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Khattar administers oath to newly appointed HERC Chairman D S Dhesi

Chandigarh, Aug 14 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar administered the ‘oath of office and secrecy’ to retired IAS officer and newly appointed Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) Chairman Depinder Singh Dhesi here on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister congratulated Mr Dhesi, his family members and well wishers for him being appointed as Chairman of HERC.
The tenure of Mr Dhesi would be five years or upto the age of 65 years whichever is earlier. The Commission comprises of one Chairman and two members.
A 1982 batch senior IAS officer D S Dhesi would replace Mr Jagjeet Singh who has completed his tenure as HERC Chairman on August 12. Mr Dhesi has served on different important posts in the state and central government before he retired as Haryana Chief Secretary on June 30.
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Biaora aftermath: BJP leader makes defamatory remark against Collector

23 Jan 2020 | 3:43 AM

Rajgarh, MP, Jan 22 (UNI) Amidst Madhya Pradesh’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party bigwigs’ presence at a demonstration against the “attitude” of the Collector and other administrative officials in Biaora, erstwhile minister Badrilal Yadav’s statement sparked off fresh controversy.
While addressing the gathering, the politician accused the lady Collector of supporting ruling Congress workers while turning Nelson’s eye to their saffron counterparts and unleashed an insulting remark that went viral in social media. Subsequently, Congress leaders adopted a belligerent stance by placing the BJP in the crosshairs and saying that the objectionable comment humiliated entire womanhood.

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Biaora incident snowballs as Vijayvargiya warns MP govt

23 Jan 2020 | 3:23 AM

Rajgarh, MP, Jan 22 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday warned Madhya Pradesh’s Congress dispensation that it would have to pay the price if it took saffron camp workers lightly.
The words were spoken in Biaora where the politician was addressing a BJP public meeting organised in protest against the “attitude” of the Collector and other administrative officials. Among those present were erstwhile chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, BJP state President Rakesh Singh and the Assembly’s Leader of the Opposition Gopal Bhargava.

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Biaora incident: MPHC issues notices

23 Jan 2020 | 2:44 AM

Indore, MP, Jan 22 (UNI) The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday directed issuance of notices – seeking responses in a period not exceeding four weeks – to the Chief Secretary, Principal Secy (Home), Rajgarh Collector, Superintendent of Police and Deputy Collector in connection with the Biaora town “incident” wherein administrative officials “misbehaved” with a political party’s workers.
Justices SC Sharma and S Shukla heard a public interest petition submitted by a Rajgarh District-resident advocate.

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Moderate quake jolts parts of Chamba district

23 Jan 2020 | 12:29 AM

Shimla, Jan 22 (UNI) Moderate magnitude earthquake jolted part of Chamba district on Wednesday.

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Life returns to normalcy after heavy snowfall in HP

22 Jan 2020 | 10:58 PM

Shimla, Jan 22 (UNI) The life returned to normalcy after recent heavy snowfall in the district as most of the roads are clear with power supply restored and communication services are on the track, an official said here on Wednesday.

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