Hardik Anand

Hardik Anand is a correspondent, who reports from Rohtak in Haryana. From petty crimes to big data stories, he is interested in covering them all.

Articles by Hardik Anand

Burnt schools in Rohtak worry of preparations ahead of board exams

Black soot hangs thick in place of blackboards inside half-a-dozen schools, a grim reminder of the violence and arson during the Jat stir for reservation in education and jobs.

Updated on Feb 25, 2016 12:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Jat stir revives Partition nightmare for Rohtak residents

The violent Jat quota agitation has revived painful memories of Partition for many people caught in the two conflicts separated by seven decades.

Recent incidents of violence have revived the painful memories of partition for people in Rohtak .(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 24, 2016 10:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

‘Pampered’ Rohtak burnt in Jat quota heat

The town said to have been pampered by Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda in his terms as chief minister, Rohtak has borne large amount of the brunt of the Jats’ agitation for job reservation. All major places in the town have faced arson, amid violence and loot.

Updated on Mar 07, 2016 11:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Jat stir: Rohtak braces for worst as emergency helplines fail

The Jat agitation for OBC status in Haryana entered the eighth day on Sunday, even as the death toll rose to nine. Curfew was declared in several parts of the state, but incidents of violence continued to occur unabated. Fears of the locals were escalated by the fact that even emergency helplines have gone dead.

Locals form a human chain to tackle Jats protesting in Rohtak demanding quota in government jobs and educational institutions.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 21, 2016 03:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Jat quota agitation causes railways ‘Rs 100-crore loss’

Four days, so far, of the Jat agitation for reservation have cost the Railways almost Rs 100 crore after the blockade across Haryana affected 206 trains.

Jat protestors blocking Delhi- Rohtak railway track on Wednesday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2016 10:11 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Jat agitation brings Rohtak to a standstill

Soon after the news reached that chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar was planning to seek the Centre’s help besides deploying five Rapid Action Force units to disperse Jat protesters from various spots across Rohtak and neighbouring areas, the situation took a communal turn as Jat leaders started issuing inflammatory statements against Punjabi community, to which Khattar belongs.

Vehicles lined up on the outskirts of Sampla town as Jat protesters block the roads in Rohtak district on Tuesday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2016 12:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sampla (rohtak)

Jat quota: Protesters intensify stir; road, rail blockade enters 3rd day

At least 12 trains were cancelled while more than 80 others were affected as Jats stir entered third day on Tuesday.

Stranded vehicles on a highway in Rohtak as jats continue to block roads and rail tracks on Tuesday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on Feb 16, 2016 10:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Protesters block highway in Rohtak

While the rail blockade at Mayyar village of Hisar district was called off on Sunday, thousands of Jats blocked the Delhi-Rohtak highway at Sampla, around 45 km from the national capital, demanding reservation under the other backward class (OBC) category. One of the protesting leaders, Pappu Dalal, said there are plans to block the Bahadurgarh-Beri road and Jhajjhar-Beri road as well.

Updated on Feb 15, 2016 12:36 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sampla (rohtak)

Mini-marathon: Residents run for clean, green tricity

Nearly 2,000 residents defied the Sunday morning chill and took part in a mini-marathon at the sports stadium in SAS Nagar to promote the cause for a clean and green tricity.

Participants during a mini-marathon at the Sector-78 stadium in SAS Nagar on Sunday.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2016 11:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sas Nagar
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