Sirsa

  • All set for counting of votes in Haryana on Friday May 15, 2014

    Chandigarh: All necessary arrangements are in place for the counting of votes at 90 centres in Haryana on Friday, state Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said on Thursday. The counting would commence at 8 am and it would be held at the centres set up across 32 locations in the...
  • Hooda mocks at BJP, dubs turncoat candidates 'Chinese maal' April 6, 2014

    Taking a jibe at BJP for fielding turncoats in the Lok Sabha polls in Haryana, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday dubbed those candidates as "Chinese maal (goods)" which have "no guarantee". Mocking at BJP for fielding some candidates who deserted Congress after being "denied" tickets, Hooda said, "The party...
  • Every state doesn't need a Gujarat model: Rahul Gandhi April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday stepped up the attack on the BJP over delaying the release of its manifesto. The Gandhi scion said, "BJP has not released its manifesto yet, they don't go to the people, they don't talk to the people and they only give...
  • Haryana LS poll nomination to commence from Saturday March 14, 2014

    Chandigarh: The process of filing of nomination papers for the April 10 election to 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana will commence from Saturday, the State Chief Electoral Officer said on Friday. The filing of nomination will continue till March 22, scrutiny will take place the next day and withdrawal...
  • BJP mounts pressure on Kejriwal to expel Somnath Bharti January 27, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party continues to mount pressure on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to expel Law Minister Somnath Bharti. BJP MLA MS Sirsa said, "Arvind Kejriwal has offered us tea but we are not here to have tea. We are demanding the resignation of Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti....
  • Robbers loot cash and valuables, injure 4 family members October 3, 2013

    Armed robbers attacked a retired armyman and his three family members before looting cash and valubles in Bihar's Katihar district, a police office said on Thursday. The robbers raided the house of the ex-armyman Santlal Sah located at Sirsa Chowk late on Wednesday night and assaulted him and his wife Sulochana...
  • Curfew continues in Haryana's Sirsa town November 25, 2012

    Sirsa (Haryana): Authorities Sunday decided to continue for the second consecutive day the curfew imposed in this Haryana town after violent clashes between followers of the controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect and the Sikh community. Although no violence has been reported in the past 12 hours, tension continues to brew between...
  • Geetika case: Fresh raids at Kanda's residence August 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police raided former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda's house in Sirsa again in connection with the Geetika Sharma suicide case. These raids came on the basis of some mobile numbers that were being tracked. One of Kanda's relatives was taken into custody. The former minister himself has been...
  • Geetika Sharma suicide: Fresh raids at Gopal Kanda's Sirsa house August 10, 2012

    Police raided ex-Haryana minister Gopal Kanda's Sirsa residence for the second time on Thursday hours after the Delhi High Court rejected his anticipatory bail plea. ...
  • Geetika death: Kanda's residence, properties raided August 9, 2012

    Sirsa: The Delhi Police on Thursday raided the residence of former Haryana minister and prime accused in the Geetika Sharma suicide case, Gopal Goyal Kanda, in Sirsa and several other properties of his in Delhi and the NCR. Kanda is believed to be absconding, while his colleague and MDLR Manager Aruna...
  • Man gets death for rape, murder of 75-year-old March 13, 2012

    Sirsa (Haryana): Over one year after he raped a 75-year-old woman and then strangled her to death, a man was condemned to the gallows by a court in Haryana's Sirsa town on Tuesday. In a historic judgment, Additional Sessions Judge Neelima Shangla termed the case as "rarest of the rare" and...
  • MIG-21 crashes in Haryana, both pilots safe December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: An Indian Air Force MIG-21 crashed in a field in Sirsa district of Haryana on Friday. Sources said both pilots are safe and that there were no causalities on the ground. The MIG-21 had taken off from Sirsa Air Force base and crashed in a field nearby. In view of the...
  • Two killed for honour in Sirsa, Haryana September 27, 2010

    Haryana: In what may be yet another suspected case of honour killing, the decomposed bodies of a couple, who eloped recently, have been found in a field in Sirsa, Haryana. The victims, Inderpal and Maya, had last been seen on September 17, 2010. Both families filed missing complaints. However, the girl's...
  • Govt orders probe into rotting of wheat July 26, 2010

    Sirsa (Haryana): The government has ordered a probe into the flooding of a state warehousing corporation godown here. CNN-IBN had exposed the criminal negligence behind the rotting of one lakh quintals of grain due to flash floods and how no attempt was made to save it. FCI officials while inspecting the...
  • Govt apathy behind rotting grains in Sirsa July 23, 2010

    Bind (Haryana): Flood waters submerged one of Haryana's biggest grain warehouses in Sirsa where 1 lakh quintals of wheat worth Rs 15 crore was reduced to waste. Villagers say it took flood waters five days to reach the warehouse, which was enough time for them to empty their houses of...
  • Secret Kitchen: Ray tastes Haryana's poll foods October 15, 2009

    Bikramjit Ray takes Secret Kitchen viewers to the poll frenzy of Haryana and checks out what is cooking. Falling for the no-frills tea that keeps the campaign army running, Ray also tastes some dishes as he talks to politicians about what drives them. ...
  • Uneasy calm in Dabwali after Dera-Sikh clashes July 19, 2008

    Chandigarh: Uneasy calm prevailed in Haryana's Sirsa district and parts of Punjab Saturday even as curfew remained clamped in Dabwali town following clashes between followers of Dera Sacha Sauda and Sikhs. A Sikh youth was killed in the clashes on Friday. The situation in the district and especially in Dabwali town...
  • One killed in Dera-Sikh clash, Punjab on alert July 18, 2008

    Chandigarh: One person was on Friday killed in a clash between a group of Sikhs and Dera Sacha Sauda supporters in Dabwali town in Haryana's Sirsa district, prompting police in neighbouring Punjab to go on high alert. The clash broke out after an altercation between two sides during morning prayers naamcharcha...
  • Mumbai Police head for Dera HQ in Sirsa June 26, 2008

    New Delhi: A Mumbai Police team is heading to the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa as they want to gather details on the shooting incident in Mumbai, in which Dera Chief Baba Ram Rahim's bodyguard killed a Sikh. The shooting that took place last Friday sparked protests in Mumbai...
  • Cops lathicharge to disperse Sikh protestors June 21, 2008

    New Delhi: Clashes broke out between Sikh protestors and the police at Airoli junction near Mulund on Eastern Express highway on Saturday. The police resorted to lathicharge and teargas to disperse Sikhs protesting the killing of a Sikh boy by Dera Sachcha Sauda sect chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's bodyguards...
  • Sikhs call off protests | Cops lathicharge Sikhs June 21, 2008

    Mumbai: The Sikhs have called off their violent agitation till Monday over the killing of a Sikh boy by Dera Sachcha Sauda sect chief Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's bodyguards. The agitation was called off temporarily after assurances from Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister RR Patil that strict action will be taken...
  • Attack on Dera chief: Haryana, Punjab on high alert February 3, 2008

    Chandigarh: Haryana and Punjab have been put on high alert after the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim escaped unhurt following a bomb blast aimed at his cavalcade in Karnal district on Saturday. Following the blast thousands of Dera followers blocked the National Highway No. 1 at different...
  • Dera chief held for murder, rape; out on bail July 30, 2007

    New Delhi: A Punjab Police team arrested Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Sirsa on Monday, though he is now out on bail. His passport has been seized by the police. The move to arrest the Dera chief comes even as the CBI is expected to file a...
  • Dera chief attacked by mob near Sirsa, escapes unhurt July 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was attacked by a mob during clashes between his followers and the Sikh community in a village in Sirsa on Tuesday. According to reports reaching here, the Dera chief's vehicle came under attack when clashes broke out between rival factions...
  • Punjab boils | 1 killed in violence May 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Centre intervened in Punjab on Thursday night as the situation arising out of factional clashes between two Sikh sects deteriorated and fresh violence erupted in several areas across the state. The Union Government rushed para-military forces to the trouble-torn state and to Sirsa in Haryana to take control...
  • Sonia to address rally in Haryana June 20, 2007

    Chandigarh: United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi will address a public rally at Sirsa town in Haryana February 25 to mark the completion of two years of the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government in the state. The Nav Yug rally is being organised by the ruling Congress, Chief...