A reconstruction of what happened in the three weeks in which simmering Jat resentment exploded into frenzied rage in Haryana, and claimed 30 lives.
Rohtak/Chandigarh, Feb 20 : Army personnel were airlifted on Saturday to Haryana's violence-ridden Rohtak town after Jat protesters dug up roads to block the entry of military units.
Looting and arson continued in the town through Friday night with unruly mobs targeting malls, shops and other buildings and many of them were set on fire.
Fed up with government’s apathy, the residents of Aleeka and Panihari villages in Haryana’s Sirsa district have built their own bridge. The villagers have been waiting for a bridge for almost four decades. The bridge they have successfully built will now cut short their journey to Sirsa town by over 30 kilometers.
The villagers had to travel 40 kilometers every day to sell their farm produce. “Governments came and went. They all promised, but no help came. We met ministers, parliamentarians, chief ministers, leaders from the Congress, BJP and INLD, but all we got were assurances,” Major Singh, secretary of bridge construction committee, told the NDTV. The 214-feet long, 16-feet wide steel and concrete bridge over river Ghaggar has become a lifeline for over 1.25 lakh people, mostly farmers. They collected funds of about one crore from among themselves, making it India’s first crowdfunded bridge of such scale.
“We have no place for politicians or bureaucrats in our list of invitees for the bridge’s inauguration,” Hardev Singh of Panihari village told the Economic Times. “For us, a labourer who contributed Rs 500 and a widow who contributed her pension of Rs 1,000 are more important than those who fooled us for more than three decades.” The villagers have decided to allow no VIP or politician to ever use the bridge. It will remain of the people, by the people and for the people.
Palwal (Haryana), Dec 8 : Nearly 100 people were injured when two trains collided in Haryana's Palwal district on Tuesday morning due to foggy conditions, police officials said.
Unconfirmed reports said that two people, including a train driver, were killed in the accident which took place near village Baghola in Palwal district, about 80 km from New Delhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to Harayana’s cow slaughter Bill which was passed by the State Assembly earlier this year, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Thursday.With the ‘Gauvansh Sanrakshan an
With the induction of three ministers, the Khattar government will now have total 13 ministers including the Chief Minister. Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki administered the oath of office to three newly inducted ministers - Krishan Lal Panwar...
Authorities in Haryana on Wed nesday recovered seven live rockets from a railway track on the busy Ambala-Delhi section near Shahbad town in Haryana. At least a dozen trains, carrying thousands of commuters, were held up four two to four hours as the...