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How a Haryana gang used cancer & poverty to ‘steal’ crores of rupees from insurance firms

A gang allegedly identified poor cancer patients, got them to insure, waited for them to die and then showed their death as “accidents”.

BJP has a plan to beat Hooda in his fortress Rohtak — field a Jat. But it doesn’t know who

Bhupinder Singh Hooda held on to Rohtak even in the middle of a BJP sweep in 2014. Now, BJP is struggling to find the right candidate to take him on.

No jobs for us: Haryana men thrashed by sisters say clean chit for sexual abuse hasn’t helped

Deepak, Kuldeep and Mohit were accused by two sisters, labelled the 'Rohtak bravehearts', of sexual harassment in a Haryana Roadways bus.
Sir Chhotu Ram

Behind Modi’s move to unveil Sir Chhotu Ram statue is Haryana’s angry Jat population

By honouring the Jat legend, PM Modi hopes to get the community in BJP’s corner, and appease Sir Chhotu Ram’s grandson and union minister Birender Singh.

Jat woman who married Dalit shot dead outside Rohtak court, 4 of family held

The panchayat in Mamta's village had issued a diktat — the mortal remains of the girl won't be brought back home.
CISF jawans deployed at Rohtak | Nayanika Chatterjee/ ThePrint

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.

Fun, frolic and suspense: Media has a field day in Rohtak

Initial excitement gave way to frustration as reporters waited for the judge to pronounce Ram Rahim’s punishment

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh seeks leniency, but gets 20 years in jail

The godman pleaded for mercy with folded hands before the court prior to being sentenced. After being sentenced to jail he complained of uneasiness.

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Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav must read Jyotiba Phule before erecting Parashuram statues

The SP and BSP can balance both Phule and Parashuram— just like the Hindutva groups today are able to garland Gandhi, Ambedkar and Godse at the same time.
Indian currency

Troubled NBFCs begin to show signs of revival after stimulus

Sound health of NBFCs is vital because they form backbone of Indian economy in lending to wide range of borrowers from small merchants to business giants.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.