articles by Sat Singh

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Haryana Assembly polls results: BJP with 40 seats, sees bigwigs stumble, Congress distant second; JJP's Dushyant Chautala eyes kingmaker's role

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) failed to achieve a clear majority in the Haryana elections on Thursday with a host of members in the cabinet of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar losing their seats, including Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu, agriculture minister Om Prakash Dhankhar and BJP state unit chief Subhash Barala.

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Haryana Assembly Election 2019: 63.36% turnout amid peaceful polling; Manohar Lal Khattar says BJP faces no competition from 'half-hearted' Congress

Haryana recorded 63.36 percent turnout as it went to the polls Monday to elect 90 MLAs for its 14th Vidhan Sabha as Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar eyes a second straight term in office.

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Steady rise in Child Sex Ratio in Haryana's Jhajjar gives BJP ammo to counter criticism of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign

Awareness regarding protecting and educating girl children due to Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign and legal actions against those practising female infanticide helped improve Child Sex Ratio in Haryana

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As Haryana brings sporting glory to country, youth rue political apathy, seek grassroots support, better resources

Sports academies in Haryana in a state of neglect and the state's youth are miffed that the issue is not even on the radar of netas this election season.

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Hit by unemployment, Haryana youths overlook threat to life, police action to join cow vigilante groups for livelihood

Farm distress often triggered by inclement climate and poor irrigation facilities has compelled youths like Vijay Kumar to look for alternative employment although it's cow vigilantism.

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'Cow vigilantes' beat 24-year-old cattle trader for 2 hours in Rohtak, police chain victim instead of taking him to hospital

Naushad Muhammed, a dairy worker, was thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes on the suspicion that he was transporting cows for slaughter, but his employer said he was transporting buffaloes for trade.

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World AIDS Day: Meet the Haryana HIV warrior helping thousands of people fight their own battles

Surender, 42, is employed as a field coordinator for the NGO Saathi, which advocates for those affected by HIV

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Stubble burning: How Haryana is better prepared to tackle its paddy residue in eco-friendly way than Punjab

When it comes to curbing the menace of stubble-burning in Delhi's neighbouring states, Haryana seems better prepared to handle the issue than Punjab.

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Alwar lynching victim Rakbar Khan leaves behind family of eight, children who ask where their next meal will come from

A pall of gloom descended on the two-room red brick house at Kolgaon village of Haryana's Mewat district, as news spread of Rakbar Khan's lynching by an angry mob in Rajasthan's Alwar

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KGP Expressway: Swanky highway inaugurated by Narendra Modi attracts infamy for accidents, thefts

In the six weeks since Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 135 km-long, Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (or Eastern Peripheral) Expressway on 27 May, it has been gaining notoriety as a dangerous, accident-prone highway where vehicles don't ply but fly.

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Tracking pseudo-journalism: Better pay, job security and emphasis on ethics could help misguided media persons

Several incidents of extortion are denting the credibility of the media. Experts say better pay and more background checks can help remedy the situation.

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Tracking pseudo-journalism: Haryana newspaper bodies seek regulation as self-proclaimed scribes run rampant

In Haryana, a number of self-proclaimed journalists have been arrested in recent months for trying to blackmail and extort money.

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Asaram life sentence: Rajasthan cops learn lessons from Haryana counterparts to prevent violence

An important difference between both the cases was that Ram Rahim was out of jail and meeting his followers regularly while the hearing went on, but Asaram has been lodged in jail for about five years.

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This Haryana WhatsApp group is breaking stories, spurring official action one ping at a time; here's how

In Haryana, a WhatsApp group comprising journalists and politicians is proving to be a credible platform to break stories and get the legislature acting.

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Punjab farmers' grim legacy: Despite govt compensation for suicides, inherited debt continues to claim lives

In Punjab's Mansa district, hundreds of farmers' families have minors who have inherited the debt of their deceased fathers.

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Himachal Pradesh election: Despite 'anti-drug' poll rhetoric, voters likely to swing towards party promising cannabis legalisation

The demand for legalising cannabis is drowning out with the BJP's vow to end the drug menace in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

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Himachal polls: Tired of 'promises' by Congress and BJP, Gorkhas in Dharamsala field independent candidate Ravinder Rana

Gorkhas in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala constituency are a dissatisfied lot as far as political representation is considered

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In Haryana, Sirsa local administration enlists overworked school teachers to monitor stubble burning incidents

In a surprise move, the tehsildar of Dabwali sub-division in Sirsa, Haryana, has issued an order directing 67 ​government ​school teachers to take part in 'monitoring of stubble burning' incidents in the district.

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Dera Sacha Sauda unearthed: Grieving son seeks to find father who went missing 13 years ago

This is the first in a multi-part series that profiles people immediately affected by Ram Rahim's incarceration and police crackdown on the Dera Sacha Sauda

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Man who invested Rs 3 crore in Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's 'MSG Resort' commits suicide

Shocked at the loss of crores of rupees he had invested in Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s ‘MSG Resort’, a man of Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana killed himself.