Bhaskar Mukherjee is a correspondent. He covers Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts of Haryana for Hindustan Times.
Articles by Bhaskar Mukherjee
Fatehabad district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Rajesh Khot has come up with the innovative idea of planting 1,200 saplings in the district after protesters felled around 600 trees in the district to block roads during the Jat reservation.
The members of the Jat community on Tuesday lifted blockades from Mayyar and Ramayan village of the district after the deputy commissioner assured them that the government has agreed upon their demand of reservation.
Tension was witnessed in Balsamand village of Hisar district on late Saturday night after non-Jat and Jat groups clashed with each other.
As the Jat protesters seeking reservation turned even more violent on Saturday, some of them in Mayyer near here tried to enter a plastic pipe factory and burnt the main gates, while some thrashed journalists in Ramayan, about 15km from the city. However, the military and local police managed to control the situation.
After Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonipat and Jind, Jats of Hisar district on Wednesday blocked the Sirsa-Delhi national highway-10 near the under-construction toll plaza in Ramayan village which is about 2km from Mayyar. Jats also blocked the railway track after holding meetings with other village youths.
The zila parishad results declared on Thursday came as a mixed bag for Indian National Lok Dal’s first family as one of its members lost while another won on their home turf, here. Kanta Chautala, wife of leader of Opposition Abhay Singh Chautala, lost the election from Zone 4 zila parishad seat that comes under the Dabwali assembly segment. However, Karan Chautala, son of Abhay Chautala, won the Zone 12 zila parishad seat.
Updated on Jan 29, 2016 12:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBhaskar Mukherjee and Richa Sharma, Sirsa
Just after completing her engineering in computer science, a 22-year-old woman is all set to work as the Shekhpura village sarpanch.
Comedian Kiku Sharda’s arrest for mimicking Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has brought back memories of the Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda head imitating the 10th Sikh Guru at a public function in Punjab in 2007, hurting sentiments of the Sikh community.
Published on Jan 15, 2016 12:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHitender Rao and Bhaskar Mukherjee, Chandigarh/fatehabad
Rekha Rani, who till a week ago was just a regular worker with a food joint in Chandigarh’s Elante Mall, was motivated by her father Bansi Lal to participate in panchayat polls elections.
After she promised to work on improving education and sex ratio in the village, residents of Ludesar, which falls under the Nathusari Chopta block, have unanimously elected a 23-year-old woman their sarpanch.
For 29-year-old Sarita Goswami, who was elected the sarpanch of Bhiwani Rohilan village along with 12 women panchayat members unanimously on Tuesday, girl education is on the top of her agenda.
The horrific tales of rape victims will be shown on celluloid as a two-hour movie is being shot at Dabra village in Hisar.
When Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sangeeta Kalia told Haryana health minister Anil Vij at a meeting of the district grievance committee at Fatehabad on November 27 that it was the state government which was facilitating the sale of liquor, she wasn’t off the mark.
Updated on Dec 07, 2015 09:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHitender Rao and Bhaskar Mukherjee, Fatehabad
His novel idea to keep a Haryana Roadways bus neat and clean has worked and he is happy that not even a single commuter now litters the bus he drives.
Haryana health minister Anil Vij triggered outrage on Friday after a video showed him angrily asking superintendent of police Sangeeta Kalia to leave a district grievances’ committee meeting in Fatehabad.
The railway police have formed a special team of woman cops to protect female passengers in trains from molestation and other crimes.
A middle-aged Dalit man and his daughter were allegedly beaten up and forced to consume cow dung by three persons belonging to upper castes at Majadpur village in the district on Sunday evening.
Age is no bar in pursuit of education and it is equally important to have willpower which can help elderly meet any challenge in life. This is what inspired a handicapped teacher to educate elderly women in four villages of Hisar village.
Union rural development minister Birender Singh on Sunday hit back at former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda for asking 20 questions from the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government in Haryana and dared his erstwhile Congress colleague to direct the posers to him (Birender) instead.