Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicRam Rahim

Topic: Ram Rahim

BJP leaders of Haryana district seek blessings of Dera chief, ‘Pitaji’ Ram Rahim, out on parole

Karnal's BJP leaders, including the mayor, attended Dera Sacha Sauda chief's virtual satsang. The religious leader, convicted in rape & murder cases, is out on parole for 40 days.

One thing you are not seeing in Punjab election and Ram Rahim release — power of deras

Deras exist in over 9,000 of the approximately 13,000 villages of Punjab. And politicians from Congress to BJP have been making a beeline for them.

Silly to demand boycott of India-Pakistan T20 match. A victory would be a better outcome

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Centre ordered CISF deployment in Rohtak after Ram Rahim’s conviction

Over 1500 CISF personnel are guarding Sunaria Jail where Dera Sacha Sauda chief is currently lodged.

Once apolitical, Ram Rahim made himself indispensable to political parties

Once apolitical, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh became a political force as he began influencing elections to escape criminal cases.

Hours before Ram Rahim’s sentencing, dera stays tense but calm

Unfazed by curfew in Sirsa, a team from ThePrint found the godman’s followers carrying on with their daily routines.

On Camera

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.