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Balloon with message ‘I love Pakistan’ lands in Sirsa village

16 Aug 2018 | 12:02 PM

CHANDIGARH: Police have registered an entry in daily diary register (DDR) and begun investigation after a balloon with ‘I love Pakistan’ written on it landed in fields of Keharwala village in Sirsa district.

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Sushil Manav

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 16

Police have registered an entry in daily diary register (DDR) and begun investigation after a balloon with ‘I love Pakistan’ written on it landed in fields of Keharwala village in Sirsa district.

Locals noticed the balloon on Chakka road near Keharwala village on Wednesday and reported the matter to the police.

Sirsa SP Hamid Akhtar said the police had registered a DDR and were investigating the matter, though it appeared that the balloon had come to Sirsa flying from the Pakistani side.

He said nothing was found with the balloon that could suggest that it could be presumed as a disruptive activity.

Sources said the security agencies believed that since Pakistan’s Independence Day was on Tuesday and that the country also recently witnessed the National Assembly polls, it was possible that the balloons might have been left in the air by some Pakistani residents and it eventually landed in Keharwala.

Khattar announces slew of incentives on Independence Day

Khattar announces slew of incentives on Independence Day

15 Aug 2018 | 2:37 PM

HISAR: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced a slew of incentives for the people of the state, including the Ayushman Bharat-Haryana health protection scheme and 24-hour power supply to 507 more villages.

Dalit protesters ‘embrace’ Buddhism in Jind

Dalit protesters ‘embrace’ Buddhism in Jind

15 Aug 2018 | 9:24 PM

KURUKSHETRA: A group of Dalits in Jind city on the Independence Day claimed to have converted to Buddhism as their demands were not fulfilled despite protesting for the past 188 days.

Honour killing: Girl’s cousin, 2 shooters held after encounter

Honour killing: Girl’s cousin, 2 shooters held after encounter

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

ROHTAK: The district police have arrested three youths in connection with the double murder that took place near the local mini-secretariat on August 8.

One-day state mourning as mark of respect to Balramji Dass Tandon

One-day state mourning as mark of respect to Balramji Dass Tandon

15 Aug 2018 | 4:49 PM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government has decided to observe one-day State mourning throughout on August 16 as a mark of respect to Governor of Chhattisgarh, Balramji Dass Tandon, who breathed his last at Raipur on Tuesday.

Kin of deceased block road in Yamunanagar

Kin of deceased block road in Yamunanagar

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Family members and relatives of a man whose body was found at his house in MT Karera village on Monday morning blocked the Yamunanagar-Gari Birbal road on Tuesday.

Blackmailing activists on rise: HC

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

Chandigarh: Social justice activism may be gaining momentum for bringing about change, but it has also given rise to a class of “activists” indulging in blackmail. Taking note of their increasing numbers, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has minced no words to say illegal gain was their singular objective.

BJP for one nation, one election: CM

BJP for one nation, one election: CM

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

ROHTAK: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has stated that the BJP supports the principle of one nation, one election, maintaining that it would be possible only with the consent of all political parties and an amendment in the Constitution.

Cantt Board councillor stages dharna outside police station

Cantt Board councillor stages dharna outside police station

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMBALA: Cantonment Board Municipal Councillor Surinder Tiwari along with his supporters staged a dharna outside the Ambala Cantonment police Station here on Tuesday.

Mahila Cong starts social audit of shelter homes in state

Mahila Cong starts social audit of shelter homes in state

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

KARNAL: After reports of harassment of inmates in Deoria in UP and Muzaffarpur in Bihar, the Haryana Mahila Congress has started social audit of shelter homes in the state.

Independence day celebrations

Govt to honour 1,140 players

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Anil Vij said that 1,140 sportspersons, who have won medals or participated in national and international level sports competitions, would be honoured at district-level functions to be organised on the occasion of Independence Day.

Independence day celebrations

13 cops to get Police Medal

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: On the occasion of Independence Day, Anil Kumar Rao, Inspector General of Police, CID, has been awarded the President’s Police Medal for distinguished service, while Vikas Dhankhar, Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Provisioning, has been decorated with the Police Medal for meritorious service.

354 kids deprived of education in Rewari: Survey

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

REWARI: A survey conducted by the District Legal Service Authorities (DLSA) has identified 354 children who are deprived of education due to various reasons in Rewari, Khol and Bawal blocks of the district.

Roof of school room collapses

Roof of school room collapses

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

JHAJJAR: The roof of a room of Government Primary School located at the main bazaar in Bahadurgarh town here collapsed on Monday night.

Leafhopper attacks cotton, whitefly manageable

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Attack of leafhopper (Jassid), a sap sucking pest, has been witnessed on cotton crop in Haryana during a recent survey carried out by scientists of the Sirsa-based Central Institute of Cotton Research (CISR) of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research.

Kin of 4 drowned youths to get relief of Rs 2 lakh each

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

SONEPAT: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has announced grant of Rs 2 lakh each to the family members of four youths, Lalit, Ankit and Aditya of Sersa village and Nitin of Janti Kalan village, who drowned in the Yamuna on August 5.

Youth’s body found from Tangri river

Youth’s body found from Tangri river

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMBALA: The body of Shivam Upadhyay (23), who allegedly fell into the seasonal Tangri river here on Monday, was recovered from the river on Tuesday.

Abandoned 2 months ago, 3 lion cubs now fit to roar

Abandoned 2 months ago, 3 lion cubs now fit to roar

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

KURUKSHETRA: Two months after they were abandoned by their mother, three of five Asiatic lion cubs were declared medically fit on Tuesday.

20 Italians staying ‘illegally’ at G’gram shelter home

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

GURUGRAM: The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Gurugram district has issued a notice to Deep Ashram, a shelter home, in connection with housing 16 foreign students without securing permission of the administration and informing the police.

I-Day gift: Salary hike for guest teachers

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Guest teachers in Haryana have been given a 25 per cent increase in salary on the eve of Independence Day.

Bringing water to fields my top priority: Hooda

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

MAHENDRAGARH: Charging the state government with not making sincere efforts to resolve the issue of water, former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday said bringing water to the fields of south Haryana remained his topmost priority.

4,125 file objections over Gurgaon ammunition depot restricted area

4,125 file objections over Gurgaon ammunition depot restricted area

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: Making it clear that the restricted area under 300m from the ammunition depot under Air Force Station, Gurgaon, was required to be vacated as per orders dated March 29, 2016, the Gurgaon deputy commissioner on Tuesday told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that 4,125 people had filed objections.

One arrested in JBT teacher murder case

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

AMBALA: The Ambala Police have arrested Sahil Rana, a resident of Shahzadpur, Ambala, for his involvement in the murder of JBT teacher Session Kumar Judge.

Hisar MP appears in defamation case

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

HISAR: Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday appeared before a local court in a defamation case file against Health Minister Anil Vij for making “drug addict” remarks against him.

Leave encashment for aided college staff

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

CHANDIGARH: The government will grant benefit of encashment of earned leave to all government-aided private college employees at par with counterparts in government colleges.

Patwari shot dead in Manesar

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

Gurugram: Satellite town of Manesar was left shocked when an HSIIDC patwari was shot dead and his driver critically injured when they went to survey land in Manesar on Monday.

Flights from Hisar not before Sept 1: Minister

15 Aug 2018 | 1:43 AM

Kurukshetra: Civil Aviation Minister Rao Narbir Singh on Tuesday said that regular flights from Hisar airport would not start before September 1.

Patwari shot, driver injured during land survey in Manesar

Patwari shot, driver injured during land survey in Manesar

14 Aug 2018 | 8:50 PM

GURUGRAM: Manesar town was left shocked on Tuesday when a patwari was shot dead and an HSIIDC driver critically injured while they were surveying a piece of land in area. Patwari Ishwar Singh (55) and his driver Birender were attacked by unidentified assailants while they were having an argument with villagers at the survey site.

Sirsa Dera followers all set to celebrate Ram Rahim’s birthday

Sirsa Dera followers all set to celebrate Ram Rahim’s birthday

14 Aug 2018 | 1:44 PM

CHANDIGARH: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh may be behind bars after being convicted of sexual harassment but his ardent followers still revere him and are all set to celebrate his birthday on August 15.

Haryana staff facing trial for gender crime to lose all benefits

Haryana staff facing trial for gender crime to lose all benefits

14 Aug 2018 | 2:44 PM

CHANDIGARH:The Haryana Government has ordered that employees facing charges in a court of law for crime against women would lose government benefits, including social pension.

Youth swept away

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

AMBALA: A 23-year-old youth was swept away after he allegedly fell into the seasonal Tangri river on Monday.

Water enters Y’nagar school

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

YAMUNANAGAR: Water level in the Yamuna river at Hathni Kund barrage rose to 1.

Tangri river swells, water enters houses

Tangri river swells, water enters houses

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

AMBALA: A heavy rainfall in the Shivalik region brought about 12,000 cusecs of water in the seasonal Tangri river in Ambala Cantonment on Monday.

Ghaggar in spate, no flood threat

Ghaggar in spate, no flood threat

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: With a heavy rainfall in its catchment areas in the Shivalik hills since Sunday, the Ghaggar river has swelled.

Khattar to inaugurate Hisar airport tomorrow

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

HISAR: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will inaugurate the first civil airport of the state here on August 15.

30 Mewat villages without power for five days

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

Gurugram: It’s been five days and hundreds of people in the Punhana block are living in darkness with no electricity.

MDU working under lens, probe sought

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

ROHTAK: Multifarious irregularities, including the violation of provisions of the Maharshi Dayanand Univerity (MDU) Act, statutes and ordinances, have been alleged in the functioning of the university system.

23 get life term for murder

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

HISAR: A district court on Monday awarded life term to 23 persons for murder in the Urban Estate locality of the town six and a half years ago.

Major traffic jam on expressway

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

GURUGRAM: A massive jam was witnessed in Gurugram on Monday morning, with hundreds of HDV vehicles thronging the Sirhaul border stalling the movement of other vehicles.

Day after fatal Ferris wheel ride, girls’ families in a state of shock

Day after fatal Ferris wheel ride, girls’ families in a state of shock

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

AMBALA: The hopes of two families were dashed on Sunday night when two cousins died after falling from a Ferris wheel in Ambala Cantonment.

20 govt schools have zero result in Class X

20 govt schools have zero result in Class X

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

HISAR: The poor results in the matriculation examination of the Haryana Board of School Education, declared in My, seems to have woken up the education authorities.

Cong not to project any CM candidate: Tanwar

Cong not to project any CM candidate: Tanwar

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: State Congress chief Ashok Tanwar said that the party would not project any leader as the chief ministerial candidate ahead of the Assembly elections next year.

NHRC notice to G’gram police, MC9-Year-Old Girl’s Death

NHRC notice to G’gram police, MC

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

GURUGRAM: Taking stern note of the death of nine-year-old girl Rida by falling into a rainwater filled pit in Sohna on Sunday, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Gurugram Commissioner of Police (CP) KK Rao and Municipal Commissioner Yashpal Yadav.

Firm rejects Rs 390-cr crop insurance claims in 2 dists

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

CHANDIGARH: An insurance company, ICICI Lombard, has rejected crop insurance claims of Rs 390 crore of Sirsa and Bhiwani districts for the 2017 kharif season, leading to unrest among farmers.

SAD can ally with anyone except Cong: Chandumajra

14 Aug 2018 | 12:47 AM

AMBALA: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and Member of Parliament (MP) Prem Singh Chandumajra said here on Friday that the options for alliance in Haryana were open and the state unit of the SAD had been given a free hand to have partnership with any party except the Congress after discussing the matter with the high command.

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