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

5-year-old Rohtak rape victim ignored by admn, leaders

In a ward next to 21-year-old Rohtak gangrape victim, a five-year-old girl has been battling for life since July 11, when she was brutally raped and left to die by a man of her own village in Kalanaur town of the district.

Updated on Jul 22, 2016 06:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Rohtak Dalit girl gangrape: Victim yet to record statement, 3 accused ready for lie-detection test

Even as doctors have described her medically fit, the Rohtak rape ‘victim’ has so far not given her statement to the magistrate under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC).

Dalit bodies taking out a protest march against the alleged repeated attacks on Dalits in Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, in Rohtak on Wednesday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2016 06:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Dalit gangrape case: Police quiz two suspects; make no arrest

Dalit bodies staging a protest march to gherao Rohtak MLA Manish Grover.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2016 12:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

4 of 5 accused show CCTV footage as alibi

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Published on Jul 19, 2016 05:48 AM IST

Conquering all odds, Rohtak sprinter gets ticket to Rio Olympics

Rohtak lad Dharambir Singh (27) has qualified for the Rio Olympics in 200-metre sprint event. Hailing from Rohtak’s Ajaib village, Singh broke national as well as his own previous record by clocking 20.45 seconds during the qualifying tournament in Bengaluru on Monday.

Athlete Dharambir will be the first Indian athlete to take part in 200-m sprint in Olympics in 36 years.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2016 02:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohatk

No toilets for 7,000 girls in Haryana schools: Survey

About 7,000 girl students in the state are attending schools with either non-functional toilets or no toilets at all. As per the data collected by National University of Educational Planning and Administration, 85 schools (all girls’ and co-education) in the state have no toilet facility for girls, while at another 51 schools the toilets built for girls are not in a working condition.

A large number of girl students are attending schools without basic facilities.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2016 11:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Rohtak police slow in making arrests in Feb Jat quota violence cases

Ever since the second round of Jat stir for reservation began in Haryana on June 5, the Rohtak police has not been able to make even a single arrest in the cases registered during February quota stir, when the state witnessed an unprecedented violence in which 30 people were killed while properties worth over hundreds of crores of rupees was vandalised.

While the district police was making regular arrests before June, it has gone slow in action owing to its workload in preventing any new violent activities in the new stir launched by the community.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2016 03:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

CM Khattar’s speech in Meham angers Jat protesters in Rohtak village

The speech given by chief minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday in Meham evoked anger among the Jat community members sitting on dharna at Jasia village in Rohtak.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2016 11:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Haryana Jat agitation: Hookah, ‘halwa-poori’ keeping protestors hooked

‘Halwa’ cooked in ghee, delicious ‘poori’ and ‘bhaji’ and chilled mint-lime water is what protesters get in Jasia village of Rohtak twice a day.

As many as 12 cooks prepare meals twice a day for the protesters in utensils used in mega kitchens.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2016 06:27 PM IST
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Jats to launch protest over quota today

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Published on Jun 05, 2016 08:03 AM IST

Quota stir: Jats to defy prohibitory orders, launch protest from today

Earlier this year, eight districts of Haryana were hit by largescale violence after members of the Jat community took to the streets demanding reservations under the OBC category.

Security forces taking out a flag march in Rohtak on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The Jat community has called a protest on Sunday, defying prohibitory orders by the city administration.(Manoj Dhaka / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2016 12:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Except Rohtak, sex ratio up in Haryana, says Maneka Gandhi

Union minister of women and child development Maneka Gandh on Friday said Haryana’s sex ratio was so plaintive that grooms in the state were “kidnapping” girls from Uttarakhand and Assam for marriage. She, along with tourism minister Mahesh Sharma, was addressing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers at an auditorium at Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) in Rohtak on the occasion of completion of two years of the BJP government at the Centre.

“When a girl goes missing in Uttarakhand, police think that men from Haryana might have kidnapped her, owing to the skewed sex ratio in Haryana,” said Maneka.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2016 11:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Notices issued to Jat leaders seeking property disclosure

The district administration has been sending notices to Khap leaders and organisers of Jat quota protests in February, which later took a violent turn, leading to death of 30 people and destruction of property worth thousands of crores in the state.

Updated on Jun 03, 2016 03:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Jat stir round 2: After February fiasco, officials must learn their lessons fast

The round 2 of the Jat agitation is about to begin with Jat groups ready to stage dharnas across the state from June 5 to protest against the high court stay on their reservation under the other backward caste (OBC) category. The intelligence inputs so far say the protests will be peaceful this time.

Border Security Force personnel deployed in view of the proposed Jat protest on June 5, in Rohtak on Wednesday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2016 01:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Haryana Jat stir: Khaps mum, AIJASS protest gets support from village panchayats

Even as khaps in Haryana have been non-committal on taking part in the June 5 stir called by the All India Jat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti (AIJASS) national president Yashpal Malik, several panchayats held in various parts of the state on Sunday and Monday pledged their support for the quota agitation for which they have been fighting for a long time now.

Updated on May 31, 2016 11:53 AM IST
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Jats adamant on stir, central forces take guard in 7 dists

Jats from Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi on Sunday resolved to resume their agitation for quota across several states in the country. A call for ‘Nyay Rally’ has been given by All India Jat Aarkshan Sangharsh Samiti’s (AIJASS) national president Yashpal Malik from June 5 to press for their demand of reservation and withdrawal of cases against Jat youths booked during the community’s quota stir in February.

Members of Hooda khap during a meeting at Basantpur village.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on May 30, 2016 03:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHardik Anand and Bhaskar Mukherjee, Rohtak/hisar

Jat agitation aftermath: Police top brass in Rohtak dist undergoes overhaul

It started with then inspector general of police (IGP) Shrikant Jadhav and continues to haunt policemen in the district. The unprecedented violence and arson during the Jat agitation in February has led to a overhaul of Rohtak police top brass as officers have been accused of dereliction of duty and even cowardice in the recent report of the Prakash Singh committee submitted to the state government.

Action has been taken against several officers while it is likely to be taken against many others soon, sources said.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 25, 2016 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Haryana board Class 10: Topper wants to empower women via IAS

Securing 494 marks out of 500, Anya Khairwal of Mahendergarh topped Class 10 for the 2015-16 session in the results declared by Board of School Education, Haryana, here on Monday. A student of BR Gyan Deep School, Anya attributed her success to five-hour self-study schedule besides regular school. Anya said she would like to join the Indian Administrative Service in future “to empower women and work for the people of the country”.

Anya Khairwal of Mahendergarh(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2016 04:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Bovine beauties! Cows to go on catwalk in Haryana’s Rohtak village

Radha, Radhika, Shama, Rani and many more are set to walk the ramp for a beauty pageant in Haryana. But before you book your tickets, know that these pretty names don’t depict beautiful ladies, but beautiful cows. The state is all set to host a cow show at International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research in Bahu Akbarpur village of Rohtak district on May 6 and 7. As many as 250 cows were registered till Thursday, while the event organisers said they were expecting a strength of more than 500 to participate in the show, which will also have a competition of milk-yielding.

Haryana is all set to host a cow show at International Institute of Veterinary Education and Research in Bahu Akbarpur village of Rohtak district on May 6 and 7.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on May 06, 2016 10:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Jat quota stir: Haryana Police crack down on over 100 cops

Haryana Police cracks the whip on cops for failing to perform their duties in the violence-hit districts of Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat and Hisar during the Jat quota agitation

Updated on Apr 22, 2016 11:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Jhajjar braveheart cremated at native village with state honours

The body of Major Amit Deswal of the 21 Para, who died in an encounter with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) militants in Manipur’s Tamenglong on Wednesday, was cremated at his native village of Surehti in Jhajjar district on Friday with state honours and 21 gunshots.

Haryana agriculture minister OP Dhankar among the pallbearers during the cremation of Major Amit Deswal at Surehti village in Jhajjar district on Friday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2016 03:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jhajjar

Born on Army Day, Jhajjar major always wanted to don olive green

Major Amit Deswal of the 21 Para, who was killed in an encounter with Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) militants in Manipur’s Tamenglong district on Wednesday, was born on Army Day (January 15) in 1985.

Major Amit Deswal of the 21 Para(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2016 11:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Jhajjar

‘If not for law, we’d have beheaded those not saying Bharat Mata ki Jai’

Yoga guru Ramdev has said he would have decapitated all those who refuse to say “Bharat Mata ki Jai” if the country’s laws did not stop him from doing so.

Yoga guru Ramdev said any religion prohibiting someone from saying ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ is against national integrity.(AFP file)
Updated on Apr 04, 2016 01:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

No takers for Haryanvi movies, say filmmakers

Director Ashwini Chaudhary’s ‘Laado’ in 2000 was perhaps the only Haryanvi film to win accolades till that time. He was awarded the Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film of a Director that year. But it took the Haryanvi film industry almost 15 years to produce “Pagdi”, which won the national award in 2015. And now in 2016, with ‘Satrangi’ also bagging the national award, Haryanvi film industry sees a hope of revival, even when the industry has a few films to offer every year.

Actors Yash Pal Sharma and Nargis Nandal in a still from Haryanvi movie ‘Satrangi’.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2016 03:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Haryana Jats warn of fresh protests if demands not met in 72 hours

Tension gripped the city as around 5,000 Jat protesters gathered in Rohtak to press for their demands, including reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

Members of the Jat community holding a meeting at Jat Bhawan in Rohtak on Monday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2016 10:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Khap meet: Jat youths vow to push govt for cancelling FIRs

A khap meet organised to pay homage to those killed in the violence during the Jat agitation ended with the Jat youths deciding to pressure the government to withdraw all the FIRs registered against protesters. The meeting was held at Nandal Bhawan in Bohar village on Sunday.

Youths vowed to pressurise the government to cancel FIRs registered against Jats during the stir.(Representational image)
Updated on Mar 07, 2016 11:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Scared residents in Rohtak instal iron gates in colonies

In the wake of the violence during the recent Jat agitation for reservation, residents of various colonies here have started installing iron gates at the entry points as a security measure for future.

Sanjay Ahuja, a resident of Sector 1, stayed awake for three nights, along with his neighbours, when the violent protests were on. Scared of the proximity of their house to the violence-hit area, he said, the residents decided to instal iron gates in their colonies.(Manoj Dhaka/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2016 11:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak

Rahul Gandhi to visit riot-hit Rohtak

Amid the ongoing politics over the recent violence during the Jat agitation for reservation, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit the riot-hit Rohtak and other districts of Haryana soon.

Rahul will also visit other stir-hit districts in Haryana.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 02, 2016 10:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak:

Haryana Jat stir: Army rescued 36 foreigners, Japanese firm thankful

The Indian Army pre-empted an international crisis by rescuing 36 foreign nationals stranded in Haryana’s Rohtak, one of the worst-hit towns ravaged by the Jat quota stir.

Foreign nationals being airlifted by army in Rohtak.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on Feb 26, 2016 12:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Rohtak
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