will affect a number of people travelling between Chandigarh and Delhi, Haryana Roadways has decided to convert 20 non-AC deluxe buses into semi deluxe buses. The fares will also be slashed by 50 per cent.
Out of the 20 buses, two will be plied on the Chandigarh-Shimla route and two […]

MTNL to enter into tie-ups for IPTV service
The Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) will enter into commercial arrangements with broadcasters like STAR TV, Prasar Bharati, Zee TV, Sony Entertainment, among others, for its soon to be launched Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services. Its IPTV service “Tri-Band” is currently undergoin trial runs in pockets of Delhi and Mumbai.
IPTV is television service […]

Haryana sees ADHAAR for e-Governance
In a bid to establish a communication channel to support all its e-governance initiatives, the State Government of Haryana is planning to deploy a statewide area network that will connect the state head quarter office at Chandigarh to all the district head quarters at the Block/ Sub-Division/ Tehsil/ Sub- Tehsil levels.
In addition to providing […]

Sabeer Bhatia to set up knowledge park in Haryana
Hotmail creator Sabeer Bhatia is all set to develop a knowledge park near Chandigarh.
Addressing an international economic summit in Maryland, US, recently, Haryana Finance Minister Birender Singh said, “Sabeer Bhatia will develop Nano City near Chandigarh in collaboration with the government of Haryana.”
In April this year, Bhatia had announced his plans to set up a […]

Gurgaon 2021
Ideally , you should have bought a plot or apartment in Gurgaon in the mid or late nineties. If you woke up to Gurgaon’s potential after 2002-03, prices were already rising and soon skyrocketed beyond the affordability level of many buyers.
Now, you might get a second shot at owning a property in Gurgaon. A […]

India ’s BPO emperor
Walk into the third floor corner office of Pramod Bhasin, president and CEO of Genpact, and a partly-hidden framed set of pictures of over 50 colleagues attracts attention. All of them, including the women, have donned fake thick moustaches and a mole on their left cheeks. The frame has telling caption: “I want to […]

Raped 12-yr-old gives birth to boy
A twelve-year-old girl from a village near Haryana gave birth to a boy at Safdarjung Hospital in the wee hours of Tuesday. The girl became pregnant after she was apparently raped by a 35-year-old man in her village.
The girl, a student of Class V in Palwal district of Haryana, was brought by her sisters to […]

Haryana powers up competitive bidding
Due to a severe power crisis, the Haryana Power Generation Coorporation Limited (HPGCL) has begun the process of competitive bidding, in accordance with the guidelines issued by the ministry of power, for determination of tariff to procure power.
A HPGCL spokesman said the corporation has invited bids to procure 3,000 mw power from existing generators […]

Haryana diversifies agriculture
The Haryana agriculture department is all set to achieve its target of diversification of agriculture without any help from private players, in contrast to Punjab, where the state government opened its doors for the corporate sector to indulge in contract farming.
The state government has taken the initiative to increase the total area under cultivation […]

Haryana govt signs medical agreement
The Haryana government will sign an MoU with private practitioners and medical colleges in the state to ensure effective implementation of the World Bank aided Rs . 2.17 crore integrated disease surveillance programme (IDSP).
The MoU to be signed between the state health department and private practitioners as well as the medical colleges would also […]

Clash in Gurgaon factory, 17 hurt
Raising spectre of the violence at Honda factory last year, 17 persons were injured as workers and members of the management at Amtek Siccardi India Limited clashed on Tuesday. Nine workers were admitted to the Civil Hospital. Said Gurgaon’s chief medical officer D V Saharan, “The patients were given immediate care and two of […]

Delhi Police arrest Rahul Mahajan under NDPS Act
Late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan’s son Rahul was arrested on Monday evening for alleged consumption of drugs and destruction of evidence, three days after he was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in a critical condition and his father’s key aide Vivek Moitra brought dead there.
31-year-old Rahul was placed under arrest at the Hospital after nearly […]

Karan is here for Haryana’s folk art
Multi -talent artiste Karan Singh Saini from Haryana is yet another name added to the list of young talents who is determined to promote folk art and culture. The energetic youth from Jind district is in the city to teach children the folk dance ‘ghoomer’ which is the identity of Haryana. He is conducting the […]

Private universities to be set up in Haryana soon
The Haryana cabinet on Monday decided to enact the Private Universities Act to allow self-financed, non-affiliated private universitiesinto the state. A state government official said these private universities would be of international standards and the decision was taken in view of the interest shown by several institutions to set up universities for management, computer science, […]

Fake SIM cards issued to Hutch subscribers in Harya ...
Close to 50 per cent of Hutch subscribers in the Haryana Telecom circle, have been issued SIM cards on the basis of forged identity documents, the police said. Superintendent of Police Kaithal, Navdeep Singh Virk told PTI that the total subscriber base of Hutch in the Haryana Circle as on April 30, 2006 is 3,73,801 […]

Panel for review of new transit system
The Planning Commission has directed the National Capital Region (NCR) planning board to re-examine the corridors of the regional rapid transit system (RRTS), connecting the Capital with UP and Haryana.
The reason cited by an expert committee on urban transport, headed by Anwarul Hoda, member, Planning Commission, is the untenability of the present proposal of RRTS, […]

Haryana acquires more land in Bawal industrial belt
In an effort to end congestion in the industrial areas of Gurgaon and Faridabad, Haryana has decided to develop other industrial belts in the state.
As a first step, the Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) would develop additional 1,000 acres at Bawal, an industrially backward belt in Rewari.
As part of its policy to […]

Indian states vie for nuke power plants
As India plans to increase its civil nuclear power generation, a number of states are in the race for locating nuclear plants, a top Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCI) official said here on Tuesday.
“While we are on the lookout for suitable sites in the coastal states to set up new plants for enhancing nuclear […]

Hero IT arm to ride on Aussie call centre giant
Hero ITES, the BPO arm of the Hero group, has entered into a partnership with Sales Force, Australia’s largest call centre. The two companies have already signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which will bring the Indian firm over 70 Australian clients.
Even as the alliance takes shape, Hero ITES is in advanced stages of talks […]

CBSE Class XII results to be declared on Tuesday\
The Class XII CBSE examination results will be declared on Tuesday.
A total of 4,54,045 students - 2,63,286 boys and 1,90,759 girls - had appeared for the Class XII examinations, registering a 7.04 per cent rise from last year’s 4,21,463 candidates.
Results for all regions, including Delhi, Ajmer, Chennai, Guwahati, Panchkula (Haryana) and Allahabad are being announced […]

HSIDC to auction three commercial sites at Manesar
Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) has decided to auction the three prime commercial tower sites of IMT, Manesar in Gurgaon district.
A spokesman of the Corporation said that three sites having an area of 6804 sq metres, 5832 sq metres and 6804 sq metres would be auctioned at Heritage Village Resort, Manesar on June five […]

P’kula councillors’ delegation now me ...
A DELEGATION comprising five members including Municipal Councillor and city Congress president R K Kakkar and Councillor Mohinder Singh today met Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Chandigarh. The councillors sought Hooda’s intervention in the controversy-marred elections for the post of Panchkula Municipal Council chief. Manveer Kaur Gill has been appointed the new MC […]

Two Haryana PWD officials arrested for taking bribe
Two officials of the Haryana Public Works Department have been arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 10,000 for passing the plan of a petrol pump alloted to the widow of a policeman who was killed during the 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament.
The two officials, who have been caught included Junior Engineer of Public […]

IMT sites to go under the hammer
THE Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) has decided to auction the three prime commercial tower sites of IMT, Manesar, in Gurgaon district. Stating this, an HSIDC spokesman said the three sites having an area of 6,804 sq metres, 5,832 sq metres and 6,804 sq metres would be auctioned at Heritage Village Resort, Manesar, on […]

RWA protests scuttle shooting of Amitabh-Tabu starr ...
When the cast and crew of Chini Kum- Amitabh Bachhan and Tabu included - turned up at the exclusive Malibu Towne estate here early on Friday, the reception they got was, well, bitter.
Members of the township’s Resident Welfare Association were not impressed with the crew’s contention that they had taken permission from the builders - […]

Realty cos now eye Gurgaon as medical hub
Move over retail and hospitality, real estate developers and construction companies now see a big boom in medical infrastructure.
In the corporate hub of Gurgaon itself, work is on for over half a dozen large-scale private hospital projects, with involvement of big ticket real estate developers such as DLF and Ansal Properties and Infrastructure (APIL) and […]

15 teams to be in contention for AITA event
Fifteen 15 teams are expected to participate in the AITA Inter-State Tennis Championship for boys and girls in the age group of under-18 to be held at the National Tennis Academy, Gurgaon from May 1.
The championship will be conducted on knock-out-cum-round-robin basis. The participating teams will be divided into groups and placed under respective pools.
A […]

Defective water pipes: Haryana to take stern action
The Haryana government has sought an explanation from the superintendent engineer, public health, who accepted defective water supply pipes that had been rejected by the Rajasthan government. The pipes were meant for water supply schemes in Rohtak, the hometown of chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Haryana’s public health minister, Randeep Singh Surjewala, told FE that […]

Northern grid back on track, but no respite for Del ...
The northern grid, which was on the verge of collapse, has turned a tad healthy, restoring its frequency back to 49 Hz from 48 Hz (sensitive point). It, however, has not offered any substantial succour to Delhi, where the power situation is worsening day-by-day.
The recent problem dogging Delhi is non-payment by defaulting states, especially […]

Inld Had Ignored Brahmins, Says Hooda
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda exhorted the people to imbibe the ideals and principles of Bhagwan Parshuram, so that the poor get quick justice and Haryana becomes a progressive state.
Hooda was addressing a gathering at a function organised by the Jagrit Brahman Sabha, Panchkula, to celebrate Parshuram Jayanti at Sector 12-A here today. […]

Case against Abhay Chautala ‘victimisation ...
The opposition Indian National Lok Dal in Haryana today described the case against its leader Abhay Chautala as an example of “political victimisation”, a charge rubbished by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
“Unable to carry out a single constructive task despite a massive mandate, the Congress government is frustrated due to growing resentment among various sections. […]

Seven women killed in a road crash in northern Indi ...
Seven women were killed and 20 others injured when a truck in which they were travelling collided with an oil-tanker in India’s northern Haryana state on Sunday, a news report said.
The women who were in a group of pilgrims were on their way to a religious function when the accident happened near Hissar city, some […]

Himachal Pradesh to develop industrial towns on sci ...
Himachal Pradesh Chief Secretary S S Parmar on Saturday said that the state was planning to develop industrial towns bordering Punjab, Haryana and Uttaranchal on the scientific lines to meet the and growing demands of residents infrastructural requirements due to heavy in industrialisation in these areas.
Parmar was addressing a Chief Secretaries’ Conference on “North Indian […]

Hughes plans long distance telephony
The US-based networking major Hughes Networks plans to roll out the country’s first long distance telephony network based on satellite technology.
The company, which has an extensive Very Small Aperture Terminal network across the country, has applied for a long distance licence. The move from Hughes could give competition to the existing long distance operators […]

Bata strategy to extend retail reach
Bata India Ltd, the largest shoe company in India, is overhauling its retail strategy to cope with the new dynamics of the marketplace after the Centre opened up the segment to foreign single-brand stores.
The company has decided to be more visible in shopping malls, open up to the franchisee model and also create […]

Ranbaxy acquires Terapia for $324 mn
India’s leading drug-maker Ranbaxy on Wednesday said it has acquired Terapia, the largest independent generic company in Romania, for $324 million and aims to make that country its manufacturing hub in Europe.
The deal, which saw Ranbaxy acquiring 96.7 per cent stake in Terapia, will give the Gurgaon-based company two manufacturing units, bioequivalence centres, 60 […]

Samsung Begins Export from India
With the export of its “Made in India” mobile phones from the Manesar plant to Dubai - which is said to be the key telecom market of the Middle East, Samsung Electronics has confirmed its intention of making India an export hub.
Samsung says that mobiles manufactured indigenously will - in the long run - […]

Samsung exports ‘Made in India’ handset ...
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a provider of mobile phones and telecom systems, has made its first symbolic export of its “Made in India” mobile phones to Dubai.
Speaking on this occasion H.C. Ryu, managing director, Samsung Telecommunications India (STI), said, “Middle East is one of the chief growth markets for Samsung, primarily because of lower mobile […]

Maruti to set up 15 driving schools
Creating new benchmarks in safety, Maruti Udyog Limited today announced it would set up 15 world class driving schools in India in the next three months, as it launched two such institutes in Kerala.
The Maruti Driving schools (MDS), opened in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, are the first in the country. Among the cities where MDS would […]

Mastermind in Amar Singh case tapped Gurgaon busine ...
DELHI police today registered a fresh case of phone-tapping against private detective Bhupinder Kumar, the alleged ‘‘mastermind’’ in the Amar Singh case. Top Special Cell officers said that Kumar, who was placed on police remand for two days today, had also tapped the phone of a Gurgaon-based businessman.
Kumar, said the officers, will be interrogated […]

HSIDC to set up Technology Park at Rai
The Haryana State Industrial Development Corporation (HSIDC) has decided to develop another Technology Park at its Industrial Estate in Rai on the lines of parks being set up at IMT, Manesar and Panchkula.
Disclosing this here on Monday after the meeting of the Board of Directors, Rajeev Arora, Managing director of the Corporation said the […]

Samsung telecom to start commercial production at M ...
Samsung Telecommunications India Pvt Ltd will start commercial production of its mobile handset manufacturing facility at IMT Manesar near Gurgaon.
The Managing Director of Haryana Industrial Development Corporation Rajeev Arore on Saturday said here that the Samsung project is an outcome of a high level delegation’s visit, led by the Chief Minister, to South Korea […]

Haryana farmers sign pact to grow jatropha plants
Haryana farmers sign pact to grow jatropha plants
Chandigarh- Farmers in a Haryana district Monday signed an agreement with a private sector oil company to grow jatropha plants that could provide a cheaper alternative fuel for motor cars.
At least 52 village panchayats or councils in Yamunanagar signed the pact with D-1 Oils India Ltd here […]

Centre agrees to release additional 50MW power to H ...
Centre agrees to release additional 50MW power to Haryana from CUP
The Centre has agreed to release additional 50 megawatts of power for Haryana from the Central Unallocated Pool (CUP) to meet the increasing demand of power for the ensuing Kharif crops in the State.
Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde assured full cooperation to Haryana to […]

Haryana Panchayats sign MOU for Jatropha cultivatio ...
Haryana Panchayats sign MOU for Jatropha cultivation
Altogether 52 Gram Panchayats falling under five Panchayat Samitis of this district today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with D-1 Oils India Private Limited Company to cultivate Jatropha over 1130 acres of barren land.
The memorandum was signed in the presence of Union Panchayati Raj Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar […]

Haryana agricultural bank streamlines loan policy
Haryana agricultural bank streamlines loan policy
The Haryana State Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development Bank (HSCARDB) has streamlined the loan policy and done away with the system of unnecessary documentation of loans.
Announcing this, a spokesman of the bank said the system of weekly, fortnightly and quarterly review of loan advancement has been introduced laying special emphasis […]

Centre agrees to release additional 50MW power to H ...
Centre agrees to release additional 50MW power to Haryana from CUP
The Centre has agreed to release additional 50 megawatts of power for Haryana from the Central Unallocated Pool (CUP) to meet the increasing demand of power for the ensuing Kharif crops in the State.
Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde assured full cooperation to Haryana to […]

India : Haryana Govt. plans drastic steps to develo ...
India : Haryana Govt. plans drastic steps to develop textile sector
Haryana government is taking major steps to promote textile sector in Panipat.
The Union Government has granted Rs20 crore to textile industry as state government also plans to set up an advanced petro-chemical hub at Panipat.
Union Commerce Ministry has also accepted the proposal to establish a […]

Garima wins judo gold
Garima wins judo gold
There are many characteristics that make the difference between a winner and a loser. One of the biggest is not to be cowed down by defeat.
Garima Choudhary (16) proved this as she not only lived to fight another day, but also won the gold medal in the women’s open category of Senior […]

Hike in sales tax on 65 products anticipated
Hike in sales tax on 65 products anticipated
Sales tax is likely to rise from zero per cent upto 12.5 per cent in as many as 65 products, after the implementation of the value-added-tax (VAT) from April 1.
Experts expects a rise in the price of commodities to be more than seven per cent.
A member of the […]

Repatriated Indian prisoner’s mental health b ...
Repatriated Indian prisoner’s mental health better: Hospital
Amritsar, Feb 26 : Daya Ram, who was repatriated from Pakistan to India on September 12, last year and admitted to the Mental Hospital here with mental illness, now has started to recognise his family members, Hospital Director said today.
Vidya Sagar Mental Hospital Director, Dr B. L. […]













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