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Severe heat wave conditions continue in Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) Most parts of Haryana and Punjab reeled under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday with temperatures soaring past the 43-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places. Hisar and Narnaul towns in Haryana sizzled at 45.5 and 45 degrees, making them the hottest places in the region. Bhiwani (44 degrees), Karnal (43) and Ambala (42.7) also experienced heat wav...

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Woman alleges rape by 'Facebook friend'

Gurugram, May 25 (IANS) A 23-year-old woman has alleged that she has been raped multiple times by her 'Facebook friend', police said on Friday. She told police she befriended the accused Rahul on the social networking site around one-and-a-half years ago. In April, the accused took me to his friend's house and raped me after mixing sedatives in a cold drink. He also a made nude v...

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IT officer, wife jailed in disproportionate assets case

Thane (Maharashtra), May 25 (IANS) A former Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, his wife and a close relative have been sentenced to jail in a case pertaining to disproportionate assets, a CBI officer said here on Friday. Thane Additional Sessions Special Judge V.V. Bambarde pronounced the three guilty in the case lodged by the Anti-Corruption Branch of the Central Bureau of Investiga...

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New expressway to solve Delhi's traffic, pollution woes: Gadkari

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said the Eastern Peripheral Expressway was completed in a record 500 days and will rid Delhi of traffic jams while significantly reducing pollution. He said the 135-km Expressway, built at a cost of around Rs 11,000 crore, will reduce traffic time between Kundli and Palwal in Haryana from over four hour...

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Heat wave continues in Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Haryana and Punjab continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions on Thursday with temperatures recorded in the 42-46 degrees Celsius mark at several places. Hisar town in Haryana sizzled at 45.6, making it the hottest place in the region, Bhiwani (43.4 degrees), Karnal (42) and Ambala (42.6) also experienced the heat wave.Chandigarh recorded a high of 41.8 ...

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43 degrees was Delhi's respite, heat wave to return from Friday

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) After two days of a persistent heat wave, the National Capital and surrounding regions on Thursday saw very slight respite, as average maximum temperature stood at 43 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The heat wave will return from Friday onwards and will continue till at least Monday, affecting Delhi along with north, central and east In...

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Haryana sanitation workers end 16-day strike

Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) With their salary hiked, several allowances raised and most other demands conceded, both unions of the agitating safai and sewer karamcharis in Haryana have decided to call off their 16-day old strike. This was announced by the Haryana Urban Local Bodies Minister Kavita Jain, who along with Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Krishan Kumar Bedi...

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HC crticises Delhi government for free water scheme

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday criticised the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government policy of providing 20 kilo litres of free water across the board for domestic use and said nothing should be given free unless the poor need it. Nothing should be given free to anybody. Charge 10 paise or one paisa. Nothing should be given free, except where people really need it li...

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Two more states, five UTs to roll out intra-state e-way bill

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The central government on Thursday said that two more states -- Maharashtra and Manipur -- along with five Union Territories will roll out the intra-state e-way bills from Friday. The Union Territories are Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep. According to a Finance Ministry statement, with the la...

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SC seeks solution to redress complaints of law course aspirants

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS) to come up with a solution to redress the complaints of candidates who appeared in the Common Law Admission Test 2018 (CLAT) and directed High Courts not to proceed with similar cases pending before them. A bench of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Navin Sinha said th...

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Grasping at straws: Pathetic state of biofuels in India

For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in part, to the open burning of biomass residues like paddy straw and stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana. Ironically, while these residues can contribute to lethal levels of air pollution when burnt, they can in fact reduce air pollution if conver...

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Haryana sets up ministerial committee as sanitation strike continues

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) With the strike by Safai karamcharis (municipal sanitation staff) in the state going into the 15th day and heaps of garbage piled up across towns and cities, the Haryana government on Wednesday set up a committee to hold meetings with leaders of the protestors and work out on agreement on their demands. The ministerial committee, to be headed byAUrban Local Bodi...

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No respite for Delhi as heat wave to last till May 29

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The national capital saw another scorching day on Wednesday with maximum temperature reaching 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season's average, and is, along with north, central and east India, set to face a heat waves all this week. Heat wave conditions are very likely to persist over parts of Northwest India and Central India during May 23 to 27, an...

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ED searches in Delhi, Haryana in case against NGO, owner

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday conducted nearly a dozen searches in Delhi and Haryana as part of its FCRA and money laundering probe against Delhi-based NGO Advantage India and its owner Deepak Talwar, and four others. The probe under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and Prevention of Money Laundering Act was launched against the accu...

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Haryana in 'mission mode' to revive Saraswati river

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) The Haryana government is working in a mission mode for the revival and rejuvenation of Saraswati river, Haryana Art and Cultural Affairs Minister Kavita Jain said on Wednesday. Describing the river, which is prominently mentioned in the Hindu mythology as a National Heritage of India, the Minister said the state government has roped in national agencies like th...

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Heat wave continues in Haryana, Punjab

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Haryana and Punjab continued to reel under severe heatwave conditions on Wednesday with temperatures recorded in the 42-45 degrees Celsius mark at several places. Hisar town in Haryana sizzled at 45.1, making it the hottest place in the region. Bhiwani (44.3 degrees), Karnal (42.2) and Ambala (42.5) also experienced the heat wave. Chandigarh recorded a h...

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Modi to inaugurate KGP expressway on May 27

Chandigarh, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway (Eastern Peripheral Expressway) project, intended to relieve Delhi from traffic congestion, on May 27, a Haryana government spokesman said here on Wednesday. The inaugural ceremony of the expressway will held at the district sports stadium in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat.

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SC to hear pleas to quash CLAT exam on Thursday

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will hear on May 24 pleas filed by candidates who appeared for Common Law Admission Test 2018 (CLAT) and are seeking direction to quash the examination and to hold it afresh. A bench of Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Navin Sinha sought to know if any high court in the country has passed any order on similar pleas filed ...

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Punjab, Haryana wheat procurement over 214 lakh tonnes

Chandigarh, May 22 (IANS) With a bumper crop, food grain states Punjab and Haryana have procured over 214 lakh tonnes of wheat in this season, food and supplies officials said here on Tuesday. In Punjab, over 126.75 lakh tonnes of wheat has been procured so far. Over 99 per cent of the wheat has been procured by government agencies in the state. The Punjab government has disburse...

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IO suspended, three HPS officials face action in divorcee's case

Gurugram, May 22 (IANS) Five police officers, including three Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), face action following complaint filed by a divorcee in a district court and after the intervention of the Haryana DGP, an officer said on Tuesday. Sub-Inspector Babu Lal has been suspended while a departmental inquiry has been ordered against the SHO concerned, a senior police officer ...

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