Authorities in the state of Haryana have agreed to release more raw water to Delhi from Tajewala cutting the share of of Uttar Pradesh in the Yamuna.
The move would help the national capital increase water levels at its Sonia Vihar and Bhagirathi water treatment plants where the treatment was halted due to low raw water supply from the Ganga Canal. The government will lift the water from Haryana from Wazirabad and supply it to Sonia Vihar and Bhagairathi water treatment plants.
Chandigarh, May 18 : What was supposed to be a bumper crop with a record target for wheat procurement has turned out to be a dampener with much lower quantities of wheat arriving in grain markets across Punjab and Haryana - the country's breadbasket.
Punjab has barely managed to procure 11 million tonnes of wheat while Haryana has seen just over 5.86 million tonnes arriving this season.
"Contrary to expectations of a bumper crop and record procurement, the actual arrival and procurement of wheat is much less in both states," a senior agriculture officer in Punjab told IANS.
Chandigarh, May 15 : Haryana Wednesday lifted the ban imposed last month on the screening of Punjabi movie "Sadda Haq". The ban was lifted following the Supreme Court's recent nod to allow the screening of the film after making some cuts.
"The Haryana government has lifted the ban on the exhibition of film 'Saada Haq' in the state subject to the condition that the observations of Supreme Court and provisions of other applicable laws are compiled with in letter and spirit," a state government spokesperson said here.
Gurgaon, May 14 : The 14th International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) will be held in Macau from June 4 it was announced here Tuesday. This is the second time that the event will be held in the city.
The three-day event will take off at The Venetian Macao.
"IIFA is a pioneering initiative that opens new doors and creates myriad opportunities for the film industry, taking it to new shores each year," actor Abhishek Bachchan told reporters at a press meet at the Kingdom Of Dreams here.
The Planning Commission of India on Monday approved Haryana's annual plan of Rs 27,072 crore for the financial year 2013-14.
The plan was finalized by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda at Yojana Bhawan in New Delhi.
The Haryana Government on Thursday allowed Special Economic Zones (SEZs) to opt for industrial colony licence, a move that will benefit developers of as many as two dozen SEZs in the state.
The SEZ scheme had collapsed in Haryana as farmers refused to sell their lands and it was not feasible for promoters to purchase land at very high market rates.
Following the state government's approval, the promoters of SEZs can now develop residential and industrial sites.
Gurgaon April 18 : Passenger car market leader Maruti Suzuki's Swift Dzire and Ertiga cars have been awarded the India Design Mark Award, a company official said here Thursday.
The award is given to products which are trustworthy, reliable, offer value for money, and most importantly, are manufactured in a responsible manner, a Maruti Suzuki spokesperson said.
This is the second consecutive year when this award has been bestowed on Maruti Suzuki models. In 2012, the company's Wagon R and Swift were the winners of this award.
Chandigarh, April 13 : Haryana has set a target of producing 90 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, a Food Corporation of India (FCI) official said here Saturday.
Sudhir Garg, FCI northern region executive director, said that Haryana was likely to export 65 lakh tonnes of wheat to other states and abroad this year compared to only 30 lakh tonnes last year.
Kurukshetra (Haryana), April 9 : Pointing out that India's balance sheet of innovations was not very encouraging, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday called upon universities and research and development centres to become hotbeds of innovations.
The president said that with depleting natural resources, future growth will have to be secured through innovation and constant technology upgradation.
Gurgaon, April 4 : Tension prevailed at Suzuki Motors plant here over the issue of revoking the suspension of three employees, including two senior union leaders, a leader said Thursday. The union is now threatening strike.
Suzuki Motorcycles India Ltd (SMIL) management suspended three workers -- including the union's president Anil Kumar, general secretary Avinash Kumar and Pradeep Kumar -- on disciplinary grounds on March 19.
Many workers have alleged that the company management harasses them over one or the other issue.
Gurgaon, March 22 : Punjab beat Himachal Pradesh by two wickets in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament here Friday.
Punjab won the toss and put Himachal in to bat.
Siddharth Kaul was the star of the match scalping four Himachal wickets as the entire team were bowled out for 100 runs in 19.5 overs.
Rishi Dhawan was the top scorer for Himachal with 31 runs in 33 balls smashing four boundaries.
Chasing the target, Punjab lost wickets at regular intervals but scored at an incredible run rate despite losing wickets.
Sonepat (Haryana), March 21 : President Pranab Mukherjee Thursday called for concrete steps to create a "culture of excellence" in higher education.
The president made the observation while inaugurating a three-day Conference on "The Future of Indian Universities" organised by the O. P. Jindal Global University here.
Mukherjee expressed deep concern about the staggering percentage of vacancies in central universities.
Gurgaon, March 21 : Setting all rumours to the contrary to rest, India opener Gautam Gambhir Thursday confirmed his participation in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Gambhir, who is suffering from mild jaundice, captained the Kolkata Knight Riders to the title last year.
"I am available for the IPL. It's a mild jaundice, hoping to be good in 4-5 days time," Gambhir tweeted.
Gurgaon, March 20 : Virender Sehwag's poor run of form continued Wednesday as he was back to pavilion for four runs, but his Delhi team beat Jammu and Kashmir by 17 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Twenty20 tournament here.
Delhi won the toss and chose to bat. Cricket lovers expected some fireworks from Sehwag but that wasn't to be. He faced three balls and was caught at point off Asif Rasool. Unmukt Chand made 23 in 25 balls, with four boundaries.
Milind Kumar scored 40 runs off 31 balls, smashing three fours and a six.
Chasing the 134-run target, J&K scored 116 runs losing nine wickets in 20 overs.
Gurgaon, March 15 : Auto major Maruti Suzuki has decided to suspend production of cars at its Gurgaon and Manesar plants Saturday, a company spokesperson said.
Amid declining sales, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL) will Saturday keep on hold production of petrol and diesel cars in all five units of its Gurgaon and Manesar plants for a day.
On March 8 too, MSIL suspended production of petrol cars at three units of the Gurgaon plant.
Gurgaon, Feb 5 : Recalling his close shave with death, Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh asked cancer victims to fight with disease courageously.
Known as a fighter, Yuvraj recalled his successful battle with cancer on Monday on the occasion of World's Cancer Day.
He asked cancer patents to fight out with strength and courage for their survival.
Gurgaon, Jan 31: Mamma Mia, a new fitness programme, introduced by Fortis Healthcare Limited, in collaboration with international celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza aims to give new mothers a healthy way to shed post-pregnancy weight.
Braganza, who has helped Hollywood stars like Halle Berry and Jessica Alba get back into flawless figure, will train the hospital staff, who will further train the new mothers for the specific workout and health techniques.
Faridabad, Jan. 26 : Venting its ire, an irate mob resorted to violence on Friday here after it heard of a stalker raping and later murdering a teenage girl.
The victim was a student of Class 12 and the incident took place when she had gone out to attend tuition classes on the afternoon of January 24.
Chandigarh, Jan 18 : The conviction and arrest of its two most senior leaders, including former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, on bribery charges, has changed the contours of Haryana's politics and given some relief to Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Manesar, Jan. 8 : Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda laid the foundation stone of the Unique Identification Authority of India''s (UIDAI) Data Centre here on Tuesday.
UIDAI chairman Nandan Nilekani, Member of Parliament Rao Inderjit Singh and UIDAI Director General and Mission Director R. S. Sharma were present on the occasion.
The Data Centre is estimated to be completed by June 2014.