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Past articles by Varinder:

Close aides of Waris Punjab De’s Amritpal Singh may lose their arms licences

Many got associated with the organisation during or after the year-long agitation against three farm laws at Delhi's borders. → Read More

Haryana Budget 2023 Live Updates: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar presents state Budget, says no new taxes to be levied

Haryana Budget 2023-24 News Live Updates: The Budget session of the Assembly had commenced on February 20 → Read More

Before ‘cow vigilante killings’, Haryana unveiled communal harmony panel with polls in mind

Ahead of the 2024 elections, BJP hopes the move will give it some traction in south Haryana, where there are constituencies with a sizeable minority population. → Read More

Haryana government withdraws decision asking students to return tablets before exams

Class 10 and 12 students will now be expected to submit the free tablets to their schools on the day of their last exam. → Read More

Haryana government asks students to return free tablets given to them during pandemic

Referring to the students of Class 10, 11 and 12, the DSE has detailed the “Standing Operating Procedure” as per which the students have to deposit the tablets given to them at their respective schools. → Read More

Animal Welfare Board of India urges couples to celebrate Feb 14 as ‘Cow Hug Day’

The appeal states it has been issued on the direction of the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying of the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying. → Read More

In a blow to government job seekers, Haryana abolishes posts lying vacant for 2 years

The move comes at a time when the Haryana government has been under fire by the Opposition over the high unemployment rate in the state → Read More

What’s in a name? Could mean a re-election, discover two Haryana panchayat samitis

SEC seeks clarification as both Barwala No. 10 and Barwala No. 11, 200 km apart, elect men as chair, instead of a woman in one of them. → Read More

Haryana rolls out assessment framework based on 14 parameters for govt and aided colleges

The institutes will be scored out of a maximum of 600 marks. Teaching and learning quality carries the highest marks of 160 followed by Institutional values and best practices (120). → Read More

After rendezvous with Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, Haryana develops fad for rallies

The Haryana unit of the Congress has declared that it will conduct a two-month-long ‘Haath-Se-Haath Jodo Abhiyan’ → Read More

Day before Rahul Yatra ends, BJP plans an Amit Shah show of strength in Haryana

Rally planned by BJP in Haryana, another might happen in Punjab: meeting comes days after Rahul Yatra drew good response in Haryana. → Read More

Rahul Gandhi’s recipe to beat the cold during Bharat Jodo Yatra: ‘Coffee with a lot of milk’

During the meeting on January 10, Congress leaders said they talked about their experiences of the Yatra during the candid conversation they had with Gandhi. → Read More

In RSS, Rahul finds ‘21st century Kauravas’, says they ‘removed’ Sita from Jai Siya Ram

Addressing an unscheduled street-corner meeting marking the end of his Bharat Jodo Yatra's fourth day in Haryana, Gandhi said it is the state where the Mahabharata was fought between Kauravas and Pandavas. → Read More

Rahul Gandhi: Congress a ‘sangathan of tapasya’, BJP-RSS of ‘forcible worship’

Asked what next after the Bharat Jodo Yatra, Congress leader says more initiatives in the works. “When Arjun was aiming for the fish’s eye, did he say what he would do after shooting that arrow?” → Read More

From Anaj Mandis to villages, rally to night halts: Rahul Yatra eyes farmer outreach in Haryana

Haryana Congress expects several farmer union leaders to join Bharat Jodo Yatra’s second leg in the state during 5-10 January. → Read More

In Haryana second leg, Rahul Yatra to cross Khattar, Vij constituencies

Bharat Jodo Yatra will enter Haryana on Jan 5 for its second leg in the state, which will be officially kicked off from a public rally in Panipat on Jan 6 → Read More

Haryana’s mounting debt, ministers pulled up: Khattar government faces Congress ire in Assembly

In the three-day Winter Session that concluded on December 28, the government also faced questions about flaws in its flagship schemes. → Read More

Pollution in Yamuna: BJP MLAs flag issue, minister lays blame on Delhi

BJP MLAs, including Jagdish Nayar (Hodal), Deepak Mangla (Palwal), Praveen Dagar (Hathin) and Rajesh Nagar (Tigaon) had moved the calling attention notice regarding “spreading out the diseases in Faridabad and Palwal due to mixing of chemical and dirty water coming from Delhi in Agra Canal”. → Read More

Haryana govt’s flip-flop on Calling Attention Notice by Abhay Chautala sparks row in Assembly

Abhay Chautala had filed the notice over the “shortfall of approximately 7.4 lakh boxes of the liquor stock at the l-13 godown of two contractors in Sonipat district in December”. → Read More

Haryana Assembly: Opposition takes on govt during Question Hour

A few Bills, including The Haryana Sikh Gurdwaras (Management) Amendment Bill, 2022; The Haryana Municipal Corporation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022; The Haryana Municipal (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022, are likely to be passed Wednesday. → Read More