Haryana

GURUGRAM RIGHT WING GROUPS THREATEN MUSLIMS THAT THEY WILL STOP FRIDAY PRAYERS (NAMAZ) AGAIN

Over the past three months, right-wing groups have tried to disrupt namaz being offered in open spaces in sectors 47, 12, 37 and Sirhaul Village. On November 5, Hindu groups organised a Govardhan Puja at the site in Sector 12A, where namaz used to be offered on Fridays.... Read more

ACTOR YUVIKA CHAUDHARY CHARGED UNDER SC-ST ACT

Bollywood actor and model Yuvika Chaudhary was arrested on Monday by Haryana police for allegedly making offensive remarks against Schedule Castes on her social media platform. The actor was later released on interim bail after an order was released by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. The arrest was confirmed by Hansi Superintendent of Police, Nitika Gahlaut.... Read more

HARYANA CM WITHDRAWS ‘TIT-FOR-TAT’ COMMENT

Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar has withdrawn his comment which stated he will give a 'tit for tat' reaction for those opposing the Farmers’ Bill of 2020, referring to the farmers’ protest. He said on Friday that his comment was ‘misconstrued’.... Read more

“THIS IS A CRITICAL PERIOD FOR THE COUNTRY, 2ND WAVE NOT OVER”, SAYS UNION HEALTH MINISTRY

The Health Ministry on Thursday observed that many districts across India are in danger zone and warned that the second wave is far from over. The current relaxations in public spaces across the country and the opening of universities has brought alarm as the Covid-19 virus is still spreading around the states.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS: EXPLAINED

Uttar Pradesh: The violence that broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday resulted in 8 deaths and many casualties. 4 farmers were killed when a group of SUVs part of the convoy of Union Minister of State Ajay Mishra ran over a crowd of farmers. The farmers, later on, went into an agitation that was toned down with the negotiations done by farmers union leader Rakesh Tikait with the officials in the Uttar Pradesh government. Below is a fairly brief timeline on how the violence occurred and the reasons observed.... Read more

PFIZER BETTER THAN ASTRA ZENECA FOR THOSE INFECTED WITH DELTA VARIANT, REVEALS NEW STUDY

Covid 19 vaccines that were launched late 2020 and early 2021 was claimed to offer protection against the viral infection. A new study reveals the effect on the transmission on the Delta Variant is lower for the Oxford Astra Zeneca compared to the Pfizer vaccine, the former being manufactured in India as Covishield.... Read more

SUPREME COURT SUO MOTU DECIDES TO HEAR LAKHIMPUR KHERI KILLINGS, CJI LEADS BENCH

The Supreme Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognisance of the recent attack on farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri, in which a total of 8 people were killed (4 farmers, 1 journalist, and 3 BJP workers). The incident was of an SUV owned by Union Minister Ajay Mishra, allegedly instructed by his son Ashish Mishra drove over a peacefully marching crowd of protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri and killed 8 persons and injured many. ... Read more

RAHUL, PRIYANKA AND OTHER CONGRESS LEADERS VISIT HOME OF DECEASED FARMERS OF LAKHIMPUR KHERI

After a tumultuous trip from Delhi to Lucknow, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Chief Ministers Charanjit Singh Channi and Bhupesh Baghel, and General Secretary KC Venugopal accompanied Priyanka Gandhi once she was released from her detention and left for Lakhimpur Kheri.... Read more

PRIYANKA GANDHI TALKS DOWN MODI, ASKS “HAVE YOU SEEN THE LAKHIMPUR KHERI VIDEO”

Priyanka Gandhi recorded a video and was shared on social media in which she shares the triggering video of the gruesome attack on farmers that occurred in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday. The congress leader recorded the video while in detention and mocked the Prime Minister for celebrating ‘Azaadi’ when his ministers were ‘running cars over farmers’.... Read more

SUPREME COURT LASHES OUT AT FARMERS GROUPS, ASKS FOR REASONS FOR PROTESTS

The Supreme Court on Monday lashed out at the farmers’ groups, asking them the reason for continuing protests, even though the government hasn’t promised implementation. The court raged saying if an issue turns violent, “nobody takes responsibility”.... Read more

HARYANA CM SEEN ASKING CADRES TO PICK UP LATHIS ON FARMERS

Haryana Chief Minister is seen telling his cadre to take action against farmers who oppose the 2020 farm laws in the state. The controversy kick-started on Sunday after a one-minute video was shared widely on social media platforms. ... Read more

BHARAT BANDH GETS MIXED RESPONSE FROM STATES, ACCORDING TO SOME

The Bharat Bandh called by farmers unions was termed “successful” by leader Rakesh Tikait. The strike that started from Monday 6 am and concluded by 4 pm created traffic havoc in parts of Delhi and around. However commercial establishments and shops were operating as usual. The bandh manifested differently in different parts of the country.... Read more

BHARAT BANDH ‘SUCCESSFUL’, SAYS RAKESH TIKAIT

The 10-hour Bharat Bandh called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) on Monday was termed 'successful' by farmers’ leader Rakesh Tikait. SKM, an umbrella body of over 40 farm unions announced that the strike, from 6 am to 4 pm, will not allow traffic in certain parts of the national highways. The strike was called in as the first- year anniversary of the signing of the farm laws by the President of India.... Read more

INDIA RECIPROCATING UK’s VACCINE RULE

The new British travel rules that require Indians to quarantine even if they’re fully vaccinated has brought up tensions between the two nations. India who got both doses for Covishied vaccine, the local variant of UK’s AstraZeneca will be considered unvaccinated in the new rules.... Read more

NEW CHANGES IN GST; TAX INCREASE IN FOOTWEAR AND GARMENTS

In the first physical meeting of the GST Council held in Lucknow, many changes have come up regarding tax levies. The tax levies for footwear costing under Rs. 1000 has been increased, ready made garments’ tax has been increased from 5% to 12%. ... Read more

Haryana becomes center of farmers’ agitation

Haryana has become an epicenter for farmers protests in the country and has gained so much attention in the recent past. With the effective results out if the protests in Karnal last week, it could be said that the state has positively created platform for the movement.... Read more