Haryana

Afghanistan a favourite at Surajkund fair

Surajkund (Haryana), Feb 9: Membership of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation or SAARC has helped Afghanistan to expand its trade boundaries at the Surajkund crafts fair, on the outskirts of New Delhi.

The SAARC member countries showcased their craftwork at the fair and Afghanistan's participation was noteworthy.

Surajkund fair was started in 1987 as a novel scheme to highlight Indian handicrafts, art and culture. Now it has become a mega-hit.

In recent years, the fair has expanded its scope by inviting craftsmen and promoters from the SAARC-member countries.

The endeavor to promote economic integration, free trade and cultural links has proved to be fruitful for war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Surajkund crafts fair begins today

Surajkund crafts fair begins todaySurajkund (Haryana), Feb. 1: The 22nd Surajkund craft fair, which provides a platform to artisans from across the country to exhibit their crafts and skills, is all set to open up from today.

The main attraction will be the languishing and dying crafts from various nondescript parts of the nation.

Although several changes have been brought in the exhibition since 1987 when it was first held, even today, the display of handicrafts from across the country remains a prominent feature.

Bird flu scare in Haryana

Bhiwani (Haryana), Jan 31 : Panic gripped poultry farmers in Haryana's Bhiwani District today due to mysterious death of thousands of chickens.

Poultry owners were scared that the bird flu virus has hit them. 
 
"Thousands of chickens are dying daily. Doctors come, they do check up and then go. They are not telling us the exact reason for the mysterious death," said Krishna, a poultry owner.  

There has been no official confirmation however if the deadly H5N1 strain of avian influenza has actually hit here.

About 160,000 poultry birds have been culled in West Bengal so far, while over 100,000 birds have succumbed to the disease.

North India continues to reel under intense cold wave

North India continues to reel under intense cold waveRohtak (Haryana)/Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), Jan 29: Northern India continued to shiver under intense cold wave conditions on Tuesday as mercury levels dipped to sub-zero temperatures, disrupting normal life.

In Rohtak, the temperature plummeted to around two degree Celsius, causing immense hardship to people, particularly during the intensely cold nights.

Labourers working in the outdoors have wrapped themselves up in maximum possible warm clothing, and are spending most of their time huddling around makeshift fires.

Chief Minister Hooda plans to promote Gurukul Institutes in Haryana

Haryana Government will promote Gurukul Educational Institutes in the state by providing financial aid. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was addressing Sanskrit Maha-sammelan at Gurukul Maha-vidyalaya.

Chief Minister assured Sanskrit teachers that their demands will be accepted soon and said that the promotion of Sanskrit language in the state will be funded by the government.

Mr Hooda said, "Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages of the world and many Vedas have been written in this language."

Mr. Hooda said that Haryana Government is very keen on overall development of students under Gurukul system of teaching.

Indo-Mauritius ties on strong footing, says Jugnauth

Karnal (Haryana), Dec 14: Mauritius President Sir Anerood Jugnauth believes ties between his country and India are on a strong footing because both share common roots.

"Since Mauritius gained independence, India has helped us a lot. Our cooperation is very strong. We are working together on many issues in international field, " said Jugnauth, while on a private visit to Karnal .

He was accompanied by his wife Sarojni. Both also attended a cultural programme. A Hindi music CD penned by him was released on the occasion.

India and Mauritius signed the double taxation avoidance agreement in 1983. Despite periodic criticism that the treaty has been abused for tax evasion, New Delhi has refused to scrap the agreement.

Dera chief to appear before CBI court

Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim SinghAmbala, Oct 27 : Chief of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect, Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, will today appear before a CBI court in connection with two cases of murder and one of sexual harassment.

The court who had granted regular bail to Singh on Thursday, asked him to appear before the court on Saturday.

Singh's lawyer Jasmir Singh had said that Special CBI Judge R K Saini allowed the regular bail plea as his "prima facie involvement" in the three cases had not been established,

Decision on Dera chief's bail plea today

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh
Ambala, Oct 25 : A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will today give its order on the bail plea of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, who has been accused of sexual assault and murder.

Special CBI Judge R K Saini had reserved the decision on regular bail application till today.

The CBI is opposing grant of bail to Singh, alleging that the sect chief was threatening the witnesses.

Hearing in Dera Sacha Sauda chief's case today

Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh
Ambala, Oct 22 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will today hear a case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, who has been accused of sexual assault and murder.

Earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought cancellation of interim bail to Singh, alleging that the sect chief was threatening the witnesses.

In an application filed before Special CBI Judge R K Saini, the investigating agency also demanded that no regular bail be granted to Dera Chief as he pressurise the witnesses.

Court to hear Dera Sacha Sauda chief case today

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh
Ambala, Oct 20 : A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will today hear a case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, who is accused of sexual assault and murder.

Earlier, a court had extended the bail of Singh till October 20 in two cases of murder and one count of rape.

The court had refused Singh's plea for regular bail on grounds that the Dera chief was not present at the hearing on October 15.

Defence lawyer, however, had stated that Singh was not needed be present.

Haryana police learns etiquette to get people savvy

Gurgaon (Haryana), Oct 19 : Police in Haryana are undergoing etiquette lessons to improve the image of the state police force in the public eye.

Under a private-public initiative, cops in Gurgaon are being trained in basic behaviour and code of conduct at Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) offices.

Infamous for being rowdy and unfriendly, the policemen are getting a crash course in being polite to the public.

Police officials, especially those who attend calls at the control room and at police stations, are being trained to respond rationally to people in distress.

Mahendra Lal, Commissioner of Police, Gurgaon, said the programme is aimed at making policemen people savvy.

Court to hear Dera chief case today

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh
Ambala, Oct 15 : A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will today hear a case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmit Ram Rahim Singh, accused of sexual assault and murder.

Earlier, a court had extended the bail of Baba Gurmit till October 15 in two cases of murder and one count of rape.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed him to appear before the trial court for grant of regular bail.

The dera chief was granted interim bail on surety of three bonds of Rupees five lakh each.

ANNIK opens first office in US

Gurgaon (Haryana), Sept 26 : In a significant move, Annik, India's premier Data Services and Analytics Company, part of Raman Roy's Quatrro Group of Companies, has opened their first office in the US.

The Florida office will provide local presence for client relationship.

"We are proud to announce the opening of our US Office, a major milestone in Annik's growth. This new office will allow us to get closer to clients and provide quicker and more domain-specific responses to client needs,” said Rahul Sahgal, CEO of Annik.

Haryana Tops The List In Terms Of Per Capita Investment

Chandigarh: Centre for Monitoring of Indian Economy (CMIE) has reported that Haryana has topped the state list in terms of per capita investment in the existing fiscal.

The report has detailed that the overall investment figure under implementation is Rs 1,86,045 crore, as of June 2007.

According to the report, the state ranked 14th ten years ago and was placed at 13th place five years ago in terms of per capita investment.

Hearing of Dera manager murder case today

Ambala, Sept. 17: A court in Ambala will today hear the murder case of Dera Sacha Sauda manager Ranjit Singh, in which the Dera chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, is an accused.

Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge R K Saini had adjourned the hearing after five accused - Krishan Lal, Jasbir Singh, Sabdil Singh, Inder Sain and Avtar Singh appeared before the court.

Baba Gurmeet is accused of murdering Ranjit Singh, who threatened to reveal the name of those who were involved in wrongdoings inside the Dera headquarters at Sirsa.

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