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Neeraj Mohan is a correspondent, covering Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Yamunanagar districts of Haryana.

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Rapid uptick in water level at Haryana’s Hathnikund barrage amid rain in hills

Flow of water in the Yamuna nears high-flood mark of 2.5 lakh cusecs, setting alarm bells ringing in the low-lying areas adjoining the river

Officials monitoring the flow of water at Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar district of Haryana. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 02:53 PM IST

Work stalled for two weeks, Haryana govt invites protesting clerks for talks

As per information, the meeting with protesting government clerks will be held at 12pm on Friday at Chandigarh and senior officials, including a principal secretary to the chief minister (CM), officer on special duty (OSD) to the CM and other officials from the finance department, will be in attendance.

Around 15,000 clerks of Haryana government department had started a dharna outside Karnal’s mini-secretariat on July 5, seeking revision of the pay-scale to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35,400 against the current <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>19,900. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 12:12 AM IST
By, Karnal

58 booked under SC/ST Act for slapping JJP MLA

The incident took place on July 11 when the JJP MLA had gone to review the arrangements for the flood victims at Bhatiyan village of his constituency. In a video which went viral on social media, the flood victims could be heard slamming the MLA for the poor management and a woman slapped him on the face.

At least 58 people, including a woman, have been booked under various Sections of the SC/ ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and the Indian Penal Code for allegedly slapping and misbehaving with sitting Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) MLA from Guhla Ishwar Singh. (Representational image)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana: As floodwater recedes, protecting standing paddy crop an uphill task for farmers

After the water receded, Haryana farmers are facing another challenge of protecting the crop from the impact of floodwater. They are now digging roads, pumping out excess water and using fertilisers to protect the crop from sand.

Even as water has receded from most of the affected areas in Haryana, farmers’ woes are far from over as the sand deposited by the floods pose a serious threat to the standing paddy crop, leaving thousands of cultivators of northern districts high and dry. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2023 01:03 AM IST
By, Karnal

Seeds of brotherhood: Kurukshetra farmers clear their land to sow paddy for flood-hit farmers

Joginder Singh Kajal, Sukhwinder Singh Khangura, Prince and Gurlal Singh of Pehowa of Kurukshetra, whose area was spared from the nature’s fury, have cleared a part of their land to prepare a paddy nursery for flood-hit farmers.

As farmers in several parts of the state are struggling to protect their crop from the impact of floods, a group of farmers have together to help their fellows. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2023 03:47 PM IST
By, Karnal

Flood water starts to recede in parts of Karnal, Kurukshetra & Kaithal

As per reports, the water levels in the overflowing rivers of Yamuna, Ghaggar, Markanda and Tangri river have come down, resulting in a decrease in the flow of flood water into the villages of Karnal, Kurukshetra, Kaithal and Panipat districts.

Flooding near Labkari village of Karnal district due to Yamuna river. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 16, 2023 10:03 PM IST
By, Karnal

Delhi flood puts Hathnikund barrage in eye of storm

AAP on Friday accused the BJP-ruled Haryana government of releasing all water from Hathinikund to Delhi, and not diverting the excess water to Uttar Pradesh

Hathinikund Barrage in Haryana’s Yamunanagar district. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 12:50 PM IST

After 100+ hours, Hathnikund barrage closed

Fresh rain and waterflow from other rivers keep Yamuna water levels up despite release from the barrage; the closing of the floodgates will come as a major relief for several districts of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi along the Yamuna river, where the overflowing water wreaked havoc over the last few days

A view of the flooded area as Yamuna river reaches dangerous levels due to rains and release of water from Hathnikund Barrage, in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Ambala/karnal

How rain in hills is flooding Delhi

Rainfall data from areas that feed the Yamuna suggest that these regions received rainfall much higher than the normal range

National Disaster Response Force personnel rescue people from flooded waters at Jaitpur Khadda in New Delhi on Thursday. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 05:19 AM IST

Overflowing Yamuna, Markanda maroon over 90 villages in 5 Haryana districts

Breaches in the river embankments have caused flood in around 20 villages of Indri block of Karnal district and 15 villages of Sanoli and Samalkha area of Panipat districts.

Overflowing Yamuna, Markanda maroon over 90 villages in 5 Haryana districts
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 01:11 AM IST
By, Karnal

Yamuna breaches banks, water enters villages in Karnal, Panipat

The flow of water at Hathnikund Barrage in Yamunanagar touched 3.59 lakh cusecs, the highest this monsoon season

Yamuna breaches banks, water enters villages in Karnal, Panipat
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryna: Flood alert sounded as Yamuna flows above danger mark

The water at the Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar was flowing above the danger mark at 2.60 lakh cusecs till evening.

Haryna: Flood alert sounded as Yamuna flows above danger mark
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 01:20 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana: Couple dies in roof collapse due to heavy rain in Karnal

The incident took place on Sunday night but the children found the parents buried under the debris on Monday morning and alerted neighbours

Rescue personnel in Haryana. (Ravi Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 02:33 PM IST

Haryana’s northern districts on alert as Markanda, Ghaggar, Tangri rivers in spate

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will review the situation at an emergency meeting in Chandigarh as incessant rain continues to batter Haryana

A commuter sits atop a car stuck on a waterlogged road in Haryana. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:14 AM IST

Monsoon misery:Heavy rains cripple Haryana

1.9 lakh cusecs of water was discharged from the Hathini Kund Barrage in Yamunanagar district of Haryana, Delhi issues flood alert; schools in Ambala, Kurukshetra shut

Waterlogged waiting area at the Ambala district commissioner office in Haryana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 01:34 AM IST
ByNeeraj Mohan/Sunil Rahar/Bhavey Nagpal, Karnal

Mapping pollution in river Yamuna: Untreated effluent a challenge for authority

Millions of litres of untreated and treated water being pumped into the Yamuna river has emerged as a key source of contamination.

As the river flows through five districts of Haryana— Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat, Faridabad and Palwal (besides Yamunanagar) -- the biological oxygen demand levels increase in an alarming manner.(Courtesy: The Author)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:30 PM IST

UP farmers reap bumper profit of higher basmati prices in Haryana mandis

Farmers from UP, who have grown early variety of paddy Basmati Pusa 1509, are selling their produce in the mandis in Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Yamunanagar districts

UP farmers reap bumper profit of higher basmati prices in Haryana mandis
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, Karnal

Paddy sowing season: Landless women labourers extend helping hand to farmers in Haryana

Thousands of women laborers in Haryana are competing with migrant workers in the paddy sowing season, earning equal wages and working more efficiently.

Paddy sowing season: Landless women labourers extend helping hand to farmers in Haryana
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Karnal

Late boost for Haryana tomato growers as prices surge amid shortfall

Wholesale prices foe tomato soar to ₹50 per kg, up from ₹2 per kg at the start of the season; retails price touches ₹80 per kg

The area under tomato crop in Haryana increased to 30,000 hectares against 22,000 hectares last year. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 03:38 AM IST
By, Karnal

Demand surge pushes basmati rice rates up, Haryana farmers eye rich returns

Following a rise demand, basmati rice export surge to 4.24 lakh MT in April, up from 3.19 lakh MT the last year; traders expect prices to soar

Haryana farmers and traders are likely to reap a rich harvest over the coming Kharif marketing season (HT File)
Updated on Jun 28, 2023 06:30 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana farmers stare at labour crunch as paddy transplantation begins

The shortage of labourers has also led to an increase in the transplantation charges, with the farmers now paying ₹3,500 to ₹4,000 per acre against ₹2,800 to ₹3,000 last year

The shortage of labourers has also led to an increase in the transplantation charges, with the farmers now paying <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,500 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4,000 per acre against <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,800 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3,000 last year. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2023 03:20 PM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana pollution board told to tighten noose around industries polluting Yamuna

The Haryana pollution board has issued show-cause notices to the 19 non-complying industries polluting Yamuna; of these, 11 cases of effluent by-pass were reported by the technical institutions

Haryana pollution board has been told to tighten the noose around industries polluting Yamuna. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 26, 2023 04:12 AM IST
By, Karnal

Stage set, ‘drama troupe’ gathering ahead of 2024 polls, says Anurag Thakur

Union Minister Anurag Thakur criticized Opposition parties for their lack of unity beyond joint press conferences. He also took a dig at Lalu Prasad Yadav and Mamata Banerjee, saying that the "most corrupt" leaders have joined the "drama troupe" and questioned their ability to provide an honest government with the support of corrupt leaders. Thakur praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the construction of Ram Mandir and abrogation of Article 370.

Union minister for youth affairs and sports Anurag Thakur being felicitated by BJP leaders during a rally in Panipat on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Panipat

Haryana maize growers suffer losses as prices fall 50% below MSP

The reports from mandis from northern districts of the state reveal that in the absence of government agencies, private buyers are buying maize crop at ₹900 to ₹1,400 a quintal against the MSP of ₹1,962 fixed for the 2022-23. Maize growers in Haryana suffer huge losses as they have to sell their produce to private buyers around 50% below the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the Centre.

Maize growers in Haryana suffer huge losses as they have to sell their produce to private buyers around 50% below the minimum support price (MSP) fixed by the Centre. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2023 12:43 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana’s road network will be on par with US: Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Inaugurates 11 flyovers on 24-km eight-lane stretch of the NH from Delhi to Panipat, which will ease traffic congestion

Union minister Nitin Gadkari with Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala inspects the model of 11 flyovers on the eight-lane National Highway from Delhi to Panipat, in Sonipat on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2023 11:46 PM IST
By, Karnal/sonepat

Kurukshetra court grants bail to Charuni, 8 Bhartiya Kisan Union leaders

BKU legal cell head Chitwan Godara said the police have revoked Section 307 (attempt to murder) from the FIR and would also file a closure report in the court

Bhartiya Kisan Union (Charuni) president Gurnam Singh Charuni after being released on Thursday.
Updated on Jun 16, 2023 12:02 AM IST
By, Karnal

Gang of ATM robbers busted in Haryana, four of Patiala arrested

Police in Panipat have arrested four robbers from Patiala who were part of an interstate gang responsible for at least 24 ATM robberies in Punjab and Haryana. The accused had uprooted 24 ATMs, including six in Panipat, five in Karnal, three in Kaithal, one each in Kurukshetra, Sonepat and Ambala and seven in various districts of Punjab.

The police claimed that the accused were involved in a series of ATM robberies in Punjab and Haryana and have admitted their involvement in 24 robberies.
Updated on Jun 15, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Karnal

Farmers say Hry govt agreed to demands, lift blockade

Addressing the farmers later, Samyukta Kisan Morcha leader Suresh Koth said the government had agreed to accept their demands and the farmers will get ₹6,400 a quintal

Farmers celebrate after lifting the blockade on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway (NH44 ) (HT)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Karnal

Commuters suffers as traffic on NH 44 diverted for second day amid farmers’ blockade

The blockade was lifted late in the evening, with farmers protesting saying that the state govt agreed to their demands

Farmers during the protest on Delhi-Chandigarh (NH 44) highway/ (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2023 12:02 AM IST
By, Kurukshetra

Farmers block key highway over MSP for sunflower seeds

Kurukshetra deputy commissioner Shantanu Sharma said that the administration had called farmer leaders for talks, but they were adamant on their demand

Farmers gathered on the road to hold mahapanchyat, in Kurukshetra. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2023 12:19 AM IST
By, Karnal/ambala
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