Haryana to purchase land of farmers for development

Chandigarh, June 24 : The Haryana government has decided to implement a special scheme under which it will purchase small landholdings of farmers, consolidate these and use the consolidated land for development works, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday. The government will also purchase barren land of farmers, he said while addressing a […]

CBI notice to Tripura minister on chit fund case

Agartala, June 24 : Tripura Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath on Saturday said she has got a CBI notice for questioning in connection with a case of the Rose Valley chit fund scam. “I got a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) notice today (Saturday) through the state assembly. The agency official informed me that they […]

One held for teen’s murder; CPI-M blames ‘toxic campaign’ for crime

Ballabhgarh (Haryana), June 24 : One person has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a train in Haryana, police said on Saturday. Authorities said four more accused had been identified, but refused to disclose their identities. The CPI-M said on Saturday that such crimes are a result of “toxic […]

Opposition slams BJP for ministers skipping President’s Iftar

New Delhi, June 24 : Opposition parties on Saturday slammed the Narendra Modi government after none of its representatives turned up for an Iftar party hosted by outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee. The ruling BJP was hard put to explain the absence of NDA ministers at the Friday evening gathering — the last before Mukherjee demits […]

EC rejects AAP plea, office of profit case to continue

New Delhi, June 24 : In a setback to the AAP, the Election Commission has rejected the pleas of 21 party legislators — whose appointment as Parliamentary Secretaries was set aside by the court — to drop the “office of profit” case against them. Since the AAP MLAs held de facto posts of Parliamentary Secretaries […]

Demands by Arab states not realistic: Qatar

Doha, June 24 : Qatar’s Foreign Minister on Saturday rejected a list of 13 conditions set by four Arab countries for lifting sanctions, saying it is neither reasonable nor actionable. Qatar is under strict sanctions from Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain over its support to terror organisations, BBC […]