Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Haryana where the BJP formed a government, state's first non-Congress government at the helm for the second consecutive term.
BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar and Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Dushyant Chautala will take oath as the Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister, respectively, of Haryana on Sunday.
The rival Congress won 31 seats, while the less than year old Jannayak Janata Party (JJP), which broke away from the state's once major regional Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) owing to family disputes, won 10 seats.
But given the fluid nature in Haryana, the BJP may explore out the third option. But that seems to be little difficult for the saffron party, given the situation it is in and faced with a Congress that has actively reached out to the JJP.
Haryana on Thursday looked set for a hung Assembly as the latest trends showed the ruling BJP and the Congress leading in 37 and 34 seats, respectively, in the 90-member House.
'Pakistan uses the Congress to strengthen its case globally on issues against India,' he said as he slammed the grand old party for not supporting its decision taken in the national interest.
Khattar claimed the manifesto of the Congress with focus on loan waiver to farmers and job reservations to women was unrealistic as it needed Rs 1,26,000 crore to fulfill the poll promise.
He said a few days ago Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told his country that India was planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. "So Pakistan PM does acknowledge what India did in Balakot," he said.
Vikramjeet Singh Kapoor shot himself with his service revolver in the bedroom around 5.45 a.m. A police officer said he put the barrel in his mouth and pressed the trigger. The bullet exited from the other side.
However, Sidhu, who had been at loggerheads with the Chief Minister ever since his wife Navjot Kaur was denied a ticket for the Lok Sabha polls, refused to take charge of his new portfolios.
On June 6, Sidhu was divested of the charge of Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs portfolios and given Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources in a Cabinet reshuffle, the first after the Lok Sabha election results.
Establishing it grip on state politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Haryana's ruling BJP won the Jind Assembly seat in a multi-cornered contest on Thursday by 12,935 votes.
State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Border Security Force (BSF), from its nearby base camp has reached the spot. Fire Department, police and distric administration with JCBs have started the rescue.
A special CBI court in Panchkula on Thursday sentenced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment in the murder case of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati.
However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) continued its attack on Sidhu for his gesture towards Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and for "seeking equivalence" of his visit with that of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"I'm resigning as a president of AAP Punjab... But my fight against drug mafia and all kind of corruption in Punjab will continue as an 'Aam Aadmi' (common man) of Punjab," Mann tweeted.
Daler's arrest was quite controversial at a police station in Patiala in 2003 as he was asked to strip by a few junior police officers during interrogation. He spent a few days behind lock-up before being released on bail.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials took the accused, whose name is being withheld, to the Sohna Market where he is said to have purchased the knife used in the murder of seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur.
Singh, 66, was stabbed in the stomach and his throat was also slit with a sharp-edged weapon. He was killed in a brutal manner by the attackers.
Pradhuman, a Class II student, was found dead by a school staff in the washroom with his throat slit. A knife, presumably the murder weapon, was found near the body.
The move comes after sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted of rape of two of his female disciples in 1999 and sentenced to 20 years in prison by a CBI special court.
The Dera chief was flown to Rohtak jail on Friday after the conviction. The sentencing was announced inside the jail premises by the CBI special judge.
Rohtak range Inspector General (IG) of Police Navdeep Singh Virk said: "We are on top of the situation. Adequate security arrangements are in place. If anyone tries to disobey the law, he will be shot at."
A media team from a national news channel was attacked in Sirsa by Dera followers, who chased and assaulted them in presence of the Haryana Police.