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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Varinder Bhatia


1 MLA in kitty, 2 yr to polls, can INLD survive another jail stint for Chautala Sr?
Sat, May 21, 2022

Last in power 17 years ago, the INLD has been sliding since Om Prakash Chautala lost power in 2005. Now 87, Chautala had won MLA election seven times and served as CM four times – between 1989 and 2005, for varying durations.

Haryana Cong MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi appears to warm up to BJP, Khattar calls him ‘friend’
Fri, May 20, 2022

Bishnoi’s meeting with BJP leader and CM Khattar assumes significance after Punjab Congress leader Sunil Jakhar joined the saffron party.

Haryana Congress MLA Bishnoi meets CM Khattar, sparks speculations about his next move
Thu, May 19, 2022

Haryana Congress MLA Kuldeep Bishnoi, who is learnt to be miffed with the Congress party after he failed to get a position in the revamped Haryana unit, met met Khattar on Wednesday evening at Gurgaon, triggering speculation about his next move.

US special coordinator for Tibet meets Dalai Lama in Dharamshala, conveys greetings from President Biden
Thu, May 19, 2022

The Dalai Lama and the US delegation discussed the traditions of freedom and democracy in the United States of America and India.

US special coordinator for Tibet in Dharamshala, to meet Dalai Lama tomorrow
Wed, May 18, 2022

The visit of the American delegation led by Uzra Zeya comes almost a week after Central Tibetan Administration president Penpa Tsering concluded his three-nation visit to the US, Canada and Germany.

Hooda panel on farm issues: Among proposals Congress accepted are `6K/month aid, MSP as legal guarantee
Wed, May 18, 2022

The former Haryana chief minister said that the party high command also accepted the suggestion that if Congress forms the government, it will ensure legal guarantee of MSP.

‘Good luck & goodbye’: After Jakhar, Congress wary of parting shots from Haryana rebels
Tue, May 17, 2022

An aspirant for a leadership role, ex-MP Bishnoi publicly declared that he was “angry”, as he could not find a place among the HPCC brass. He has since continued to be at loggerheads with the state party leadership.

Chintels Paradiso roof collapse: Groundwork done, Haryana to hand over case to CBI
Mon, May 16, 2022

Sources told The Indian Express that all the legal modalities have been worked out by the state government and procedures completed to hand over the case to the independent investigating agency.

In 4 trips in 9 months, accused supplied drugs, weapons from Pak to 3 states
Thu, May 12, 2022

SP: Had transported drugs and weapons airdropped by drones from across border to Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra; caught during trip to Telangana

Haryana panchayat polls get HC nod, parties gear up for high-stakes battle
Fri, May 06, 2022

On Wednesday, Dhankar welcomed the decision of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, adding that the panchayat polls will be held in the Haryana soon.

From highway to HPCC office, Hoodas turn Bhan event into spectacle of their strength
Thu, May 05, 2022

Bhan's appointment as Selja's replacement was said to have been suggested by Hooda whose opponents within the faction-ridden state Congress has dubbed the former as a “rubber stamp” for the LoP.

HSWC recruitments controversy: Khemka seeks Verma’s transfer out of HSWC, apprehends tampering of records
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

Khemka has also raised apprehensions that Verma being Managing Director, HSWC will threaten the staff to conceal truth and fabricate false evidence against him

Heat wave, low coal stocks, delayed payments leading to power outages
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Over the past week, the total electricity shortage in India hit 623 million units (MU), surpassing the total shortage all of March.

State of the power crunch
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

From the heat wave to depleted capacity, and technical snags to coal shortage, states are facing multiple problems in meeting increased demand for power. A look at the situation in some:

Heat wave, low coal stocks, delayed payments leading to power outages
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Over past week, shortage of 623 mn units, more than total for all of March

Key post aspirant Kuldeep Bishnoi left in the cold in Haryana Congress revamp
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

For many days, Bishnoi, the Adampur MLA, had been meeting senior Congress leaders as part of his intense lobbying exercise.

When Haryana home minister accompanied IAS officer to complain against another officer
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

With Anil Vij throwing his weight behind Ashok Khemka in his tussle with Sanjeev Verma, divisional commissioner of Karnal, CM Khattar’s constituency, there appears to be more than meets the eye to the charges of corruption raised over two 12-year-old appointments.

Newsmaker | New Haryana Cong chief Udai Bhan a Hooda man, says ‘Must work under his leadership’
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Family with links in politics since British times, son of 'Aya Ram, Gaya Ram' fame Gaya Lal

In a win for Bhupinder Hooda, loyalist Udai Bhan appointed Haryana Congress chief
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Party high command appoints four working presidents — one each from the Hooda, Kiran Choudhry, Randeep Surjewala, and Kumari Selja factions

Explained: What Haryana plans to celebrate Guru Tegh Bahadur’s birth anniversary
Sat, Apr 23, 2022

Guru Tegh Bahadur's birth anniversary: Haryana is scheduled to go to Assembly polls in October 2024. However, the government has said that it has no political agenda, and that its aim is only to spread awareness.

AAP at its heel, Haryana Congress starts setting house in order
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

The party recently concluded a membership drive and has drawn up a schedule for organisational polls

Ambitious for more than deputy, Dushyant’s JJP on expansion drive
Thu, Apr 14, 2022

Party bracing for seat-sharing talks for 2024, may contest all 90 alone

Ambitious for more than deputy, Dushyant Chautala’s JJP on expansion drive
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The party is bracing for difficult seat-sharing talks for 2024, may contest all 90 seats alone

After Punjab Cong rejig, all eyes now on party’s faction-ridden Haryana unit
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Last month, during a meeting of Haryana leaders chaired by Rahul Gandhi, a group of leaders backing CLP leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda had vehemently opposed PCC president Kumari Selja's leadership.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda: Only way forward for Congress is to adopt model of inclusive and collective leadership
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Congress's two-time former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda spoke to The Indian Express on the AAP as a contender, infighting in the Congress and the Punjab Assembly's resolution staking claim to the capital city of Chandigarh.