Haryana government orders corporates to work from home till May 3

Haryana government has ordered the corporates including the IT companies to work from home till May 3, in order to prevent spread of COVID cases in Haryana. In the fresh guidelines issued for containment of COVID-19 in five districts – Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonipat, Hisar, Karnal and Panchkula, the state government has asked the Deputy Commissioners … Read more

Haryana asks Centre to hike oxygen quota, denies Delhi govt charge that supply stopped from plant

In the wake of a sharp surge in coronavirus cases in the state, the Haryana government on Wednesday urged the Centre to increase the quota of oxygen supply, even as it denied allegations that a state government official had stopped its supply to Delhi from a plant in Faridabad. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar spoke … Read more

Haryana to implement reservation in private jobs from May 1

Haryana’s private job reservation law which provide 75 per cent employment opportunities in private sector for people belonging to the state will come into force from May 1, said Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Friday while inaugurating the newly constructed flyover near village Bandhwadi on the Gurugram-Faridabad road. The deputy CM stated that after … Read more

Smriti Irani attacks Congress over women legislators pulling Hooda’s tractor

The BJP on Thursday attacked the Congress over its leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda riding a tractor which women legislators of his party pulled with ropes to protest against the rise in fuel prices, and asked if women in a political organisation be treated as “bonded labourers”. Union minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani said it … Read more

Haryana job reservation law won’t impact Ease of Doing Business ranking: Officials

Haryana’s law requiring private companies to reserve jobs for local residents is unlikely to impact the state’s Ease of Doing Business ranking because such action is not a parameter in the State Business Reform Action Plan, officials said. Haryana’s rank plummeted to 16 in 2019 from No. 3 in 2018 in the Department for Promotion … Read more

Ficci says Haryana job quota law will ‘spell disaster’ for industrial development in the state

Industry body Ficci on Thursday said the Haryana government’s new legislation that provides reservation in private jobs for local candidates will “spell disaster” for industrial development in the state. Ficci President Uday Shankar said the government’s move to reserve 75 per cent jobs for the local population in private sector will spell disaster for the … Read more

Centre ready to resume talks but farmer unions should first respond to government proposal: Tomar

Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Thursday reiterated that the government is ready to resume talks with protesting farmers but first the unions should respond to its offer to put the three contentious farm laws on hold for one-and-a-half years and set up a joint committee to find solutions. The government and unions have … Read more

Mobile internet curbs lifted in Haryana’s Panipat and Charkhi Dadri

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana government on Wednesday lifted mobile internet curbs in Panipat and Charkhi Dadri, even as the services will continue to remain suspended in five other districts of the state till 5 pm on February 4, an official said. The mobile internet services were suspended in some districts of the state “to prevent any … Read more

Internet services return to normal in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: Internet services in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) started normalising from Wednesday morning, after a temporary blanket ban ordered by the home ministry in the wake of the violence during farmers’ protests on the previous day. The directive was issued after thousands of farmers protesting against the new farm laws diverted their … Read more

Mobile internet suspended in 3 Haryana districts for 24 hours as Delhi witnesses violent protests

Chandigarh: Mobile internet services have been suspended in three Haryana districts of Sonipat, Jhajjar and Palwal for 24 hours ending 5 pm Wednesday, the state government said Tuesday evening, as violent protests by farmers rocked neighbouring Delhi. Haryana’s Home Secretary Rajeev Arora said internet services were snapped to “stop the spread of disinformation and rumours … Read more