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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Varinder Bhatia


Haryana: Self-medication, ignoring symptoms behind most Covid deaths
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

While in some cases patients changed multiple hospitals during treatment , in others they were sent home after prescribing medicines only to return with worsened symptoms after which they couldn’t survive for more than 24 hours.

Haryana makes another attempt to clear Ther mound of squatters
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Will soon notify rehab plan proposing 100-sq yd land per family, to bear construction cost for houses.

Haryana CM orders to start museum construction; conditions must be fulfilled, reiterates Khemka
Sun, Aug 09, 2020

Even while grave violations raised by Khemka are yet to be addressed, Khattar has issued directions that the archaeology department may go ahead with the project on the 1.83 acres possession delivered to it, “as this project has already been much delayed”.

Liquor smuggling in Haryana: SET blames prominent liquor manufacturer, company says fakes being sold in its name
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij had Thursday said that he has “fully accepted” SET's report and was “forwarding it to the State Vigilance Bureau for registration of FIR and conducting a thorough investigation”.

Explained: Why Haryana is conducting a mammoth sero-survey
Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Despite a high recovery rate of 82.91 per cent, Haryana continues to witness a spike in new cases of coronavirus infections across all the districts.

Liquor smuggling in Haryana: Dushyant defends excise dept he holds, says Vij should probe police role first
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

A day after Vij announced that he has “fully accepted” SET report and marked a “vigilance probe and registration of FIR” in the case, Dushyant, who is also the deputy CM, “dismissed” the observations made by the SET regarding his department.

Haryana: SET finds huge movement of illegal liquor during lockdown, Vij orders vigilance probe
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

In its report, the SET has said that excise department officials did not initiate required action to check smuggling of liquor before and during the lockdown period

Haryana Parivar Pehchan Patra will allow social security scheme portability
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

State government will be implementing the PPP scheme in a phased manner.

Haryana’s PPP system will allow social security scheme portability
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

State government will be implementing the PPP scheme in a phased manner, eventually giving an option to all the beneficiaries to opt for the assistance under a particular scheme

Explained: What is Parivar Pehchan Patra launched by Haryana, how is it different from Aadhaar?
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

The 8-digit Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) is meant for each family across the state to enable smooth and automatic delivery of several citizen-centric services launched by the state government from time to time.

Haryana hits best recovery rate in country after Delhi
Tue, Aug 04, 2020

According to state Covid bulletin released on Monday evening, Haryana’s recovery rate showed a further improvement to 81.97 per cent.

Museum project in Panchkula: Probe into plot sale to archaeology dept opens can of worms
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Principal Secretary (Archaeology and Museums Department) Ashok Khemka has demanded stern action against the erring officials and adjustment of the excess amount paid.

File with then CM’s ‘approval’ missing, officer who took possession no more
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

The file on which the HSVP claims to have taken the then chief minister’s approval for transfer of land to the archaeology department “is untraceable”.

3 years after removal of red beacons, Haryana MLAs to get red flags for vehicles to ensure ‘due recognition’
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker Gian Chand Gupta, however, said that these flags were not symbols of VIP culture, and were being given only to ensure "identity and due recognition of the MLA, while on road".

After removal of red beacons: Haryana MLAs to get red flags for vehicles to ensure ‘due recognition’
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

It was in April, 2017 when the Union Cabinet had decided that red beacon lights will be removed from all vehicles, including that of Prime Minister.

23 years later, discovery of ‘grave error’ halts construction of Haryana’s state of art museum
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

After Principal Secretary (Archaeology and Museums Department) Ashok Khemka flagged the discrepancy, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar issued directions “to fix responsibility for the grave errors”. Khemka said he had also discovered that the land was not even measured during allotment in 1996.

NGT slaps Rs 25 crore penalty on IOC for violation of green norms by Panipat refinery
Sun, Jul 26, 2020

In the order, the NGT has asked the Joint Committee to give its “independent report after site inspection as to status of compliance and execution of action plan as on 31.12.2020 by e-mail”.

Haryana cites ‘malpractices’, bans registration of land transfer deeds till August 17
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

The ban will come into force beginning July 22 and continue till August 17 in various categories.

Rajasthan power play: Drama at Manesar as Haryana cops block SOG
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Haryana Police personnel were deployed outside the ITC Grand Bharat since morning. When the SOG arrived, the five-member team was first denied entry by hotel staff and some policemen at the spot.

Explained: Will ‘Samadhan-se-vikas’ help recover hundreds of crores builders owe?
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

The Indian Express explains why the government has now introduced a one-time settlement scheme for recovery of EDC, and what it aims to achieve with it.

How Haryana plans to resume dept inquiries, revenue court proceedings through video link
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

The Haryana government has realised that the coronavirus pandemic “is estimated to last for a long time”, which is “hampering the ends of justice to be served by the pending inquiries and revenue matters”.

Ladakh’s long, hot summer
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

When India and China clashed in their worst stand-off in four decades, leaving 20 Indian soldiers dead, the ripples were felt in Ladakh. The tensions are set to further delay recovery in the UT that, instead of tourists, is seeing huge losses, a 20 times surge in Covid-19 numbers since May, and a strict lockdown. The Indian Express's Varinder Bhatia on the road from Leh to Pangong.

Veteran of three wars, 83-yr-old soldier is game for another one
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

“I am ready for the fourth one. If army calls me, I will face the enemy and ensure he is defeated,” says Dorje, now settled in a remote village near Kharu on the outskirts of Leh city.

Explained: Why high-altitude warfare is challenging, and how soldiers are trained
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

India-China border dispute: High-altitude warfare is fought keeping the terrain and weather in mind. The kind of infrastructure and training that the troops require for high-altitude warfare are key factors.

IAF intensifies Combat Air Patrols in Ladakh
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Residents of Leh say that these days they are waking up to the noise of IAF fighter jets flying overhead and increased sorties of transport aircraft and helicopters.