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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 […]

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Spurious liquor tragedy toll reaches 21, Punjab CM orders probe

Chandigarh: Even as at least 21 persons died due to alleged consumption of spurious liquor in Amritsar, Batala and Tarn Taran districts of Punjab, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday ordered a magisterial inquiry led by the Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner into the matter. Five more deaths were reported on Friday in Batala. One person was […]