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Raj Kumar to be new PU Vice Chancellor

Chandigarh, July 21 (IANS) Prof Raj Kumar, a senior academician from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), will be the new Vice Chancellor of Panjab University here, it was announced on Saturday. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu issued the appointment letter on Saturday in New Delhi. His tenure will be for three years. Raj Kumar is presently Dean and Head of Institute of Ma...

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Rajnath rolls out 'Student Police Cadet' project in Gurugram

Gurugram, July 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday here rolled out the 'Student Police Cadet' (SPC) programme, under which high school students across the country will be taught to become much more responsible citizens. Speaking at the formal launch at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium here, he said that the SPC programme, for students of classes 8 and 9, will be implemented a...

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In Haryana, girls are no less than anybody: Miss India runner-up

Mumbai, July 21 (IANS) Miss India first runner-up Meenakshi Chaudhary, who hails from Haryana, says that her state has done an excellent job in bringing an equality between girls and boys with the help of government and this has shown amazing results in all fields. My state has really done an excellent job, especially with the help of government. So now we really can't say that girls are...

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Suspected cow vigilantes beat man to death in Rajasthan

Alwar, July 21 (IANS) A 28-year-old man has been beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthans Alwar district, police said on Saturday. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the Friday night incident in which some villagers caught and beat up Akbar Khan, suspecting him to be a cow smuggler. The incident of alleged lynching of a person transporting bovines in Alwar ...

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Rape of young woman in Haryana shocked and disgusted me: Rahul

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday condemned the rape of a young woman in Haryana by 40 men, saying it has shocked and disgusted him and must make everyone must hang their heads in shame. The rape of a young woman in Haryana, by 40 men, has shocked and disgusted me. Ironically, today in Parliament, I had drawn attention to the issue of growing violence a...

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Chandigarh woman alleges gang-rape in Haryana, 3 held

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) A young woman from Chandigarh has alleged that she was gang-raped by up to 10 men for four days after being held captive in a private guest in Morni Hills area of adjoining Haryana's Panchkula district, police said on Friday. The victim, aged around 21 years, and resident of Mani Majra area of Chandigarh, alleged that she was taken to the guest house by a man k...

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Don't curtail role of Punjab, Haryana officers in Chandigarh: Amarinder

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) With the Union Home Ministry inducting more officers from the Union Territory (UT) cadre on important posts in the union territory of Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has objected to the role of officers from Punjab and Haryana being curtailed. Amarinder Singh on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh seeking cadre protection for Pun...

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All-India truck, bus strike paralyses transportation

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Transportation services across the country were severely impacted on Friday as private bus and truck operators began an indefinite strike to press for their various demands, including a reduction in diesel prices. According to the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), transportation services to and from ports, refineries and industrial units have be...

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45 per cent drop in stubble burning in Punjab

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Punjab government claimed on Friday that there has been a 45 per cent drop in stubble burning cases in the state during the 2017 paddy harvesting season as compared to 2016. This fact came to light at a high-level meeting under the chairmanship of the Union Environment Secretary C.K. Mishra. Senior officers of the state Agriculture and Environment Departmen...

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Haryana Police makes training mandatory for private guards

Chandigarh, July 20 (IANS) The Haryana Police has made it mandatory for all guards and supervisors employed by private security agencies to undergo training in recognized training institutes. Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Mohammed Akil said on Friday that all the heads of district police have been asked to ensure that all security guards and personal security offi...

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SC denies bail to teenager accused of killing minor student in Gurugram

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday denied bail to a minor accused of killing a 7-year-old boy of a private school in Gurugram district in Haryana. A bench of Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Indu Malhotra rejected the contention that as the CBI had not filed its chargesheet within 60 days, the accused should be released on bail. The court said the 16-y...

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Haryana bans new pyrolysis plants

Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study in the local effects caused on health and environment by them is completed, a spokesperson said on Thursday. The board spokesperson said that the decision of prohibition on these ...

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Panchkula court drops sedition charge against 19 Dera activists

Panchkula (Haryana), July 19 (IANS) In a blow to Haryana Police, a court in Panchkula town on Thursday dropped the sedition charge against 19 activists of the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect. They had been facing sedition charge in connection with the large-scale violence in Panchkula following the conviction of sect's chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in two rape cases on August 25 last...

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Golfer Gaurika leads in second round of Hero WPG Tour

Bengaluru, July 19 (IANS) Golfer Gaurika Bishnoi made just one birdie on the second hole, but still managed to grab the lead at the end of the second round of the Hero womens Pro Tour at the Eagleton golf resort here on Thursday. Gaurika, the 19-year-old Haryana golfer carded one birdie and three bogeys in her 74 that put her 1-over 145 and gave her a one-shot lead over Tvesa Malik, whos...

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Jindal varsity signs MoU with Harvard on academic collaborations

Boston, July 19 (IANS) O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Harvard University to expand their collaborations in three areas, including in student engagement through an annual teaching session at Harvard for Jindal students. The other two areas of collaborations that the MoU opened were organising joint conferences on themes of interest ...

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Four asphyxiated to death in Haryana

Chandigarh, July 18 (IANS) Four persons were killed due to suspected gas poisoning at a biogas plant in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Wednesday, police said. The victims included a man and his two sons, who were choked to death at Dera Rampur village. The bodies were sent for post-mortem to the Civil Hospital in Kurukshetra, around 110 km from here. Police said that t...

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Rahul constitutes 23-member CWC, drops some senior leaders

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday constituted the Congress Working Committee (CWC) by appointing 23 members and dropping some senior leaders in his bid to strike a balance between age and experience, and prepare for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Prominent among those dropped from the previous CWC include Digvijay Singh, Janardan Dwivedi, Kamal Nath and Sush...

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Haryana Governor given additional charge of Himachal

Shimla, July 17 (IANS) Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki on Tuesday was given the additional charge of Himachal Pradesh, as the incumbent Acharya Devvrat is visiting the US. Solanki would discharge the functions of the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, in addition to his own duties during Devvrat's absence, an official communique said. Solanki was administered the oath of office ...

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India accounts for 1/5th of global deaths from floods

Mumbai, July 17 (IndiaSpend/IANS) India accounts for one-fifth of global deaths due to floods, according to government data that lends perspective to a new World Bank study that says climate change will lower the standards of living of nearly half of the countrys population by 2050. As many as 107,487 people died due to heavy rains and floods across India over 64 years between 1953 and 2...

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Maximum temperatures dip in Haryana, Punjab after rain

Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) Even though humid conditions prevailed over the region, the maximum temperatures dipped at most places acrossAHaryana and Punjab on Monday. The maximum temperatures dipped by one to five degrees from the average, Met department said here. Chandigarh recorded a high of 29.7 degrees, four degrees below the average. Patiala city in Punjab recorded ...

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