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Amarinder wants government intervention in Punjab liquor trade

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earning revenue for the state exchequer. The decision was taken at the first meeting of the cabinet sub-committee ...

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Haryana to organize employment fairs

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Thursday that the state government plans to organise 'Rozgar Melas' (employment fairs) throughout the state to provide regular employment to skilled youth. The Haryana government had introduced the 'Saksham Yuva Scheme' for educated unemployed youth on November 1, 2016, as a part on the Swarna Jayanti Year (Gold...

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Punjab procures over 175 lakh tonnes paddy

Chandigarh, Nov 23 (IANS) Agrarian states Punjab has procured over 175.5 lakh tonnes of paddy so far, Food and Supplies Department officials said here on Thursday. Government agencies have procured 98.5 per cent of the paddy arriving in the grain markets in Punjab. In neighbouring Haryana, over 67.5 lakh tonnes paddy has been procured, which is much higher than the 62.5 lakh ton...

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Khattar criticises Hooda on plot offer to Miss World from Haryana

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for suggesting offer of a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title. What the former Chief Minister said is his temperament, as his thinking is confined only to plots and cash. One should think above ...

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Haryana approves pension for Hindi agitation activists, journalists

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday announced to provide a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to Matribhasha Satyagrahis (Hindi agitators) and media persons. An official spokesman said that in 1957, a number of people of Hindi speaking parts of erstwhile Punjab launched a crusade for the honour, promotion and implementation of their mother tongue. This movemen...

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Khattar criticises Hooda's plot offer to Miss World from Haryana

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for offering a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title. What the former Chief Minister offered is his temperament, as his thinking is confined only to plots and cash. One should think above all this...

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Haryana minister wants curbs on private hospitals' charges

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) To keep a check on cases similar to the case of over-billing that took place in Fortis Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Wednesday that he would speak to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda for bringing a proposal under which no private hospital could over-charge patients. Vij said that he had set up a three-member committee under the cha...

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'Padmavati' screening decision after CBFC certificate: Khattar

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said any decision on permitting screening of film Padmavati in the state will be taken only after the decision of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Nobody would be allowed to hurt sentiments of people belonging to a particular community, Khattar told the media here. Khattar has headed a Bharat...

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Haryana government to take over two temples

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to take over the management of the ancient historical Shri Mata Chandi Devi Temple, Chandi Mandir, Panchkula. The cabinet also decided to take over Shri Durga Mata Mandir at Banbhori in Hisar district. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet which met under the chairmanship of C...

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Haryana woman jailed for 30 years for chopping husband

Chandigarh, Nov 22 (IANS) A court in Jhajjar town in Haryana has sentenced a woman to 30 years imprisonment for brutally murdering her husband by cutting him into eight pieces. Additional Sessions Judge H.S. Dahiya sentenced Puja for murdering Baljeet, 38, in April last year in Asanda village in Jhajjar district, court sources said on Wednesday. The court, however, acquitted four...

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Neither backed 'Padmavati' ban nor those against it: Amarinder

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Rejecting suggestions of supporting a ban on the movie 'Padmavati', Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday decried attempts by some vested interests to misinterpret his statement on the issue. The Chief Minister said that he had neither supported a ban on the movie nor backed those issuing threats to the actors and crew of Padmavati. He called ...

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Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death

Chandigarh/New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case. No hospital will be allowed to play with the health and sentiments of the people in Haryana. Directions have been issued...

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Pradhuman murder: HC grants conditional bail to Pintos

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday granted bail to the Pinto family, owners and trustees of Ryan International School, in the matter related to the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur at the Gurugram branch of the school. Justice Surender Gupta directed the Pinto family to join investigations in the case. The court barred them from leaving the co...

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Haryana orders probe on Fortis after girl's death

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) Taking note of the death of a seven-year-old girl at Gurugram's Fortis Hospital and the subsequent bill of Rs 18 lakh slapped on the family, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said a senior officer will investigate the case. No hospital will be allowed to play with the health and sentiments of the people in Haryana. Directions have been issued to office...

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Haryana's two-fold hike in aid to WW II veterans

Chandigarh, Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana government on Tuesday announced an over two-fold increase in financial assistance given to World War II veterans and their widows. The decision will benefit 4,060 beneficiaries, Finance Minister Abhimanyu said. The financial assistance of Rs 4,500 has been increased to Rs 10,000 per month. The financial implication on account of the enhanced ...

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Dera chief's aide gets five-day police remand

Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) A court in Panchkula town sent Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, to five days police remand on Tuesday. After being on the run for nearly three months, Pawan Insan was arrested by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Haryana Police on Monday from Lalru town in Punjab, around 30 km from ...

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Bodies of three children found in Haryana

Panchkula (Haryana), Nov 21 (IANS) The Haryana Police on Tuesday questioned the father and uncle of three minor children whose bodies were found in the Morni hills area of Panchkula district, adjoining Chandigarh. Police sources said the three children had bullet injuries on the head. The victims have been identified as Sameer, 11, Simran, 8, and Samar, 4. Their bodies were found...

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Dera chief's aide arrested by Haryana Police

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) After being on the run for nearly three months, Pawan Insan, a close aide of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has been arrested by the special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police, police sources said on Monday. Pawan was arrested from Lalru town in Punjab, around 30 km from Chandigarh, the police sources said. ...

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Don't criticise just for sake of criticism, Punjab CM tells rivals

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) With political opponents questioning his style of functioning and Punjab government's performance, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said while it welcomed healthy criticism, the opposition should refrain from criticism just for the sake of criticism. Addressing first-time legislators at an orientation programme here, the senior Congress leader urged all ...

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Punjab CM welcomes move for Rahul's elevation as Congress chief

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday welcomed the proposed elevation of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress President, describing it as a step in the right direction to revive the party's fortunes ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Singh, who by his own admission was hurt by the way that Rahul had treated a senior leader like him in the run up to the Februar...

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