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Hitender Rao is Senior Associate Editor covering the state of Haryana. A journalist with over two decades of experience, he writes on politics, economy, migration and legal affairs with a focus on investigative journalism.

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Dera followers back on the streets

Followers of the sect came out in the streets in Sirsa to protest against the permission granted by the Punjab government for the arrest of their head, report Manish Tiwari and Hitender Rao.

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Updated on Jun 29, 2007 04:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManish Tiwari and Hitender Rao, Chandigarh

Security for Dera chief

Dera Sacha Sauda chief will be given Z-plus security cover by the Haryana government after Punjab Police withdrew its cover following the imitation controversy, reports Hitender Rao.

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Updated on Jun 07, 2007 03:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

Eye of the storm

The veneration he commands from his followers the world over would never make one believe that the attire he wore would trigger off a demand for his head, writes Hitender Rao.

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Updated on May 26, 2007 04:07 AM IST
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Deadlock persists on Dera row

The pace negotiations between the Dera Sacha Sauda and the Sikh clergy hit a roadblock evening after hectic parleys initially raised hopes of a breakthrough, report Navneet Sharma & Hitender Rao.

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Updated on May 25, 2007 03:56 AM IST
None | ByNavneet Sharma & Hitender Rao, Dera Sacha Sauda (sirsa)

SGPC 'remark' causes flutter

SGPC chief says he did not know much about law and that the SGPC would enforce eviction of all Dera properties in Punjab, reports Hitender Rao.

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Updated on May 24, 2007 01:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sirsa

Dera solution possible today: Swami Agnivesh

Social activist Swami Agnivesh says a mutually acceptable solution to the ongoing controversy involving the Dera head is likely to be worked out by Wednesday, reports Hitender Rao.

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Updated on May 23, 2007 04:03 AM IST
None | By, Sirsa

Punjab takes away Dera chief security

In Chandigarh, Punjab DGP NPS Aulakh said the previous government had given the Dera chief a four-man security ring, report Manish Tiwari and Hitender Rao.

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Updated on May 20, 2007 04:10 AM IST
None | ByManish Tiwari and Hitender Rao, Chandigarh/ Dera Sacha Sauda (sirsa)

Ambassador still No 1 car for Bihar VIPs

In Bihar, still the white Ambassador with a flashing red light, is the ultimate symbol of state authority, report Rai Atul Krishna and H Rao.

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Updated on May 03, 2007 02:57 AM IST
None | ByRai Atul Krishna and Hitender Rao, Patna/chandigarh

Haryana govt to repatriate 16 HCS officers

The state government has decided to repatriate these officials on grounds of their being surplus to the existing HCS cadre.

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Updated on Apr 11, 2007 09:42 PM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

Haryana asks for feasibility study

The Haryana government asking the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRCL) for getting a feasibility study conducted for extending the metro rail link.

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Updated on Apr 11, 2007 09:12 PM IST
None | By, Chandigarh

A village turns out to help

Before the government machinery could kick into action, the villagers plunged into the rescue mission, reports Hitender Rao.

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Published on Feb 20, 2007 04:35 AM IST
None | By, Panipat

66 die in 'terror attack' on Samjhauta Express

Thirteen people have also been injured in the blasts on the Pak-bound train, reports Hitender Rao. Have your say

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Published on Feb 20, 2007 02:18 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Farmers shop for land with SEZ windfall

FEW FARMERS are seen at Nimana village in Haryana's Jhajjar district. They are all away, searching for cultivable land to buy. Rajender Singh and his five brothers are about to leave for Hisar. He reveals that his neighbours have travelled 500 km to Nagaur district in Rajasthan in their search. The villagers call it the Reliance Effect.

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Published on Oct 27, 2006 03:38 PM IST
None | By, Jhajjar

Sriganganagar women clash with police over raids

The incident took place after police raided the village to arrest 4 people accused of rioting during the clashes last week, reports Hitender Rao.

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Published on Oct 21, 2006 01:32 AM IST
None | By, Rawla (sriganganagar)

Water riots an annual feature

Farmers at Gharsana say water from the Indira Gandhi canal is not enough for their rabi crops. But the government says the farmers get more than what they need ? they are pampered.

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Published on Oct 19, 2006 05:04 AM IST
None | By, Gharsana, Sriganganagar

Swing in fortunes incite water wars in Rajasthan

The police and farmers clashed with each other resulting in injuries to both sides, reports Hitender Rao.

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Published on Oct 18, 2006 08:09 PM IST
None | By, Gharsana (rajasthan)

Chautala?s crores

ASSETS WORTH Rs 1,467 crore and counting. This, says the CBI, is the estimated wealth Om Prakash Chautala and his family amassed between July 1999 and March 2005 when the Indian National Lok Dal chief was the Haryana chief minister.

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Published on May 05, 2006 02:31 PM IST
None | ByARCHIS Mohan and HITENDER Rao, New Delhi/chandigarh

CHAUTALA'S CRORES

ASSETS WORTH Rs 1,467 crore and counting. This, says the CBI, is the estimated wealth Om Prakash Chautala and his family amassed between July 1999 and March 2005 when the Indian National Lok Dal chief was the Haryana chief minister. On Thursday, the investigating agency raided 25 premises, mostly residential, owned by Chautala, sons Ajay and Abhay, family members and aides. The raids across six states and union territories started at 6 a.m. and continued till late evening.

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Published on May 05, 2006 01:35 AM IST
None | ByARCHIS Mohan and HITENDER Rao, New Delhi/chandigarh

Jat divided in Haryana

Jats, who constitute about 25 per cent of Haryana?s electorate, have traditionally dominated politics in the state, but things could be changing.

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Updated on Apr 02, 2004 11:08 PM IST
PTI | By, Chandigarh
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