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Bhavey Nagpal is a staff correspondent based at Karnal. He reports on crime, politics, health, railways, highways, and civic affairs for northern Haryana districts.

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Farmers accuse BJP supporters of trying to disrupt stir, creating ruckus at Shambhu site

Ambala Wholesale Cloth Merchants’ Association chief Vishal Batra said they had accompanied some locals living and working around Shambhu to the protest site to meet the unions and resolve the matter. However, an argument took place and association members left immediately, he added.

Commotion witnessed at the Shambhu protest site on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, , Patiala/ambala

Track trouble: Train operations suspended on Kalka-Shimla line

In a statement, the Ambala railway division said, “Due to repair work in view of cavities formation near the bridge No. 800 at km 92/6-7 between Jutogh and Summer Hill railway stations, traffic movement on Kalka Shimla section has been suspended between Jutogh and Summer Hill.”

At least 14 trains will remain affected on Sunday and Monday as the operations were suspended beyond Taradevi on the Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway line after cavities formation was reported on a rail bridge on Saturday. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 23, 2024 06:24 AM IST
By, Ambala

Congress will win 70+ seats in assembly polls: Udai Bhan

Udai Bhan along with former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Karnal Lok Sabha candidate Divyanshu Budhiraja addressed a ‘Karyakarta Sammelan’ in Karnal. The event that was also organised in Kurukshetra, and will also be held in Sonepat and Panipat on Friday, is seen as party’s poll bugle for the Vidhan Sabha elections, likely to be held in October.

Congress state president Udai Bhan on Sunday said that as the party maintained lead in 46 of 90 assembly segments in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls, it has targeted to win more than 70 seats in the assembly polls. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 17, 2024 06:22 AM IST
By, Karnal

HC quashes defamation case against Naraingarh Youtuber

Walia had sought quashing of the FIR under charges of defamation and promoting enmity between groups filed against him by Kehar Singh, president of Saini Sabha, Naraingarh on May 5, 2020, during the lockdown

n its judgment last month, the court of justice Vinod Bhardwaj had observed that the fundamental rights of freedom of speech and expression, by way of criticism of acts of a public servant in a public domain for a public cause, needs to be given precedence even at the cost of displeasure of person at the receiving end of the criticism. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 07:00 AM IST
By, Karnal

Kuwait fire tragedy: Yamunanagar victim’s kin stare at uncertain future

The dreams of a better life for Priyanka and her kids were shattered this week as her husband, Anil Giri, died in a devastating fire in Kuwait’s Mangaf. A resident of Yamunanagar, Giri, 38, was among the 45 Indians who lost their lives in the Kuwait fire.

Yamunanagar’s Anil Giri was among the 45 Indians who lost their lives in the devastating fire (HT File)
Updated on Jun 15, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Karnal

Politics of ‘me & mine’ should end: Kumari Selja on Congress ticket allocation

Selja, who was in Karnal’s Jat Bhawan and later at Ambala’s Palace Haveli to address press conferences and meet party workers, said that had the party high command been given credible feedback and had there been no discrepancies in ticket allocation, the party could have swept all 10 seats.

Congress general secretary and Sirsa MP Kumari Selja addressing party workers in Ambala on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2024 06:56 AM IST
By, Karnal

Samadhan shivir to resolve citizen’s grievances: Haryana CM Saini

Haryana CM Saini stressed that the officials have been asked to ensure that the honour of the complainant is also maintained, while their problem is being redressed. The chief minister said this while speaking to the media after chairing his first meeting with the officials of the Karnal district administration.

Haryana chief minister Nayab Saini on Monday said that to resolve public grievances in a hassle-free manner, deputy commissioners have been tasked to listen to public complaints at “samadhan shivir”. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:34 AM IST
By, Karnal

Non-bovine milk could be the future for better nutrition: Experts

Scientists believe that the milk of non-bovine species, such as goats, sheep, camels, donkeys, yaks, etc., which possess numerous therapeutic properties and are proliferating in India, needs to be explored to improve human nutrition and health.

Due to its therapeutic, insulin and low-lactose properties with cheap farming compared to cattle, experts and scientists of the country’s top research institutes on dairying and animal production believe that non-bovine milk could be the future in India. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:18 AM IST
By, Karnal

Varun sails through BJP stronghold of Ambala

Varun’s victory margin might be small, but the grand-old party’s legislator registered his win even in the Naraingarh assembly segment, the home town of chief minister Nayab Saini. Here, the margin with the runner-up and BJP candidate Banto Kataria was 20,906 votes.

One-time MLA Varun Chaudhary, 44, is all set to step into the Parliament after winning the reserved Ambala seat with a margin of 49,036 votes on Tuesday. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Karnal

After Kurukshetra defeat, AAP’s Dhanda hits out at Congress

Dhanda, who is the senior state vice-president of AAP, accused Congress leaders of infighting that led to the defeat of Gupta in Kurukshetra and said despite campaigning by Congress Rajya Sabha MP Randeep Surjewala in Kaithal, the INDIA bloc failed to garner votes from the segment.

A day after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s Haryana president Sushil Gupta thanked Congress leaders and workers for their support in Kurukshetra during the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, his deputy Anurag Dhanda cornered their ally in the INDIA bloc on Friday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Karnal

Comfortable win for Khattar in Haryana’s Karnal segment

The 70-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party leader won with a comfortable margin of 2.32 lakh against Divyanshu Budhiraja, the 31-year-old state youth Congress chief, who also fought his first electoral contest

As per final figures, 7,37,282 votes were polled in favour of Manohar Lal Khattar, followed by 5,04,437 for Divyanshu Budhiraja, while BSP’s Inder Singh also gained 32,410 votes to stand third. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 07:58 AM IST
By, Karnal

Bypoll: Karnal a cakewalk for Saini

Saini polled 95,004 votes (62.4%), while Singh got 53,464 votes (35.13%). However, 1,113 voters chose NOTA in the byelections. Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) candidate Rajinder bagged 1,073 votes.

Returning officer for the Karnal bypoll and SDM Anubhav Mehta on Tuesday declared Haryana chief minister and BJP candidate Nayab Saini as victorious by a margin of 41,540 votes against his nearest rival from Congress, Tarlochan Singh. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Karnal

2 loco pilots, 3 passengers hurt in 3-train mishap in Sirhind

Nine passenger trains were cancelled, 55 diverted and four trains were short terminated/originated after the mishap.

Railway workers at the mishap site in Sirhind on Sunday. Two severely injured pilots were hospitalised and three passengers were discharged after first aid at a government facility.
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 05:20 AM IST
ByBhavey Nagpal/Karam Prakash, Karnal/patiala

Don’t panic, provide care: NDRI on low cattle milking

NDRI director Dheer Singh said that due to the prevailing extreme summer conditions, decrease in milking is likely, but there is no accurate data on this.

The prevailing extreme summer conditions, decrease in milking is likely. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 10:29 PM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana: NDRI issues guidelines to tackle heat stress among cattle

The national institute under Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) said that due to the prevailing extreme summer conditions, the cattle are facing heat stress that is caused when cows generate and absorb more heat than they can lose to the outside environment

This comes after the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a “red alert” in most parts of the state till Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 07:32 AM IST
By, Karnal

New voices, new choices: Haryana’s youth brigade votes with better education, job opportunities in mind

The palpable excitement is visible on the face of Haryana’s first-time voters during the voting for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls

First time voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes at a polling booth in Chautala village in Sirsa, Haryana. (ANI)
Updated on May 26, 2024 01:07 PM IST
By, Karnal

Yamunanagar, Jind villages boycott polls

Residents of Tapu Majri village in Yamunanagar and Sundarpura village in Jind boycotted the 2024 Lok Sabha elections

A village each in Haryana’s Yamunanagar and Jind boycotted the Lok Sabha polls. (HT FIle)
Published on May 26, 2024 01:05 PM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana LS polls: Candidates meet booth workers; opt for door-to-door campaigning

In Rohtak, former chief minister and leader of Opposition Bhupinder Singh Hooda and his son Deepender Hooda, who is Congress candidate from the Lok Sabha seat, went door to door and held meetings with party workers in the city

The elections of the 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana will be held on May 25. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2024 07:02 AM IST
BySunil Rahar/ Bhavey Nagpal, Rohtak

Naveen Jindal aims for third term in Kurukshetra in a tough contest

Supported by prominent BJP leaders and spiritual guru Dhirendra Shastri, Jindal’s campaign faces challenges from AAP's Sushil Gupta and INLD's Abhay Chautala

Haryana chief minister Nayab Singh Saini with BJP LS candidate from Kurukshetra Naveen Jindal during the election campaign in Kaithal on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on May 24, 2024 02:59 AM IST

Karnal bypoll acid test for Haryana CM Saini

Haryana CM Saini , also state president of the BJP, is taking on Congress’ district coordinator Tarlochan Singh. Voting for the bypoll will take place consecutively with the Lok Sabha polls on May 25.

As the campaigning for the Karnal byelection ended on Thursday, Kurukshetra MP Nayab Saini is all set to face his first test after being chosen as the chief minister of Haryana in March. (PTI File)
Updated on May 24, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, Karnal

Those protesting neither farmers nor true Sikhs: Khattar

Addressing the media at BJP office in Karnal on the last day of campaigning, Khattar said that so far, he and chief minister Nayab Singh Saini have conducted 106 public meetings, apart from 16 roadshows and other rallies in the state.

Former chief minister and BJP candidate from Karnal Lok Sabha Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said that those protesting against him or his government in the state or at the Centre are neither farmers nor true Sikhs. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 05:36 AM IST
By, Karnal/ambala:

Constituency profile: Kurukshetra: Fierce three-way battle on cards in the land of Mahabharata

The seat finds significance with the fact that the outgoing MP, Nayab Saini, is now the chief minister and Jindal himself won twice (2004 and 2009) on the Congress ticket. His late father and noted industrialist, OP Jindal represented the seat once.

In electoral politics, the land of Mahabharata, Kurukshetra, is all set to witness another fierce battle. Though it’s a neck-and-neck fight between BJP’s Naveen Jindal and INDIA bloc’s Sushil Gupta, who is also the state president of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), INLD’s lone MLA and secretary general Abhay Chautala is also testing waters from the seat. (HT File/ Representational image)
Updated on May 24, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Haryana: Rajnath slams INDIA bloc over corruption issues

While addressing a gathering at the Gharaunda grain market, Singh also accused the AAP and the Congress of betraying Anna Hazare and Mahatma Gandhi, respectively

Rajnath also batted for ‘one nation, one election’ and said that his BJP-led government has initiated steps in this field for the implementation. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2024 06:44 AM IST
By, Karnal

KEY contest: Karnal:Two-time chief minister takes on a tyro in a head-to-head contest

Call it a quirk of fate, the BJP leader who till March 12 morning was occupying the CMs chair, stepped down in the afternoon and was two days later fielded from Karnal Lok Sabha constituency by the party

The Karnal contest is being billed as David versus Goliath. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2024 06:42 AM IST

AAP has joined hands with Cong to ‘loot’ country: Yogi in Haryana

Addressing rallies, first in Kurukshetra and then in Sirsa, in favour of party candidates Naveen Jindal and Ashok Tanwar respectively, Yogi cornered AAP and Congress on charges of “corruption” and “false promises”

Yogi highlighted on how he has improved the law and order in his state and claimed that in the last seven years there has been no riot in the state. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2024 08:38 AM IST
ByBhavey Nagpal/Sunil Rahar, Karnal/rohtak

Need strong PM who can give befitting reply to Pak: Shah in Haryana

Addressing rallies in Karnal, Hisar and later in Jhajjar, the home minister hit out at the opposition Congress and accused the grand-old party of not revoking Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir during their tenure to appease a section of the society

Union home minister Amit Shah with BJP candiate from Rohtak Lok Sabha constituency Arvind Sharma during the Mahavijay Sankalp rally organised in Jhajjar on Monday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on May 21, 2024 07:26 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Karnal/ Rohtak

Maliwal Assault Row: Nadda says people with ‘double standards’ mum

Nadda was addressing a poll rally in Kaithal district under the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency for the party candidate Naveen Jindal on Sunday

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda during the 'Prabuddhajan Sammelan' in Karnal on Sunday. (JP Nadda-X)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:40 AM IST
By, Karnal

Congress can forget the dream of restoring Article 370: Narendra Modi

Addressing back-to-back poll rallies in Haryana--Gohana(Sonipat) and Ambala, Modi stepped up the attack on the Opposition, stating that it should forget the “dream” of bringing back Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The constitutional provision was scrapped in August 2019.

Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Saini gifting plough to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Gohana in Sonepat on Saturday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on May 19, 2024 08:12 AM IST
BySunil Rahar, , Rohtak/ambala

Amid searing heat, bigwigs sweat it out in Karnal

Making the last mile effort, incumbent chief minister Nayab Saini and two former chief ministers – Manohar Lal Khattar and Bhupinder Singh Hooda – descended on Karnal to hold multiple rallies, public and party meetings.

Chief minister Nayab Saini, who is also contesting the Karnal byelection, claimed that the Congress could not work for the welfare of the people for 60 years, thus was rejected by the people of the country and the state. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, Karnal

Heavyweights descend on Ambala, hold rallies, meet party workers

While addressing a rally organised by minister of state and local MLA Aseem Goel at Matarani Chowk in Jandali, Dhami highlighted the initiatives and achievements of Prime Minister Narender Modi-led NDA government at the Centre and appealed for votes in favour of BJP candidate Banto Kataria

As polling for the sixth phase of general elections nears, political temperature soared in Ambala on Wednesday as stalwarts from various parties campaigned for their candidates. Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami was in Ambala City. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Karnal
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