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Haryana to cull 166,128 poultry birds to prevent spread of Avian Influenza

Chandigarh: The Haryana government on Friday declared the area within the radius of one km from two poultry farms in Panchkula district where birds tested avian influenza (H5N8), as “infected zone” and announced culling of 166,128 birds, state Animal Husbandry Minister J.P. Dalal said. The state has restricted the movement of poultry goods from these areas. […]

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Don’t vandalise telecom towers, farmers’ leaders appeal from Delhi

Chandigarh (1 Min Read): With more than 1,500 mobile phone towers having been vandalised in Punjab amid protests over the three farm laws, farmer leaders at the agitation site on the Delhi border on Tuesday appealed that these vital infrastructure should not be damaged. Denying any role in the damaging the telecom towers, farmer leaders, in […]

ED summons Punjab CM’s son in forex case

Chandigarh: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Raninder Singh, the son of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, in connection with its probe against him for alleged forex contraventions and holding untaxed foreign assets. Official sources told IANS here Raninder has been summoned by the agency at its Jalandhar office on Tuesday to explain the alleged movement […]

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Wrestler Babita Phogat quits govt job to join politics

Chandigarh: International wrestler Babita Phogat, who unsuccessfully contested the 2019 assembly polls, on Wednesday resigned as the Deputy Director in Haryana’s Sports Department. She is likely to contest the bypoll in the state as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate. “I am going to take an active part in politics and campaign in the Baroda assembly […]

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Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests Covid positive

Chandigarh: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday announced he has tested positive for coronavirus. Announcing his infection on Twitter, he said that he was asymptomatic and has been isolated at home. The Jannayak Janta Party chief also urged those who had come in contact with him in the past week to get tested for […]

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Ahead of Haryana Assembly session, Speaker tests corona positive

Chandigarh: Two days ahead of the Haryana Assembly’s Monsoon Session, Speaker Gian Chand Gupta has tested positive for coronavirus. Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwar will preside over the Assembly session starting on August 26 in Gupta’s absence. Two legislators too have tested corona positive. A day earlier, Gupta’s Political Secretary and his nephew were among the […]

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Death toll in Punjab hooch tragedy rises to 86; 6 cops, 7 excise officials suspended

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered the suspension of, and inquiry against, seven Excise and Taxation Officers and Inspectors, along with two DSPs and four SHOs of Punjab Police, in connection with the hooch tragedy, which has so far claimed 86 lives in the three districts of Tarn Taran, Amritsar rural and […]