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13-Oct-2017 Panchkula

Honeypreet sent to 10-day judicial custody

Jailed Dera sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's close aide Honeypreet Insan was on Friday sent to 10 days' judicial remand by a court in Panchkula.Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, has been sent to judicial custody till October 23. She has been...

12-Oct-2017 Gurugram

Illegal casino busted in Gurugram, 43 arrested

Police have busted a casino being run illegally by a suspended Haryana Police constable in an upscale locality here and arrested 43 people, including four women, in this connection, police said on Thursday.The illegal casino in K Block of Sushant Lok-1 was...

09-Oct-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Wildlife photography exhibition inaugurated at national park

In a bid to sensitise people about wildlife protection, a photography exhibition was inaugurated on Monday at the Sultanpur National Park near here by Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.Organised by the DLF Foundation in collaboration with the Haryana...

09-Oct-2017 Gurugram, Haryana, India

No increased charges on future HSIIDC plot allotments: Haryana CM

The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (HSIIDC) will not demand increased charges from allottees for plots in the future, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday.In case of any such increase, it will be...

08-Oct-2017 Gurugram

Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Saudi Aramco India Office

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas & Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan, today inaugurated Saudi Aramco’s ARAMCO ASIA INDIA office in Gurugram jointly with Mr Amin H Al-Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco. The office is located...

06-Oct-2017 Panchkula

Honeypreet misleading investigation: Haryana Police

Haryana Police on Friday claimed that Honeypreet Insan, the closest aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, is misleading police in the investigation into her role in violence in Panchkula and elsewhere after the August 25 conviction...

06-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Dera violence: Haryana Police summon sect committee members

 Haryana Police have issued summons to 45 members of a committee of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect to appear before it regarding the violence that erupted following the rape conviction of the Dera chief on August 25, Police sources said on Friday.Police sources said...

04-Oct-2017 Panchkula

Honeypreet sent on 6-day police remand

Jailed Dera sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's close aide Honeypreet Insan was on Wednesday sent to six days police remand by a court in Panchkula.The Haryana Police had sought 14 days police remand.Earlier in the day, Honeypreet was produced in the court...

04-Oct-2017 Panchkula

Honeypreet produced in Panchkula court

 A day after her arrest, jailed Dera sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's close aide Honeypreet Insan was on Tuesday produced in a court in Panchkula town in Haryana, adjoining Chandigarh.The prosecution sought a 10-day police remand for Honeypreet, saying...

03-Oct-2017 Ambala

Five Kashmiri mutton dealers killed in Ambala road accident

In a deadly road accident, five Kashmiris were killed while another was critically wounded after a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident on Tuesday morning in Ambala city of Punjab.The deceased, who were mutton dealers had gone to Punjab...

03-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Honeypreet rejects claims of illicit relations with Ram Rahim

Honeypreet Insan, the "adopted daughter" of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Tuesday rejected allegations of physical relations with him and asked people not to believe "false" stories being spread about them.However, her estranged...

03-Oct-2017 Chandigarh

Honeypreet arrested, to be produced in court on Wednesday

Fugitive Honeypreet Insan, a close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested on Tuesday and will be produced in a trial court of Haryana's Panchkula on Wednesday, police said.She was detained by the Punjab Police from the...

02-Oct-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Angry parents of Pradhuman question Ryan principal's reinstatement

The suspended principal of a Ryan International School, where a boy was found brutally murdered on September 8, has been reinstated in another of the group's schools, leaving the parents of the seven-year-old Pradhuman Thakur fuming.Neerja Batra, the acting...

02-Oct-2017 Noida

Noida gets another taste of Punjab and its varied cuisine

Amidst the glitter of Noida's Mall of India is this upscale eatery that takes you a step closer to Punjab, known as much for its varied cuisines as for its traditions. A meal here is an experience that evokes an unmatched desire to revisit the state.Aptly named...

30-Sep-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Three Gurugram factory workers killed while cleaning sewer

Three employees of a Gurugram factory died on Saturday after inhaling poisonous gases in a sewer they entered without proper safety equipment, Fire Department officials said.Rajkumar, 22, Rinku, 32, and Vinesh Kumar, 25, died in the afternoon hours after entering...

29-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

Clean water to flow soon in Ghaggar river : Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday that clean water would soon flow into the river Ghaggar passing through the state as the Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs) installed in the major townships along the river are expected to be made fully...

28-Sep-2017 Sirsa

Haryana Police probing threat from Sirsa Dera's 'Qurbani Gang'

The Haryana Police is investigating alleged threat letters issued to some people, including media persons, by the 'Qurbani Gang' of Dera Sacha Sauda, police sources said on Thursday.Vishwas Gupta, ex-husband of Honeypreet Insan, some former Dera followers...

27-Sep-2017 Shimla

100 Election Awareness Vehicles for all Constituencies in Himachal

A Spokesperson of Election Department said that the department has set the goal to substantially increase the percentage of voting in Himachal Pradesh through sustained awareness campaign to draw more and more voters to the election booth. He said that...

25-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

Dera chief moves HC against rape conviction, imprisonment

Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Monday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging his rape conviction by the CBI special court and also sought stay against his imprisonment.The petition was filed by counsels of the disgraced...

22-Sep-2017 New Delhi

Why is the government so silent, asks Pradhuman's father

The father of murdered class 2 student Pardhuman on Friday asked why the government is silent on his son's death and did it mean that they are providing safe passage to the accused.Barun Chandra Thakur, in a statement here, said that he had reached out to...

19-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

Gurmeet Singh a common prisoner; will do farming : K.P. Singh

Used to a life of ultra luxury, disgraced Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will now earn a daily wage of Rs 20 for cultivating a small farmholding near his prison barrack and growing vegetables.The rapist sect chief, who used to spend millions...

15-Sep-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

School, police tried to hush up case, says Pradyuman's father

The grief-stricken father of seven-year-old Pradyuman, who was done to death on September 8 inside Ryan International School near here, says prime suspect bus conductor Ashok Kumar could not have executed the crime alone and that some others were involved...

15-Sep-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Driving licences to be linked with Aadhaar : Ravi Shankar Prasad

In a bid to check the menace of multiple driving licences being issued to individuals, the central government will soon introduce linking of Aadhaar with driving licences, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday.The Minister for Electronics and...

15-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana minister withdraws Rs 51 lakh grant to Dera Sacha Sauda

In wake of recent events embroiling the Dera Sacha Sauda whose head has been convicted for rape, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Friday said that the Rs 51 lakh grant announced by him for the sect has been withdrawn."The grant of Rs 51 lakh,...

15-Sep-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Manohar Lal Khattar announces CBI probe into Pradhuman's murde

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the CBI will probe the brutal murder of seven-year-old student Pradhuman Thakur.Khattar also announced the government was taking over the administration of Ryan International School in Gurugram where...

15-Sep-2017 Panchkula

Dera chief's hearing in murder cases: Security tightened in Panchkula

Security has been tightened in Panchkula town in Haryana ahead of a crucial hearing in two separate murder cases against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and others here on Saturday.The cases, related to the murder of Sirsa-based journalist...

11-Sep-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Two Ryan school officials arrested over 7-year-old's murder

Two senior officials of the Ryan International School here have been arrested in connection with the murder of a seven-year-old boy in the school premises last week that sparked massive public outrage.As police constituted at least a dozen teams to probe...

09-Sep-2017 Rohtak

Dera chief reports ill health, doctors sent to prison

A team of doctors was rushed to the District Jail in Sunaria near Rohtak town in Haryana on Saturday after rapist Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the chief of Dera Sacha Sauda sect, complained of ill health.It was not immediately known what health issues the...

09-Sep-2017 Sirsa

Secret tunnels, explosives factory found in Dera Sacha Sauda premises

Two secret tunnels and an illegal explosives factory were found inside the premises of the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana's Sirsa town on Saturday on Day 2 of the search by security forces and authorities.The search operation of the Dera premises...

08-Sep-2017 Sonipat

Patna come back to tie Haryana 41-41 in Pro Kabaddi League

Patna Pirates came back from the dead to tie their match at 41-41 with Haryana Steelers in an inter-zone clash in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Friday.Pardeep Narwal, who had a disappointing first half, ended up scoring 13 points as Haryana blew their...

08-Sep-2017 Sirsa

Day 1 of Dera headquarter search ends; computers seized

The first day of search of the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana's Sirsa town on Friday ended with a few computers, a luxury SUV and some currency notes being seized, official (old and new currency) being seized, officials said.Officials said that...

08-Sep-2017 Sirsa

JCBs, locksmiths assist security forces search Dera headquarters

JCB machines, locksmiths, forensic experts and dog squads assisted a comprehensive search operation launched by security agencies and district authorities at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana's Sirsa town on Friday.The search operation began...

08-Sep-2017 Sirsa

Search operation begins at Dera headquarters

Security agencies and district authorities began search operations at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Haryana's Sirsa town on Friday amid tight security and curfew in the area.The search, which is being video-graphed, is being conducted under the supervision...

07-Sep-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Taapsee Pannu emphasize on picking right intimate wear

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who launched a lingerie store here, says that for her, picking the right intimate wear is as important as choosing her look for a red carpet appearance.amanté, the international intimate-wear brand is cerebrating its 10th year anniversary...

07-Sep-2017 Sirsa

'Skeletons' inside premises, admits Dera mouthpiece

Hours before authorities and security agencies are likely to start a search and sanitisation operation inside the sprawling Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters campus near Sirsa town in Haryana, the sect's mouthpiece "Sach Kahoon" on Thursday admitted that human...

07-Sep-2017 Gurugram

Kiren Rijiju flags off NSG's motorcycle expedition

A motorcycle expedition of NSG commandos across the country to commemorate the NSG's 33 years of service and to spread the message of collective responsibility towards fighting terror was flagged off on Thursday by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju.The Minister...

07-Sep-2017 Sirsa

Haryana Police investigating 'supari' claim for Dera violence

The Haryana Police is investigating claims that top Dera Sacha Sauda functionaries paid a 'supari' (contract) of Rs 5 crore to criminal elements to instigate violence in Panchkula and other places after sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction for...

06-Sep-2017 Sirsa

Security tightened around Dera headquarters ahead of search

Security was tightened around the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters near Sirsa town on Wednesday following the Punjab and Haryana High Court's approval to search and sanitise the sect premises.The local administration and security forces are awaiting the arrival...

04-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

Objectionable items found at Sirsa Dera: Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said some "objectionable items" were seized during a search at Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa following the arrest of convicted sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh."As many as 117 'Naam Charcha Ghars' linked to...

01-Sep-2017 Chandigarh

No immediate move to name successor to Ram Rahim

With Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, head of the infamous Dera Sacha Sauda, being sentenced to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment by a CBI special court for the rape of two female disciples, a leadership crisis looms over the Rs 1,000-crore sect in Haryana that is...

01-Sep-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Three burnt to death in car in Gurugram

Three people were burnt to death in a car here after it caught fire mysteriously, police said on Friday.The police recovered the badly burnt car between Sectors 56 and 61 near Ullawas village."The incident occurred around midnight. The car was badly burnt...

28-Aug-2017 Rohtak

'Wild beast, deserves no mercy', says judgment on rapist Dera chief

Rapist Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh may have tried his teary antics in the court on Monday, pleading for mercy, but the court was in no such mood as it sent him behind bars for 20 years, terming his conduct as that of a "wild beast".CBI special...

28-Aug-2017 Rohtak

20 years imprisonment for rapist Dera chief; Rs 30 lakh fine

Eighteen years after he raped two of his female disciples, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to 20 years jail for rape and criminal intimidation and fined Rs 30 lakh.The rapist sect chief has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment...

28-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Two cars torched in Sirsa by Dera followers

Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) followers allegedly set two cars on fire near the sect headquarters on the outskirts of Sirsa town on Monday, just minutes before its chief was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in a rape case.Security forces rushed to Phulkan village...

28-Aug-2017 Rohtak (Haryana)

Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gets 10 years prison for rape

Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Monday sentenced to 10 years jail for the rape and criminal intimidation of two female disciples.The quantum of sentence was announced by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) special court...

27-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Sentencing of Dera chief at 2.30 pm; lockdown in Rohtak

Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh will be sentenced on Monday at 2.30 p.m. at a special court near Rohtak town in Haryana.The quantum of sentence will be done in a court being specially set up inside the District Jail...

26-Aug-2017 Panchkula

Dera violence death toll rises to 36

The death toll in the violence following the conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has risen to 36, officials of the Haryana government said on Saturday.Thirty deaths have been reported in Panchkula, while six persons have died in Sirsa town, where...

26-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Uneasy calm in Punjab, Haryana; Army out

An uneasy calm prevailed in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday after incidents of violence a day ago left 30 people dead following the Dera sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a rape case.Army units patrolled several places across the two states...

26-Aug-2017 New Delhi

31 dead in Dera violence: Home Ministry

The Union Home Ministry on Saturday said 31 persons were killed in Haryana Dera violence on Friday after a court held Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape.A ministry statement said 29 deaths occurred in Panchkula and two in Sirsa,...

25-Aug-2017 Panchkula

30 die in violence after Dera chief is held guilty of rape

At least 30 people were killed on Friday as security forces fired at rampaging mobs in Panchkula town in Haryana after a court held self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of rape and sexual exploitation. The violence also gripped parts of Haryana...

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