Three die, 31 fall ill after eating poisonous 'prasad' in Chhattisgarh'

Three persons died and 31 others fell ill after consuming 'prasad' at a religious event in Chhattisgarh's Balodabazar-Bhatapara district, police said on Monday.

Dreaded woman Maoist surrenders in Chhattisgarh

A dreaded woman Maoist, carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on her head, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday, police said.

Four Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Naxal-hit Kondagaon district, police said on Sunday.

Chhattisgarh to help in schooling of Naxal violence-hit children

Children who have lost their parents in Naxal violence in Chhattisgarh will be given priority for admission in schools nearby their native place or according to their choice, a state minister said on Tuesday.

Antagarh bypoll: Infighting in Congress comes to fore

The surprise move by Congress candidate to withdraw nomination from the September 13 bye-election to Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Antagarh Assembly seat has brought to fore infighting in the party.

Trying to get Film City for Chandigarh soon: Kirron Kher

Actress-turned-politician Kirron Kher today said she is planning to get a Media and Film City for Chandigarh.

Five killed in Chandigarh accident

At least five people were killed and 15 others injured when a luxury bus and a car collided in Chandigarh Saturday morning, police said.

Chandigarh motorist speeds away with traffic cop on bonnet

Motorists in Chandigarh may be wary of being caught by traffic policemen but the latter are themselves also at the receiving end from certain drivers.

Water level in Pong worrisome; Bhakra`s level up

Situation in Pong dam continued to remain worrisome as water level in reservoir was about 35 feet less than what it was on corresponding day last year due to deficient rain in catchment areas.

Decision on reducing water release from Pong dam next week

With water level in Pong dam remaining "worrisome" due to "deficient" rains in catchment areas, Bhakra Beas Management Board on Tuesday said a decision on cutting down water release from the reservoir will be taken in consultation with three partnering states next week.

SAD takes a dig at BJP MLA Joshi over tax issue

The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today took a dig at BJP MLA Anil Joshi and asked him not to politicise the matter, after the Punjab government decided to rollback the `advance tax on stock`.

Haryana Chief Secretary expresses regret for sending threatening messages to bureaucrat

Senior Haryana IAS officer Pradeep Kasni, who red-flagged appointment of new information commissioners by the Hooda government, today accused the state Chief Secretary of threatening him.

Unscrupulous builders should not be spared: NCDRC

The apex consumer commission has dismissed an appeal filed by a real estate developer against a direction to pay nearly Rs 65 lakh to two persons who had jointly booked a flat in its project.

Solanki sworn in as new Haryana Guv, evades queries on HSGPC

Veteran BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki was sworn-in as the new Governor of Haryana on Sunday.

Solanki to be sworn in as Haryana governor Sunday

Former college professor and BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh Kaptan Singh Solanki will be sworn in as Haryana governor Sunday, officials said here Saturday.

Chandigarh cop kills wife, attempts suicide

A Chandigarh Police constable on Friday shot his wife dead with his service pistol at the Government Multi-Speciality Hospital (GMSH) in Sector 16 here following an altercation. He later attempted to shoot himself but was overpowered, police said.

Hockey India names Sukhvir Singh Grewal as High Performance Manager of North Zone

Taking forward its plan of developing the game at grassroots level in the country, Hockey India Thursday appointed former coach Sukhvir Singh Grewal as the High Performance Manager of North zone.

It`s Haryana vs Punjab-Centre on row over separate SGPC

The row over a separate SGPC in Congress-ruled Haryana on Friday grew into a full-blown battle between the state on one hand and Akali Dal-BJP ruled Punjab and the Centre on the other as Haryana refused to accept Union Home Ministry`s directive to have a Bill in this regard withdrawn.

Badal urges Union govt to speed up formalities for training centres

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today urged the Union government to expedite formalities for setting up of two training centres near Chandigarh.

Separate Sikh panel recommended for Haryana: Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Amid a growing controversy over the issue, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Tuesday said a committee set up by the state government on the issue of a separate managing committee for Haryana gurudwaras was in favour of a separate Sikh body for the purpose.

Congress to pick youths in allocation of tickets: Shakeel Ahmed

Congress will focus on youths in allocation of tickets for the forthcoming Assembly polls in Haryana, party General Secretray Shakeel Ahmed said on Tuesday.

Rains bring down temperature in north India, 3 killed in UP

Light to moderate showers today brought down temperatures in most parts of north India, including in Uttar Pradesh, where three persons died in rain-related incidents.

Punjab govt launches round-the-clock health helpline

The Punjab Government today launched a round-the-clock helpline to assist people, particularly in rural and interior areas, in getting information on health problems and access to a qualified doctor.

Nearly 700 from Punjab, Haryana stranded in Iraq

Nearly 700 people from Punjab and Haryana are stuck in strife-torn Iraq, officials from both states said Sunday.

87 Haryana youths stranded in Iraq

Total 87 people from Haryana, mostly young men, are stranded in strife-torn Iraq, a government spokesman said Friday.

Hooda announces grant for health workers

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced an additional allowance of Rs 400 per month to multi-purpose health workers and supervisors in the state.

Flights from Chandigarh to Dubai, Bangkok soon: Punjab govt

The Civil Aviation Ministry has given its nod to start of international flights from Chandigarh to Dubai and Bangkok soon, Punjab government said on Thursday said.

Heatwave sweeps Punjab and Haryana

Heatwave today continued to sweep across Punjab and Haryana with the mercury hovering few notches above normal.

The Union Territory of Chandigarh experienced sultry weather with a maximum temperature of 40.6 degrees Celsius, three notches above normal.

Power demand drops sharply in Punjab due to rains

Unseasonal rains in northern region of the country has caused sharp drop in demand for power in Punjab, brining relief for state power utility which is now in the process of buying short term power to meet gap between demand and supply.

Punjab govt announces 6-months deadline for completing reforms

Punjab government on Monday announced a six months deadline for the completion of all governance reforms initiated in the Local Bodies department.