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Haryana likely to extend lockdown in some districts, school to stay shut all across
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja said that “government should provide relief to the small scale industries of the state...relief should be declared both for these industries and for labourers too”.

Haryana govt formulates 4-tier strategy, divides state polling booth-wise to monitor, supply ration, medicines
Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Chief Secretary Keshni Anand Arora issued instructions to all deputy commissioners to immediately constitute unit committees, sector committees, zonal committees and district committees.

Keeping fit, to keeping spouse happy: Khattar’s message-a-day
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has taken on a new avatar, releasing a video address a day on how the people of the state can spend their time in lockdown.

Govt pushes speedy sourcing of protective gear, medical items
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

The government shared information on the number of isolation beds and ventilators in Covid-19 dedicated hospitals during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video conference with Chief Ministers Thursday morning.

PM Modi calls for a common strategy, underlines grim global numbers, possible second wave
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

Interacting with the Chief Ministers via video-conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested that the lifting of the lockdown be staggered, earmarking some days for vehicles, other days for cyclists, and that fewer people should be in offices.

Haryana traces 480 people who attended Tabligh event, search on for more
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

There is a possibility of this number crossing 500 as the state government agencies are still busy verifying the antecedents of about 30 more persons, identified as part of the congregation.

Haryana’s latest worry: Nearly 500 who attended Nizamuddin event, search on for more
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

All traced and quarantined at state facilities; list includes 89 foreigners.

Migrant crisis: States enforce quarantine, seal borders
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Over the last 48 hours, workers from various urban centres, facing a coronavirus health scare on top of job losses, tried to escape the 21-day lockdown, and rushed back to their hometowns.

Anil Vij defines lockdown Lakshman Rekha: Markings at space of 1.5 metre for customers at shops, temple, hospital
Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Vij told The Indian Express that the grocery stores, vegetable shops and chemist shops in Haryana shall continue to remain open, but with 'Lakshman Rekha' marked 1.5 metres apart in queue in front of every such shop

Explained: What is an ‘essential commodity’? Why has govt declared masks, hand sanitisers ‘essential’ commodities?
Sat, Mar 14, 2020

It is a penal provision to ensure there is no profiteering from a commodity that is temporarily in extraordinary demand. It does not mean that masks and sanitisers are ‘essential’ to combat coronavirus.

Coronavirus India updates March 12: 76-year-old man from Kalburgi India’s first casualty, says Karnataka govt
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Reassuring that there's no need to panic, the health ministry said mask is not always necessary if a person maintains effective social distance.

‘Practice has been in vogue since long’: Sports dept cites ‘precedents’ to exonerate IAS officer, his children
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

The Haryana government paid over Rs 44.53 crore to 4,370 sportspersons as award money for their achievements in tournaments using the same pattern they applied to pay the state former sports director Jagdeep Singh's children 2004-05 to 2015-2016.

Haryana govt’s twin challenge in Sirsa protecting Ther mound, resettling those it forces out
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

The Mound is believed to hold clues to the ancient city of ‘Sarishika’, but it must be cleared for the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to confirm its historicity

Haryana: Ancient city in Sirsa, under a mound & 50,000 people
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

There is also a dispute over the size of the protected area, with surveys by the ASI and government departments such as Revenue and Archaeology and Museums coming up with different figures.

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 preference...to 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.

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