Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Haridwar

Eight arrested for offering ‘namaz’ at weekly market in Haridwar

The accused were arrested under section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code but granted bail later.

‘Ban non-Hindus from Char Dham sites’: Seer who spoke at Haridwar Dharma Sansad writes to Dhami

Swami Anand Swaroop, one of the main speakers at Dharma Sansad in Haridwar last year, claims non-Hindus could attack the shrines. CM says 'seers' views will be honoured'.

Forget drugs & potholes, Dharma Sansad-host Haridwar’s seers say ‘Muslim appeasement’ poll issue

Seers in Haridwar claim their interests are being ignored due to alleged appeasement. Their allegations play into the narrative being pursued by BJP in Uttarakhand.

Behind the ‘bigot’: How engineer Deependra became Dasna’s hate-spewing sadhu Yati Narsinghanand

Narsinghanand, mahant of Dasna Devi Temple, was arrested a month after his incendiary December 2021 speech in Haridwar. ThePrint traces his ascent as a powerful Hindutva ideologue.

Haridwar court sends Yati Narsinghanand to 14-day judicial custody in Dharma Sansad case

Narsinghanand, the head priest of the Dasna temple in Ghaziabad, was picked up on Saturday night from Sarvanand Ghat of the Ganga.

UP priest Yati Narsinghanand arrested for ‘inflammatory’ speeches in Haridwar

This is the second arrest made by Haridwar Police after Jitendra Tyagi, alias Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Central Shia Waqf board, was arrested Thursday.

SC wants Centre & Uttarakhand to respond in Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad hate speech’ case

The apex court also issued notice to Delhi Police chief and took note of an event in Delhi last month where speakers allegedly made calls for 'genocide of Muslims to achieve ethnic cleansing'.

Haridwar ‘Dharam Sansad’ shows Modi is facing an internal threat from Sangh Parivar

As Modi’s OBC background grew more and more in public discourse, Mohan Bhagwat started spelling out his anti-reservation, anti-minority agendas.

TMC member Saket Gokhale under fire for crowdfunding ‘Rs 76 lakh’, claims it was ‘like salary’

Several Twitter users are calling for accountability for the alleged Rs 76 lakh raised by him through a crowdfunding account in 2019. He says this is ‘coordinated IT cell attacks’.

SIT to probe Dharma Sansad ‘hate speeches’; action against booked seers to be based on ‘findings’

Uttarakhand DGP says investigators ‘are examining whether charges made in the FIRs are arrestable or not, but accused will definitely be chargesheeted in court’.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


First batch of women cadets to join NDA

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.