Despite ban on mining in riverbeds across India by the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal, the activity is being carried out with impunity by the sand mafia in parts of Karnal district.

Blames skewed sex ratio for rampant trafficking of women into state for forced marriages

A report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) has blamed Haryana’s skewed sex ratio for large-scale trafficking of girls from other states for forced marriages and ‘bonded’ labour into the state.

The Supreme Court today set aside a Punjab and Haryana High Court order for payment of higher compensation to those whose land was acquired in 1973 for the construction of Section 13 and Sector 13

The Haryana Health Department has issued guidelines and taken steps to prevent the spread of H1N1 swine flu as 31 cases have so far been reported from the state during the current year.

A spokesman of the department said here today that nine cases had been reported from Karnal district, followed by four each from Kurukshetra and Fatehabad, three each from Hisar and Sirsa, two each from Yamunanagar, Kaithal and Panchkula and one each from Rohtak and Ambala districts. Till yesterday, nine deaths had been reported from five districts-- three in Kurukshetra, two each in Karnal and Sirsa and one each in Hisar and Gurgaon.

Three patients admitted to hospital

Panic gripped the health authorities as eight job aspirants showed swine flu symptoms during a recruitment drive at the local Commando complex. Three of them were admitted to hospital after taking their blood samples. Swine flue symptoms were noticed in a job hospirant, Sadhu Ram, who had come to the hospital two days ago and a team of doctors reached the Commando complex for a medical checkup and took samples of eight others.

The green cover in Gurgaon, Mahendergarh, Kurukshetra, Karnal and Palwal would be increased with funds from the State Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA).

Presiding over CAMPA’s Steering Committee meeting, Haryana Chief Secretary P.K. Chaudhery said that plantation in these cities would be in addition to the ongoing urban forestry schemes.

The woolly marvel A sheep, Dolly, was the first to be cloned 15 years ago. Since then, Snappy (dog), CC (cat) and Garima and Samrupra (buffaloes) have been cloned in South Korea, US and India.

State is not getting its due share, says Governor

Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia on Thursday expressed concern over the issue of the State's legitimate share of water. Describing Haryana as a water-deficit State, he said the situation had been further compounded as it was not getting its due share of river water.

The newly established Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar, has been granted a patent by the Government of India for commercial production for the “Urea Detection in

Karnal: The farmers suffering huge losses due to damage to sugarcane crop beause of the dreaded “white grub” disease can heave a sigh of relief as the scientists at the Sugarcane Breeding Centre, K