Articles about Anil Vij

Born on March 15, 1953, Anil Vij is a BJP politician. As of 2021, he is the Minister of Home, Minister of Urban Development, and Minister of Technical Education in the Manoharlal Khattar government. A former State Bank of India employee, Vij joined Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad in college. He was inducted as the General Secretary of ABVP in 1970 and as the State President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha in 1991. He entered Haryana Legislative Assembly in 1990 after winning from the Ambala Cantonment constituency. He was elected as the MLA from Ambala Constituency in 1996, 2000, 2009, 2014, and 2019. In 2014, Vij was suspended from the Assembly for making derogatory remarks against a woman minister. Between 2014 and 2019, he held the charge as the Minister of Science & Technology, Minister of Health, Minister of Medical Education, Minister of AYUSH, and Minister of Sports & Youth Affairs, in the Haryana government.

11 Sep 2021

Haryana standoff ends as government orders probe into Karnal incident

A week-long standoff between farmers and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Haryana ended today after the fourth round of discussions.

09 Sep 2021

Karnal lathi-charge: Action against farmers if guilty, says Haryana minister

As the farmers' protest against the August 28 police excess intensified, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Thursday assured that the "entire Karnal episode" will be investigated.

15 May 2021

Black fungus has been declared a notified disease in Haryana

Mucormycosis, also known as Black fungus, has been categorized as a notified disease in Haryana, implying that each case of the infection will now be reported to the government authorities.

21 Apr 2021

Delhi government looted oxygen tanker, alleges Haryana Minister Anil Vij

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday claimed that the Delhi government stole an oxygen tanker that was on its way to Faridabad.

15 Feb 2021

Twitter probes Haryana Minister Anil Vij's Disha Ravi tweet

Twitter on Monday took notice of a tweet posted by Haryana Minister Anil Vij against arrested activist Disha Ravi.

05 Feb 2021

Haryana Police steps-up security ahead of 'Chakka Jam' on Saturday

Haryana Police has stepped up security measures in view of the protesting farmer unions' call for a countrywide Chakka Jam on Saturday, an official said.

05 Dec 2020

Haryana minister, who received dose of coronavirus vaccine, tests positive

Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij announced this morning that he has tested positive for coronavirus.

01 Nov 2020

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.

28 Oct 2020

#HaryanaMurder: Tauseef killed Nikita as she was marrying another man

The main accused in the murder of 21-year-old Nikita Tomar in Haryana, Tauseef, has confessed to the crime and told police that her imminent wedding with someone else drove him to kill her.

25 Sep 2020

Bharat Bandh today: Farmers begin agitation against agriculture Bills

Angry with three agriculture reform Bills brought by the Centre, farmers across the country will be participating in Bharat Bandh today, September 25, with Punjab and Haryana becoming the epicenter of protests.

18 Sep 2020

After Harsimrat's resignation, now Dushyant Chautala faces heat, meets Khattar

The resignation of Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, a member of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), over farm laws has now sparked tensions in Haryana, another state governed by BJP. In the state, JJP's Dushyant Chautala is facing ire, with a call for his resignation growing louder.

30 Aug 2020

Haryana government revokes order to shut shops on Mondays, Tuesdays

The Haryana government on Sunday revoked a recent order directing shops to remain shut on Mondays and Tuesdays.

21 Aug 2020

Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, Haryana imposes lockdown on weekends

All non-essential offices and shops in Haryana have been ordered to remain shut on every Saturday and Sunday in an attempt to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, state Health Minister Anil Vij has said.

29 May 2020

Chaos ensues at Delhi-Gurugram border as Haryana seals entry

Hundreds of commuters were seen stuck at the Delhi-Gurugram border on Friday morning as the Haryana government blocked entry from the national capital in a late-Thursday order.

25 May 2020

Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has come under fire for violating lockdown guidelines after he was seen playing a game of cricket in Sonipat, Haryana.

10 Apr 2020

Haryana doubles salaries of healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

As healthcare workers around the world are leading the fight against coronavirus from the front, they are exposed to its threat more than anyone else.

06 Mar 2019

'Have suffered repeatedly': IAS Officer Ashok Khemka on frequent transfers

Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ashok Khemka, who was recently transferred once again by the Haryana government, took to Twitter to question his frequent transfers.

Haryana Minister Vij attacks Sidhu for attending Imran Khan's swearing-in

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij lambasted cricketer-turned-politician and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today for attending the swearing-in of former cricketer Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

20 Jun 2018

Haryana wants to slash cash rewards of players representing organizations

After Haryana's controversial notification demanding government-employed sportspersons to pay up 33% of their 'commercial' earnings, another similar matter has riled the state's players.

12 May 2018

Government-funded Haryana gyms will run RSS shakhas, Congress cries foul

Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government has again made headlines, this time over Agriculture minister Om Prakash Dhankar's statement. He said that state gyms would also be used as RSS shakhas.

15 Apr 2018

Haryana government announces Rs. 1.5 crore prize to CWG gold-medalists

Anil Vij, Haryana Sports Minister, announced today that a Rs. 1.5 crore reward will be given to the state's player who won gold medals in the 2018 Commonwealth games.

30 Mar 2018

Haryana: Stones hurled at Anil Vij's car, minister escapes unhurt

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said two people hurled stones at his official car when he was leaving the secretariat building complex in Panipat on Friday, but he escaped unhurt.

16 Jan 2018

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After Gujarat & Rajasthan, Haryana joins Padmaavat "ban" wagon

Only 9 days are left for the release of the most-awaited film of the year 'Padmaavat'. But, it is a long road ahead for the makers.

07 Dec 2017

'Fortis murdered 7-year-old Adya': Haryana govt panel finds hospital guilty

A Haryana government panel has found Gurugram's reputed Fortis Hospital guilty of medical negligence and unlawful conduct.

10 Nov 2017

Controversial Khattar: CM comments on Ryan murder, messes up again

Haryana police have been left red-faced as CBI accused them of framing a bus conductor in the Pradyuman Thakur's murder case.

15 Jun 2017

Non-bailable warrant against Ramdev for "beheading" remark

A Rohtak court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against Baba Ramdev for his infamous "beheading" remark.

14 Jan 2017

Haryana ministers disrespects Gandhi, takes it back

BJP leader (from Haryana) Anil Vij's comment that Khadi deteriorated after being associated with Gandhi and that Modi is a bigger brand name than Gandhi was widely critiqued by all parties.

14 Jan 2017

Modi replaces Gandhi on Khadi calendars, stirs controversy

Khadi and village industries commission's (KVIC) move to publish Modi's photo instead of Gandhi's on its 2017 calendar and table diary stirred a fresh controversy with the opposition critiquing the move.

13 Jan 2017

Modi 'replaces' Gandhiji in Khadi Udyog calendar, workers protest

Mahatma Gandhi has been 'replaced' by PM Narendra Modi in the Khadi Village Industries Commission's (KVIC) 2017 wall calendar and table diary.

02 Nov 2016

PM Modi awards Rs.4 crore to Deepa Malik

PM Modi awarded a Rs.4 crore cheque to India's first Paralympics medalist Deepa Malik in Haryana; she won a silver medal in shot-put at the Rio Paralympics.

13 Sep 2016

Deepa Malik makes history: Clinches shot put silver in Paralympics

Deepa Malik from India became the first-ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics by bagging a silver in the shot-put F-53 event.

30 Aug 2016

Anil Vij donates Rs.50 lakhs to sport event, faces criticism

Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij became the centre of controversy after he donated Rs.50 lakhs to spiritual organization, Dera Sacha Sauda.