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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Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma on Friday said that the Rs 51 lakh grant announced by him for the sect has been withdrawn."The grant of Rs 51 lakh,...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...

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...

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...

15-Aug-2017 Chandigarh

Haryana, Punjab celebrate I-Day

Patriotic fervour gripped Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday as they marked the country's Independence Day.From Gurugram in Haryana to Gurdaspur in Punjab, Independence Day celebrations including cultural programmes were held with the participation of thousands of...

14-Aug-2017 Gurugram (Haryana)

Nitin Gadkari launches several highway projects to decongest NCR

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday inaugurated two National Highway projects in Gurugram aimed at decongesting the National Capital Region and also laid the foundation stone for two new projects.The Minister inaugurated a four-lane...

14-Aug-2017 Gurugram, Haryana, India

Manohar Lal Khattar launches M6 Cyberknife robotic system in Gurugram

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday inaugurated north India's first M6 Cyberknife robotic system at the Artemis Hospital here, saying that it will be a huge contribution towards the healthcare system in the region.M6 Cyberknife Radio surgery...

03-Aug-2017 Rohtak

There is no plan to change guard in Haryana : Amit Shah

The National BJP President, Amit Shah, has made it clear that there is no plan to change guard in Haryana, and that the BJP would contest next Assembly elections under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal.Addressing a press conference on...

12-Jul-2017 Panipat (Haryana)

Acharya Devvrat urges for upholding values and cultural heritage

Governor Acharya Devvrat has underlined the need to uphold our rich traditions and make people aware about our rich traditional values and cultural heritage.The Governor was speaking on the occasion of 60th Foundation Day function of Ror Mahasabha, Panipat in...

10-Jul-2017 Ambala

INLD road blockade ends peacefully but commuters suffer

At the cost of virtually harassing common people, Haryana's main opposition party Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) on Monday went ahead with its one-day symbolic road blockade of vehicles coming into the state from Punjab. The protest ended peacefully, police...

08-Jul-2017 Mewat (Haryana)

IMRC hands over a tractor to Pehlu Khan’s family

Taking notice of the abject poverty in which Pehlu Khan’s family was living after his killing, US based relief organisation, Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) through Haryana based Mewat Trust handed over a new tractor to his family.The tractor was...

08-Jul-2017 Jhajjar (Haryana)

Eight killed in Haryana road accident

Eight members of a family were killed when their vehicle collided head-on with a truck in Haryana's Jhajjar district, police said on Saturday.The accident took place late Friday night near Mataur village, around 75 km from Delhi.The police said that seven...

29-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Gurugram to have medical college : Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said a medical college named after Mata Sheetla Devi will soon come up in Gurugram.The Municipal Corporation Gurugram, the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and the Shri Mata Sheetla Devi...

28-Jun-2017 Faridabad

Junaid's killing: Four more arrested in Haryana

Police have arrested four more people in connection with the killing of 17-year-old Muslim youth Junaid on a train near Ballabhgarh in Haryana's Faridabad district. But the main accused, who stabbed the victim, continues to be at large.With this, the total...

23-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Haryana now has a 'Trump' Village

Though it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been pushing for building toilets under the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, it is US President Donald Trump who is getting publicity. At least in Haryana.A village in Haryana was on Friday dedicated to Trump, ahead of...

17-Jun-2017 Panchkula

Haryana gang attacks police with pepper spray, free undertrial

At least three policemen were injured on Saturday when a gang attacked a police party with pepper spray and escaped with an undertrial prisoner who was brought to a hospital in Haryana's Panchkula town.The incident took place outside the Panchkula General...

16-Jun-2017 Ambala

Protesting farmers block major highways in Haryana, Punjab

Hundreds of farmers blocked major highways, including National Highway 1 linking Delhi with parts of Haryana and Punjab, on Friday following a nationwide call by farmers' unions to demand loan waiver and enhanced MSP for produce.The farmers blocked NH 1 near...

14-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Hahn's Kitchen : A taste of South Korea

Even though upwardly mobile urban Indians are today willing to experiment gastronomically, some cuisines still remain beyond the pale. Korean, for instance. Which is why Hahn's Kitchen comes as a pleasant surprise with its authentic South Korean food.Now,...

09-Jun-2017 Gurgaon

Philips Lighting launches Philips Hue White Ambiance in India

Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today launched its PhilipsHue White Ambiance connected LED home lighting system in India, expanding its Philips Hue range. The new Philips Hue White Ambiance range enables users...

07-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Auto driver held for Gurugram gang rape, child's murder

An autorickshaw driver hailing from Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for the gang-rape of a young woman and the killing of her infant daughter in Gurugram district in Haryana, police said on Wednesday.Gurugram Police admitted to lapses on the part of police...

06-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Gurugram woman sets world record for miniature perfume collection

Gurugram resident Ritika Jatin Ahuja has been conferred a Certificate of Excellence by the Golden Book of World Records for possessing the largest number of miniature perfumes of renowned makes, variable sizes and exotic fragrances.On May 28, Ahuja exhibited...

03-Jun-2017 Chandigarh

Hisar records 46.2 degrees; heat wave returns to Haryana, Punjab

Hisar town in Haryana sizzled at 46.2 degrees Celsius as the heat wave returned to Haryana and Punjab in full steam on Saturday.At all places across the region, the temperatures remained above 42 degrees as heat wave conditions swept through the plains.The...

02-Jun-2017 Gurugram

India will develop if villages develop : Pranab Mukherjee

Pointing out that a majority of people in India still lived in its villages, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said he believed our country will develop only when the villages develop."Even today, 68 per cent of our population lives in the villages. If we...

01-Jun-2017 Gurugram

Three held, 402 kg cannabis seized in Gurugram

Three persons have been arrested and 402 kg of cannabis valued at Rs 40 lakh has been seized from a farmhouse here, police said on Thursday.The three men were identified as Sanjay Kumar, Aameen and Iqbal. Police said Kumar and Aameen belonged to Alwar in Rajasthan...

22-May-2017 Singapore

Manohar Lal Khattar in Singapore seeking investments for Haryana

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday launched the state's pitch for investment in Singapore with corporates and industrial houses making investment commitments."Pratt and Whitney, a global aviation major, has committed to set up its R&D (research...

16-May-2017 Rewari (Haryana)

Five killed in Haryana road accident

Five persons were killed and five others critically injured when a van collided with a tractor-trollery here in Haryana on Tuesday, the police said.The Cruiser Force van they were travelling in first collided with a tractor-trolley carrying fodder and then...

13-May-2017 Chandigarh

Nirbhaya-like brutal gang-rape, murder in Haryana, 2 arrested

In a savage gang-rape reminiscent of the 2012 Nirbhaya incident, a young woman from Haryana's Sonepat district was abducted and brutally raped and murdered, with her head and face smashed with a blunt object and crushed under the wheels of a vehicle. Two...

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