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BSF seizes over 12 kg heroin in Punjab
BSF seizes over 12 kg heroin in Punjab

The contraband is valued at nearly Rs 60 crore in the international market.

Drug-addict man let friends gang-rape wife, take nude pictures in Punjab
Drug-addict man let friends gang-rape wife, take nude pictures in Punjab

In a disgraceful incident, a man reportedly allowed seven of his male friends to rape his wife in order to get some money in exchange to buy drugs. 

By-polls to Gurdaspur LS seat, Vengara assembly seat on October 11
By-polls to Gurdaspur LS seat, Vengara assembly seat on October 11

The by-polls to Puniab's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat and Kerala's Vengara assembly seat will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The counting for both the seats will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

By-polls to Punjab's Gurdaspur LS seat, Kerala's Vengara assembly seat on October 11
By-polls to Punjab's Gurdaspur LS seat, Kerala's Vengara assembly seat on October 11

The by-polls to Puniab's Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat and Kerala's Vengara assembly seat will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The counting for both the seats will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Ramdas Athawale calls for media protection laws, ensures support to journalists
Ramdas Athawale calls for media protection laws, ensures support to journalists

Extending complete support to the media, Athawale suggested that a commission be set up exclusively to look into the hardships faced by journalists.

Incharge of Dera Sacha Sauda centre in Salabatpura arrested

The incharge of Dera Sacha Sauda centre at Salabatpura, in Bathinda district, who had been booked for sedition and other charges was arrested on Thursday, a senior Punjab Police official said.

Fire in Army's ammunition depot in Bathinda, no loss of life
Fire in Army's ammunition depot in Bathinda, no loss of life

Several fire tenders have reached the spot it was finally controlled by 7 am

Punjab and Haryana High Court direct police to file FIR against Radhe Maa
Punjab and Haryana High Court direct police to file FIR against Radhe Maa

Punjab and Haryana High Courts on Tuesday directed Punjab Police to register an FIR against the self styled God woman Sukhwinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa.

6 Dera Sacha Sauda followers arrested
6 Dera Sacha Sauda followers arrested

The police claimed that the arrested Dera followers tried to set the petrol pump on fire, but failed to do so.

CBI judge, who sentenced Ram Rahim, gets Z-plus security
CBI judge, who sentenced Ram Rahim, gets Z-plus security

On Monday, Singh had sentenced the Dera chief to 10 years each for the rape of two disciples. 

Dera issue: Life returning to normal in Haryana and Punjab
Dera issue: Life returning to normal in Haryana and Punjab

Bus services in Haryana have resumed except in Sirsa district, where curfew has been imposed around Dera Sacha Sauda sect headquarters, Haryana Transport Minister, Krishan Lal Panwar said on Wednesday.

 

No untoward incident in Haryana, Punjab after Dera chief's sentencing

No untoward incident was on Tuesday reported from Haryana or Punjab, a day after Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20-year imprisonment in two rape cases even as the security forces continued to remain on alert, officials said.

Curfew to be imposed in Punjab's Barnala from tomorrow: SSP Barnala

Barnala Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Harjeet Singh on Monday said that a curfew will be imposed in Punjab `s Barnala from tomorrow.

'Forgive me',  teary Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh pleads with folded hands
'Forgive me', teary Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh pleads with folded hands

Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who was presented before a special CBI court in Panchkula on Monday in connection with a 2002 rape case, pleaded the court to grant him mercy in the case. 

'Papa's Angel' Honeypreet Insan closest to Gurmeet Ram Rahim, likely to become his successor to head Dera Sect
'Papa's Angel' Honeypreet Insan closest to Gurmeet Ram Rahim, likely to become his successor to head Dera Sect

This woman has been making headlines after she was spotted accompanying Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to the CBI court and later in an Army chopper after was convicted by the CBI court in a 2002 rape case.

Ram Rahim demands 'adopted daughter'' Honeypreet be allowed with him inside jail, threatens to suspend prison officials
Ram Rahim demands 'adopted daughter'' Honeypreet be allowed with him inside jail, threatens to suspend prison officials

Both Ram Rahim and Honeypreet have requested the Panchkula CBI court seeking permission to stay together for the night in jail. 

After rape, Dera chief now has two murder trials against him

Ram Rahim has been accused of involvement in a murder conspiracy of Dera manager Ranjit Singh in July 2002. 

Maverick godman now prisoner number 1997 in Sunaria jail
Maverick godman now prisoner number 1997 in Sunaria jail

According to prison officials, the lone approval cell of the jail has a capacity of 12 prisoners, but the Dera head has been kept in "solitary confinement".

Punjab will not tolerate violence: CM Amarinder Singh
Punjab will not tolerate violence: CM Amarinder Singh

"I will not allow any violence by any sect in Punjab. We want peace, and as long as I am here there is no question of any violence. Hopefully there will be peace after the sentencing is over," he said.

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh not to be brought to Panchkula for sentencing: Haryana DGP
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh not to be brought to Panchkula for sentencing: Haryana DGP

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's 'Z-plus' security cover was withdrawn after his conviction in a rape case adding that the jailed godman will not be brought to Panchkula for the sentencing on Monday, Haryana Chief Secretary DS Dhesi said here on Saturday.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict fallout: Uneasy calm in Panchkula, Sirsa; at least 31 dead, Army out – Saturday's developments
Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict fallout: Uneasy calm in Panchkula, Sirsa; at least 31 dead, Army out – Saturday's developments

An estimated one lakh people, including women and children, are present in the sect headquarters.

Army arrives at Dera headquarters in Sirsa, asks devotees to evacuate premises
Army arrives at Dera headquarters in Sirsa, asks devotees to evacuate premises

The army has asked Dera followers to evacuate the headquarters peacefully

Ram Rahim supporters go on rampage, 31 killed after court convicts Dera chief in rape case
Ram Rahim supporters go on rampage, 31 killed after court convicts Dera chief in rape case

Haryana's Panchkula city, where the hearing took place, was the worst hit with Ram Rahim's supporters launching violent protests soon after the conviction.

Massive violence after Dera chief's conviction, Dera supporters go on rampage: In Pics
Massive violence after Dera chief's conviction, Dera supporters go on rampage: In Pics

Violence erupted in several towns of five states including Punjab and Haryana soon after a CBI special court on Friday held controversial godman Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of the rape and sexual exploitation of two female disciples in 2002.

Rape case against Dera chief Ram Rahim: All you need to know
Rape case against Dera chief Ram Rahim: All you need to know

The victims, who left the organisation after the assault, reportedly made shocking allegations against the Dera chief during the probe by the investigating agency.

Ram Rahim supporters set 2 railway stations afire in Punjab

"Two stations have been affected and we are still getting inputs on the extent of damage. No injuries have been reported so far," Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma told PTI.

28 dead in Panchkula mob violence after court convicts Dera chief in rape case: 10 facts
28 dead in Panchkula mob violence after court convicts Dera chief in rape case: 10 facts

Panchkula in Haryana was the worst hit where the Dera chief's supporters, who had gathered outside the court premises, went on a rampage after the conviction.

SC orders Chandigarh administration to release Rs 1 lakh to rape survivor's family
SC orders Chandigarh administration to release Rs 1 lakh to rape survivor's family

The apex court also ordered to make a fixed deposit of Rs. nine lakh for the survivor and asked the hospital to keep her medical records in a sealed cover.

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in 2002 rape case, sentencing on August 28
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in 2002 rape case, sentencing on August 28

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was on Friday held guilty of rape by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court.

Dera chief Ram Rahim verdict: Chandigarh, Panchkula wear deserted look

Chandigarh and its nearby Panchkula town wore a deserted look on Friday with curfew-like restrictions in place ahead of a crucial verdict in a rape case against Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.