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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Varinder Bhatia


Haryana: Remark wrongly attributed to Dushyant Chautala that landed BSF ex-DG Prakash Singh in a soup
Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Prakash Singh, a former DG (BSF), DGP (Uttar Pradesh) and DGP (Assam), had later discovered that the remarks were, in fact, made by Dushyant’s younger brother Digvijay Chautala while addressing a public gathering in Hisar.

BJP-JJP’s 75% reservation for Haryanvis promise was in Cong’s industrial policy nine years ago
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

“An undertaking to the effect that the applicant shall employ at least 75 per cent of his unskilled work force and give candidates from among Haryana domiciles,” read the government’s industrial policy way back in 2012.

Will look into allegations of MLA against officers: Haryana Home Minister
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Expressing his anguish citing non-cooperation from officers in his constituency, Babli had told this newspaper on Tuesday, “I feel ashamed at being a legislator.”

Haryana govt corrupt, ashamed to be part of it: JJP MLA
Wed, Jan 29, 2020

The outburst from Tohana MLA Devender Babli, close aide of Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala, is latest in a series of rebellious acts being witnessed in the JJP and the BJP, the two parties that forged a post-poll alliance for Haryana.

Day after losing CID charge, Anil Vij says: ‘CM can keep any dept he wants’
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

In the absence of adequate "intelligence briefing," Vij had last week said, "Without CID, Home portfolio is just like a man without eyes, ears, and nose".

Haryana: CID goes to Manohar Lal Khattar hours after Anil Vij gets first ‘intel brief’
Thu, Jan 23, 2020

However, all through his showdown with CM over control of the CID, Vij has maintained that the Chief Minister is supreme and can keep whatever department he wants.

The batch of 2019: Meet Haryana’s new crop of civil servants
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

There are IIT and IIM grads, software engineers, a newspaper vendor's daughter, a confectioner's son.

HCS ‘mission accomplished’, newspaper vendor’s daughter eyes UPSC next
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

The eldest of three siblings of whom the youngest is a child with special needs, Shivjeet says growing up in a family with limited means but a strong social conscience, she always wanted to study hard and join the civil services.

Minister vs CM in Haryana: If CM wants CID, he must call Cabinet meet, says Anil Vij
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Last week, Vij had taunted Khattar to take back the Home portfolio from him after a run-in over transfer of nine IPS officers in which he was overruled by the Chief Minister’s Office.

After portfolio changed online, Haryana home minister hits out: Govts run on rule of law, not websites
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

It was recently reported that the Intelligence Wing, part of the home minister's responsibilities, has been listed under CM Khattar's portfolios on two govt websites.

Haryana: As Anil Vij takes CID to task, CM’s website updates Khattar’s the boss
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

It is not clear when the change was made on the two websites, but both showed that they were last updated Tuesday.

Haryana IAS officer issues sports certificate to shooter son, he uses it to get into HCS; Khemka cries fraud
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Seeking a stern action on the “misconduct” and “criminal offences” allegedly committed by the father and son, Khemka has written to the state government, explaining the “modus operandi” of the “fraud”.

Anil Vij taunts Haryana govt to take back Home portfolio
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

While Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is yet to reply to Vij’s dissent note on the recent transfers of nine IPS officers, officials of the CID have also not replied to the Home Minister’s queries in stipulated time frame.

Vij taunts govt to take back Home portfolio, BJP calls grouse communication gap
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Over the past few days he has pulled up the state intelligence department (the state CID) for not sharing information sought by him and has also shot a dissent note to the CM over transfer of 9 IPS officers without taking him on board.

Ashok Khemka to CM Khattar after 53rd transfer: Governance no longer service, it’s business
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Khemka, principal secretary of the Science and Technology Department, was transferred to the Archives Department by the Haryana government in the last week of November.

Explained: What is Trakea, used by Haryana Police to make forensic reports tamper-proof?
Fri, Dec 13, 2019

Haryana Police claim Trakea is the country's first police force to have introduced this unique barcoding for forensic reports.

‘Haryana govt depts spending crores to hire private operators for projects’
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

A detailed note giving specific instances of the departments having hired private operators has been submitted to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s office, after which the latter sought information on the issue.

Haryana: On JJP’s poll promises, Khattar govt looks at ‘middle path’
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

About the 75 per cent reservation for Haryanvis in private establishments, a senior officer said that “granting a blanket reservation in jobs is not legally tenable”.

I am against fake shootouts, but a genuine encounter is also policing: Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij (Express photo by Jasbir Malhi/Files) Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij is not satisfied with the functioning of the state intelligence department and has also warned officials in police, health and urban local bodies departments to either shape up or he will set them right.

Cow slaughter, smuggling cases in NuhPolice ‘ill-equipped’, ‘cannot handle such cases’, ‘lacks trust’: Amicus in HC report
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

The report has now been taken on record by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.