As UP polls near, a lynching prompts fringe groups to go back to old tricks

A political analyst told The Federal that the BJP was once again trying to polarise communities ahead of elections

2 weeks, 10 villages, 239 ‘mysterious’ deaths: COVID now batters rur...

If the first wave of COVID pandemic had swathes of urban India ravaged, then the deadly second wave seems to be wreaking havoc on the hinterlands of the country.Haryana’s villages, for instance, are bearing the brunt. A quick look by The Federal suggests at least 239 “mysterious deaths” took place in fewer than two weeks in just 10 villages of the state.

Odisha, Haryana choose sharp lockdowns to check COVID spread

Bhubaneswar: The restrictions will not be applicable to any poll-related work, such as movement of personnel engaged in facilitating by-election to the Pipili assembly constituency. Polling in Pipili will be held on May 16

Lockdowns, curfews: Bengal and Haryana impose tough new restrictions

Gatherings of all kinds, including those for social, cultural, academic or entertainment purposes will be banned, a release said. Markets will be open from 7am to 10am and 3pm to 5pm on all days. Places offering essential services, such as medical and grocery shops, can remain open at times other than the specified period, the release said
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Punjab, Haryana wait for oxygen plants promised by Centre

The Centre announced the installation of nine oxygen plants in Punjab and Haryana in October last year, but only one is functioning so far

Gurugram to close meat shops on Tuesdays to respect ‘Hindu sentiments’

The Gurgaon Municipal Corporation (MCG) recently decided to keep all meat shops in the city closed on Tuesdays. The decision was taken at the general body meeting, though the issue was not on agenda. It was, however, taken up for discussion after some councillors raised it citing ' disrespect for Hindu beliefs.’

Farm agitation: Khattar brings Bill to recover damages from rioters

Days after winning the trust vote in the Haryana assembly, the BJP-JJP combine government on Monday (March 15) tabled a Bill seeking recovery of damages to public properties from rioters, triggering a walkout by the Opposition.

Haryana farmers call JJP ‘chair-loving leeches’ over support to BJP govt

In a situation where kursi (chair) triumphed over kisan (farmer), the BJP-Jannayak Janta Party (JJP)-led government in Haryana on Wednesday sailed through winning the trust vote in the state assembly. The Congress' no-confidence motion was defeated with just 32 members backing it, while 55 members belonging to the BJP-JJP combine voted it down.However, political analysts like Rohtas Nagura suggested that the BJP-JJP may have won the no-confidence motion but it is actually the Congress, who has emerged victorious in this situation, by extending their support to the agitating farmers.

Khattar govt defeats Congress’s no-confidence motion in Haryana assembly

The BJP-JJP government defeated the no-confidence motion moved by the Congress in the Haryana Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, after the motion was supported by 32 and opposed by 55 legislators. The Congress had moved the motion earlier in the day, contending that the people have lost confidence in the Manohar Lal Khattar government over its s...


From prawn moilee to kathi rolls, Masterchef contestant cooks up a rage with desi dis...

From biryani to crayfish kathi rolls to tandoori chicken, Depinder Chhibber has set Masterchef Australia Season 13 on fire

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Party over: Chirag Paswan’s uncle triggers split in LJP

Less than a year after former Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s passing away, his party, the Lok Janshakti Party headed by his son Chirag Paswan, split on Monday (June 14). The party’s five MPs in the Lok Sabha have written to the Speaker asking him to consider them as a separate group.

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Congress’ no-confidence motion in Haryana aimed at winning over Jats

In a calculated move to embarrass the ruling BPJ-JJP alliance led government in Haryana, and to gain political mileage with agitating farmers, the Congress party has moved a no-confidence motion against the government, which has been accepted and will be debated and voted in the Haryana Assembly on Wednesday, March 10.

Haryana’s 75% job quota law may force private firms to relocate

Some companies may consider relocating outside Haryana due to the state's new law which makes it mandatory for private firms to reserve 75% of their jobs for locals. Several firms view the new law as a threat to competitiveness and post-pandemic recovery.

Creta craze: New dowry trend, especially for grooms with govt jobs

Harjit Kaur, a 23-year-old woman from Ambala district of Haryana, allegedly died by hanging herself on February 21. Harjit got married to Gurcharan Singh in November last year, but a few days after the marriage, Gurcharan Singh and his mother Kirandeep Kaur started harassing Harjit for not bringing a car in dowry.

Haryana to provide 75% reservation for locals in private jobs

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that the Governor has approved a bill for reservation of 75% private jobs for the people of the state, nearly five months after it was passed by the state assembly.

No ‘hookahpani’: Haryana khaps boycott minister over farmers’ death...

The khap panchats across Haryana have staged protests and burnt effigies of the state's Agriculture Minister JP Dalal, seeking his dismissal for his controversial statement over the death of farmers during the ongoing agitation against Centre's new farm laws.

Farmers’ wrath: BJP struggles to find civic poll candidates in Punjab, Haryana

About 8 lakh farmers from Punjab and Haryana are camping on Delhi borders, demanding repeal of the three contentious farm laws. Those who are not at the protest sites are making sure that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators and party men feel the heat back home.

Haryana Khap that felled INLD says this is the start of BJP’s ‘downfall&#...

In what is being called as the “start of the downfall of the BJP”, a hugely energetic and emotional crowd of 50,000 farmers was witnessed in khap mahapanchayat in Kandela Village of Jind District in Haryana. A gathering of this intensity against the BJP government hasn’t been witnessed till now

Wife eligible for family pension even if she murders husband, says HC

Can a woman who murders her husband be eligible for family pension? Yes – according to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Haryana farmers ‘will not allow’ BJP-JJP ministers to hoist flag on R-Day...

Farmers in Haryana have announced they’ll not allow any minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala-led Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) alliance government to hoist the national flag during the Republic Day function anywhere in the state.

Haryana farmers’ anger foils BJP-JJP leaders’ public meeting plans

The ongoing farmer agitation has made it difficult for the ministers and MLAs of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) to hold public meetings anywhere in Haryana. Where ever they go, farmers and their families welcome them with black flags. The vehicles of leaders from the two parties are chased and helipads are damaged.

Haryana CM cancels rally as farmers clash with police, break stage & helipad

Farmers on Sunday braved water cannons, baton-charging, and tear gas to reach a 'Kisan Mahapanchayat' venue in Kaimla village in Haryana's Karnal district, which is scheduled to be addressed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, leading to a tensed situation.

Farm law protests: Fear of rout, farmers’ wrath divide Haryana NDA leaders

The discontentment of farmers from Haryana over the central government’s agriculture bills have left the NDA alliance in the state divided with several legislators slowly lending support to the protests at Delhi. The fear of an imminent rift in the government has goaded Jannayak Janata Party chief and deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala, who...

A Haryana farmer earns only ₹2,000 per month even with MSP

A ₹ 2,000 profit per month for an acre shows the plight of farmers in a state like Haryana where 67% of people are dependent on farming out of which 80% are small or marginal who own less than two acres of land.

How personal data is at risk in Haryana’s family identity scheme  

At a time when the Centre is aggressively banning Chinese apps to secure the country’s data, a major security glitch, which could open sensitive and confidential information of residents to theft, has been reported in Haryana’s latest data collection exercise to make family ID cards or Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP). The technical snag has been rep...

Dushyant Chautala ‘a cheater’: Haryana farmers, villagers boycott JJP, BJ...

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister and JJP leader Dushyant Chautala never openly opposed the Centre on the contentious farm laws. Now that the government has agreed to give a written guarantee of minimum support price (MSP), Chautala has put the ball in protesting unions’ court. However, the Chautala clan has been criticized by farmer unions, independent MLAs and even discreetly opposed by his own party MLAs for not standing with the sons of the soil.

Farmers’ protest spells trouble for Khattar govt in Haryana

The raging farmers’ protest in Delhi has put the 12-month-old Manohar Lal Khattar government in Haryana in a fix. An independent MLA has withdrawn support demanding justice for farmers while BJP ally JJP is openly supporting farmers’ demand for guaranteed MSP.

Blamed for farmers’ march, Amarinder says won’t pick Khattar’s call...

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has blamed his Punjab counterpart Capt. Amarinder Singh for the farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ march and claimed only the farmers from  Punjab are protesting, not the ones from his state.

Woo them like Khattar: Haryana clears 75% quota for locals in pvt jobs

This is how coalition politics works: a party with the most number of seats becomes the ruling party with the support of a hopelessly minority group whose commitment to voters is in contradiction with that of the party in power. Like in Haryana, where the state Assembly on Thursday (November 5) passed a Bill providing 75 per cent reservation in pri...

Haryana, Centre planning law against ‘love jihad’: CM Khattar

Chandigarh: Amid the uproar over the killing of a woman in Ballabhgarh, Haryana on Sunday said it is planning a law against ‘love jihad’ to “protect young girls”, a day after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said he will introduce one soon. Haryana was considering a law in the wake of the Ballabhgarh murder and so was the Centre, chief minister ...

21-year-old TB patient raped in private hospital in Gurgaon

A staff from a well-known private hospital in Gurgaon allegedly raped a 21-year-old woman who was admitted at the hospital for severe tuberculosis, according to the police.
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