Varinder Bhatia


Gwal Pahari Land Issue: Ex-FCR’s order puts Haryana govt in spot
Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Malik got charge of FC(R) in August, acted on a representation filed by the same developers and then decided in their favour in September, three days before he relinquished charge of FC(R).

Haryana: Gwal Pahari land issue to rock Assembly
Wed, Mar 08, 2017

Highly placed sources said the state government was likely to order a probe into the issue.

Gurugram ex-DC’s note to successor: High stakes, zero margin of error
Wed, Feb 15, 2017

The note is dated Jan 16, the day Satyaprakash relinquished charge as DC Gurugram, and is addressed to “DC (successor) Gurugram”.

DLF seeks fresh approval from Haryana for land licence still in Robert Vadra firm’s name
Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The BJP government in Haryana is now faced with two options: terminate the licence or to renew it in the name of Skylight.

Haryana steps in to stop loss of 464 acres in Gurgaon
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Sources have confirmed to The Indian Express that it was only over the weekend that the Chief Minister’s office learnt about the implications of the order.

Haryana steps in to stop loss of 464 acres in Gurgaon
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

The January 2 order cancelling the mutation of 464 acres in Gawal Pahari, which was in the name of the MCG, was passed by Satyaprakash T L, then district collector.

The Badals of Punjab
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

From being the country’s youngest ever chief minister in 1970 to its oldest in 2017, 89-year-old Parkash Singh Badal’s hold over Punjab has few parallels. So does the family’s.

Punjab Poll: For once, angry border village weighs options
Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Traditionally Akali, Mohawa now talks of accident that killed seven children, bungled compensation, lack of action against guilty.

Polltime in Patti: Drug rehab centre now a BSF poll camp
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

It can take in 65 patients at a time but, for the elections, it has been turned into a camp for the BSF who arrived Tuesday.

His son’s body his theme, a father scripts an election campaign in Punjab
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

Through RTI, I learnt that the shroud had reached the office of DGP (Intelligence) on June 28. I don’t know if they forwarded it to the PM or have dumped it somewhere,” Mukhtiar adds.

Interview: My last polls, I want to free Punjab from Badals, says Amarinder Singh
Mon, Jan 16, 2017

"Hence I want to fight Badal on his home turf, Lambi... I want to retire comfortable in the knowledge that I did my bit for the welfare of the state and helped free the people from the clutches of the Akalis,” he said.

Planning over, 2017 is the year of implementation: Manohar Lal Khattar
Sun, Jan 01, 2017

For Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, 2017 will be the year of implementation of his BJP government’s policies formulated in the first two years of his tenure.

In 2016, Haryana BJP govt badly shaken by Jat stir
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

To placate the agitated Jat community, the Haryana government, on March 29, approved the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services & Admission in Educational Institutions) Bill and notified the Act on May 13.

Punjab elections: Newbies on the block
Mon, Dec 26, 2016

Registered with EC as recently as two months ago, ‘greenhorn’ outfits have crowded the electoral landscape in Punjab .

AJL plot allotment case: Vigilance clean chit to 3 officers prompted transfer of case to CBI
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

While Vigilance had already questioned the three bureaucrats, they have not yet questioned former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was also under the scanner.

An image problem
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

It was once known as the force that stamped out militancy. Now Punjab Police is more in the news for the cases it can’t solve and the criminals it can’t catch, including after the recent Nabha jailbreak.

In poll-bound Punjab, Sukhbir Badal’s Sukhvilas opens for business
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Coming soon are eight luxury tents with private swimming pools, all-terrain vehicles and a spa of international standards.

In poll-bound Punjab, Sukhbir’s Sukhvilas opens for business
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

The luxury facility is managed by the Oberoi group and owned by Metro Eco Green Resorts in which Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and his wife and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal have majority stakes.

Nabha jailbreak: Kulpreet Singh alias Neeta Deol, a businessman and a sharpshooter
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Arrested from Amritsar airport in 2015, Deol was wanted in six cases of murder and attempt to murder.

Nabha jailbreak: Dreamt of flying, Gurpreet Singh Sekhon ended up as gangster
Mon, Nov 28, 2016

At present, he is facing 13 cases of murder and attempt to murder.

Chautalas, INLD not to campaign for Badals-led SAD this Punjab election
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

"When it comes to the interests of Haryana, we decided not to campaign for SAD in the forthcoming elections,” said Abhay Chautala, INLD leader.

Haryana probes cash transfer from Hisar to Dimapur
Fri, Nov 25, 2016

Meanwhile, a senior Income Tax official said the tax department carried out searches at three-four locations in Haryana till late Thursday.

J-K: Lives under threat, but villagers on LoC don’t want to leave homes
Sun, Nov 06, 2016

All of them now face the threat of losing their homes and livelihoods, in the wake of the escalating tension on the India-Pakistan border.

On the ground, LoC: ‘It is like living in a firing range’
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Troops on either side have been trading fire ever since India announced its surgical strikes on terror launch pads along the LoC on September 29.

For villagers in Arnia sector, Bhai Dooj celebrations took deadly turn 
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

In all, six persons died and six others were injured at Rangoor camp, Govindgarh and Jarda villages in Arnia sector along the international border.

Haryana forms jumbo committee for Golden Jubilee year celebrations, members clueless
Thu, Sep 22, 2016

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag, currently in England, is also named in the list. His manager, Puneet, said, “We don’t have any such intimation from Haryana government.”

Anganwadi worker recruitment: Haryana to chargesheet 8 IAS, 4 HCS officers for ‘discrepancies’
Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Documents accessed by The Indian Express revealed that at least “906 discrepancies” had been found in the selection procedure in 17 districts of the state.

Jat protests to hit Punjab & UP: It’s all about building pressure on governments in poll-bound states
Wed, Sep 14, 2016

Though the NDA government has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, the Jats feel cheated and have decided to show their strength.

Democratic accountability demands probe report be made public: IAS officer Ashok Khemka
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

Justice S N Dhingra commission on Thursday submitted its report on controversial land deals in Gurgaon to the Haryana Chief Minister.

People who should have been in dock for scams sit in judgement over me, says Ashok Khemka
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had cancelled mutation of the land deal between Skylight and DLF in 2012, speaks to The Indian Express.

Haryana govt creates post, ‘selects’ CM’s nominee
Sun, Aug 21, 2016

Except that documents reviewed by The Sunday Express show that Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had already “ordered” five months ago that Chawhan be picked for the job.

In Haryana, bureaucrats’ yoga date with Ramdev sparks row
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Queries sent to both Chief Secretary Dhesi and ACS (AYUSH) PK Mahapatra went unanswered.

Why every political party in Punjab loves a drug addict
Fri, Jul 01, 2016

For the state government and the police, these numbers, obtained by The Indian Express, signal a “Herculean clean-up”.

Punjab’s war on Drugs: Such a short, toxic journey
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Seizures of heroin at the border spiked over the last 5 years, but the SAD-BJP government wants the BSF to do more to plug the holes

Cut and paste, cut and paste and you have a drugs FIR in Punjab
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

In most FIRs, the accused were caught hiding in bushes on the roadside or river banks and consuming drugs; smoking intoxicants while sitting next to a wall; or, carrying drugs inside right pocket of pants or pyjamas.

Doctors to lawyers: ‘Crackdown skewed, drug addicts being targeted’
Thu, Jun 09, 2016

Experts working to rehabilitate drug addicts and families of victims described the crackdown as a “flawed” exercise.