Haryana

Situated in North India, Haryana was carved out of East Punjab on a linguistic basis in 1966. Chandigarh is the capital of this state along with Faridabad being the most populous city, and Gurgaon being the financial hub of Haryana. Haryana is one of the most economically developed states in the country with the third highest per capita income in India.

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Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

30 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.

After tweet justifying locust attack, Zaira Wasim quits Twitter

29 May 2020

After tweet justifying locust attack, Zaira Wasim quits Twitter

National award-winning former actor Zaira Wasim recently faced massive backlash after she put out a controversial tweet.

Chaos ensues at Delhi-Gurugram border as Haryana seals entry

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.

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

29 May 2020

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

29 May 2020

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

As Lockdown 4.0 is nearing its climax on May 31, states and Centre are now pondering over the most important question — how much of relaxations must be given to stop an exponential rise of COVID-19 cases while also helping the bruised economy?

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

29 May 2020

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

India on Thursday reported nearly 7,300 new coronavirus infections, taking its total tally to 1.65 lakh. The nationwide death toll also rose to 4,710.

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

28 May 2020

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory to help tackle a "probable locust attack."

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

28 May 2020

BJP's Sambit Patra hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

Sambit Patra, the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was hospitalized in Gurugram, Haryana, after he displayed symptoms of coronavirus, reports said on Thursday.

Locust invasion continues, drones being used, states remain alert

28 May 2020

Locust invasion continues, drones being used, states remain alert

With locusts blanketing a number of states, wiping off vegetation in a matter of hours, and entering urban areas too, the Central government on Wednesday said drones have been deployed to mitigate the effect.

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

28 May 2020

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

India on Wednesday recorded a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections with over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases.

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

27 May 2020

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

Several parts of northern and central India have been reeling under an intense heatwave and according to the India Meteorological Department, there will likely be no respite for the next 24 hours.

Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

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.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

23 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

India on Friday detected roughly 6,500 fresh cases of COVID-19, marking the highest single-jump day in coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

22 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

India on Thursday recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 cases yet, with over 6,000 coronavirus infections.

Denied permission to cross Delhi-Gurugram border, locals pelt stones

20 May 2020

Denied permission to cross Delhi-Gurugram border, locals pelt stones

On Wednesday morning, locals of Salahpur Kheda, a rural area, threw stones at cops after they were denied permission to cross the Delhi-Gurugram border.

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

20 May 2020

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

18 May 2020

#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

16 May 2020

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

India on Friday recorded around 3,800 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases past 85,000. With this, India's tally has surpassed China's, which has reported around 84,000 cases thus far.

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

15 May 2020

Trade unions plan May-22 nationwide protest against labor law suspension

To oppose the suspension of labor laws in some states, 10 central trade unions have decided to hold a nationwide protest on May 22.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

12 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

India on Monday reported nearly 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 taking its total tally past the 70,000-mark.

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

11 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

India on Sunday recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections. The nation's tally crossed 67,000 with roughly 4,300 new cases. The nationwide death toll also crossed 2,200 on Sunday.

Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000

10 May 2020

Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000

India reported over 62,000 cases of COVID-19 till Saturday while the death toll rose to 2,099, data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics showed.

Coronavirus: Total cases near 60,000; death toll climbs to 1,984

09 May 2020

Coronavirus: Total cases near 60,000; death toll climbs to 1,984

Till Friday, India reported nearly 60,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 1,984, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.

Gurugram teen suicide: Family blames #MeToo accuser; files complaint

08 May 2020

Gurugram teen suicide: Family blames #MeToo accuser; files complaint

After a Gurugram teenager recently killed himself, his family has blamed the suicide on a girl who accused him of sexual assault on social media.

Delhi: Turned away by two hospitals, constable dies of coronavirus

07 May 2020

Delhi: Turned away by two hospitals, constable dies of coronavirus

Coronavirus claimed its first casualty in Delhi Police on Tuesday when 31-year-old constable Amit Kumar, who was asymptomatic till a day ago, passed away.

Coronavirus: India's total cases cross 50,000-mark; over 1,700 dead

07 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's total cases cross 50,000-mark; over 1,700 dead

The total number of coronavirus infections in India has surged past 50,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Wednesday.

Coronavirus: 1,388 dead in India; 7 states record biggest spikes

04 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,388 dead in India; 7 states record biggest spikes

On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1,388 in India. Meanwhile, the total number of infections crossed 42,000.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

03 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

India on Saturday reported over 39,000 cases of COVID-19 while the death toll crossed 1,300.

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

01 May 2020

List of districts designated as red zones after May 3

The Union Health Ministry has decided to segregate the 733 districts in India into three categories of red, orange, and green zones as the "lockdown 2.0" nears its scheduled end.

Coronavirus: 1,152 dead in India; Maharashtra's tally crosses 10,000-mark

01 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,152 dead in India; Maharashtra's tally crosses 10,000-mark

On Thursday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1,152 in India. Meanwhile, the total number of infections crossed 34,000.

Coronavirus: US study on remdesivir inconclusive, says Health Ministry

30 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: US study on remdesivir inconclusive, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that a study conducted on an antiviral drug in the United States for COVID-19 treatment is inconclusive.

After MHA order, Rajasthan government starts sending migrant workers home

30 Apr 2020

After MHA order, Rajasthan government starts sending migrant workers home

A day after the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the movement of migrant workers, the Rajasthan government started sending them to their home states.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How this constable is managing coronavirus and mom duties

28 Apr 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: How this constable is managing coronavirus and mom duties

Leaving a 1.5 years old baby, Ansh, at home, Mausam Yadav, 26, dons the khaki uniform daily. She puts the mask, wears gloves, and remains stationed at Ahimsa Sthal for several hours.

Ambala: Residents protest COVID-19 suspect's cremation, pelt stones at cops

28 Apr 2020

Ambala: Residents protest COVID-19 suspect's cremation, pelt stones at cops

In Ambala, Haryana, violence broke out between residents of a village and police after the former objected to the cremation of an elderly woman, thinking that she passed away due to coronavirus.

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown exit plan to be discussed by PM, CMs today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have a video-conference with Chief Ministers of all states on the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown which is supposed to end on May 3.

Coronavirus: These Indian states are far from 'flattening the curve'

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: These Indian states are far from 'flattening the curve'

It has been almost a month since India was placed under a nationwide lockdown. At a press briefing on Thursday, the government said that the coronavirus outbreak has been growing at a linear rate of 4.5% and the curve has been "flattened."

India procuring Korean rapid-test kits amid questions over Chinese ones

22 Apr 2020

India procuring Korean rapid-test kits amid questions over Chinese ones

Amid questions over the accuracy of rapid test kits imported from China, India is gearing up to procure new ones from South Korea.

India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

20 Apr 2020

India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Monday said that the rate at which the number of coronavirus cases is doubling in India has slowed to 7.5 days.

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

18 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that 75% of all coronavirus-related deaths in India involved patients over the age of 60.

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

17 Apr 2020

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India plans to manufacture 10 lakh testing kits a month for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) staring May.