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

BJP minister offers money, guns, gunmen to voters for MC polls

Haryana minister of state for cooperation and Rohtak MLA Manish Grover allegedly offered guns, money and gunmen to the voters while campaigning for a BJP candidate for the municipal corporation polls slated for December 16.

BJP minister Manish Grover(Manoj Dhaka/HindustanTimes)
Updated on Dec 08, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Rival parties want to get me killed: Kejriwal on chilli powder attack

These attacks are not happening just like that, but someone is behind them, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said.

These attacks are not happening just like that, but someone is behind them, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 07:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Sonepat | By

Teen bludgeons 75-yr-old woman to death after failed rape attempt in Haryana

The accused, identified as Raja, tried raping the elderly woman but when she shouted for help, he gagged her with a scarf and then hit a brick on her head.

The body of the deceased woman was found in a plot near her house on Thursday. Based on her son’s complaint, the police had registered a case of murder.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 11, 2018 09:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Haryana Roadways’ 1st woman conductor loses job after employees call off strike

Rewari resident Sharmila, 32, a differently abled mother of two daughters, was given a three-month contractual job as a bus conductor by the Haryana government when the state’s public transport service was paralysed due to the strike by roadways’ employees since October 16.

Rewari resident Sharmila was hired as bus conductor on a three-month contract by the Haryana government during the 18-day strike by state roadways’ employees.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2018 04:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Haryana govt spends 80,000 per day on CM Khattar’s air travel

The figure excluded the cost incurred on Khattar’s foreign visits.

Most of the air travel made by the CM were round trips from Delhi to Chandigarh, costing around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2.5 lakh per trip, as per the RTI reply.(HT File)
Updated on Oct 25, 2018 11:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Centre’s Ayushman Bharat crosses 1 lakh subscribers in 30 days

Two lakh beneficiary cards have so far been distributed through the Narendra Modi government’s flagship Ayushman Bharat health insureance scheme, which was launched on September 23 this year.

Close to 7,000 government hospitals are empanelled and treating patients under the scheme. No private hospital has yet empanelled though.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRhythma Kaul and Hardik Anand

Medical test confirms Rohtak gurukul students sodomised; one staffer arrested, 5 juveniles detained

Police have arrested a staff member and detained five juveniles accused of sodomy.

Hostel warden Sachin, who was arrested on Monday, has been accused of trying to hush up the case despite several students approaching him with complaints.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 28, 2018 11:31 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Five students allege they were sodomised and threatened by gurukul staff, seniors in Haryana

An FIR has been registered on the complaint of five students who say they were sodomised, thrashed and threatened of dire consequences by the gurukul staff and their seniors, in Rohtak.

The district child welfare committee visited the school after(Shutterstock/Representative image)
Updated on Aug 27, 2018 04:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Behind bars, Gurmeet Ram Rahim is a broken man

Initially, he would break down often and was given to bouts of crying but has now accepted his circumstances and is learning to make peace with reality, sources said.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his aide, Honeypreet, being flown to Sunaria jail near Rohtak after he was convicted by a CBI court in Panchkula on August 25, 2017.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 25, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Haryana college girl kills herself after being raped, blackmailed by 2 men for months

The student from Haryana’s Jind district, had accused two men of drugging, repeatedly raping and blackmailing her for months in her suicide note. She has also accused a female friend from her village of abetting the two men.

A protest in Ahmedabad against recent incidents of rape in shelter homes of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, Aug. 8, 2018.(AP Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2018 11:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Muslim man’s house, village namaz ghar vandalised in Rohtak on suspicion of cow slaughter

Villagers armed with lathis attacked Yamin Khokhar’s house on the suspicion that he killed a cow on the occasion of Eid; they later unleashed their fury on the village namaz ghar

Police personnel were deployed at the namaz ghar of Titoli village in Rohtak after it was vandalised by a mob on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.(Manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Having a precious heritage, Vaish School in Rohtak upholds Gandhian values with success

Respecting its legacy, today, a full 99 years later, the institute has kept with love the press clippings of that foundation day in its Gandhi Vatika, a special memorial dedicated to Gandhi.

When Mahatma Gandhi launched the freedom movement in India in 1920, Vaish School, Rohtak, actively encouraged students to take part in the struggle. This resulted in the British government suspending the institute’s affiliation.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 12:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

On son’s birthday, 28-year-old man killed by wife, her lover in Haryana’s Jind

The victim had caught the duo in a compromising position one day and he quit his job to return to Jind with his wife and kids.

(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 18, 2018 10:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Rohtak honour killing: Cops hurled casteist abuses, didn’t allow cremation, allege Dalit in-laws

The Dalit in-laws of the girl have alleged that the police did not let them take part in their daughter-in-law’s cremation that took place on Saturday evening.

Honour killing victim’s mother-in-law Saroj Devi and brother-in-law Dinesh Kumar at their residence in Singhpura village of Rohtak.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2018 09:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Ready to teach CM Khattar for free how to run Haryana govt, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s highlighted the fact that his government was doing much than Manohar Lal Khattar’s Haryana government despite both being formed around the same time.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressing press conference in Rohtak, Haryana, on Thursday. August 7, 2018.(Manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Woman in inter-caste marriage to Dalit, cop shot dead outside Rohtak court

Police said Mamta, a resident of Rohtak city, married a Dalit man from Singhpura village some time ago against her family’s wishes. Angered at the marriage, Mamta’s father Ramesh filed a police complaint stating his daughter was a minor, following which her husband, an adult, was arrested.

Police said Mamta Kumari was brought to Rohtak court from Karnal’s Naari Niketan by sub-inspector Narender Kumar for her testimony in a case when two motorcycle-borne assailants fired gunshots at them.(Shutterstock Image)
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 08:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Two Haryana hospitals in dock after ‘HIV+’ woman tests negative in second report

The pregnant woman from Jind had gone to the civil hospital in the district three nights ago when she experienced labour pains. A spot HIV test was conducted on her, during which it came reactive.

While the woman and her family were still in shock after finding out she was HIV+, they feared that the deadly virus will be transmitted to her newborn as well.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 04, 2018 11:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Khattar selling jobs for cash like Chautala, will meet the same fate: Congress leader Randeep Surjewala

Surjewala promised to file an FIR and conduct an investigation in the alleged ‘cash-for-job’ scam in Haryana Staff Selection Commission if his party is voted to power in 2019.

Senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala addressing the ‘Badlav Rally’ at Narwana in Jind district on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 09:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Narwana (Jind) | By, Narwana (jind)

Abandoned newborn’s mother found in Rohtak: 13-year-old rape victim

The Class 7 student had been attending the government school as usual and her family and teachers did not suspect anything serious despite physical changes in her body.

The police said no one in the family of the victim apprehended she was sexually assaulted and had been pregnant for the past nine months.(Representative photo)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 07:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Victim cries foul as cops say no evidence against IIM director in sexual harassment case

Cops say they have not been able to authenticate the victim’s claims despite questioning several people and checking the CCTV footage

Dheeraj Sharma
Updated on Jul 03, 2018 04:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Mumbai plane crash: Families question how aircraft was allowed to fly

Officials at Juhu aerodrome, where the aircraft that crashed in Ghatkopar was undergoing repairs by Indamer Aviation Pvt. Ltd, said it was in a poor condition when it was brought to Mumbai.

Forensic experts examine the debris of a Beechcraft King Air C90 turboprop aircraft that crashed in Old Malik Estate in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, on June 28, 2018.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHardik Anand and Agencies

Prostitution racket running in Murthal dhaba busted

Police said they received a tip off about Jannat Dhaba discreetly running a prostitution racket in its rooms and luring its customers who stopped by for food, into this activity in order to make money

Police arrested nine people including four women.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 09:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Sonepat village sarpanch guns down RTI applicant

The deceased, identified as Ashish Dahiya, was killed when he along with his cousin were working out in a gym near his village

Deceased Ashish Dahiya(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Jind youth killed over elder brother’s inter-caste marriage

Dalit neighbours picked up fight with Jat victim’s family over his brother’s wedding to a lower caste girl and attacked them with lathis and farm implements, leading to his death.

Updated on Jun 25, 2018 10:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Fight over seat in Haryana roadways bus costs Delhi cop’s son his life

The deceased has been identified as Milan Kumar, son of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) Anand Kumar of the Delhi Police. He was taking coaching for the Haryana Police exam from a private institute in Rohtak city.

Milan Kumar
Published on Jun 09, 2018 02:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Jat rally to declare new agitation plan in Haryana village today

Security heightened: Rohtak SP says no nuisance will be tolerated and apt police arrangement has been made to ensure law and order.

Policemen during a security drill on the eve of the Jat Mahasabha rally in Rohtak, on Friday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 01:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

IIM Rohtak director booked for sexually harassing former assistant professor

Victim alleges the accused started harassing her mentally and sexually soon after she joined the institute in 2017

Prof Dheeraj Sharma(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 12:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Amend Hindu Marriage Act to ban same-gotra marriages: Khaps

In a mahapanchayat chaired by Meham Chaubisi convener Shamsher Kharkara, the khaps said wrong marriage laws giving freedom to adults have become a pain for every parent in the state.

Former MLA Sukhbir Farmana suggested that a chapter on marriage should be included in the syllabus of school students, which should inform them about whom they can and cannot marry.(HT File/Representative image)
Updated on May 28, 2018 04:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By, Rohtak

Meet Haryana Board 10th topper Kartik who wants to join IFS, improve India’s image

Kartik scored 99.6% marks to top the Haryana Board Class 10 board examination. He scored full 100 marks in science, mathematics and Sanskrit.

Kartik, a student of Nav Durga Senior Secondary School in Jind, said he studied six hours every day before the exams. The Jind resident scored 99.6% marks to top the Haryana Board Class 10 board examination.
Updated on May 21, 2018 06:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By

Haryana Board Result 2018: Farmer’s daughter is Class 12 humanities topper

Gurmeet,a student of SD Kanya Mahavidyalaya in Narwana town of Jind district scored 489 marks out of 500 or 97.8% marks in Haryana board Class 12 humanities exam.

Gurmeet, the daughter of a farmer from Haryana’s Jind district, was on Friday declared as the topper in the humanities stream of the Haryana Board 2018 board examinations.(Handout image)
Updated on May 18, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By
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