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Bhaskar Mukherjee is a correspondent. He covers Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts of Haryana for Hindustan Times.

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Panchayat officer to plant saplings to make good tree loss during Jat protest

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.

“Trees are silent spectators to people’s anger. I don’t understand why protesters fell trees to block roads. I am a Jat and a government officer, but I understand the importance of trees,” the 39-year-old DDPO told HT.(HT Photo)
Published on Feb 26, 2016 06:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar

Jat protesters lift blockades in Hisar

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.

Streets bear a deserted look as curfew continues to be imposed in Hisar on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 23, 2016 08:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar

Jat row: Tension mounts in Hisar as Jat youth receives bullet injury

Tension was witnessed in Balsamand village of Hisar district on late Saturday night after non-Jat and Jat groups clashed with each other.

Police reached the spot in time and controlled the situation.(Manoj Dhaka/HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2016 01:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar

Jat mobs in Hisar, Bhiwani shoot at farmers, attack factory

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.

Protesters vandalised and damaged vehicles during quota protest in Rohtak.(AP)
Updated on Feb 20, 2016 04:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar

Jat protesters block national highway-10 in Hisar

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.

Jat protesters block national highway-10 on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2016 03:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mayyar (hisar)

Abhay Chautala’s wife loses, son wins zila parishad elections in Sirsa

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.

The victory procession of Aditya Devi Lal, who defeated Kanta Chautala, the wife of leader of Opposition in the assembly Abhay Chautala, after declaration of results in Sirsa on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2016 12:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBhaskar Mukherjee and Richa Sharma, Sirsa

Girl education priority of this engineer sarpanch

Just after completing her engineering in computer science, a 22-year-old woman is all set to work as the Shekhpura village sarpanch.

An elderly woman blessing Pooja, the new sarpanch of Shekhpura village of Hisar district , on Monday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2016 10:44 AM IST
HindustanTimes | By, Hisar

Kiku Sharda’s spoof has a parallel in Ram Rahim’s dress row

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.

The question though remains whether the sect will ask its followers to withdraw the two complaints filed against Kiku Sharda.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 15, 2016 12:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHitender Rao and Bhaskar Mukherjee, Chandigarh/fatehabad

From Burger King girl to a village head, Rani’s luck changed in a jiffy

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.

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(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 13, 2016 11:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Elected sarpanch unanimously, Sirsa woman to wage war on illiteracy

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.

Yogesh Kumari Gaat (centre) after being elected the sarpanch at Ludesar village in Sirsa district on Saturday.(HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2016 12:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar

Hisar village elects all-women panchayat unanimously

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.

Women congratulating Sarita Goswami after she become sarpanch of the village.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 31, 2015 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar

Anti-rape mission: ‘A Ram’ to show horrific tales of victims in Haryana

The horrific tales of rape victims will be shown on celluloid as a two-hour movie is being shot at Dabra village in Hisar.

Representative Photo.
Updated on Dec 20, 2015 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Fatehabad rides high on medical ‘nasha’, liquor

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.

(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2015 09:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHitender Rao and Bhaskar Mukherjee, Fatehabad

Swachh Bharat: Hry Roadways driver’s novel idea helping keep bus clean

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.

“Keeping the bus clean is the duty of the driver and conductor. You will not believe that daily, while cleaning my bus, I ended up with a sack full of garbage, including papers, groundnut shells and dust,” Vinod Kumar said.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 02, 2015 09:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sirsa

Haryana minister asks cop to leave meeting, walks out after she refuses

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.

Haryana health minister Anil Vij told Fatehabad superintendent of police (SP) Sangeeta Kalia to “get out” from the venue of the meeting.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2015 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Fatehabad

In Sirsa, ‘Special 10’ out to protect women on trains

The railway police have formed a special team of woman cops to protect female passengers in trains from molestation and other crimes.

The “Special 10” will ensure safety and security of women at railway stations and even on moving trains.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 25, 2015 09:24 AM IST

Dalit man, daughter beaten, forced to consume cow dung

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.

Victim Ramdhari at the civil hospital in Hisar after and his daughter were thrashed black and blue by the accused, before being forced to consume cow-dung.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2015 10:59 AM IST
HindustanTimes | By, Hisar

Lighting up lives: Handicapped teacher educates elderly women

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.

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.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2015 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar

Birender hits back at Hooda for asking 20 questions from Khattar govt

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.

Union rural development minister Birender Singh adressing a rally in Hisar on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 02, 2015 10:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Hisar
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