Haryana
Haryana to observe mourning over Tandon's demise Haryana to observe mourning over Tandon's demise



Chandigarh, The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to observe a day's mourning throughout the state on August 16 as a mark of respect to Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, who died at Raipur a day earlier.

During the state mourning, the national flag would be flown at half-mast where it is regularly flown and there would be no official entertainment during this period, a government spokesperson told .

Soldier cremated in Haryana village with full state honours Soldier cremated in Haryana village with full state honours



Chandigarh, Lance Naik Vikram Jit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, was cremated with full state honours at his native village Tepla in Ambala district of Haryana on Thursday.

Army and police contingents presented a guard of honour to the brave soldier by reversing firearms, while hundreds of villagers gave a tearful farewell to the son of the soil.

Suspected cattle thief beaten to death in Haryana Suspected cattle thief beaten to death in Haryana

 

Chandigarh, The Haryana Police on Saturday arrested three men in the state's Palwal district after they allegedly beat up an unidentified man to death on suspicion of cattle theft.

The police said that the three accused, who are brothers, caught hold of the man on the intervening night of August 2 and 3 when he and two others w

Haryana okays 7th pay panel scales for university, college staff Haryana okays 7th pay panel scales for university, college staff



Chandigarh, In a bonanza for employees of colleges and universities, the Haryana government on Friday approved revision of pay scales as per the 7th Pay Commission. The enhanced emoluments will benefit teaching and non-teaching staff of government universities and colleges and government-aided colleges.

To be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, the pay revision will entail an additional annual outgo of Rs 230.6 crore, Finance Minister Abhimanyu said.

Haryana okays 7th pay panel scales for university, college staff Haryana okays 7th pay panel scales for university, college staff



Chandigarh, In a bonanza for employees of colleges and universities, the Haryana government on Friday approved revision of pay scales as per the 7th Pay Commission. The enhanced emoluments will benefit teaching and non-teaching staff of government universities and colleges and government-aided colleges.

To be implemented with retrospective effect from January 1, 2016, the pay revision will entail an additional annual outgo of Rs 230.6 crore, Finance Minister Abhimanyu said.

Haryana's Hathnikund barrage releases water, floods threaten Haryana's Hathnikund barrage releases water, floods threaten



Chandigarh With heavy rains continuing in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, authorities in Haryana's Hathnikund barrage on Saturday released excess water into the Yamuna river, posing a flood threat to New Delhi.

"On Saturday morning over 200,000 cusecs of water was released into the Yamuna from the Hathnikund barrage -- which provides drinking water to New Delhi," an official told  in Chandigarh.

Yamuna waters to touch warning mark Yamuna waters to touch warning mark

 

New Delhi, The Yamuna river's water level in Delhi is expected to touch the warning mark of 204 metres by 10 a.m. Saturday, rising from 203.88 metres at 4 p.m, a Flood Control Department told IANS on Friday.

The danger mark is higher at 204.83 metres.

Haryana on alert as Yamuna in spate Haryana on alert as Yamuna in spate


Chandigarh, After heavy rains in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, the water level in Hathnikund barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar district increased alarmingly on Thursday, forcing the authorities to sound an alert.

Residents of villages along the Yamuna river have been advised not to go near the river or let their animals venture near it, a government official told IANS here.

Haryana Police to strengthen STF Haryana Police to strengthen STF



Chandigarh, The Haryana Police is planning to strengthen the Special Task Force (STF) by inducting 100 highly-qualified cyber experts to crackdown on high-profile active criminals on social media platforms, Director General of Police (DGP) B.S. Sandhu said on Monday.

He said that in view of its performance and the need to tackle cyber crime, the STF would be strengthened.

Panchkula court drops sedition charge against 19 Dera activists Panchkula court drops sedition charge against 19 Dera activists


Panchkula 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 year.

Four asphyxiated to death in Haryana Four asphyxiated to death in Haryana


Chandigarh, Four persons were killed due to suspected gas poisoning at a biogas plant in Haryana's Kurukshetra district on Wednesday, police said.

Khattar rides motorcycle to inspect sports stadium   Khattar rides motorcycle to inspect sports stadium



Chandigarh, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar himself rode a motorcycle to inspect development works at the Karan Stadium in the state's Karnal town on Friday.

Rain alert issued in Haryana Rain alert issued in Haryana


Chandigarh, The Haryana government on Thursday issued an alert for moderate to heavy rainfall in some parts of the state till Saturday. The Met department has forecast the monsoon would enter Haryana by July 1.

"The rain, which started on June 27, will increase in intensity and spread during subsequent 48-72 hours with high probability of onset of monsoon from June 28 to July 1 as per the forecast of India Meteorological Department (IMD)," a Revenue and Disaster Management Department official said

Haryana transfers top police officers Haryana transfers top police officers

 

Chandigarh, The Haryana government on Tuesday issued transfer and posting orders of eight senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, including the Police Commissioners of Gurugram and Panchkula, an official said.

K.K. Rao, Inspector General of Police, Indian Reserve Battalion, Bhondsi, has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Gurugram, adjoining national capital Delhi, while Charu Bali, Inspector General, State Vigilance Bureau has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Panchkula.

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