Varinder Bhatia

Articles By Varinder Bhatia

Startups in Haryana can now compete with MSMEs in public procurement

For qualifying to participate in government’s public procurement tenders, startups and first generation entrepreneurs are also going to be provided a concession of 80 per cent on the “turnover condition” imposed as qualifying criteria.

BJP’s loose cannon on Twitter, this Haryana minister spares no one

The four-time MLA from Ambala cantonment constituency and a permanent invitee to the BJP national executive, Vij has never shied away from ridiculing his political opponents.

Haryana’s South connect: When it made Telugu second language in school

Veteran politicians and bureaucrats also recall that Bansi Lal wanted to give Haryana’s students the opportunity to learn at least two Indian languages, one from the North (Hindi) and the other from South (Telugu).

Day after man mauled to death: Two minutes, all it took to climb Chhatbir Zoo enclosure

The zoo authorities and police are suspecting, the victim might have been one of the labourers. The rescue team added that they suspect the man who fell prey to the lions could be “mentally unstable”.

On Thakur govt’s 1st anniversary, PM Narendra Modi talks infra push

The rally in Dharamshala assumes significance as it comes in the run-up to next year’s Lok Sabha polls. Currently, BJP holds all four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal. Modi congratulated the Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur appreciating initiatives taken by state government.

PM hits back: Chowkidar won’t spare thieves

"They have started to be afraid of the watchman. The thieves have lost their sleep, because the watchman is not ready to sleep."

HIGHLIGHTS: In Himachal, PM Modi says ‘this watchman not prepared to spare thieves’

Narendra Modi in Dharamshala LIVE updates: PM released a document highlighting achievements of the state government on the occasion.

Khalistan supporter wanted in India among those whose homes raided by police in UK

In February 2015, a court in Patiala declared Gursharanbir Singh a proclaimed offender in the case. The Punjab Police arrested five other men in the case, all of whom were acquitted by the court due to lack of evidence.

Robert Vadra land deal: new FIR, same allegations, and panel report stuck in court

Justice Dhingra committee challenged by Hooda, govt won’t release report until court decides on petition. Will new FIR have a bearing on probe?

How Punjab fights war on drugs

What led to its moves, how they have fared: from STF to death penalty proposal to drug tests for govt staff

New city next to Gurgaon: Eligibility criteria eased for consultants

The last date for receiving applications for selection of consultant, which was due to lapse today, has now been extended till July 16.

Death penalty for drug crimes: How the law changed over time

A 2012 report by Harm Reduction International, formerly known as International Harm Reduction Association, a NGO working globally on the subject of drug trafficking mentioned India as one of 33 countries that retains death penalty for drug related offences.

Larger than Chandigarh, new city will rise next to Gurgaon

The new city is likely to be spread across at least 50,000 hectares, which is larger than Chandigarh (11,400 hectares) but smaller than Gurgaon (73,200 hectares).

Bhupinder Singh Hooda: Will remain a party soldier… not going anywhere

Hooda said, "If you look at the history of Congress, every party president has contributed towards strengthening the party. Rahul Gandhi will also do that. He will expand the party. Karnataka is a recent example."

‘Distance’ shrinks between Jats, Dalits as they pitch tents against Manohar Lal Khattar govt

Among the Dalit protesters demanding justice are a fruit and vegetable vendors, masons, daily wagers. Jat protesters include a retired civil surgeon, a professor, a college principal, an excise inspector, a bank manager.

Permanent questions around temporary jobs

In April 2017, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad directed the Telangana government to not regularise services of contract employees appointed after a certain cut-off date.

How Haryana lost a decades-long battle for prime land in NCR heart

What is the story of these 464.6 acres in the Gwal Pahari gram panchayat area, close to the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road?

Simply Put: What now in Gurgaon after SC restores acquisition?

Haryana announced land acquisition in 2004, withdrew it in 2007 after owners had already sold cheap to builders. It was fraud, apex court said on Monday.

Journalist who protested PM Modi visit to Canada part of Trudeau delegation

In April 2015, pictures of Saini holding banners that said, “Modi is a Terrorist”, “Modi you are not welcome in Canada” and “India out of Khalistan” with Air India One in the background had gone viral during Modi's state visit to Canada.

Manesar land scam: Bhupinder Singh Hooda dropped land takeover after request from Ghulam Nabi Azad, says CBI

Within four months of the request, the land was dropped from the acquisition process and Hooda approved the grant of licence to the developer on November 25, 2007. The licence, the CBI said, was issued to the developer on May 7, 2008.