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Swelling waters of the Yamuna on Sunday. Tribune photo

As Yamuna swells in Haryana, authorities fear flood situation in Delhi

18 Aug 2019 | 8:21 PM

YAMUNANAGAR: Water levels of Yamuna rose dangerously at Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar on Sunday—setting off alarm bells of the swollen river waters reaching Delhi within hours.

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Shiv Kumar Sharma
Tribune News Service
Yamunanagar, August 18

Water levels of Yamuna rose dangerously at Hathnikund barrage in Yamunanagar on Sunday—setting off alarm bells of the swollen river waters reaching Delhi within hours.   

Water levels at the barrage went from 2.56 lakh cusecs at 8 am to 5.93 lakh cusecs by 12 pm, a dangerous rise that prompted authorities to issue a warning asking people to stay away from river banks.

Dadupur Water Services Division Executive Engineer (XEN) Haridev Kamboj says that water level up to 70,000 cusecs is considered normal for Hathnikund Barrage. Water over 2.5 lakh cusecs is considered high floods.

Administration fears that the rising water levels could soon reach the national capital.

“The water discharge normally takes 72 hours to reach Delhi from Hathnikund barrage,” Kamboj said.

Additionally, Yamuna waters would swell as it reaches the national capital because of the number of rivulets that join the river from Haryana as well as Uttar Pradesh.

“When the water enters in Delhi, it is higher than it is measured at Hathnikund barrage as the water of a number of seasonal rivulets fall in it downstream Hathnikund barrage,” said XEN Kamboj.Gates of the Western and eastern jamuna canals are currently closed to avoid damage to their gates he said. Four Hydro power projects at the Western Jamuna Canal are currently closed.

Karnal: Protesting pharmacists want pay hike, vacant post filled

Karnal: Protesting pharmacists want pay hike, vacant post filled

18 Aug 2019 | 6:57 PM

KARNAL: Hundreds of pharmacists on Sunday held a protest in Karnal, demanding the government meet their demands, and staged a dharna outside the CM’s camp office for around three hours.

Despite CM’s assurance, 10 Fatehabad families yet to get LPG connections

Despite CM’s assurance, 10 Fatehabad families yet to get LPG connections

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

HISAR: Despite the directions of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, around 10 families of Bighar village in Fatehabad district are yet to get LPG gas connections under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY). They continue to use the traditional wooden ‘chulha’ in their houses.

Things have got better, civic issues untouchedEAR TO THE GROUND: Assembly Segment Rewari

Things have got better, civic issues untouched

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

THE Rewari Assembly segment, considered the nerve centre of Ahirwal politics, has witnessed improvement in the condition of roads during the past five years but long-standing issues like improper drainage, traffic congestion, poor sanitation, discharge of effluents by Rajasthan’s industrial units towards Dhaaruhera town, shifting of the bus stand and stray cattle menace are still unaddressed.

Now, pay traffic challan online

Now, pay traffic challan online

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

FARIDABAD: The first virtual court in Haryana for the online disposal of traffic challan cases was inaugurated here today. Mr Justice Krishna Murari, Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court, inaugurated the court through video conferencing around 4 pm.

GST fraud of Rs 13 lakh detected

GST fraud of Rs 13 lakh detected

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

AMBALA: The Excise and Taxation Department has detected a GST fraud of Rs 12.99 lakh in Ambala City. As per information, Sukhwinder Singh had given Nahan House, Ambala City, as his address to get his firm (Diksha Enterprises) registered under the Haryana Goods and Services Tax Act 2017 and had obtained a GST number.

Congress, BSP leaders join BJP in Ambala

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

AMBALA: Senior Ambala City and district-level leaders of the Congress and the BSP joined the ruling BJP here today. The president of Ambala City Youth Congress, Mukesh Dhiman Shanti, along with his team of office-bearers joined the BJP in the presence of local MLA Aseem Goel.

The Tribune organises reader’s forum in Rohtak

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

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Gangster Kaushal detained in Dubai

Gangster Kaushal detained in Dubai

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

GURUGRAM: Having chased him for around three years, the Haryana Police in collaboration with the Delhi Police, Interpol and the Dubai Police have finally nailed wanted gangster Kaushal in a covert operation.

2 arrested for looting two petrol stations

2 arrested for looting two petrol stations

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

KARNAL: The Karnal police have arrested two persons in two incidents of petrol pump loot. They have recovered a country-made pistol, a cartridge and two motorcycles used in the crimes from their possession.

Farmer killed in Panipat, 7 booked

Farmer killed in Panipat, 7 booked

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

PANIPAT: A 44-year-old farmer, Ramesh, was reportedly beaten to death in Jalalpur village of the district on Friday night. The police have booked seven persons, including the former sarpanch of the village, in this regard.

Khattar to launch BJP’s poll campaign from Kalka today

Khattar to launch BJP’s poll campaign from Kalka today

18 Aug 2019 | 6:49 PM

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will launch the BJP’s campaign for the upcoming state Assembly elections with the Jan Ashirvad Yatra at Kalka in Panchkula district tomorrow. Before the launch of the yatra, the Chief Minister will offer prayers at the famous Kali Mata temple at Kalka. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be present to address the public meeting.

Accountant looted of Rs 4L in Karnal

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

KARNAL: Three armed miscreants looted Rs 4 lakh from the accountant of a commission agent at gunpoint in the new grain market in the city this afternoon. The broad daylight crime has once again exposed the law and order situation in the district.

Kant Enclave demolition ends

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

FARIDABAD: The final phase of the demolition of residential structures in Kant Enclave of Surajkund got over this evening with the district administration razing the remaining 24 houses.

GOC-in-C visits Kharga Corps

18 Aug 2019 | 7:03 AM

AMBALA: Lt Gen RP Singh, GOC-in-C of Western Command, was on his maiden visit to Kharga Corps in Ambala Cantonment on Friday and Saturday.

Gangster Kaushal nabbed from Dubai

Gangster Kaushal nabbed from Dubai

17 Aug 2019 | 9:11 PM

GURUGRAM: Haryana police in coordination with their Delhi counterparts, Interpol, RAW and Dubai police have arrested absconding gangster Kaushal in a coveted operation.

Couple dies, 3 kids hurt in mishap

17 Aug 2019 | 6:53 AM

Sonepat: A couple — Yogesh (38) of Karewri village and Savita (35) — was killed and their three children were injured after a car in which they were travelling was hit by a truck on the Sonepat-Gohana highway near the district’s Karewri village on Thursday night.

Khalsa college students on merit listEducation notes

Khalsa college students on merit list

17 Aug 2019 | 6:52 AM

Karnal: Four students of MA Punjabi (semester four) of Guru Nanak Khalsa College secured positions in the merit list of the Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra.

Sewer problem persistsHave your say

Sewer problem persists

17 Aug 2019 | 6:55 AM

Faridabad: Overflowing sewage at Sainik Colony Gate number 1, Sector 49, Faridabad has become a major problem for the residents living in the colony as well as for the passerby.

Jind yet to get onto fast track to developmentEar To The Ground: Assembly Segment Jind

Jind yet to get onto fast track to development

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

JIND: Jind witnessed a byelection just six months ago after the death of the local legislator from the Indian National Lok Dal, Hari Chand.

SAD to contest poll in alliance with BJP

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will contest the upcoming Haryana Assembly elections in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and negotiations for seat sharing are on at present, said SAD core committee member and in charge of Haryana Balwinder Singh Bhunder.

Advocates to resume work today

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Nearly three weeks after the High Court Bar Association ordered suspension of work against Haryana’s move to set up an administrative tribunal for adjudicating service matters of state employees, it deferred the stir on Friday.

State gets down to setting up tribunal opposed by lawyers

State gets down to setting up tribunal opposed by lawyers

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Decks have been cleared for the setting up of the Haryana Administrative Tribunal (HAT) with the state government setting up a four-member committee for selecting members of the tribunal.

Freedom for Kashmiris in true sense: Khattar on I-Day

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

SONEPAT: Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has said the people of Kashmir have got freedom in true sense this Independence Day, and, for this, he has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

All eyes on Hooda as he hints at ‘big step’

All eyes on Hooda as he hints at ‘big step’

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: All eyes are on former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s rally at Rohtak on Sunday amidst speculations that the senior Congress leader might announce some big step in the wake of the party’s disregard to Congress MLAs’ repeated demands for change of leadership in the state ahead of the Assembly elections.

CM to open mega show depicting Gita at Jyotisar

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar will inaugurate a multi-sensory show depicting part of the Bhagavad Gita at Jyotisar in Kurukshetra on August 20.

Virtual court to start in Faridabad

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The High Court will launch the first virtual court on August 17 at Faridabad through video conference.

Fresh policy framed for setting up mobile towers

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government has framed a policy governing the setting up of underground and overhead connectivity and communication infrastructure, including the installation of mobile towers and dish antenna poles.

Soon, CCTV cameras at 20 points on NH-44

Soon, CCTV cameras at 20 points on NH-44

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

KARNAL: In a meeting with the SPs of the districts situated on National Highway-44, Alok Kumar Rai, ADGP, and Director, Haryana Police Academy (HPA), Madhuban; and Navdeep Singh Virk, ADGP Law and Order; on Friday finalised 20 points where CCTV cameras and automatic number plate readers (ANPR) are to be installed.

Deadline over, MC yet to start work on railway overbridge

Deadline over, MC yet to start work on railway overbridge

17 Aug 2019 | 6:46 AM

KARNAL: Eighteen months after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar laid the foundation stone, the Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) is yet to start work on the railway foot over-bridge (RFOB).

J&K change tribute to Hry martyrs: Shah

J&K change tribute to Hry martyrs: Shah

17 Aug 2019 | 10:59 AM

JIND: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir is a “big milestone” for the country’s unity and accused the Congress of not taking the step because of its “vote-bank greed”.

Bar Association defers work suspension at Punjab and Haryana HC

Bar Association defers work suspension at Punjab and Haryana HC

17 Aug 2019 | 6:32 AM

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab and Haryana High Court Bar Association on Friday deferred the work suspension which was aimed to protest against the setting up of the Haryana Administrative Tribunal for adjudicating service matters involving state employees.

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