Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Sirsa

Farmers in Sirsa have a message for Modi govt — Get ready for a winter of discontent

From a young girl breaking her gullak to fund the morcha to youth with engineering degrees joining the protest, it’s a different farmers’ movement against Modi govt’s farm laws.

Haryana candidates still visit rape convict Ram Rahim’s Dera, but they keep it low-key

With Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim behind the bars for rape and murder, the place bears a deserted look with politicians visiting it maintaining low profile.

Sirsa Police yet to submit report on Dera chief Ram Rahim’s parole plea

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, convicted in 2 rape cases and a murder, has sought parole for 42 days to farm his fields in Haryana's Sirsa.

Haryana govt’s gift to Ram Rahim’s dera: Free regularisation of unauthorised properties

Haryana government carved out a new revenue estate and exempted 11 Dera Sacha Sauda properties of godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim from ‘change of land use’ approvals.

An apology & applause: The eventful hearing of a PIL on Ram Rahim in Punjab & Haryana HC

Proceedings in the hearing of a PIL on godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh were way more eventful than expected. 

‘My father fought for truth; I couldn’t let his sacrifice go waste’

Slain Sirsa journalist’s son exudes confidence that justice will be done in his father’s murder case

In Photos: Inside the secretive Dera Sacha Sauda complex in Sirsa

Here are some photos from inside the Dera Sacha Sauda complex in Sirsa.

Sirsa on total lockdown; people inside Ram Rahim’s dera told to leave

Police have inputs of about over 5,000 people being ready with petrol bombs, swords and rifles to retaliate in case of a forced evacuation

‘I will purify you’: What the two rape victims testified against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

The ordeal that the two rape victims had gone through at Ram Rahim’s dera as evidenced by court records

Ram Rahim conviction: How Khattar govt failed to see the writing on the wall

As the situation in Haryana spirals out of control in the aftermath of the rape case verdict, ThePrint looks at five blunders made by...

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.