Haryana News

Haryana govt lowers employees' retirement age from 60 to 58

The BJP government in Haryana on Tuesday decided to lower the retirement age of state government employees from 60 to 58 years and hike VAT on diesel from the present 9.24 percent to 12.07 percent.

SIT continues search in Satlok Ashram, more articles recovered

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police on Tuesday continued its search on the premises of Satlok Ashram in Barwala town and recovered more articles including burnt JCB machine and a large quantity of material used for manufacturing of "petrol bomb".

Murder-accused Rampal's police remand extended

A court in Haryana's Hisar town Tuesday extended the police remand of controversial sect leader Rampal by six days.

RS polls: Birender Singh, Suresh Prabhu file nominations

Chandigarh: Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, filed their nominations here Tuesday.

Prabhu, Birender file RS nominations from Haryana

 Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday filed their nominations for the two Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.

Attack on media persons at Rampal's ashram in Hisar, journalists moves SC

A group of journalists on Monday moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre and Haryana for ordering a judicial probe into alleged assault on them and other media persons during recent police operation to arrest self-styled 'godman' Rampal at Barwala in Hisar.

More arms and ammunition recovered from Rampal's ashram

As part of the ongoing search of arrested godman Rampal's Satlok Ashram, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police on Monday recovered more arms and ammunition from the premises.

Mohan Lala Khattar announces fresh survey of 'dark zones' in Haryana

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced a fresh survey of the areas in Haryana declared as 'dark zone', regions with depleting groundwater, to find out the exact underground water availability in the state.

Rajya Sabha polls: Birender Singh, Prabhu to file nominations today

Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu, who have been nominated by the BJP for bye-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana, will file their nominations on Tuesday.

Rampal case: BEA sets up three-member panel to probe assault on media in Hisar

The Broadcast Editors' Association (BEA) has set up a three-member committee to look into allegations of assault on mediapersons during the recent stand-off between police and supporters of self-styled godman Rampal at Hisar in Haryana.

'Godman' Rampal's sect expansion plans go bust

Barwala: Just before his run-in with the law that landed him behind bars with serious charges such as murder, sedition and other cases slapped on him, self-styled godman Rampal had embarked on well-thought plans for expansion of his sect.

More arms, bulletproof jackets recovered from Rampal's ashram
More arms, bulletproof jackets recovered from Rampal's ashram

The Haryana Police's ongoing search operation inside the Satlok Ashram of self-styled godman Rampal has led to the recovery of two bulletproof jackets, more weapons and over 4,200 sticks among other things, officials said Sunday.

Bullet-proof vehicle found from Rampal's Ashram, search on

Police on Sunday recovered a bullet-proof vehicle among other items from the Ashram of "godman" Rampal in Barwala town of Hisar district.

Rampal case: Three FIRs registered in journalists attack case in Barwala

Three FIRs have been registered in connection with the attack on media persons by police personnel in Hisar district during clashes that erupted at the ashram of controversial 'godman' Rampal in Barwala, police said on Saturday.

Suresh Prabhu, Birender Singh to be in Rajya Sabha from Haryana

 Union Ministers Birender Singh and Suresh Prabhu have been nominated by BJP for Rajya Sabha seats from Haryana.

UP-Haryana border dispute: Three farmers arrested

Tension prevailed on the Uttar Pradesh-Haryana border following a dispute between farmers of the two states over an agricultural land after UP police released it from the possession of Haryana farmers.

Haryana transfers 71 IAS officers

 In a major administrative reshuffle, Haryana Friday transferred 71 senior IAS officers in the state.

Arms, petrol bombs, chilli grenade found in Rampal's Satlok Ashram
Arms, petrol bombs, chilli grenade found in Rampal's Satlok Ashram

 A huge cache of arms and ammunition, petrol bombs, acid syringes and a chilli grenade were found inside the highly-fortified Satlok Ashram from where 'godman' Rampal was "smoked out".

Stadiums cannot hold events other than sports: Haryana govt

 Haryana government on Friday imposed a ban on holding social and cultural events, including government programmes, in all sports stadiums across the state.

Haryana govt seeks details of Robert Vadra's companies, assets
Haryana govt seeks details of Robert Vadra's companies, assets

The Haryana government has sought details from the Gurgaon administration apropos of companies, properties and assets owned by Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Rampal remained calm in court room

After his arrest from Satlok Ashram in Hisar by Haryana police, controversial 'godman' Rampal on Thursday appeared calm and composed when he was produced in Punjab and Haryana High Court in a contempt case.

Inside 'godman' Rampal's Satlok ashram: Crude bombs, body massager, swimming pool
Inside 'godman' Rampal's Satlok ashram: Crude bombs, body massager, swimming pool

Little was he known as junior engineer with the Haryana irrigation department more than a decade back, but Sant Rampal lived an absolute lavish life with a huge fan following after being sacked from his job.

Rampal case fallout: HC seeks report on all deras in Punjab and Haryana
Rampal case fallout: HC seeks report on all deras in Punjab and Haryana

The Rampal case on Thursday brought under lens other religious deras running in Punjab and Haryana.

Police search Rampal's ashram, more followers flushed out

Barwala: A day after his arrest, security personnel Thursday carried out searches at the ashram of self styled 'godman' Rampal even as more followers were flushed out from the premises.

Rampal's followers holed up inside ashram still coming out

A day after his arrest, followers of self styled 'godman' Rampal were gradually coming out of his ashram here even as the security personnel were treading with caution before launching a full-scale search.

Zee Media reporter Shivam Bhatt, out covering Rampal case, dies in road accident
Zee Media reporter Shivam Bhatt, out covering Rampal case, dies in road accident

In a sad turn of events, a Zee Media reporter covering the case of self-styled godman Rampal, died in a road accident on Thursday.

Rampal sent to judicial custody till Nov 28, claims was held captive in ashram
Rampal sent to judicial custody till Nov 28, claims was held captive in ashram

Self-styled 'godman' Rampal, arrested from his Satlok ashram in Barwala, Haryana was sent to judicial custody till November 28 by Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday. 

Self-styled godman Rampal finally arrested by Haryana police from Hisar ashram
Self-styled godman Rampal finally arrested by Haryana police from Hisar ashram

Haryana Police finally arrested elusive self-styled godman Rampal Wednesday evening from his fortified Satlok Ashram near Barwala in Haryana. At least six people lost their lives in the stand-off as Rampal eluded the police, while many of his key aides and around 450 supporters were also arrested.

Finally, Khattar defends police action

Drawing flak from most quarters over the handling of sect leader Rampal episode, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Wednesday finally defended the police action.

Law and order state subject: Gowda on 'godman' Rampal

As authorities in Haryana mount pressure on 'godman' Rampal to appear before the High Court, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday refused to join issue, saying law and order is a state subject.